Meet the Lead Instructors

Kathleen McMordie

Texas Swim Academy: 3514 Greenbusch, Katy, TX 77494

Phone: (832) 437-6186 Email: Web:

As a critical care nurse in Texas, l was the intensive care giver to a child that had drown. He had been declared brain dead and I worked with the family as they made decisions for his final days. This was a pivotal moment for me. As a mother of preschool children, I was now scared for their aquatic safety. I quickly sought out a survival swim specialist and enrolled my kids in lessons.

I was amazed at their proficiency in the water. After my youngest child was born, I was introduced to Beverly Steinfink R.N., a founding member of Swim Float Survive℠ program. I was impressed with the child development based curriculum and loved the results that my own children experienced. In 2004, I made the decision to join the Swim Float Survive team.

I started my program out of my home pool. The program grew rapidly and with in 5 years had began to outgrown my backyard pool. In 2011, my husband and I opened the Texas Swim Academy in Katy, Texas. It is a 6 pool, indoor facility. We train over 2500 children each year in swimming and aquatic safety and employee over 30 people in our community. In 2013, I trained and became a Principal Instructor with the Survival Swim Development Network. I have trained over 20 instructors in the lifesaving method. At Texas Swim Academy, I offer intensive in-water training as well as academic information to enable instructors to teach the Swim Float Survive℠ program. Additionally, I offer the Texas Swim Academy stroke development curriculum, Adaptive Aquatics for children with special abilities, training for groups and other specialty programs.

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Cindy Clark

AquaTykes Swim School: 3 locations in Addison, Allen, and Plano, TX

Phone: 972-379-8902 Email: Web:

In 1989,  I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. While I enjoyed my career, I knew I had not found my true passion. In 2003, with an infant son and a pool in our backyard, I began to research swim programs. I was intrigued by the Swim Float Survive℠ method and enrolled my then 13 month old in the program. I was amazed by the proficiency of his skills in such a short time.

In 2004, I trained to become a survival swim instructor and started teaching in my backyard pool. My business grew and flourished so incredibly I have since added two indoor locations. 2009 held a pivotal career move for me,  when I was approached me to train as a Principal Instructor. Since then I  have trained 11 instructors from all parts of the U.S. and abroad. I never would have thought that my career would go in this direction, but I find teaching children how to swim, a valuable life skill, so rewarding and enjoyable. I know, based on parent testimonials, that I have saved lives and provided a more enjoyable pool experience for my families.

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Nadyne Siegel-Brown

Swim Kids of Georgia: 1505 Redi Road #800, Cumming, Georgia, 30040

Phone: (700) 330-6164 Email: Web:

As a Central Florida native, I knew the life long joy associated with water sports.  When my son was 18 months old, I was thrilled that he loved the water and I knew it was time to teach him to swim. My niece and nephew had been very successful in a survival swim program. So I decided to enroll Jacob. I was apprehensive but amazed that my child could become so proficient at such a young age. In 1987, I trained to become a survival swim specialist.

In 1998, I brought the program to Atlanta, Georgia. The demand for survival swimming lessons grew each year. In 2001, I became a founding member and Lead Instructor for Swim Float Survive. My passion for saving children from drowning increased and so did my business. It became essential to open my own facility to meet the demand for my survival and learn to swim programs. We now teach school age children and adults as well as infants and toddlers

Over the past 28 years, I have taught thousands of children not just to swim but to save their lives in the case of an aquatic accident. Since moving to Atlanta,  I have incorporated an intensive in water training program for both instructor trainees and our students consisting of behavioral techniques, reinforced with, love, kindness and a solid direction and a logical approach to teaching all ages the life saving skills of swimming.

I have taught 35+ instructors to teach these amazing skills as well as co authored the Survival Swim Development Network’s training manual. As a Principal Swim Float Survive℠ instructor and a mother that has lost a child, my mission as well as passion is teaching children how to save themselves from drowning as well as saving other parents the heartache of losing a child needlessly.

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