Kathleen McMordie, RN

Texas Swim Academy: 3514 Greenbusch, Katy, TX 77494

Phone: (832) 437-6186 Email: info@texasswimacademy.com Web: http://texasswimacademy.com

As a critical care nurse in Texas, l was the intensive caregiver to a child that had drowned. 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 now feared for their aquatic safety. I quickly sought out a survival swim specialist and enrolled my kids in lessons.

Nadyne Siegel-Brown

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

Phone: (700) 330-6164 Email: nadyne@swimkidsofgeorgia.com Web: http://www.swimkidsofgeorgia.com

As a Central Florida native, I know the lifelong joy associated with water activities and 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.

Megan Bachman

Oklahoma Swim Academy: 15001 Gambels Trail Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Phone: (405) 509-5415 Email: info@oklahomaswim.com Web: www.OklahomaSwim.com

Having been a lifelong swimmer and lifeguard I have always enjoyed the water. My passion for kids and drowning prevention led me to teach basic swimming and stroke development since early 2003. Those combined passions compelled me to expand my teaching skills to the youngest of infants. After much prayer and research, I decided to journey to Utah in the summer of 2010 to complete my training to become a Certified Swim Float Survive Instructor. From that time, our swim school has grown to a team of 44 by 2022 and continues to grow.

Yazmin Acocella

Born 2 Swim Aquatic Academy: 1955 NW 108 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172

Phone: 305-437-7946 Email: yazmin@born2swim.net Web: https://born2swim.net/

Hello, my name is Yazmin Ramirez-Acocella. I am a certified instructor specializing in infant self-rescue and the Aquatic Director of Born 2 Swim Aquatic Academy. We are a family-oriented swim school dedicated to teaching aquatic survival skills to infants, toddlers, and children of all ages so they may have a lifetime of safe fun in the water.