We all have days that will stick with us forever. For some of us it’s our wedding day, or the day our child(ren) were born. For me, it was a hot summer day when one of my babies almost lost her life in a friend’s pool…. my world was turned upside down and I questioned […]

My name is Monika Valencia.  I grew up in Ohio always dreaming of living somewhere warm because of my love of swimming.  After graduating high school, I became an American Red Cross volunteer with the United States Air Force training on the job as a dental assistant.  I then was so proud to be selected […]

My name is Jan Dollar. I am a teacher in Conroe ISD and my husband, son, and I live in Magnolia, TX. For 10 years I have been teaching swim lessons during my summer breaks. However, I only taught children ages 3 and older, having an incorrect presumption that children younger than 3 were not […]

Hi there!  My name is Amanda Cullison.  I have been married to my supportive husband, Brian, for over seven years.  We have two sweet boys, ages 3 and 5, who keep us busy playing baseball and swimming.  I have been a certified occupational therapy assistant for almost twelve years, working predominantly with the geriatric population.  […]

I grew up loving the water. In high school I was on the swim team and water polo team all 4 years and one of my first jobs was as a lifeguard and later becoming the pool manager for a local neighborhood pool. I’ve since grown to love snorkeling, sailing and recently became certified in […]

My name is Leslie Fiscus. I am married to my husband Bryan and we have 2 kiddos. We moved to Kingwood, Texas from Corpus Christi June of 2019 for Bryan’s job and have fallen in love with our new community. I became a Certified Survival Swim instructor 10 years ago after my 3 yr old […]

I am the proud owner of “Aquatic Kids Survival Swim,” in Corpus Christi, Texas. I have a passion for educating, and equipping, not only children, but everyone with life saving skills in the water! Living along the south coast of Texas, we are on the beach, canals, and other bodies of water regularly. I strive […]

As a mother of five, Jessica knows how important it is for parents to feel comfortable having their children around bodies of water. She has a passion for teaching children in the Southwest Missouri area the confidence and skills needed to stay safe in and around the water. With over 100 hours of training in […]

Hayden Wooten is the owner of Tiny Fins Survival Swim in Springfield, MO. She grew up in Florida, spent a lot of time in the water, and learned how to swim at a very young age. She has 3 children. The older two were always around water when they were younger. They were confident and […]

Hello, my name is Lisa Essner; I am the owner of Cypress Survival Swim.  I have always had a love for the water. As a kid we had a pool in our backyard and I have loved swimming ever since. I am the mother of two young children and I’ve spent the last 15 years […]