“When I was newly married, a 3-year-old little boy in our church drowned at a family get together near the lake. Everyone thought someone else was watching him. It was heartbreaking to witness.
A few years later, when I started having kids of my own…this story was never far from my mind. I put my toddler in 2 or 3 flotation devices any time we were around water. I had no idea that “Survival Swim Lessons” existed. I thought I was doing all that I could to keep my child safe, then 1 day, I saw a video online of a toddler falling into a pool and then turning over to float. My mind was blown!! I immediately started researching. Much to my dismay, there were no Survival style swim lessons offered in my area. As the months went by, myself and many mom friends were desperate to get our babies in this style of lessons. I finally decided to go for it and get certified in Survival Swimming.
I drove to Atlanta every week for 6 weeks and drove home on the weekends. I had 2 kids under 3 and was 6 months pregnant. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I knew I had to do this! 7 years and hundreds of students later, my mind is still blown every time I see a kid nail their back float for the first time or finally swim across the pool. It is so rewarding to see the daily progress that takes place in each lesson.
We have also been able to put our kids in private school, take regular family vacations, and become debt-free with the finances coming in through teaching swim lessons…FROM HOME!”