Listen to some of our awesome swimmers talk about their experience with KickSmart Swimming.
Below, hear from the parents!
Katherine Varner is an amazing coach and a very skillful teacher. She is very knowledgeable, patient and takes great care in communicating the appropriate techniques and instructions required to learn swimming. My son and I have been learning to swim and we both have been taking lesson separately for few years. It truly has been a gratifying and successful experience for both of us. As I reflect upon how far I have come, it is such an achievement for me which I know would not have been possible without Katherine.
Initially when I started as an adult, I was battling fear of being under water. I had no idea of any basic skills like floating or how to manage my breath. Katherine’s loving and caring personality made me feel at ease despite my limitations. This is because she understood my needs and my fears and was 100% invested in helping me achieve my personal goal of overcoming my fear and eventually learning to swim.
Over the years I have made such great progress and I am highly motivated to continue learning from her. I have been able to overcome my fear of being under water and feel confident in my swimming skills that I have learnt so far.
During swimming lessons, Katherine shares relevant details about the techniques and breaks is down to the simplest level for me. I greatly appreciate her approach as this helps me understand the appropriate technique to carry out a certain stoke and to be able to swim in good form and position.
My son has different style of learning of which Katherine is very insightful; accordingly she adapts to his needs and ensures that he is learning while having fun.
It has been a wonderful experience for me and I am so glad to have found Katherine as my coach and a teacher to fulfill my personal goal of learning to swim. I highly recommend Katherine to anyone (child or an adult) who wants to learn to swim or wants to strengthen their swimming skills.
- He’s good with the kids, striking a balance between fun and structure.
- He’s helpful and generous with parent feedback.
- Our child has learned so much and gained great confidence in the water in a few short weeks!
Courtney is wonderful! My girls were so nervous about starting lessons and Courtney did so well with them! She was able to quickly gain their trust and make them feel comfortable in the water. She’s amazing!! Thank you!!
In past years, we have been through many different swim instructors for our girls. None of them have had the impact or been able to motivate and inspire our girls like Katherine. Within just a few weeks under her instruction, the girls were swimming on their own for the first time. With gentle guidance and encouragement, they felt immediately comfortable with her and in the water. Katherine has a gift in helping swimmers realize their potential through a consistent and fun teaching method. She has instilled in my girls not only an essential life skill, but also one that they thoroughly enjoy because of her own enthusiasm for the sport. She is truly one of a kind and extremely talented, and we are so grateful to have found her.