Where to Find Us:

Homewood Suites

6905 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

About Us

Our Philosophy

 

 

Penguin Swim School focuses on water safety as a vital life skill. Our private and semi-private instruction takes the anxiety out of swimming by enabling your child to learn at his or her own pace in a highly supervised setting. Unlike group lessons, our instructors are able to dedicate 100% of their attention on your child and their exact needs. We provide a safe and secure environment to encourage your child to reach his or her fullest potential.

 

The scary truth is, every year nearly 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools. 98% of the time these drownings occur in private back yard pools. Further, more than 2000 individuals are treated in hospitals for submersion related injuries. Our goal is to prevent injury and loss of life through our proven technique!

 

Meet Our Staff

 

Andrea

 

Andrea is the Aquatics Manager at the Penguin Swim School. She has loved the water her whole life. She learned to swim at a young age, swam competively for a few years, and even learned to scuba dive!  Andrea is a natural born teacher. Recognizing the individual abilities of each of her students, she designs her leassons to build on their skills while providing the emotional support for them to succeed with confidence. She brings her love of the water, teaching & children to everything she does! She truly believes everyone can and should learn how to swim! Even her dog Maggie learned to swim!

 

Diane

 

Diane lives in a lake community with her husband and two teenage kids. She enjoys swimming, surfing and skiing. She has a BFA in Graphic Design and an AA in Criminology. She is a freelance graphic designer and has been teachng swimming with Penguin for 10+years.
 
Diane has an extensive background in swimming and has always loved the water. She was a competitive swimmer and diver between the ages of 6-16. She has lifeguarded and taught swimming at the Greenwich YWCA, White Plains YWCA, and private pools in Stamford, CT. She was a coach in White Plains for the Middies Swim Team and their Masters program. 
 
Diane teaches kids and adults individually, based on their personalities and needs, and understands that every individual learns differently. Safety and basic swimming skills are her priority, followed by proper/detailed stroke work. She believes that swimming is not just a hobby or sport…it is a life necessity!
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