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!
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!
Stephanie has a BA in English from Southern Connecticut State University and is finishing up her MA in Elementary Education this June. Stephanie has always had a passion for teaching. Another passion of her's is the water. She grew up on the water: swimming and boating. She likes to say the ocean is her playground. Stephanie incorporated her love for teaching and swimming when she decided to become a swim instructor. She feels learning can only be fostered from a feeling of mutual respect, guidance, and compassion. Stephanie works hard to maintain those values in everything she does. Her unique approach to teaching allows swimmers to be successful in achieving their swim goals!