My name is Carleigh. I am 5 years old and I’m going to be in Kindergarten this year at Park Road Montessori. When I am not swimming, I take Gymnastics and like to ride bikes with my family, I also like to read and color. I have all of my Charlotte Aquatics patches on my cork board at home. My favorite stroke is Breaststroke. Swimming at Charlotte Aquatics has taught me how to swim all the strokes and how to be safe when I am at the pool or lake. My favorite memories at Charlotte Aquatics are taking the baby classes with my Dad when I was 1 years old. Thank you to all my teachers Ms. Deborah, Ms. Mary, Mr. Mike and especially Ms. Gigi who I have had as a teacher since 2014. Ms. Gigi has been so patient and I have learned how to be a better and safer swimmer because of her.
Juliana is a rising 2nd grader in the SPLASH Language Immersion Program at Sun Valley Elementary. When she is not swimming you can find her on the soccer field, playing goalie or on a stage dancing her way into your heart. Juliana’s best swimming memory is when she swam on Friday nights and used to help her mommy close up the swim school. After she helped close, she got to go to Sweet Frog with all of her favorite CA teachers and staff. Juliana keeps all of her patches in her bedroom with all of her other trophies and medals from sports and activities she has participated in. Juliana says her favorite stroke is breaststroke even though that stroke was the hardest for her to learn. Juliana credits swimming with helping her to be faster on the soccer field. Of course, what Juliana likes most about Charlotte Aquatics is that her mommy works there????
PARENT NOTE: We are thankful to have such a unique tie to Charlotte Aquatics and all of the staff. All of the teachers have become family to both of our girls, and we credit each and every teacher with providing Juliana with the skills and respect for water to enjoy all water activities. She has also learned that there is no stopping until you achieve a goal. This life lesson goes far beyond time in the pool. There is truly no better gift than having a child that is safer, healthier, and smarter because of year-round swimming. Even though I see hundreds of children every week learning and achieving goals in the water, seeing it unfold for your own children is different……and far more special. Our gratitude will always be with Ms. Gigi and the entire Charlotte Aquatics Staff!!