I am Ella and I am 8 years old and a third grader. When I am not swimming, I am playing tennis and spending fun times with my friends. I think my best swimming memory is when I finally learned to breath to the side. This made me a faster swimmer and because of that, I won my first freestyle swim event on my summer swim team. I display all my swim patches in my room by my desk. My favorite stroke is freestyle. I love it! Swimming has changed my life by giving me confidence in the water. My mom and dad told me that my first few lessons at Charlotte Aquatics (with Ms. Deborah S.) when I was 3 years old, I cried! Now, I love to swim. I think what I love about Charlotte Aquatics the most are my coaches Mr. Mike, Ms. GiGi, and Ms. Deborah. And my favorite memory NOW is getting my Level 6 patch and trophy!
Lila is 6 1/2 years old and in first grade. She has been swimming with Charlotte Aquatics since she was about 3 years old. When she’s not swimming, she loves to be at school or playing with her friends. Her best swimming memory is learning to dive and her favorite stroke is the backstroke. Swimming has changed her life by teaching her to stick with something all the way to the end and keep practicing along the way. Her favorite thing about Charlotte Aquatics is getting a lollipop after every lesson. Her favorite memory, and favorite thing to do in the pool is dive in and swim under the ropes to the stairs.
Parent’s Note: Swimming is such an important life skill and therefore, we have always said that the kids will learn how to swim before participating in any other activities, such as dance or other sports. We have several swimmers in our family and they have all been very impressed with how well Lila has learned to swim during her years at Charlotte Aquatics. CA has taught her so many things, in addition to swimming, such as confidence, perseverance, teamwork and following instruction well. We are so grateful for CA and the way they pour into our family, as well as every other family the serve. We are happy to be a CA family!
My name is Piper, I am 6 years old and in first grade. I have been swimming at Charlotte Aquatics since I was 4 years old. After trying several other swim lesson companies, I found my confidence and love of swimming at Charlotte Aquatics. I’ve enjoyed all my teachers at Charlotte Aquatics and have especially great memories with Ms. Gigi and Ms. Jessica. My favorite stroke is the front crawl and back crawl, and I love the rope swing and practicing flip turns. I’ve decorated the mirror in my bedroom with all my level patches and my trophy is currently on display on the kitchen table. When I’m not swimming I like playing soccer, dancing and snow skiing, and watching my little sister learn to swim at Charlotte Aquatics.
My name is Tara Belizaire. I’m 9 years old and I’m in third grade. I’ve been going to Charlotte Aquatics since I was 5 years old. In fact I watched my brother swim and complete all of the levels but between you and me, I think I’m faster! The most important lesson I learned is to work hard and never give up. When I’m not swimming, I enjoy doing ballet, playing the piano, playing tag with my brother, and hanging out with my friends. Swimming with pumpkins has to be one of my favorite memories; while, my favorite stroke is breaststroke. I’ve kept all of my patches in my secret spot. Without a doubt, my most favorite thing about Charlotte Aquatics is how they improved not only how I swam (technique) but also my speed! I LOVE being so fast!
Parent’s Note: Watching our two kids grow up with Charlotte Aquatics and become proficient swimmers have given us peace of mind that every parent should have when their kids are near water. We appreciate that they focus not only on swimming but also water safety. Additionally, I learned as we watched our kids progress that each child progresses at different levels…at different times…at different ages. Charlotte Aquatics worked with us to ensure the success of BOTH children….no child will ever be left behind. We’ve certainly appreciated everyone we’ve been fortunate to work with….THANK YOU!!!!