Ten year old Augie loves to play with transformers and hang out with his friends when he is not swimming. Ask Augie about one of his favorite swimming memories and he will say, Once I got to ride on a giant duck at Charlotte Aquatics it was a lot of fun! His favorite stoke is breaststroke. He keeps all of his hard-earned patches and ribbons in a folder at home. Learning to swim makes Augie feel much safer and he loves being able to play in the ocean and swim well. His favorite memory of Charlotte Aquatics is going off the rope swing. It?s the most fun because I like to pretend that I am Indiana Jones swinging on a bullwhip! Augie likes everything about Charlotte Aquatics especially the instructors they are really nice.
My name is Courtney and I am nine years old. I am in the 4th grade. When I am not swimming, I like doing gymnastics and playing soccer. My best memory of swimming is winning 2nd place in breast stroke at an All-Star meet. My favorite stroke is the Breast Stroke. Swimming has changed my life because it is something I can do year-around that has good competition and gives me confidence. I like Charlotte Aquatics because my teacher, Ms. Gigi, works me hard so I get better. My favorite Charlotte Aquatics memory is doing 5 IMs in a row!!!
My name is Varun and I am a fifth grader. When I am not swimming I like to read, do karate, play tennis, and play video games. My best swimming memory is when I learned how to do a flip turn.? All of my swimming patches are stuck on a cork board which I hung up in my room. My favorite stroke is the front crawl. Swimming has changed my life because is it has motivated me to challenge myself. I like everything about Charlotte Aquatics but my favorite memory will be when I learned how to do a flip turn.
My name is Darryl Carrington, II and I am a second grader. I love sports, so I spend my non-swimming time playing soccer, football, baseball, and golf with my dad. My mom keeps all my swim patches and will be using them as part of a memory quilt. My favorite stroke is Back Stroke. It?s the one that I perform the best. Swimming has changed my life because I can now enjoy the pools while on vacation and at home without being scared. I love the teachers at Charlotte Aquatics and being able to swim indoors, especially in the winter time!! My favorite memories will be about the people and that Charlotte Aquatics made learning how to swim fun!!
My name is Sania. I am in grade 2. I came to Charlotte Aquatics not being able to swim and after one year here not only am I swimming but I was also encouraged by my teachers to join the swim team! The best thing I like about Charlotte Aquatics is my teachers! Mrs.Graham and Ms Allison are awesome! When I first started here because I couldn’t swim I didn’t have the drive but after starting and passing each level, I developed a passion for swimming. Mrs Graham and Ms. Allison always pushed me and today because of them I am a strong swimmer and I can fulfill my dream of becoming a surfer!!!-Yes a surfer- my mom is not that happy but she will get there! I have all my patches and ribbons in a frame that my parents got for me. These patches are my pride and it reminds me every day that I can accomplish anything as long as I work hard.
My favorite stroke is the butterfly because it was the hardest to accomplish. Swimming has changed my life by allowing me now to fulfill my dream of becoming a surfer one day. For me my favorite memory of Charlotte aquatics is the rope- it is super cool and lots of fun. I want to thank everybody at Charlotte Aquatics for their support and teaching. Today I am a great swimmer because of them. Thank you.
My name is Sadie and I am in second grade and almost 8 years old. I love to read when I a not swimming and play with my mom and dad and animals. My best swimming memory is when I graduated from level 6 and received a cool trophy! All of my patches are kept safely in my room. My favorite stroke is the breast stroke. Swimming has changed my life because it makes me feel happy and tired at the same time. What I like most about Charlotte Aquatics are the teachers.
My name is Kayleigh and I am nine years old. When I’m not swimming I like to ride my bike and read books. I also have a dog (Corona) and a cat (Rainbow) that I love to play with. My favorite stroke is breast stroke. I’ve enjoyed my time at Charlotte Aquatics and the instructors really push you to succeed.
James is a fifth grader and loves playing outside with his siblings and his dog. His favorite stroke is free style and he feels swimming has changed his life by making him more comfortable in the water. He keeps all of his swimming patches in his room. James’ favorite thing about Charlotte Aquatics is the teachers and his best memory will be about the teachers at Charlotte Aquatics.
Ellie is eight years old. She loves horseback riding, reading, water skiing, tubing, and of course swimming. Her favorite stroke is the breast stroke and her favorite swimming memory at Charlotte Aquatics is getting her level 6 trophy.
Charlie is a third grader who loves sports. When he is not swimming he is playing soccer, lacrosse, water skiing, tubing, or fishing at the beach. Clearly Charlie loves the water and his favorite stoke is breast stroke. His favorite swimming memory at Charlotte Aquatics is getting his level 6 trophy.
Ava is a second grader and loves to dance, play the piano, do gymnastics, and play with her friends when she is not swimming. Swimming has changed her life not only because it lets her have fun in the pool and the ocean, but one of her best memories is snorkeling in the Caribbean with the fish. Her favorite stroke is the back stroke and she has all of her patches and ribbons hanging on a bulletin board in her room. Her favorite thing about Charlotte Aquatics is the instructor and she will always remember passing level 6!