Alison Schroth Hayward - November 22nd 2017
So glad Alina was the swim teacher for my 18 month and 3 year old - she got them off to an amazing start with water safety. After she moved we were so sad, we could not find anyone nearly as good. We still miss her. She knows how to push kids to be their best but also to be kind and fun so they know she cares about them. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10115545334402134&id=9391997&substory_index=0
Marion Eckert-Gerdes - November 10th 2017
Eine tolle Methode, eine einfühlsame und fröhliche Trainerin und Kinder, die auf entspannte Art Vertrauen in sich und ihre Fähigkeiten gewinnen. Ich wünsche mir noch viel mehr Kinder würden diese Chance auf ein sicheres Aufwachsen bekommen. https://www.facebook.com/marion.eg/posts/1847463705296140:0
Nichole Ciccone - November 19th 2016
Alina taught my 3.5 year old daughter to swim and float in such a short period of time, it was crazy to see the quick progress she made with Alina's guidance. We couldn't be happier with the results!! We would highly recommend Alina https://www.facebook.com/nichole.ciccone/posts/10209597310921457:0
Pandra Dougherty - November 10th 2016
Alina is great! I'm very thankful to have found this program!
Dawn Alexis Baeza - October 27th 2016
Alina has been working with our son for about 5 months now and he's come so remarkably far in so little time. Alina is so kind and patient and creates such a safe and fun environment to successfully teach kids to survive and thrive in the water! If you want your kids to learn how to swim and be safe in the water-- don't look any further, she's the best there is. https://www.facebook.com/dawn.citino/posts/1546258922054669:0
Brittany Redman - July 27th 2016
My almost 16 month old daughter completed 6 weeks of 1 on 1 instruction with Alina in June and I could not be happier with the experience! Alina was so wonderful to work with- a perfect balance of nurturing, encouragement, and enthusiasm. She never rushed or pushed my child (or me) to do anything we weren't ready to do. At the end of the 6 weeks, we are confident that our daughter is capable and prepared to survive if she does accidentally fall into our pool. Alina also helped with the transition to weekly group lessons to ensure that my daughter maintains her and to allow her to continue to learn! Thank you Alina!!! https://www.facebook.com/brittany.redman.79/posts/10101970908106294:0
Tina Mitchell Hawks - February 7th 2016
Alina has been instructing my 4 year old twin boys for over a year. My boys love her and really enjoy the classes. They have improved on their survival swimming skills and are beginning stroke work. I would not have my children in any other lessons. Having grown up in south Florida and seeing the devastating impacts of water accidents, I know the importance of water safety. I highly recommend Alina. You won't regret having your child taught by her! https://www.facebook.com/tina.m.hawks/posts/1096306787056587:0
JoeAnne Manberg - December 2015
Alina has been working with my two sons, Brady age 3 1/2 and Cameron age 1 1/2 for the past 7 months. Both boys began the program completing the Survival Swim Training program and then we transitioned into small group classes to further our skills. I have to say, I am absolutely amazed at how well my kids have responded to Alina and to the program! Alina uses the proper amount of encouragement with clear cues and precise instructions that are easy for them to follow. Not only are they not fearful of the water, they possess and readily utilize the life-saving swimming skills without a thought. Alina makes the classes fun for the kids so they don't even realize they are learning how to stay safe in the water. People think I'm crazy when I tell them my 1 and 3 year olds do not require swimmies or any sort of flotation device in the water. We vacation in the Outer Banks each summer and I feel infinitely better about my children being around the water because of this program. I highly recommend to anyone who wants their children become confident, strong swimmers! https://www.facebook.com/joeanne.manberg/posts/1193889810638944:0
Kimberleigh Nacia DeKlyn - December 6th 2015
Alina has been amazing in teaching my son to swim. He started out very fearful of the water. Then within 3 days he was already doing a solid float and loving the water. We have continued with his skills after he graduated and seeing miss Alina is one of his favorite parts of the week.
Anonymous - December 17th 2015
We are delighted with the Infant Aquatics program, having seen the benefits of survival swim training for our three children, ages 1, 2.5, and 4. Alina demonstrates exceptional patience, experience, and knowledgeability, and she provides ample reassurance for caregivers through the [sometimes] difficult first few classes as the child acclimates to the water. She lends an effective balance of firm guidance and gentle encouragement to the process, and in a short period of time we witnessed not only progress in the basics of the survival float and swim-float-swim sequences, but also an increase in the confidence of each child in the water. I strongly encourage parents to consider making the commitment to enroll their children in the program; with three different developmental stages (baby, toddler, and preschooler) in our case, Alina has achieved remarkable results.
Sinaed Bailey - October 18th 2015
We love Alina she is so good with our boys! Started at 6 months old and going great!
Katherine Coughlan - June 2nd 2015
We had a wonderful experience with Alina. Over the 4 weeks that our 9 month old daughter Ella was learning infant survival skills, we saw tremendous progress thanks to her. I would highly recommend her as a knowledgable, trustworthy, professional and kind swim instructor. We appreciated her ability to easily connect with Ella while boosting Ella's skills in water safety. By the end of the 4 week session, we felt close to her and proud of our daughter's achievements. Ella now loves spending time in the water and we feel confident in her safety. [email]
Julie Dao McCormick - May 8th 2015
Water safety was of utmost importance to us as I lost a niece to drowning. We were thrilled to learn about Infant Aquatics and ecstatic to have been placed with Alina. She recently moved to Connecticut to teach the course in CT and NY and we are so grateful. My water-shy 18 month old was floating by Day 3 and could complete the swim-float-swim sequence by Week 3. I am a reluctant and terrified mom who, while I wanted this for my daughter, worried incessantly through the first several lessons. Alina is a pro - she's amazing with your babies and incredible at keeping the parents calm. Recently, on a beach vacation, my toddler jumped into the pool and started swimming, then floating, to the gasp of parents holding their life-vest clad children. Everyday, while swimming, we have had parents inquire as to how our daughter learned to swim so well. The peace of mind we have is priceless and gift our child will have forever.
Candace Sweeney-Jones - May 5th 2015
Alina you were amazing to work with. You made my daughter, Zaria, feel safe and comfortable in the water. The first couple weeks were hard for both Zaria and I, but it was definitely worth it. I'm so happy that we completed these lessons! Zaria used to get upset when she was getting in the water and now she gets upset when I make her wait to get in. She is now relaxed and confident in the water and loves to show off her new skills. I am confident that she would know what to do in an emergency and these skills would save her life. One of my husband's cousins told him yesterday that swimming did a lot more for Zaria then her learning just how to swim. She said she notices a difference in her confidence and interactions with people. Thanks, Alina! We miss you! [email]
Heidi Castellani - May 2nd 2015
Absolutely amazing! Alina worked with my 7 month old son and in two days he started to float. Worth every penny and the time investment. So glad we did this so we can be at ease this summer with our pool. Excited for the group class too now that we've graduated from our private instruction!
Debbie O'Malley - April 29th 2015
Alina is everything you could ask for in a swim instructor for your child. A mother herself of a toddler, she understands exactly the right mix of nurturing and firmness required to help these little ones learn the skills they need to survive in the water. My 3 yr old son went from a clingy, scared kid to a swimmer within 4 weeks of starting with Alina - it has been amazing to watch his confidence soar! He looks forward to lessons now! I anticipated sitting and watching lessons wracked with worry and guilt, but that never happened. Alina challenges them to learn, but they always feel safe - one of the many reasons why this method is so effective. I am a huge believer! With a baby due any day and heading into summer, I have such peace of mind knowing that my son will be safe around water! Thank you Alina! https://www.facebook.com/debbieomalley/posts/10153306230489917:0
Kat Coughlan - April 24th 2015
We had a wonderful experience with Alina. Over the 4 weeks that our 9 month old daughter Ella was learning infant survival skills, we saw tremendous progress thanks to Alina. I would highly recommend Alina as a knowledgable, trustworthy, professional and kind swim instructor. We appreciated Alina's ability to easily connect with Ella while boosting Ella's skills in water safety. By the end of the 4 week session, we felt close to Alena and proud of our daughter's achievements. Ella now loves spending time in the water and we feel confident in her safety. www.facebook.com/kat.coughlan/posts/10103112853244043:0
I am just writing to tell you how wonderful it was for our daughter, Kate to work with Alina. She helped Kate learn all the things she needs to survive in the water. She was great with Kate. She was patient, and kind and Kate responded well to her. We are confident that Kate has all the skills she needs after being in the Infant Aquatics program and working with Alina. Thank you for giving her all the tools she needs, and giving us the peace of mind we need to have her around the water. Infant Aquatics is simply amazing & I would highly recommend it to anyone considering teaching their child to swim. [email]