I have been working with babies and young children since I was 11 years old. I’m a mother of 4 girls and a grandma. My happy place is in the water – pool, lake, or ocean. Put the two together and I always feel like I’ve won the lottery! When my children were young, I became an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. I ran my own swim program for 5 years at the Petaluma Golf and Country Club, teaching countless numbers of children to swim. My children are grown now, but when Miss Jean asked if I’d like to teach again, I jumped at the opportunity. I still swim for fitness several times a week myself, and the privilege of working with your little ones to become competent water lovers brings me joy!