What’s New Fall 2022

2022 finished with a flurry of activity in our pools with the addition of 5 new instructors, including our fifth instructor from Australia. We also welcomed instructors from Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and New York.

Stacy Williams, is an American who has lived overseas for nearly 20 years. Her BS degree in Exercise Physiology provided her with the opportunity to explore a vast range of sport and fitness related careers around the world. She has called Perth, Western Australia home since 2010. Over a decade ago, her young children were enrolled in traditional swim lessons as she was unaware of any opportunities to learn survival swim in her country. Years later she watched an Infant Aquatics instructor’s self-rescue lessons and then joined her in the pool to progress these little swimmers along. She became fascinated with the Swim Float Swim! method and once the international travel ban in Australia was lifted after COVID, she left her family to travel overseas for 6 weeks of hands-on training with Judy Heumann. She returned home and introduced Rebel Turtles Infant Aquatics to her swim school in Perth.

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Ashley Fails is a born and raised Texan who currently resides in Midland. A mom of three, she loves sports and has worked as a Park Ranger, where she patrolled the park and enforced safety. This is when she realized the danger that water posed to toddlers. This inspired her to join the Infant Aquatics team whose mission is to keep children safer around the water and prevent the tragedy of drowning. Ashley trained in Colorado with Judy Heumann and is excited to offer lessons through Little Rangers Infant Aquatics in Midland.

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Dolly Funk is a Midwest girl through and through. Born in Indianapolis, she has lived in Chicago, and Cleveland and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. Dolly holds a bachelor’s degree in health science and an MBA specializing in healthcare administration. After 18 years in skilled healthcare, and working through a global pandemic, she decided it was time for a career change. She was enthralled watching her toddler go through survival swim lessons and learn critical life-saving skills in such a short time. She knew immediately that becoming an Infant Aquatics instructor was the right path for her. She traveled to Colorado to train with Judy Heumann and returned home to provide lessons in Dublin and Cleveland, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana through Scioto Infant Aquatics.

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