Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with entire families. Typically, the parents already know how to swim. This format can be a great opportunity for bonding.
“I and my 15-year-old son have been swim students of Beth’s for 15 years. Over that course of time, our needs have obviously spanned a wide range of ability. Although our consistency with lessons has been somewhat variable over that time, my expectations for revelation of greater swimming efficiency have consistently been satisfied by Beth. My son has had gentle attentive guidance in proper swimming patterns from the beginning and it gave him a relaxed and confident appreciation of recreational swimming. The three of us in our family are committed swimmers, although not competitive.
Beth’s approach attempts to release in any swimmer the recognition of the core of relaxation, from which all power and speed are sourced. That relaxation is based in discovering how truly to drench oneself in the nature of water. Although many of the techniques and drills used in my earlier years were designed to enhance that appreciation of the intimate trustworthiness of the relationship between our water bodies and the water, that theme continues in these later drills, to assist me in using our species’ native familiarity with water’s principles to open into greater satisfaction and agility.
Beth maintains an unwavering focus on the heart of my learning process, to help me find the point of freedom within my struggle. I have been shown by Beth that with every little body integration I have made in water, there has been a reciprocal ease and opening in my life attitude “on land.”
I have found Beth to be an indispensable coach companion for helping me to find my way with the body.
— Jaird deRaismes