John, I can’t thank you enough for giving me the full confidence of becoming a swimmer! I was a bit hesitant at first since I didn’t believe someone could teach me how to swim in just four 50-minute lessons. I’ve tried it many times before in pools with friends, with little success. Having you explain everything down to the basics, especially learning how to breathe and relax in the water made all the difference! I also appreciated the fact we went through as many different forms and techniques as possible. I realize it was impossible to master, but I was able to use all of your tips and advice and continued practicing on my own. I went on vacation two weeks later and was jumping off rope swings, cliff diving, and snorkeling in Guatemala and Belize! Treading water has become second nature. I wish I wouldn’t have waited this long to enjoy these activities. I can’t believe that if I hadn’t taken these classes with you, that I would have missed out on the water activities my friends were all doing. I no longer have to freak out about being near water and drowning! Lol. Thank you John for being such an expert, fun and patient teacher!