Madison Rach joined Aqua Essence in September 2011 when she was not quite 2 years old. She joined a parent and child class but it became quite evident that Madison was extraordinarily independent for this age and it was suggested after the first class that Madison try a class without her parents. It took between 3-6 classes for Madison to get comfortable with the idea of being in a class setting. Today, one year later, Madison can swim the width of Cindy Klassen pool on her own on both her front and back, she can do 20 bobs, jump from the diving board, go off the slide and is currently learning the coordination of front crawl. Madison is the perfect fit for Aqua Essence as anywhere else she would have had to continue with a parent a child class and would not be challenged or taught the skills that she is able to more than adequately do.
Aqua Essence congratulates Madison on this well deserved recognition at such a young age.
Here is what Rishona had to say about Madison:
Madison is a fiercely independent 3 year old who loves the water. She is extremely comfortable for such a young child. She has excellent breathing control and an amazing relationship with water that is so rare for a young child. Madison is so much fun to teach. Madison amazes all the other public swimmers whenever she is at the pool because it is not every day that you see a little 3 year old doing front crawl or kicking across the pool on her back. It is for this reason why I am nominating Madison as swimmer of the Month for September 2012.