Prior to taking lessons with Aqua Essence Vanessa had taken a few group swimming lessons, but found the experience crowded and didn’t get much one-on-one attention. She was not a strong swimmer before joining Aqua Essence and really didn’t even want to learn how to swim.

Vanessa joined Aqua Essence in the winter of 2009 first at Cindy Klassen and for the past three years she’s been at the Pan Am Pool. Yael has been her instructor for two years and Vanessa really appreciates and enjoys her direction.

Here is what Yael had to say about Vanessa:

Vanessa is a very strong swimmer, she loves to improve her strokes and gives 110% in every class. Lately she has been working very hard on her breast stroke and improving her endurance. She is determined to master these skills and works extra hard on them each class. Vanessa always comes to swimming with a smile, she never complains of being too tired and when given the option of which stroke she wants to do she always asks which one she needs the most work on, so that she can improve. Vanessa’s determination to perfect her swims makes me excited every week to teach her class!! It has been amazing to see how much Vanessa has progressed. I am so proud of how hard Vanessa works and all she has accomplished this year!