Matthew joined Aqua Essence in the fall of 2012 and began taking lesson with Mikaela. Prior to joining Aqua Essence, Matthew had not taken formal lessons before, but enjoyed swimming during the summer at his family’s cottage in the Whiteshell . During his summer’s at the lake, Matthew learnt to tread water, jump off the dock and tube with his 3 older siblings ( two of which our aqua essence instructors!). Matthew enjoys swimming at Pan Am pool, and has taken all of his lesson’s there. Matthew really enjoys swimming with Meg and she has been a great help building on the skills Matthew learnt last year and this year.
Here is what Meg had to say about Matthew:
I would like to nominate Matthew Ward as swimmer of the month. I just started teaching him this fall, and Matthew really stands out to me for his hard work, and the amazing improvement he\’s made in just a few weeks! Matthew can kick the whole width of Pan Am pool without stopping and has just started adding arm circles to his kick. Matthew loves to jump into the water. He is always an encouraging end to my Thursday afternoons, and I leave the pool smiling every week!