Russell joined Aqua Essence in the Fall of 2010, at the age of six. He has always been very comfortable in the water. Russell’s favourite part of his lessons, is any skill/activity that allows him to go underwater, and he really enjoys having Caitlyn as his instructor. Russell enjoys swimming at Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, and most recently Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex.

Here’s what Caitlyn had to say:

I would like to nominate Russell Dykstra for swimmer of the month for December! Russell and I have been swimming together since I started teaching in April 2018. He is on of the most dedicated swimmers’ I have ever met. When I first started with Russell, he was a bit shy. Russell now comes to swimming each week telling me what he wants to work on and his goal for that class! We have been working on Breast Stroke consistently for the last month and half, and although it’s a challenging stroke to learn, not once has Russell given less than 100%! The best part of swimming with Russell is that he never forgets a hug at the end of the class. Keep up the hard work Russell! Congratulations on being swimmer of the month, you deserve it!