Hired 4 times
2 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Infant (under 18 months),
Young child (18 months - 5 years old),
Youth (6 - 12 years old),
Teenager (13 - 17 years old),
Adult (18 or older)
I needed to improve my stroke and Ara had me better by my 4th lap. She's great with communication, demonstration, and seeing things that's can be improved upon. I've had 2 lessons and will be doing 2 more before my first real triathlon in 10 yrs. fun fun!!!Aug 26, 2017Verified
Ara is very professional and punctual and excellent at teaching little kids.Aug 15, 2017Verified
Ara is very good instructor. My wife and daughter have enjoyed the 4 sessions they had so far.Jul 17, 2017Verified
My experience with Ara was 5-star! She is very attentive, listens to your needs/wants and implements a proactive, engaging program catered to your individual needs. She is very nice and puts you at ease before you even enter the water. Absolutely recommend her!Jun 1, 2017
I highly recommend Ara as a swimming instructor. Especially if you have a scared or reluctant lil swimmer. She was patient and very experienced. She's the best book her right away.Jun 1, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$40 for a 30 minute lesson, $55 for a 45 minute lesson, and $70 for an hour long lesson at my home pool. A second student may be added to the lesson for an additional $20 per lesson. (Semi-private) - example a 45 minute semi-private is $75. I can also teach at a pool you have usage of. Beyond a ten mile radius of my home in Livermore, I charge $2.50 per mile for travel time and expense, which will be included in your quote. Example- Brentwood is 18 miles away, therefore a 30 minute lesson will be $60, which is $40 plus 8x$2.50 = $20 for travel.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When working with an adult, I ask a lot of questions to find out what the client is looking for. Do you have a fear of water? Have you had lessons before? Do you know how to swim and want to get better? Is there something specific you would like to work on? I then tailor the lesson to meet the needs of the client. When working with your child, I am able to gather their skill level within the first 2 or 3 minutes of the lesson. From there I work towards making them water safe quickly if they are not already, and tailor the lesson to their skill level. For a level 1 swimmer the focus is on making them comfortable and getting them to float on their own on both their back and their front. Level 2 becomes more about moving through the water and getting themselves to safety, introducing the freestyle and elementary backstroke. Level 3 enhances those skills and introduces the "big arm" backstroke. Level 4 teaches them breaststroke and sharpens their freestyle, elementary backstroke, and backstroke, building up their endurance and working on their form, and begins them diving. Level 5 enhances level 4's skills and introduces the butterfly and flip turning, and Level 6 enhances those skills and builds their strength and endurance in the water. There are of course many other skills I cover, but that's the overall program in a written nutshell! With any sport, its about repetition which leads to muscle memory, which leads to better swimming.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I swam competitively from age 7 to 18. I began volunteering to teach swimming at age 12. I have coached and taught swimming to well over 1,000 students. I have over 15 years of experience working with everyone from babies to adults. I love what I do!