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Not sure you want to sit and watch kids swimming all day and would rather be in there with them? Be a swimming instructor. Become WSI (water safety instructor) certified by the American Red Cross (see their website for class locations and times) and jump in there and start swimming.
Teach any level from pre-school to competitive. Limit your class size to eight for levels 1-3, ten for levels 4-7, and give extra time and attention to individual pre-schoolers.
You'll have more flexibility as a swimming instructor than a swim coach and you'll get to help swimmers gain confidence in the water and move from the back float to the backstroke in weeks.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|