It is important for the instructor to know not only basic teaching skills, but also the intricacies of working with young children. Therefore, we have all the necessary certificates and additional psychological skills.
Alena was born in Novokuznetsk, Siberia, Russia and learned how to swim at the young age of five in Sochi, located on the Black Sea. Her love for water grew as she became a strong swimmer and eventually started working as a lifeguard at just sixteen years old. Couple years after, she became a swimming instructor.
Her passion for the arts led Alena to study at the Novokuznetsk School of Arts, where she learned the importance of patience and consistency to achieve the desired results. As a painter, she developed an eye for the little nuances and moods of others. Alena continued education by taking psychology courses and eventually received a degree in Human Sciences.
In addition to her love for the arts and psychology, she have been actively practicing Buddhist meditation for over ten years. She is also a skilled astrologer and enjoy reading planetary charts to gain insight!
Andrey was born in Minks Belarus, at the time part of USSR. He learned how to swim at the age of 6 in Crimea regent of the Black Sea, and became passionate to become a better swimmer.Within the same year Andrey joined local sport swimming club for training at Minsk Belarus and within few short years has competed in youth sport swimming competitions, as well as assisted sports trainer in teaching others.
Since the age of 16 Andrey worked as a Lifeguard at summer camps, instructed kids of safety and provided private lessons.
Andrey attended professional Ballet University of Belarus, and from the young age was introduced to lots of sport intensive training, and have developed Discipline, Endurance and Perseverance for reaching set goals.
Andrey also has been practicing martial arts since the age of 9, and since 2008 has been practicing intensive meditations including long retreats, and working with psychology transformation practices, which help to developed patience, joyfulness & understanding of the mind.
Licensed swimming instructor
"I love teaching young kids how to enjoy to improve their skills, discover new abilities, to build strength, endurance and to have a greater success surviving any unexpected accidents or situations while in the water."
The founder of the Happy Swimmers and licensed swimming instructor
"I enjoy watching the transformation of young children. They start the lessons scared and unsure of themselves and then, through regular practice, grow so strong and confident! I enjoy helping them develop new sets of skills and new sets of qualities that will serve them for the rest of their lives."