We had our son going to lessons at another pool and were disappointed in the progress that he was experiencing and the lack of French instructors. We signed him up 2 years ago with Aqua Essence and he has done so well in such a short amount of time- the teachers are friendly and speak to him in French which is important to us and now our daughter is going to be taking lessons for the first time with Aqua Essence.
Rishona and her staff at Aqua Essence are exceptional at what they do! We had a poor experience at another pool. Our 6 year old son Zach was hesitant to get into the water and now, after having taken lessons with Tali, Piper, Jordan and Leah he "almost" likes swimming more than hockey! Incredible!
I started at Aqua Essence with a little girl who absolutely dreaded the water. Today, at 2 years old, she absolutely LOVES the water and is a smart, confident swimmer because of Rishona's patience and understanding. She loves her swimming class and her swimming instructor, as does her older brother. He has also been going to Aqua Essence for 2 years, and his swimming skills have improved greatly because of his teachers. I am encouraging all my friends and family with young children to sign up with Aqua Essence. Thank you!
A little over a year ago I started swimming lessons with Erin Ward. I was a very frightened, middle-aged woman who had always been afraid of the water. Just today I finally swam full laps in the pool, entering the "deep end" fully. I credit Erin with helping me get over my fear of the water. She started with someone who was too afraid to even go into the shallow end of the pool and look at me now! Thank you Erin.
We started with Aqua Essence 5 years ago when we had trouble getting our then 5 year old son into the pool after a bad water experience. By the end of his lessons, we were so impressed with our son's development that we switched our daughter over from another private lesson company. We now have our three year old starting this year. I have (and will continue to) recommend Aqua Essence to my friends and family. If you want your child to become a strong, proficient swimmer, while still having fun, Aqua Essence is the program for you.
This is my daughter's second year with Aqua Essence and at 5 years old she is swimming like a fish! We love the personal attention and the fact that the pace is determined by her progress. She's had fantastic teachers (Yael, Rishona, Lexi) who are warm and encouraging. I would recommend Aqua Essence to anyone (and often do!)
After watching my son learn how to swim, I became inspired to finally learn myself. I enrolled in adult swim lessons with Rishona Hyman and immediately felt comfortable in the water. Rishona was able to tailor a program to meet my swim goals, and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in her instruction. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone-child or adult, who is considering learning how to swim or improve upon their technique
My children (age 3 and 6) started with aqua essence last fall. I had tried many other swimming classes with my 6 year old in the past and she would never want to go. Now my children like swimming lessons and go willingly. Both of them have made tremendous progress in such a short period of time. I am so glad I heard about aqua essence. Amber is our instructor and she is excellent with our shy kids!
As a former Swimming Instructor, I highly recommend this program for both the quality in programming and the smaller classes. My daughter is 2 1/2 and has been with the program for one year. I'm amazed with what she has been taught already and she loves it.
This is the first time that my 2 kids done a swimming lesson and it is with aqua essence. I feel great that I made a good decision to register them in aqua essence. Lexi did a great job and help my two kids improve their swimming skills. I always tell to my friends how good aqua essence, and also I recommend it. Keep it up!!!
I began working for Aqua Essence as an instructor in 2006. It was a pleasure working with such a highly motivated and dedicated team. Rishona truly cares about her staff and clients, which creates a culture of pride and teamwork that is evident in the quality of teaching. Aqua Essence attracts instructors that are committed to teaching and love their jobs. I would (and frequently do) highly recommend Aqua Essence to both students and instructors looking for a dynamic, fun and excellent quality swimming school.
This was our first year swimming with Aqua Essence and we will definitely be back! Firstly, being able to schedule our lessons at a time that suited our family and outside of City Lesson times was ideal. The instructors were there because they enjoyed it and it showed! They were enthusiastic and patient with each lesson and were able to tailor the classes to suit our son's needs. It was a great experience to have a small class where quality instruction and great learning were taking place each week!
Three of our children (just turned 5, 4 and 2) started swimming lessons for the first time January 2011 and we are so impressed with how quickly they have gained confidence and skill in swimming. My 5 year old went from splashing around in the pool and playing to front and back crawls by the end of 2 sessions. My 4 year old has improved greatly and the 2 year old of whom we were hesitant to put in swimming is at the same level as his 4 year old sister. The teachers really do their best to work with each child's individual personality. We are excited to see how they grow over this next year and highly recommend anyone considering swim lessons for their children to do it through private or semi private lessons and Aqua Essence would be a fantastic choice.
I can agree with Sharon Graham. My seven year old used to refuse to get his hair wet in the pool. After his first level with Jordan(his excellent instructor), he is loving the pool. We bought him goggles and a snorkel and he absolutely loves swimming around with it! He is very excited to start with level two in the fall. Thank you
I think that this is one of the best swimming programs out there. I love that the time spent with my child in the water is actual lessons. My daughter flourished after only a 10 week course, which totally reaffirmed to me this is definitely a fantastic program. I have recommended this company to so many of my friends and clients and told them it is soooooo worth the time and money. Fantastic teachers that take the time to give me a progress report after every class. I love that. Thank you Rishona and Aqua Essence!
My son Malcolm began swimming with Aqua Essence when he was four months old. He loved it right from the start! He learned skills and confidence in the water even as a tiny baby. People are always commenting on how he loves the water and what a strong swimmer he is, even though he is only two. I always tell them it is because of the great staff and program at Aqua Essence! I am so pleased with how fun and educational each lesson is. I am thrilled with Aqua Essence and recommend it to anyone!
Our daughters began their swimming experience with the city program at an early age and although they enjoyed the water, we felt that something was still missing and that they weren't being given enough time and attention in order to learn the skills required to move forward at a quicker pace. As cottage owners we spend a lot of time near the water and feel that swimming is a vital, lifelong skill. We approached Rishona and began semi private lessons with Aqua Essence. In a very short time we saw our girls flourish and develop the skills that build strong swimmers. We have been very happy with the instructors that we've had and their attention to detail and connections with the students is wonderful to see. Rishona's willingness to "go the extra mile" and accommodate needs and schedules has been unbelievable, she puts the children's need first and works to ensure a successful session for each and every child. Aqua Essence is an incredible program and we will continue to recommend it as a place where swimmers truly grow.
Both my kids (6 & 8) started lessons with Tracey this summer and I am amazed at the confidence they have gained in a few lessons! Tracey relates to them, encourages them and doesn't let them quit! I could not be happier! My kids WANT to go to lessons and look forward to it every week!
Wow! It takes a very special instructor (Piper) and a lot of patience to work with my very shy and stubborn 3 year old!! He has made unbelievable progress with regards to the water, as well as towards forming a personal relationship with Piper!! Her knowledge of kids, her perseverance and her incredible spirit is to thank!
My 6 and 8 year old have been swimming with Aqua Essence for 2 years plus our latest summer session. Before we enrolled with Aqua Essence my kids were lacking in their swimming skills. They have caught up and have now exceeded my expectations (thank you Tali and Mikaela)! Their attitude towards swimming lessons is even more exciting than their progress -they love it and are sad to take a break until the fall!
I can't say enough about Rishona and her amazing team of instructors who make swimming fun!! I have, and will continue to recommend Aqua Essence to everyone I know.
We put my son and daughter in swimming this spring and I am amazed how much they have advanced in the pass 10 weeks. My daughter is so excited that she can swim by herself with a life jacket or the boards which she could not do 10 weeks ago. My son who is a little scared on the water is getting more comfortable every minute in the water. I saw so much improvement even from the start of the class to the end. I am so much looking forward to see what they are going to learn this summer. I have been recommending Aqua essence to all our friends. This is an amazing program.
We are beyond thrilled with Aquaessence, Rishona and our instructor Kirsten. After years (on and off)of public lessons we still had 2 non swimmers who didn't like the water. With Aquaessence my children accomplished more in 2 weeks than they ever had before. They are learning new skills at an astounding rate. Kirsten gives us an update at the end of every class...and my kids love swimming lessons now. It's almost too good to be true! Aquaessence has far exceeded our expectations.
I had enrolled my infant (now toddler) son in public lessons and quickly switched to Aqua Essence and will never look back. My son was only receiving "water exposure" with the public lessons, and with Rishona, he is actually learning "water skills". The distinctions in quality of lessons are staggering, and it has been amazing to watch my 13 month old actually demonstrate swimming skills after only a few classes with Rishona.
I am thrilled to have found her thoroughly researched and effective swimming instruction program. It demonstrates a respect and belief in children's natural swimming ability and I am confident that my child will have an incredible relationship with water, one that is safe and enjoyed, for his lifetime, with thanks to Rishona.
My boys have been swimming with Aqua Essence since they were infants and I am completely thrilled with the program. The skills they have acquired and their comfort level in the water is far superior to kids that have been taught else where! Thanks Rishona and all of your amazing instructors!!
Aqua Essence has been amazing for my girls. Rishona and her team of instructors are phenomenal with the kids and my girls swimming ability proves it!!!
This is the first session that my two children have done with Aqua Essence, and it was amazing. We will never do public lessons again. Kirsten did a great job with both of my kids, really improving thier skills and getting them through to the next level. I highly recommend Aqua Essence, it is well worth it.
My son and daughter have been swimming with Aqua Essence for several years now and we all love Rishona and her team of instructors. Not only have my children's swimming skills progressed rapidly over the years, but the kids look forward to coming to the pool because of the wonderful relationship that the instructors develop with their students. When they are excited about the lesson, then learning is so much more fun. I know that Aqua Essence is the right place to be!
My son was never comfortable in the water and I was concerned that he would never learn how to swim. The instructors at Aqua Essence acheived the impossible: he not only passed Level I, he now enjoys swimming!
My daughter began swimming with Rishona in the year 2000. I couldn't be happier with her professionalism, dedication to the kids and her ability to hire an exceptional staff. I now have 4 kids taking lessons with her and have encouraged many other parents to do so as well. I would not send my kids anywhere else!