Parent's Comments

Email received from Parent on July 14, 2007:

Mr. Ed-
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful lessons this week for my son,
Joshua, in the Beginner class. He is so excited about swimming now and
it was such an overall confidence builder for him.
Tonight at the dinner table he told his Father all about his lesson
today and how he had been scared to go under water and blow bubbles. He
then described how he did it with "Mr. Ed's" help and it was FUN. Then he
said he did it again and again! He went on to tell my husband about the
entire lesson and all he accomplished.  I haven't seen him this
excited about something in a long time.
We look forward to continued classes next week in the Adv. Beginner's
and in Sept Parent/Tot class with my daughter.
Thank you again for your time and instruction.
Ashley Nickloes

Find out why Mr. Ed's swim classes are so effective and Mr. Ed is consistently voted one of the top swim teachers in the nation by the National Swim School Association. Here are parents' comments from after lesson evaluation forms.

General

"I just wanted to send you a BIG "Thank You" for all you have taught my children over the past few months. When "J","H" and "J-N" began, I was uncertain as to what extent they would learn. While we still have a long way to go, there has also been so much process. Whereas we had to use the swim rings in all previous summers, we now have the confidence and ability to use the kickboards and skill we have learned in your classes. It has been so rewarding for me as a mother to watch them learn and build that ever need and so important self-confidence. You and teh staff are wonderful with the children and so very patient!

"Fast progression, good instructions regarding no floats."

"Very strict to enforce safety and to follow instructions exactly."

"Mr. Ed is an excellent teacher. Some kids are different and take more patience than others. But He is a wonderful teacher."

"Great skills, patient, even when the whole class was crying! Good individual attention."

"Consistent training pushing to excel."

"The way Mr. Ed teaches the kids. How he gets them to learn the correct way to swim."

"Good introduction to basics, really made my son more confident around the water."

"Parent taught and using rain buckets to get child use to getting head wet. Routine, Routine, Routine!"

"For 6 months I was very happy with the amount of progress from first class to last."

"Parenting tips helpful our child seems comfortable in the water."

"You can tell he loves what he does."

"This is our second child that started with Mr. Ed we love the classes!"

"My child really liked Mr. Ed. Excellent."

"Structured and stern with the kids. Keeps them on task."

"My son was afraid of getting his eyes wet, in two days he was loving it. We want more!"

"You pushed the kids to do the things even when it was scary."

"Structured according to getting comfortable in the water, then quickly moving to swimming movements, often too much time is spent "getting comfortable."

"Water and air temps are great for young kids who are cold a lot of times at the outdoor pools."

"The Best! My husband and I were so impressed with his teaching."

"Builds confidence, encourages kids to try new things teaches real skills and makes it fun."

Rachel looked forward to coming to the lessons everyday. She felt comfortable even knowing that she would be doing new things. (That is a big step for her)."

"Variety of skills learned by students. Great "catch" phrases that help them to remember techniques."

"Helped her over come her fear of the water and build confidence in herself!"

"She went from not wanting to come and being scared to looking forward to coming and learning."

"I love how he pushed them where we as parents don't know the limits."

"I really appreciate Mr. Ed's no-nonsense approach to teaching."

"Mr. Ed knows his stuff! Wish all my children had started with him as babies."

"Great enthusiasm and clear instructions great distraction/redirection with non-listening children."

"Making sure that the kids experienced going under the water (even if they didn't want to at first."

"Great control of various age groups. Love discipline style."

"Basic lessons in guiding and teaching our child were helpful not just in the pool but at home. We've learned a lot about a lot in this class and with Mr. Ed."

" I've never seen a more skillfull teacher at work! " L.L.

"The constant skill improvement from lesson to lesson is amazing." T.K.

"I have never seen someone help a child overcome their fear of water so quickly!" E.I.

"I liked the positive approach to learning. After 3-4 weeks at (a local hospital swim class), my son still would not get his face wet. With your lessons, on day 2, he was going under water. You definitely care that the child learns, not just show up." J.C.

"Mr. Ed, this is our 3rd year, I think I've said it all. Thanks again." C.B.

"My child can't wait to come to class, she has learned so much in such a short time!" S.D

"The lessons are great. It's very important that my children not be afraid of water and enjoy swimming. They're off to a great start." J.I

"Super! Mr. Ed, you are the best!. I have never seen more expert instruction." E.T.

"Mr. Ed is a great instructor because he knows what can be expected from each age child and varies the activities and expectations accordingly". R.M

"I think it's great the way you show discipline and love to your students. You're a great teacher." T.O.

"It was very nice that there was 1 on 1 time with the children." M.F.

"I think it's great that each child gets individual attention" L.L.

"My kids have never complained or wanted to skip a lesson - they loved being here. We'll be back in the fall" S.M

"My child learned more here after just one week than he learned in an entire month at the (community fitness center)!" E.L

"(your lessons were..) organized, executed well and you gave positive instruction". H.I.

"We always see results, and the kids remember instructions when practicing on their own". Z.L.

"I have recommended your lessons many times". C.B.

"(your assistant..) was very good with little ones- gentle, sure, with a nice personality". C.T.

"Each child gets instruction fitted to his/her abilities and the instructors are excellent at assessing and helping each one" L.L.

"The classes were fast paced, fun with sure direction and a clear purpose". E.T.

"I liked your firm but reassuring way children are encouraged to participate". D.R.

"All the kids have fun. AND they learn to swim!". H.C.

"Your lessons were challenging, encouraging at the same time teaching the kids to have a respect for the water and to love swimming". S.M

"Mr. Ed, the kids love you and want to learn". K.C.

"Mr. Ed kept control of the class at all times". J.G.

"I liked the individual instruction, small classes and the encouragement- this is so important!". D.F.

"Your teaching was better than our own swim team coaches". I.E.

"Your teaching methods were fun but disciplined" F.I.

"(your classes are..) fast paced- always in action" J.B.

"you took the time to work extra with slower progressing children". K.K.

"It's great for the kids to see other children swimming- they learn by example from the adults and the children". R.M.

"(Mr. Ed) was terrific with great patience, firm yet good teaching methods". S.G.

"My son loved the diving board! Christopher (age 3) can now swim "all by himself" as he tells everyone!" --H.S.

"Very nice, made children feel comfortable!"

"Good instructor! Accomplished something everyday."

"Ed has great patience."

Comments on things liked about the classes: "Fast pace of instruction, kids had fun, emphasis on proper technique- not letting them get away with bad habits"

Parent Tot Classes

“Persistance and patience. My daughter is really beginning to learn the basics of swimming. Warm pool and indoor location makes it more enjoyable.”

“Ideas that carry over at home.”

“Gets the babies acquainted with the water.”

“Consistency and progress. My child gained confidence.”

“Love the discipline. Very attentive, works well with kids regardless of skill level. Quick advancement and building of skills.” –DJ

“Promotes independence in the pool.”

“It worked. I was amazed by the changes in my son. The first class he screamed. There was a huge improvement.”

“Fast results.” –SB

“Consistency and progress. My child gained confidence.”

“Mr. Ed helped all our kids improve their swimming skills. Very structured and enjoyable for children. We have referred three families!” –D & GW
 
" The instruction and accessories to help learning swimming are the best I've ever known"

"We like the safety that is taught as well as the techniques for swimming." "We recommend you to everyone." --A.C.

"Mr. Ed was very personable with the kids and parents." -J.S.

"We had a great time and learned a lot." -A.B.

Comments on things liked about the class: "All specific information to help her" -A.B.

"Structure of the class" "The one on one attention of each child" "Teaching them that going under is fun" -L.N.

Superkid Beginners Classes


“It was very easy to register and pay. It was nice to have two adults in the pool. The heated pool is very nice. The lessons seemed to build one on the other and progress effectively.”

“Thank you, my child did great and he loves swimming. You spent time on teaching not playing or babying anyone. (Bill is) very nice and good with the kids.” –EE

“I feel that they have learned a lot.” –AT

“They gave the students attention while maintaining a group environment.” –JT

“The child that screamed through half of his first lesson…when his mother saw him going under the water, unafraid, she cried. I still get goosebumps when I think about it. Mr. Ed saves lives.” –HH

“Nice, caring, compassionate, and very knowledgeable.” –R&EP

“Building confidence in water with fun techniques. Good discipline reinforcement.”
“Timely and very focused on the swimmers! Your style of teaching is exactly what my son needed! Thank you very much for your time and focus.” –LA

“I am amazed by the progress in one week after months of private lessons elsewhere.” –SR

“Consistent learning.” –RJ

“Mr. Ed is very knowledgeable and very professional.” –MC

“Very informative during registration! Always relaxed and focused on the children. The relaxed tone, the way each activity was presented, and the organization with the progression of skills…we were very pleased!” –JO

“Knows what he’s doing. Very sweet with kids.”

“Always made the lesson fun along with teaching them. They were great with the kids. He pushed the students to excel.” –TP

“Fun for the children, fast learning.”

“Great teaching!”

“Gets the kids to be tough and do it even if they’re hesitant.”

“Fair…treats every student the same. Positive reinforcement of swimming fundamentals.”

“It teaches confidence to try new things. Mr. Ed is great with the kids.” –DJ

“How quickly class progressed…amazing progress in one week.” –RC

“My child adores you!” –DF

“Again, an amazing improvement in just one week! My child wants to practice everything in the pool when we go swimming as a family! Really good with young children. Good structure, play element, the kids easily pick up.” –FL

“Great job! I love that you expect a lot. How quickly it progresses.” –SS

“I like the fact that the time is spent learning. Well-planned technique and executing of lessons. Thank you for providing the correct basics and techniques needed for water safety. It isn’t just swim lessons-it’s peace of mind.” –CS

“I didn’t know what to expect. But everyday just blew me away on how much she learned! Thank you so much. We will be back!” –LS

“Fast pace, kept children’s attention, my child looked forward to them everyday!” –AR

“Constant work, no downtime. Fun time as well as work time. My son looked forward to every class.” –DG

“Lots of fun!” –JC

“I love Mr. Ed’s techniques!”

“The repetition of different skills. The toughness and requiring the children to participate.”-ML

“The goal is to teach the children to swim and he does an awesome job! My boys look up to him! Mr. Ed kept the boys in line and he takes charge.” –RE

“Good instruction and discipline.” –BH

“Very well instructed, and we now feel more comfortable with our son in the water.” –A & AW

“Makes the kids feel safe.” –KB

“The consistency, good use of time, good discipline. Best format of lessons for someone fearful of water. I never thought my child would do so well in five lessons after having such a fear of water!” –HC

“I like the structure and knowledge of the instructors.”

“The quick pace and making the kids think they are ‘playing games’.” –CS

“Immediate involvement in water and activities, very structured.”

“Terrific with kids! You have a good balance of being firm and being positive. I appreciate your firmness. Age appropriate, fun, great mixture of activities. My child loved coming to class.” –JH

“Verbal rewards, no nonsense, team play, makes it fun.” –SR

“Mr. Ed you are the most wonderful instructor, and I am thankful that you taught all three of my children! Your technique is fantastic. How quickly they learn! I like the positive attitudes that the instructors have!” –LR

“He is a fabulous instructor and I can tell he genuinely care about their learning process.”

“Firm and fun…pushed further than other programs.” –KZ

“Great teaching strategies and techniques. Developmentally appropriate teaching, very straightforward and honest. I think the curriculum is fantastic!” –G & JM

“Consistency and progress. My child gained confidence.”

“Making it fun for the children and not letting them say no.” –PS

“Structure...it’s amazing how quickly the kids learn.” –LK

“Fast-pace, no time to get distracted.”

“We were pleasantly surprised at how well our child did considering her previous ‘fear’ of water. You made it fun and really engaged the kids.”

“A real confidence-building experience!” –MR

“I like the way Ed handles each child. I like the process of getting my child used to the water, not being scared. Very good.” –BH

“Very experienced. Constant moving and keeping them busy.”

“Fast pace, well organized, would highly recommend.” –AS

“I like everything. The boys love Mr. Ed. They take turns during bath time pretending to be Mr. Ed.”

“I liked the straight-forward, no nonsense, let’s get to it attitude.”

“The no nonsense approach-I like that Mr. Ed does not put up with the fussing. There is no wasted time, he gets them working! And the attitude is ‘fun, fun, fun, I love swimming’.”

“We love Mr. Ed! Started and ended on time, no wasted time, instruction was very effective.”

“Excellent with children, my child has more confidence in the water, amazing improvement in just five lessons. Groups are a good size, children learn to be confident in the water and not scared.” –FL

“Good balance between integrating new skills and practicing what was done the previous week.” –BH

“Great structure…loved the breathing lessons.” –DW

“Promotes independence in the pool.”

“Awesome, so informative. Child advocate-not parent oriented which is great! Very precise, did excellent job with children.” –SE

“Structure, format of teaching, positive reinforcement during and after class.” –LK

“I’m glad to see my child not being babied. She needs tough love to learn to swim.” –LP

“How fast the children advanced…” –MC

“He also incorporated games into each lesson.” –IJ

“You just jumped into the lesson and didn’t baby them.”

“They make them do the things they’re supposed to.” –CW

“Easy for kids to understand. It’s a great system. Loved Mr. Ed!”

“Good attitude with kids. Good class!” –GS

“No nonsense, can-do attitude required of the students…helps to build child’s self confidence in the water and life. Wonderful pool.” –AN

“No nonsense approach, but incorporated fun things to help them learn.” -SC

“Mr. Ed helped all our kids improve their swimming skills. Very structured and enjoyable for children. We have referred three families!” –D&GW

“Mr. Ed is an excellent teacher. Kelly is a very good teacher. The small size of the class and the special attention to each swimmer. I also liked the discipline.” –J & TW
“Positive atmosphere. Confidence instilled in kids.” –A & JG

“Quick results. Caring instructors.” –MC

“Firmness, making all kids participate even when they don’t want to. It is good to find a school that does not cater to kids who cry. Not reinforcing negative behavior.” –KR

“I liked how consistent the teacher Mr. Ed was with the kids. He did not take ‘no’ or ‘I can’t’ as an answer.” –JL

“We went on vacation after 4th lesson and he was swimming! Excellent with the children. Their lives depend on what they learn here. I also like the fact that the instructor uses a firm hand. Thanks! You’ve worked wonders with my son.” –CE

“Consistency.” –MK

“You don’t let the kids get away with misbehaving and they have to participate.” –KS
“Great coach!” –AJ

“Mr. Ed is the best!” –JM

“The fun activities really calmed my child down. We will continue to come back.” –TY

“No nonsense, can-do attitude required of the students…helps to build child’s self confidence in the water and life. Wonderful pool.” –AN

“No nonsense approach, but incorporated fun things to help them learn.” -SC

“What I liked about the lessons was that Mr. Ed got the kids motivated and excited about being here right from the start. He also pushed the kids to do what we, as parents, have not been able to get our kids to do- after many attempts. Lessons were well organized and allowed for fun activities at the end of the lessons. I think the lessons have really helped my children master the basics. I look forward to more of the same in the next session!” - P.O.

“I really liked the way [Mr. Ed] made sure that each child was doing the activities correctly. [He] also made it fun for the kids!” - R.M.

“Mr. Ed never lets the kids give up. He always encourages them to work, and he always gave praise.” - A.M.

“I liked that there wasn’t the same thing over and over. Who knew the Advanced Beginners would go off the diving board at lesson 4!?” - C.M.

“Mr. Ed did and incredible job of teaching my daughter to swim. I am dumbfounded by the progress she has made in such a short period of time. I love that I am able to watch the lessons.” - D.I.

“[Mr. Ed] has the wonderful ability to make the kids comfortable with the water from day one.” - K.L.

“It’s kid-friendly, with excellent instruction. The kids learn fast, and love to come. Mr. Ed is very consistent.” - K.P.

“Thank you, Thank you! My son was trying new things in the pool using what he had learned in lessons. I cannot say thank you enough! I liked the buzz words used for different components of the lessons, “Speed Button,” etc. This is so helpful to parents and students, and keeps it simple.” - J.H.

“Mr. Ed is GREAT! I am very impressed with the results and how quickly my daughter learned. I liked the fun way that Mr. Ed teaches the class. My daughter had a great time, and I really enjoyed the speed from activity to activity.”
- P.C.

“Mr. Ed did well with getting my 3 kids to swim. The success was unbelievable. My 7 and 9 year olds had a fear of the water, but now they do not!” - L.M.

“Thanks for making the kids do all the exercises. No wimping out! I like that you start on time, and require all the children to do everything.” - R.H.

“I like the discipline and control. The size and pace was good.” - M.T.

“I like how much Mr. Ed teaches in each class. The kids learn so much!” - L.Y.

“I like how Mr. Ed encourages them to just get in and do the exercise or game- no time to get scared or think about getting scared.” - S.F.

“My son gained a lot of confidence, and I liked the way you stressed the importance of paying attention.” - R.F.

“I like the small groups, and teaching the kids to be confident in the water without floats. I wouldn’t change anything- this is my third child to take lessons, and now they all love water!” - M.M.

“I like how you teach the kids in a fun manner- even if they don’t want to, AND how much you get done in a lesson.” - K.V.

“The tough love was great. You do a great job comforting and calming the kids.” - J.M.

“I really enjoyed watching. [Mr. Ed] has a wonderful balance between compassion for kids’ anxieties and a strong, positive “can-do” “we’re doing this” attitude. What a great approach! I loved the way activities were turned into games with steps the kids can remember (and parents can remember to practice in the bath). The affirmations the kids say have made a big difference in my son’s confidence. That confidence is already spilling over into other areas.”
-J.H.

“[Mr. Ed] moves very quickly- keeps them (the little ones) involved- less time to work up fears.” - K.L.

“I like how fun Mr. Ed makes it for the kids and the structure of each lesson.” - A.M.

“[Mr. Ed] was great with my apprehensive daughter. He pushed her just enough until she gained confidence. I like that the children were challenged- my daughter is much more confident.” - C.D.

“I like the outcome by the end of the week- great skills development in only 1 week’s time!” - J.B.

“I like Mr. Ed’s ability to make kids enjoy the water and do things they don’t want to do (like go under water or jump off the diving board.” - B.F.

“I like the way Mr. Ed keeps control of the classes and sure everyone is involved in all activities.” - N.L.

“There is a lot of one-on-one attention with each child. Mr. Ed keeps the kid’s attention and doesn’t tolerate “goofing off.” My son has made amazing progress. We’ll definitely be back.” - M.J.

“Mr. Ed is wonderful with the kids. He’s stern, but makes it fun. The lessons were efficient, and Mr. Ed didn’t let kids stray- he kept their attention.” - G.H.

“Mr. Ed demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability to teach our child how to swim. Thank you!” - C.S.

“I loved the ‘you can do it’ approach, the review at each class, and the firm and encouraging instruction.” - P.W.
“Mr. Ed is great with the kids; I like that he doesn’t allow for a lot of whining. If you whine or cry, you get dunked! He has a straightforward approach- a no-nonsense, jump right in attitude and good fundamentals. I liked the small class setting- a lot of one-on-one instruction.” - C.P.

”I like the confidence my child has in the water now, and seeing them jump in at home. Last year, they were terrified of even their faces being wet!” - A.B.

“Mr. Ed is very patient but firm. It’s good for kids to know that they must do what they’re told. I also liked how they were eased into the water gradually, the positive comments that were given by Mr. Ed, and the humor in the class is great!” - L.S.

“I like the cheerful, up beat way of encouraging kids to do more than they think they can do.” - M.W.

“I like the games that were played to make learning fun for the kids.” - R.L.

“I like that Mr. Ed consistently makes the students progress. My son needed the extra push from and outside source (not us) to learn.” - C.M.

“Mr. Ed knows how to get kids to try things despite their fear. I like the games he played to help kids do the scary things more easily.” - M.K.

“I like the way the pool is designed for the kids to get in and out more easily, and Mr. Ed is an excellent instructor.”
- A.R.

“Mr. Ed is fun, gentle, and caring, with the right amount of firmness. Consistency and not giving in to kids’ fear, crying, etc. is his key. I really liked that they started on time, that there was a fun learning environment, and there was lots of encouragement and praise.” - L.S.

“The children have a natural trust for the instructor and assistant, which is very important for the children to be able to learn. The instructors were able to get my son to put his head under water on the first day- he would never do that before! By the fourth day, my son was jumping off the diving board! He has greater self confidence and looks forward to swimming lessons. He can now open his eyes underwater, and is learning to be horizontal in the water. He has lost his fear! THANK YOU!” - A.S.

“Mr. Ed expects a lot from the kids, and he gets good results from them. I like how he helped children overcome their anxiety in the water. It’s a well disciplined class, so a lot of work gets done.” - K.B.

“I like the consistency of performance and improvement I have seen in my daughter’s ability and confidence in swimming.” - L.O.

“Mr. Ed is firm, but fair! There is a great mix of authority and praise- an excellent instructor! He uses a combination of discipline and encouragement to ensure that all children participate in all activities. This combination helped the young children to defeat their fears!” - J.C.

"My son really needed the stem encouragement given by Mr. Ed. If left to simple coaxing my son would not willingly put his head under water. A little push worked so well with him." -J.M.

"Mr. Ed is a wonderful instructor. I am very impressed on the way my child has grown." -V.R.

"He (Mr. Ed) makes sure the kids do what they are supposed to. He makes everyone do it all!" -V.0.

"I like the way that the instruction is strict and makes sure that the kids overcome their fear of water." -Z.B.

"Instructor good with challenging children" D.G.

"Excellent - would recommend to anyone" J.M.

"Instructors are firm yet kind" -L.S.

"My daughter has accomplished a great deal in such a short amount of time." -J.K.

"Effective progression so kids didn't know they were being progressed" -M.D.

"Great with kids" Great communication with kids well taught" " Excellent all around" --M.W.

"Plenty of individual attention, good pace." I.W.

"Emphasis on fun.  Challenging, not taking no for an answer" - C.B.

"The creativity- shampoo in the hair, blowing bubbles hold your bathing suit down. It was very good for children. Also, not letting the kids carry on with one another made it easier for them to focus on what was being taught" -J.M.

"The way Mr. Ed knows how to have fun without loosing the respect of the children. In other words they know when he means business." -V.R.

"It moved along quickly, she learned a lot in 5 lessons, she never had a chance to be scared."-V.O.

"Very planned and disciplined, praise for accomplishments" -M.M.

"Very active, Positive" -J.M.

"Fun for the children, Great continuity, Excellent direction and encouragement" L.S.

"Smaller class sizes, one on one" -J.T.

"Instructors interaction with the smaller children." -J.B.

"My child enjoying the water and learning" -D.B.

"The structure, the positive attitude" -J.D.

"Consideration for "special needs" -G.C.

"Creative, fun while being instructive" -S.P.

"How patient and consistent Mr. Ed was with the children" -C.W.

"Consistency, Positive, Challenging" -S.B.

"Blowing bubbles and board kick, bird dips, floating on backs" -L.B.

SuperKids Advanced Beginners Classes

“Building confidence in water with fun techniques. Good discipline reinforcement.”

“The discipline and encouragement that you and your staff give to the kids is great.” –LH

“The lessons are great, well-planned, and easy for the children to understand and do.”
“Very informative during registration! Always relaxed and focused on the children. The relaxed tone, the way each activity was presented, and the organization with the progression of skills…we were very pleased!” –JO

“Organized and pushed the students when necessary.” –SS

“Fun for the children, fast learning.”

“They actually learn and it’s stuff I can take to the local pool and do.”

“Gets the kids to be tough and do it even if they’re hesitant.”

“Structure…I like how you make sure that all children do what is asked.”

“My child adores you!” –DF

“Again, an amazing improvement in just one week! My child wants to practice everything in the pool when we go swimming as a family! Really good with young children. Good structure, play element, the kids easily pick up.” –FL

“Mr. Ed is an outstanding instructor. The children learn so much within 5 lessons. Bill is excellent with the children. You can see how much the kids like him. Lessons were focused and objectives were achieved.” –A & DM

“I love Mr. Ed’s techniques!”

“Effectiveness of instruction, my child learned to swim.”

“Small enough groups, kids get a lot of attention.”

“Kids enjoy the structure.”

“The encouragement the kids received throughtout. Also appreciated the tips given we could do at home.” –LH

“Great instruction. Very effective. Great treatment of kids. How quickly the students learned.” –CE

“Great structure.”

“Mr. Ed you are the most wonderful instructor, and I am thankful that you taught all three of my children! Your technique is fantastic. How quickly they learn! I like the positive attitudes that the instructors have!” –LR

“Consistency and progress. My child gained confidence.”

“Tough but good! Challenges the kids with different skills.”

“The kids seem to have a good time and my child has really advanced her skills and comfort level in the water.”

“Structure...it’s amazing how quickly the kids learn.” –LK

“You made every child feel that they can do it! You are very good with kids.” –JL

“Love that the kids learned to be comfortable in the water.” –LN

“Love the way he interacts with the kids when they do not want to do the exercise!” –AL

“I love your lessons!”

“I saw improvement, classes were on time, instructors were friendly.” –AH

“I like everything. The boys love Mr. Ed. They take turns during bath time pretending to be Mr. Ed.”

“Great structure…loved the breathing lessons.” –DW

“It really teaches my son to swim.”

“I love Mr. Ed’s sense of humor! He’s really terrific with the kids. I like the personal interaction Mr. Ed has with each child. I also like that Mr. Ed does his own teaching. This is a really great set up!” –KV

“He also incorporated games into each lesson.” –IJ

“You just jumped into the lesson and didn’t baby them.”

“They make them do the things they’re supposed to.” –CW

“Easy for kids to understand. It’s a great system. Loved Mr. Ed!”

“Good attitude with kids. Good class!” –GS

“No nonsense, can-do attitude required of the students…helps to build child’s self confidence in the water and life. Wonderful pool.” –AN

“No nonsense approach, but incorporated fun things to help them learn.” -SC

“Mr. Ed helped all our kids improve their swimming skills. Very structured and enjoyable for children. We have referred three families!” –D&GW

“Mr. Ed is an excellent teacher. Kelly is a very good teacher. The small size of the class and the special attention to each swimmer. I also liked the discipline.” –J&TW

“The child gains a lot of confidence in the water, and they have fun!” - P.C.  “I like that they get to the point, and keep the focus on swimming, not playing.” - W.C.

 “I like how it teaches my daughter how to swim and hold her breath underwater because that will help her in the long run.” - R.C.

“I like the children being given more opportunity to swim in the water with less help, yet the instructor is close.” - T.Y.

“I like that my daughter has fun and is proud that she can swim in her grandmother’s pool.” - L.P.

“Mr. Ed is very good with the kids- he’s gentle, encouraging, and in control. I like that he keeps the kids moving, and keeps them motivated.” - R.D.

“I like the way Mr. Ed gains the respect of the students. It helps to minimize distractions, which helps them to learn more effectively.” - E.F.

“I like that the children were able to play games while learning to swim.” - K.W.

“We trust Mr. Ed! We also like the repetition- it makes learning easier…” - L.M.

“Mr. Ed relates well to children- he’s a good motivator! I like the pace of the classes, and the variety of the activities as well.” - M.L.

“Mr. Ed handles the strong-willed children perfectly. I liked everything about the lessons!” - E.W.

“I liked that there was both fun and control in my child’s group lesson- it made it easier to learn!”  - T.H.

“I like the pit-bull tenacity of Mr. Ed!” - L.S.

“I like Mr. Ed’s system- consistent methodology.” - V.W.

“I like the great teaching methods, and the humor.” - R.S.

“I like the structure, technique, and the tootsie rolls!” - E.W.

“I like how quickly the kids improve.” - J.K.

“The class was fast-moving, and well organized. My child progressed rapidly! - A.C.

“The pace is great! Very quick progress in a short time!” - J.B.

“I love how much is accomplished in one lesson.” - K.V.

“I like the fact that Mr. Ed was strict, but also a lot of fun!” - S.B.

“I like that the kids paid attention and improved. They were excited about swimming, and about coming to class.” - J.K.

“The lessons were very good with the age and class size- all of the kids seemed very comfortable!” - L.N.

“I like that he fills the whole lesson with lots of skills. I wouldn’t change anything!” - A.M.

“I like the individual attention that my child received.” - T.K.

“I like the creative instruction. The teaching is age- and maturity level-appropriate, and Mr. Ed keeps a good command of attention.” - E.D.

“I like the instructor being direct with the children- he gains their respect and admiration, so they listen.” - D.B.

“I can se vast improvement in my child. I love the personal attention that was given.” - A.W.

“I like the way the instructor challenges the kids.” - Y.F.

“I like the gentle insistence that the children can, in fact, do what he says! The fast pace is also good.” - D.J.

“Mr. Ed is an excellent instructor. His technique is a proven success. My child always shows more confidence after each lesson with Mr. Ed! I like to watch the children improve with each lesson. I love to see the sense of accomplishment on their faces when they realize they are actually swimming!” - V.R.

“I like the simple steps for the swim process, and Mr. Ed’s understanding of how to combat the child’s fear of swimming/water.” - S.S.

“I like the professional instructor, the style of teaching, the positive influence on the children, and that all of that is fun and exciting!” - A.M.

“I like that there are a lot of fun activities, and very little down time.” - P.T.

“I like the strict setting, the warm water- making temperature a non-issue, and the design of the lessons.” - P.M.

“I like that they are constantly learning, and no time is ever wasted.” - C.H.

“I like the no nonsense, get right down to business approach.” - A.O.

“Mr. Ed is wonderful- the best instructor in town. I liked the manner in which he pushed the kids - We have been to YMCA and to St. Mary’s, and my kids haven’t learned to swim until now.” - C.M.

“I like the catchy phrases that we can incorporate at home and at the pool.” - H.B.

“Time was used efficiently, and I feel like a lot has been accomplished in these 5 weeks.” - A.W.

“I like the high expectations and not putting up with any drama. I also like the encouragement of the kids.” - E.S.

“I like the great instruction; good fundamentals and basic learning.” - T.M.

“The children had fun- but they were there to work, not play. I have paid for lessons in the past without good results because the instructors were too concerned with having fun. I like that Mr. Ed has high expectations.” - L.R.

“I like the positive encouragement to do more than the kids think they can.” - R.M.

“I am so glad he can swim! I like how you teach techniques one step at a time.” - C.A.

“I like the individual attention, the games, and the fun!” - B.C.

“I like the constant movement. There is always something for the kids to do.” - A.W.

“I like that the lessons are fun but at the same time, the instructors make sure that the kids know that swimming is serious. There is great control of the class, no fooling around.” - T.H.

“I like the repetition, and the use of bubbles.” - K.L.

“I like that Mr. Ed gently but forcefully prodded the kids.” - K.O.

“I like the small class sizes.” - K.L.

“Mr. Ed is an excellent instructor. He maintains control of the class so that learning is achieved. My son can’t wait for more lessons!” - P.M.

“I like how much and how fast my son has learned the swimming techniques. He is also no longer afraid of the water.” - L.B.

“I like that Mr. Ed was an encouraging, understanding teacher with just the right amount of humor and discipline.” -N.S.

"He (Mr. Ed) makes the class funny. I appreciate that he expects a lot from the kids. Discipline is an important factor for him which makes the kids work hard at all times. Thanks Mr. Ed." - K.M.

"It is very hard to work with kids but you all do a fantastic job Thank You"-K.M.

"You make the kids mind and pay attention very important!" -C.A.

"We have taken several lessons at the YMCA. This is the first time she has put her face in the water and swam." -C.A.

"Skills were improving very fast my kids love the swimming classes. They tell everyone about Mr. Ed and his swimming lessons and how much they enjoy swimming with Mr. Ed." -S.O.

"I like the way you push the kids to work hard" -M.T.

SuperKids Intermediate Classes

“Very informative during registration! Always relaxed and focused on the children. The relaxed tone, the way each activity was presented, and the organization with the progression of skills…we were very pleased!” –JO

“The instructor was great with the kids.”

“Always made the lesson fun along with teaching them. They were great with the kids. He pushed the students to excel.” –TP

“Individual attention given to problem areas.” –JF

“Very pleased. Best instruction child has received after YWCA, YMCA, and Courtsouth. Very good instruction with step by step.” –SB

“My child has learned so well with Mr. Ed. He uses the perfect combination of tough love and learning.” –LN

“He’s serious and makes full use of the time kids have during the class.”

“Unique, yet effective techniques for teaching key skills.”

“I like the structure and knowledge of the instructors.”

“Immediate involvement in water and activities, very structured.”

“Excellent with children, my child has more confidence in the water, amazing improvement in just five lessons. Groups are a good size, children learn to be confident in the water and not scared.” –FL

“My kids really enjoyed Mr. Ed and his support and even joking with them. I like how the kids worked on basic skills (breathing, holding breath, tucking chin/head) that will help with general swimming and strokes. The water temperature was great for the kids’ comfort.” –DM

“I love Mr. Ed’s sense of humor! He’s really terrific with the kids. I like the personal interaction Mr. Ed has with each child. I also like that Mr. Ed does his own teaching. This is a really great set up!” –KV

“Very prompt and helpful. Excellent with kids! Maintains quality of teaching but has fun with them. Effective teaching. Maintains one-on-one touch even though in a group. Keeps parents informed. Thank you. Enjoyed lessons!” –M&NK

“Mr. Ed helped all our kids improve their swimming skills. Very structured and enjoyable for children. We have referred three families!” –D & GW

“Mr. Ed is an excellent teacher. Kelly is a very good teacher. The small size of the class and the special attention to each swimmer. I also liked the discipline.” –J &  TW

Adult Beginner

“Very good. Fun but also pushes you to learn. It was a good environment. Very supportive.” –DJ

“Very patient and knowledgeable. Great encouragement. I loved the indoor heated pool.” –CM

Private Lessons

"Mr. Ed was very friendly and a pleasure for my child to work with." --R.G.

"The child's confidence was built from the first minute."--A.P.

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