Testimonials

  • I am so thankful that they had someone that I completely trusted
    March 31, 2013

    My three children and now my three grandchildren have all taken lessons from Gina. My children all started when they were very young until they completed their lifeguard course. I am so thankful that they had someone that I completely trusted to give them such a strong foundation in swimming, its priceless! I now have the pleasure of watching my grandchildren have the same wonderful opportunity. I have also taken lessons from Gina, as a child I had not learned to swim so I have always been really scared of the water. After Gina's classes I now have jumped off the diving board (huge big deal) and have gone on many trips to the Buffalo River kayaking and jumping off huge boulders in the river!!!  Thank you Gina!!

    -Lisa Hency, Marshall, TX
     
  • Gina and her staff make water safety education the top priority
    March 31, 2013

    Over the last 8 years, Gina and her experienced swim staff have made my three children’s swim lessons a success in every way.  With both cautious swimmers and daredevils, Gina and her staff make water safety education the top priority.  The staff’s patience with new swimmers and challenges for more advanced students ensure every swim level’s needs are met.  At the conclusion of each lesson, my kids were more confident in the water and excited about the next stage of learning.

    -Daphne Scott, Longview Tx
     
  • Since beginning lessons with Swim with Gina in 2009, I stopped searching for alternative classes
    March 31, 2013

    When one hears the name Noah, water frequently comes to mind for a plethora of reasons; many often recall the universally famous guy who built an Ark and held the same name. Our Noah, age 8, befits his name – as a family, we live and breathe water activities, namely boating, swimming and fishing. It’s who we are and Noah needed proper swimming skills in order to join the Jarrett Family Adventure Express. 

    Even though our son has been in a pool since 10 weeks of age, he’s always been timid, never a risk taker, especially in new surroundings. In addition to his introverted nature, Noah is large for his age, both in stature and weight (yet not overweight). I knew it would take a special instructor to make him feel comfortable enough to take the necessary risks needed to swim, a teacher who could be encouraging, yet firm, even when tears flowed from my Boo’s ocean blue eyes (I knew there would many shed in the beginning). 
     
    Noah began lessons in the Longview area with different swimming schools, but I soon recognized change was essential; he wasn’t progressing. Pool time still meant playtime to him, even after two years of uninterrupted instruction. And then I found Gina.
     
    Since beginning lessons with Swim with Gina in 2009, I stopped searching for alternative classes or asking for recommendations from friends. There isn’t any reason. Noah remains guarded in and out of the water, yet Gina has taught him to swim, confidently. This summer will mark Noah’s fourth year of instruction, and he will continue to take lessons until she is confident he has mastered all offered levels.  Sure, there are other swim teachers in the area, but for our family, there’s just Gina.  
     
    Christy Jarrett, Hallsville, TX
  • Your kiddo will learn a healthy respect for the water
    March 31, 2013

    I cannot say enough good things about "swimming with Gina!" It's a great loving group environment that nurtures all swimmers at all levels. Day one and your little one may be scared of the water and crying for mamma (like my sweet Walt) but by the end of the week they will be face in the water swimming their little heart out. Best thing is that your kiddo will learn a healthy respect for the water while having fun and learning to swim at the same time!  I'm so thankful that we found Gina -- she made a fish out of my little man!!

    -Jennifer Truelove, Marshall, TX

  • Gina and her swim instructors are great at teaching kids
    March 31, 2013

    Gina and her swim instructors are great at teaching kids how to swim. Thanks to Gina and Charisma, my son Jack now loves to swim!

    -Judge Hugh and Jean Taylor

  • My children have both loved and learned so much from their lessons
    March 31, 2013

    As a parent, it is important for me that my children are good strong swimmers. Gina is a patient, qualified and skilled swim instructor. My children have both loved and learned so much from their lessons with her. We would not be where we are today as swimmers, without her time and consistent teaching of our boys. I was a lifeguard as a teenager and taught swim lessons some at that time as well but there is something about other people teaching your kids to where it just clicks.  

    Gina is an instructor who I trust and have been very satisfied with the results of my children. They are confident, energetic children who love the water and I feel comfortable with them around pools. Not only have they learned the tools for swimming, but also the importance of water safety and key basics such as treading water, reaching for the side and calling for help when in need.  

    Last year on a vacation, our then 4 year old was able to go into the ocean snorkeling with us. What an amazing and great opportunity at that young age! My children, now 5 and 2 ½  years old are doing so well that I can sit on the side at times and relax. It is a great relief for parents to not worry constantly around water.  

    I highly recommend Gina for swim instruction and water safety classes.  It is worth it!

    -Leslie Carlile