Meet My Team

God has blessed me with my wonderful husband, James, of 19 years, four beautiful girls and now our precious boy!  I consider them my highest calling on this earth.   You will often see my girls in the pool, gathering toys, handing out kick boards, getting you to fill out the digital release or "watching the wall" so our little swimmers don't plop in!  They have all been swimming since they were about 2 1/2 years old and have grown up in and around the water. Some of them have gotten a child or two to put their face in the water before before I have!  They already think they can "do it like mommy". 

I can't believe I have been teaching kids to swim for more than 17 years.  I am just as excited about this summer as I was in the beginning. There is something special about taking a child who is screaming, or too terrified to get in the water and after a few short lessons they are swimming!  It's an amazing privilege to gain that trust of children and adults and I have done it hundreds of times!  

I am excited about teaching your children this summer and I am just as excited about My Team.... I believe in sovereignty and I believe God has provided me with the highest caliber of instructors. I trust them completely with my 5 children or I wouldn't have them in the water with yours!

Lauren

Lauren

Hi, my name is Lauren Swanner. I am currently a student at East Texas Christian School and plan to graduate in the spring and then start my basics at LeTourneau University the following fall.  I started taking swim lessons with Gina when I was 3 years old and that's when I fell in love with the water! I continued taking swim lessons every year and then became a certified Lifeguard in 2015. I've now taught alongside Gina for 6 years and I've loved every second of it. It's incredible to see some kids start out with a fear of the water and end the summer being the ones who want to jump right in. It's such a blessing being able to work for Gina; it's like we're all part of her family! She shows us as much love as she does for her 5 children and it's a privilege to work for her. We all learn more and more every year and I'm excited to see what this summer has to offer!

Abby

Abby

My name is Abby Adkisson. I am currently at the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing a BS in computer engineering. I have spent almost every summer of my life in the water with Gina. She gave me my very first swim lesson at the age of 3 and at 15 helped me earn my Lifeguarding certification. I feel extremely blessed to have grown up taking swim lessons and now have the opportunity to teach them. Every summer we meet so many kids with so many different views of the water. It is amazing to see even the most frightened of children on their first day transform into begging not to leave on their last day. I may be the instructor, but I have learned so much through teaching swim. Every year I see myself grow more and more as a person, and in my relationship with God, as well as the "Swim With Gina" family. I cannot wait to experience another amazing summer with you and your little fish!
Alexa

Alexa

Hi, my name is Alexa Vineyard. I currently go to school in Hallsville, Texas. I started swimming with Mrs. Gina when I was just 3 years old. She has given me the opportunity to assist her during summer with the, "Swim With Gina" organization. Watching kids grow with their skills and love for water is amazing. This job has changed me and helped me grow into a much better person. Being able to walk kids through things they find difficult and teach them something they have never known how to do, is amazing. Mrs. Gina has taught me how to love and support everyone. Working with her has been a great experience, and I hope I get to help your child this summer!
Chloey

Chloey

Hi, my name is Chloey Story. I currently go to Christian Heritage School. I took swim lessons from Gina starting when I was 3 years old till I was 12 and in 2015 Gina allowed me to start helping teach swim lesson with her. Teaching swim lessons is an amazing opportunity that has taught me responsibility. Watching the kids learn to love the water and learn to swim is amazing. Teaching the kids allows me to grow close and form a bond with the kids that makes them more comfortable in the water. I love seeing the kids start to love swimming as much as I do. I'm so grateful to Gina for giving me this amazing opportunity to teach children how to swim.
Kaylee

Kaylee

Hi, my name is Kaylee Dorough and I am currently a student at Marshall High School. I volunteered at Swim With Gina last summer and I am now teaching. I love how friendly the team is and most of all, I love teaching the kids and watching them grow. Mrs. Gina has made me a more positive and professional person. I enjoy everything I do for her whether it be teaching someone how to swim or babysitting her kids. I am so proud to be a part of her team!