About Teach America To Swim
The Aquatic Connection (TAC), LLC, specializes in lifeguard & swim instructor training, as well as learn-to-swim education. Based in Vermont, TAC’s family of corporations includes: The Aquatic Training Academy (ATA), an American Red Cross licensed provider of lifeguarding & instructor certifications, delivers on-site instruction for public organizations –
Learn how it all began...
A Story From Our Founder... Eight years ago, I taught at one of our beautiful small NEK Schools (the northeast region of Vermont for our non-Vermonters). One of my intelligent seven-year-old students told me that he loves to spend his summer days fishing in his family's boat on the lake. When I asked him if he liked swimming in the lake too, he told me he didn't know how to swim and never took swim lessons... At that moment, my heart stopped! Do you know that feeling? It's the feeling you get when you're about to ski down a black diamond or drop from the highest peak of a roller coaster, and gravity takes over? You feel like you've... "lost your belly," can't breathe, eyes open wide, you want to say something, but no words come out of your mouth. Well, that's exactly how I felt after my student said he never participated in swim lessons, yet he spends most of his summer days on our pristine lakes! I believe learning to swim and education about safety in, on, and around the water are something all of our babies should know! After all, 71% of our earth is covered in WATER! So, I started doing some research about learn to swim programs in the area to share with my students, and at the time, I could not find one within a reasonable distance for their families. As a lifeguard and swim instructor for over 18 years, I knew I needed to be the one to create a program for our communities! And here we are now! I'm proud to say that over the past eight years, our organization has grown from teaching swim lessons to training aquatic teams to now creating programming in areas of need! I wanted to share this story with you because I want you to know how passionate we are about educating our communities, parents and their children, and our future generations about how to stay safe in, on, and around the water. If you want to make an incredible impact in your community, consider joining The Aquatic Connection Team & Family! We look forward to reviewing your application! With much respect, Sabrina Keller Founder of The Aquatic Connection A Family of Aquatic Corporations
The Aquatic Connection's Services
TATS Kids' Swim School, a member of The Aquatic Connection, creates sustainable and enhances existing Learn-To-Swim programs. The Aquatic Training Academy, a member of The Aquatic Connection, trains the highest-quality lifeguards and swim instructors through our American Red Cross Aquatic Training Programs. We also offer a variety of health and safety courses, such as CPR/AED and First Aid Training to businesses and organizations nationwide!
Check Out What Our Learn-To-Swim Families Say...
"We are so impressed with Sabrina's talent at teaching swimming! She managed our two kids' different needs expertly and they both made huge strides in the short 8 week lessons. Elliot (4) came in not swimming at all, and was swimming independently by the 5th session! Dylan (7) came in dog paddling, and now is doing the front crawl, back crawl, and can retrieve from the bottom of the pool! The warm water at freedom physical therapy helps a lot. Worth every penny to know that my kids are safer in the water!!" - Rory C. (Newport, VT)
Check Out What Our Aquatic Training Participants Say...
I just completed the Water Safety Instructor course with Sabrina and took the Lifeguard course from her in 2019. I cannot begin to express what a great experience I had in both courses! Sabrina is knowledgeable, communicates incredibly well, and challenges and supports every student in her classes. She holds all candidates to the highest standards while making the course content accessible and engaging. Thanks to Sabrina’s excellent instruction, I have set and achieved goals that I truly believed I could not attain. I am amazed at how much I have learned and how confident I am in my skillset after taking these courses through The Aquatic Connection. We all enjoyed the WSI course so much that we were a little bit sad when the weekend was over! - Katherine L (Nashua, NH)