Love, love, love! We signed our oldest daughter (was three weeks shy of 4 years old) when she attended Summer Camp for three weeks and we are so happy to say that she is a swimmer! She has always loved the water but now, you can really see her confidence shine! She is fearless in our pool now… doing cannon balls, swimming from shallow end to deep end, attempting to do handstands, etc. Other parents are constantly asking how old she is because she acts like she “owns” the pool now! While at camp, she jumped off a diving board into the deep end, climbed a rock wall, played on a pirate ship, went down slides, played sports, created art, used her wild imagination, made friends, and was completely exhausted at the end of each day (which made bedtime AMAZING)! The instructors were all great and we will definitely be signing up again, as well as continuing lessons. We highly recommend!
- Stacy N., 2016
I knew my daughter needed to learn how to swim once and for all; enter, Miss Yvonne’s Swim School Summer Camp program. I enrolled my 6 year old daughter for full-time camp in the Summer of 2015, and within two weeks she was already swimming confidently without swimmies. By the end of her 6 weeks there, she was proficient in all strokes, even butterfly! I cannot say enough great things about Yvonne and her Team – it’s worth the investment in your child’s safety, and my daughter had a BLAST going there!
- Kristin R., 2015-2016
Miss Yvonne is a miracle worker! Prior to attending Miss Yvonne Summer Camp my daughter was both unable to swim and fearful of jumping into the water. After 3 weeks at Miss Yvonne’s my daughter was swimming, jumping in the water and jumping off the diving board. Miss Yvonne and her talented staff really dedicated themselves to helping my daughter work through her fears and not allowing her to give up.
- Courtney D., 2015
Like most children, my daughter was hesitant of the water and swimming. Miss Yvonne has a great way of making kids feel comfortable and confident in the water. She is the perfect combination of friendly and stern. She earned my daughter’s trust but also wouldn’t let my daughter negotiate her way out of the lesson (which she definitely would have done!). Swimming is a priority for us because we are always around water and we thank Miss Yvonne for helping to keep us safe.
- Kristy H., 2014-2016
My 5 year old son had taken swim classes from Miss Yvonne through a Summer Camp program in Hoboken. Her ability to combine instruction, while also keeping children entertained, makes her a well-qualified teacher, she is a great motivator and has extreme patience in work with children at their own comfort level.
- Danielle N., 2014
Miss Yvonne has been teaching my 3 and 5 yr old boys to swim for the last 9+ months. While she a very knowledgable swim instructor what is most impressive is the technique she employs to get children to learn to swim and have fun at the same time. Her patience and understanding with kids who can be scared and intimidated by the water is invaluable. I highly recommend her. My 5 yr old son now swims on his own, the results say it all!
- Adam F., 2013-2015
Miss Yvonne has been teaching “Y” (5 yrs old) since before she could walk! Her patience seems infinite and “Y” just loves class. Whether in a group setting or one on one (we’ve done both) Miss Yvonne is able to keep the focus on the swimming and I have watched “Y” blossom into such a confident swimmer that I, as a mom, feel totally comfortable letting her swim without having to be in the pool with her.
- Carlin M., 2008-2013
Miss Yvonne was the ideal swim instructor for my 4 year old who has some special needs. She kept him focused at all times and made sure each lesson was fun and tailored to him as an individual. She challenged him to reach his potential without letting him get frustrated or distracted. He was swimming like a fish in the matter of a few lessons! We’ve never needed a swimmy or a vest since the day we met Yvonne! As a parent, I totally appreciated Yvonne’s professionalism and enthusiasm. She’s one of a kind and I highly recommend her!
- Allison C., 2012
An upcoming trip to Hawaii prompted my husband and I to get serious about teaching our four-year old daughter to swim. Given our short timeframe, Miss Yvonne recommended that K take two lessons per week. Six weeks later, K is jumping into the “deep end” and swimming half the length of the pool by herself. She has learned to tread water and float on her back. She and Miss Yvonne are now working on diving off the starting blocks and swimming a full lap. I am impressed at how much instruction Miss Yvonne is able to squeeze into a single 30 minute session. I am also impressed by how Miss Yvonne adapts her teaching style to meet K’s needs of the moment. Miss Yvonne is a nurturing and enthusiastic teacher, and her love of swimming has clearly rubbed off on my daughter.