Claire started swimming when she was 8 years old with Hunter Mill Swim, and started swimming competitively at 12. She coached Hunter Mill’s Mini Sharks, and taught private lessons. Claire Continued to swim recreationally but decided to dedicate her time to volleyball and swim recreationally after that. Claire and her father started Vienna Youth Volleyball and Vienna Elite volleyball club, and Claire has been an active coach and referee ever since. She got back into swimming when she came to work with Machine at the front desk in the Summer of 2015. Claire studies Kinesiology at George Mason University. While she hopes to one day get her masters in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and continue to work with Children. When Claire isn’t in the water or at the front desk she enjoys spending her time playing beach volleyball or hanging out with her two dogs, her family and her friends.
Claire instructs the following:
GIZMO JR. 1
AGES 4 - 5
A beginner level class for swimmers who may or may not have had prior swim lessons. Designed for children learning to swim independently. The class will focus on safety skills and the fundamentals of kicking, taking strokes, side breathing, and backstroke.
AGES 6 - 10
A beginner level class for swimmers who may or may not yet swim independently. Designed for children learning the fundamentals of swimming. The class will focus on kicking, taking strokes, side breathing, backstroke, and safety skills.
GIZMO JR. 2
AGES 4 - 5
An intermediate level class for swimmers able to swim freestyle and float on their backs independently. Students are working on effective side breathing, developing backstroke technique, and increasing the amount of consecutive strokes. Children should be able to swim at least 10 strokes of both freestyle and backstroke before entering this class.
AGES 6 - 10
An intermediate class for swimmers able to swim freestyle and backstroke independently with some breath control. Students will be working on effective side breathing, improving backstroke technique, and increasing the amount of consecutive strokes. Children should be able to swim at least 15 strokes of both freestyle and backstroke before entering this class.
PRE GIZMO JR
3 Year Olds
A beginner level class for children new to swimming who may or may not put their face in the water. Designed for swimmers who need assistance when in the water, working on the fundamentals of kicking, taking strokes, and breath control.