Maggie Nelsen grew up in Vienna, Virginia and attended The Potomac School in McLean. Throughout her high school and college years she lifeguarded and taught swim lessons at Potomac’s Summer Programs. After graduating from Connecticut College, Maggie was a middle and high school teacher in Malaysia for two years. She has recently moved back to the area and is excited to continue working with children and adolescents at Machine.
Maggie instructs the following:
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.
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
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.
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.