Education & Certifications:
B.S. in French Language & Literature, minor in Linguistics from Binghamton University. American Red Cross certified Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Pool Operator. With over 15 years in Aquatics Management. Also, I served as President of the NY Junior Chamber (JCI) in 2022.
Beginner and Intermediate swim lessons for children and adults. With a background in teaching adaptive swim lessons for children and adults with special needs.
I also coach the rowing team for Binghamton University in the early mornings. When I was in college, I was the coxswain on the team. This is the crewmember who sits stationary in the boat facing the bow. While the coxswain’s main job is to steer the shell with a tiny rudder, they also call the race strategy, and help motivate the crew!
Why did you go into Aquatics instruction?
I have always loved being in and around pools and lakes. I became a lifeguard when I was 16 and have since worked in aquatics. Soon after, I started teaching swim lessons and water fitness classes and have been teaching both for over 15 years! I have a passion for helping others and swimming. I am happy I can combine these passions by teaching others to be safe in and around the water and learn a skill they can enjoy for life. I enjoy helping people overcome their fears, find confidence, and achieve their goals!
Patricia’s Success Stories
Patty is an amazing swim instructor! She lets the child get comfortable at their own pace while encouraging them to push themselves further, all while having fun.
Patty’s patience, kindness, and knowledge help us grow and feel more comfortable in the water. She taught us a lot of valuable swimming skills during the first set of sessions and we had a lot of fun. Patty is an excellent swimming instructor! We are excited to start the second round of lessons with Patty soon.