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GIZMO JR. 1


This class is taught by:

Robin Liddell

Robin is a mother of five who enjoys swimming. She has been a swim instructor at Oak Marr Recreation Center and started teaching at the Machine Aquatics Swim School in 2013.
 
During the summers her children swim for the Oakton Otters, an NVSL team, and she coaches the club’s Masters group.
 
Robin lives in Oakton, but is originally from Alexandria. She has two B.S. degrees in Finance and Management from VA Tech.  She worked for First Virginia Bank for eleven years before coaching swimming full time. 

Kevin Baynes

Kevin has always been in the water for one reason or another. He learned to swim at the age of 4. At age 6, he began to swim for the Chantilly National Bluefins under Nancy Monaghan until the age of 18. After his last year of swimming competitively, he began to lifeguard for NV Pools for the next three years where he taught group and private swim lessons throughout the summer. In 2010, Kevin was the assistant coach of the Stone Ridge Sharks. He is currently enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College where he is studying engineering and is planning to transfer at the end of Spring ‘15. Kevin joined Machine Swim School in Spring ‘13 and has enjoyed his time working here. When Kevin is out of the water, he likes spending his time watching TV, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends and family.

Maggie Nelsen

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.

Kim Ellis

Kim started swimming at age five but it wasn’t until she was 10 years old that she began swimming competitively. She was a member of the North Suburban Aquatics Club (Northbrook, IL) for 3 years and swam competitively through high school. She is now a US Master’s swimmer and triathlete. Kim began teaching swim lessons when she turned 16 and has been teaching ever since. She is married and has three daughters to whom she has passed on her love of swimming.
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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 19 11:30 am - 12:00 pm with Robin Liddell
  • Thu Oct 19 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm with Robin Liddell
  • Thu Oct 19 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm with Kevin Baynes
  • Thu Oct 19 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Kevin Baynes
  • Thu Oct 19 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Campbell Ferrick
  • Sat Oct 21 8:30 am - 9:00 am with Erica Demson
  • Sat Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:00 am with Kevin Baynes
  • Sat Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:00 am with Maggie Nelsen
  • Sat Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:00 am with Erica Demson
  • Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 10:30 am with Peyton Moore
  • Sat Oct 21 11:30 am - 12:00 pm with Erica Demson
  • Sat Oct 21 11:30 am - 12:00 pm with Maggie Nelsen
  • Sat Oct 21 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm with Kevin Baynes
  • Sat Oct 21 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm with Maggie Nelsen
  • Sat Oct 21 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Kevin Baynes
  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 10:30 am with Colin Ackleson
  • Sun Oct 22 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm with Kim Ellis
  • Sun Oct 22 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Kim Ellis