Miss Wendy's Resume'
Wendy started teaching in San Diego with her own son while attending a Mommy and Me class
at the Y.M.C.A. The instructor of that class saw potential in her and began having her assist with other children.
In 1973, she moved to the central coast where she received her Water Safety Instructor Certification and her Adapted Aquatics
Certification from the America Red Cross. She began teaching her own Mommy and Me classes in Seaside in
a rented backyard pool. These classes were later moved to a pool in Carmel Valley. After the birth of her second son,
she moved to another rented backyard pool in Marina, where she taught small group classes for 23 years. Many of her students
went on to join local swim teams. A number of them swam at the junior national and national level.
was the director of the swim program for the former Fort Ord's Youth Activities Office. She and her staff of six instructors
taught an average of 150 children and adults each month, totaling thousands during her 15 years with the program.
She has taught swimming
for the physically and mentally challenged at two locations on the penninsula.
Wendy has been trained in Adult, Child, and Infant
CPR, as well as First Aid. She has taken numerous college level courses in child psychology and early learning.
In the late '90's she received her coaching certification
in Synchronized swimming and launched the Monterey Synchronized Sea Otters, a new local team for which she was head
coach for three years.
From 1999 until 2006, Wendy took her classes to Salinas Athletic Club, where she continued to teach
children and adults, until finally finding a permanent home at our current location.