I am a former 3-time Olympic swimmer (for South Korea - 96, 00, 04) and swam on scholarship at the University of Florida (same school that many Olympians have swum such as Dara Torres and Ryan Locthe). My specialty was the Individual Medley (former national record holder from 96-06) but also swam butterfly, breaststroke and middle distance freestyle during college. I also have a PhD in Kinesiology.
I have vast teaching/coaching swimming experience from beginners (people who are afraid of the water), age-group swimmers, to competitive swimmers. I have taught beginning swimming at a University level for 4 years and provided private lessons to swimming clients at the University of Pennsylvania (staff, faculty, students, family and friend members). I have competed against many world class swimmers including Michael Phelps and Ryan Locthe (trained with him at the 2004 Olympic Games). I have learned from many world class coaches such as the 2012 US Olympic Team Men's Head Coach, Gregg Troy, and legendary swim coach Richard Shoulberg at Germantown Academy (PA).
I really try to focus on teaching from the basics and provide in-water Olympic level demonstration and instruction. For technique improvement, I will be in the water with the client and provide step-by-step, thorough, and clear instruction. I use a combination of my Olympic athletic experience along with my doctorate education in Kinesiology to provide my clients the best instruction to improve their technique, power, efficiency, and/or time.
I am a very humble and patient person. I can assure you world-class observations and instructions. I am a USA swimming registered Coach (with Level 2 Axiom Background check and completion of Foundations of Coaching and USA Swim Athlete Protection Training) and have certifications from American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and CPR/AED.