I'm very impressed with Coach Diane! After only two sessions, I'm seeing real improvement in my technique, efficiency, and speed. She is great at analyzing your stroke and assigning specific drills to correct problems. She also brings a wealth of knowledge on triathlon training and racing, beyond swimming. I'm excited to see the results future sessions bring.
Diane is a great coach. She demonstrates the techniques, observes you in action, and provides immediate feedback. Her teaching style is remarkable. I've learned so much from her and am recommending her to all my friends and family.
Coach Diane is a great coach, she is detailed in everything she explains and gets straight to the point of being able to see immediate strengths and weaknesses and knows how to build off them. She also is a personal person that can relate to many things couldn't have been more happier to pick her as my coach! Will be definitely be booking more sessions with her!
Coach Diane is awesome! We feel very fortunate to have found her. I immediately felt very comfortable with her. Very knowledgeable and responsive! We are well on our way to becoming great triathletes with her guidance and direction!
Coach Diane was an awesome help with my daughters strokes. She watched her and understood how to help her improve by making tweaks to her form. I would definitely recommend her and will be using her again.
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Sunsational Swim School did a great job of matching us with the perfect instructor for my 3 & 6 year old kids. We had a slow start at first, but after a few lessons, someone from the office followed up with us to see how things were going so far. After communicating our needs and expectations, they decided to match us up with another instructor to advance my kids and take them to the next level. In just the 1st lesson with our new instructor, Coach Diane Alkins, my 3 year old learned so much in that lesson. Coach Diane was exactly the instructor that we needed! My 3 year old had always been a little timid of the water, but in just 1 session, my 3 year old was comfortable with submerging underwater! As for my 6 year old, he already knew how to swim a little bit prior to enrolling in Sunsational. Our main goals for him were to learn the formal/technical swim strokes. I honestly don’t know if there is anyone better for the job than Coach Diane Alkins. She has so much experience with teaching/coaching swim and my kids loved her! Again, in just the 1st session with Coach Diane, my son learned proper techniques of kicking and arm motions, and most importantly, breathing techniques. In just 3 lessons with Coach Diane, my son was able to confidently do the freestyle,backstroke, and breaststroke. We love having Coach Diane as our instructor! She’s the best!
I wanted to send a quick note regarding Coach Diane. She was kind enough to fit in my 5 yr old son for a few private swim lessons while we were in town. She exceeded our expectations. She is so sweet and has done so well with our son. James has shown huge progress with his swimming and fear of water. He enjoys his lessons so much he asked if she could move to Albuquerque with us. Diane thank you so much for all you have done for James. We recommend anyone who is in need of swim lessons to get in touch with Diane! She is amazing! Thank you thank you thank you! We will definitely be in touch next time we are in town.
If anyone is looking for a swimming instructor, I highly recommend Diane Elkins. My 6 year old's have been enrolled in every kind of swim lesson, every summer for years without results. One child was swimming like a fish after a week. My other child was much more fearful and resistant, but after a few weeks Diane got the job done and now they are both excellent swimmers! She is a great coach for kids, fun, very encouraging, and firm enough to get the job done!
My wife started taking swim lessons from Coach Diane almost two years ago after having initially started with another coach. I was immediately impressed.
Coach Diane patiently takes the time to fully evaluate each of her athletes, learning about them not only as a student but as a person. In doing so, it allows her to coach the whole person - both body (physical technique) and mind (psychological technique). This combination makes her incredibly effective.
So naturally when it came time for me to learn to swim, I didn't even consider going elsewhere. Like all successful coaches, Coach Diane watched in that first lesson the little that I could do and confidently announced that she had found things that she could work with! While the skeptic in me doubted her veracity for a minute, it wasn't long before she had proven the point. Within a very short time I was swimming - and just 4 months later competing in my first event.
I meant to share a compliment that I received this morning from someone doing laps. You told me yesterday that it would happen...He said, you're a great swimmer and look like a professional. Now, clearly he was not a professional but It made me feel good, I thanked him and explained that I had the most amazing coach!!!
Thank you...please know that I tell you these things not for a pat on the back but to let you know what a great coach you are, how much I'm learning and that I appreciate you!!!