Janine moved to the Los Angeles area in August 2003, from Leavenworth, Washington where she was born and raised. She comes from a competitive swimming background, the Leavenworth otters swim team. She started on the team at age 5 and has a total of 28 years of swimming experience. She has been a swim instructor/lifeguard for twelve+ years. Besides having extensive teaching experience, she also is trained in first aid, CPR/AED, lifeguarding, infant/toddler, water safety instructor, fundamentals of instructor training, and adaptive aquatics certification USMS certified level 3 coach and many more. She believes that Kidz aquatic, LLC can accomplish these goals because we believe in making swimming fun, and letting the swimmer enjoy the water, not fear it. We look at the age of a child or adult and discover what they are capable of achieving, whether it is swimming a few feet or the entire pool. We do not force children or adults underwater; they need to be ready to try it on their own.