Testimonials About K.I.S.S. Aquatics
Nice Comments from Nice People!
(age 6 months)
Since my son loves the water I wanted him to be safe in it. He picked it up so easily, may have had some crying due to separation, but can see improvement with each lesson. I am so glad I chose KISS SWIM and did not participate in a MOM and Me class. I could never have taught him the things he has learned and will continue to learn fro the KISS instructors.
Thank you KISS!
Absolutely the best experience! Started at 6 months of age. Love Ms. Michelle and Mr. Jeff! Thank You!
- Jessica, South Euclid
(ages 1 & 3)
The KISS swim program has given my kids the skills to be proficient swimmers! it has given me piece of mind!
- Jess, Cleveland
Jeff, Thank you so much for helping me learn to swim. I was so nervous to take lessons and now I'm thrilled that I did! I wish I would have done it a long time ago. I really appreciate you working with me. You and Michelle are such nice people.
Thank you again,
(age 18 months)
My son fell into a backyard pond and almost drowned! We started lessons with Kiss Swim and have been so impressed with the care and concern for is personal history as well as the common sense approach to teaching real life safety skills to children so young. My son is not afraid of being in the water and is developing into a strong swimmer at age 3!
- Samantha, Cleveland Heights
(age 18 months)
Mr. Jeff is the kindest, most patient person I know. He taught a crying, stubborn 1 year old to jump in, roll over and float on his back!
- Jennifer, Painesville, Ohio
My daughter is a fantastic swimmer! She enjoys the water, has started to dive and swims better than most, if not all the children her age. Michelle and Jeff have done a great job with her. I don't believe she would have learned to swim this well anywhere else! Her confidence is though the roof when it comes to the water!
- Jennifer, Chagrin Falls
(age 2 1/2)
Mr Jeff and Michelle have been wonderful! My 2 1/2 year old loves his swimming lessons. They are able to get a very active boy to listen and follow directions!
- Nora, So. Euclid
(age 2 1/2)
I am truly amazed with the progress my child has made in just a few months! She is learning survival swim skills and I feel much more comfortable having her in the water. Her confidence has improved as well as her willingness to try new swimming tasks.
She easily puts her face in the water and enjoys her time in the water. I am impressed with the knowledge, patience and caring personality of Teacher Michelle.
- Julie, Macedonia
(age 2 1/2)
My son loved the water but he was so careless that we were afraid he would do something crazy. Now we know he can find his way up in the water and wait for help if needed. He's safe!!
- Geraldine, Stow
Mr. Jeff and Ms. Michelle were awesome with Sam! He would previously only swim with wings and would not put his face in the water. After 2-3 lessons he was confident and swimming like crazy! I love it!
- Stacy, Chagrin Falls
My son has taken swim lessons with Jeff for 7 months. he has learned how to perform numerous swim strokes very well with continuous improvement. He now demonstrates great confidence and endurance in the pool, while having fun! He has mastered floating on his back, a key survival skill, even while fully clothed. We couldn't be more pleased with Mr. Jeff!
- Keri, Chagrin Falls
Lessons are amazing! My son was scared of water. After a few lessons, he's was putting his face in the water, holding his breath and opening his eyes!
- Michelle, Cleveland
(ages 2, 4, & 6)
My children have been taking swimming lessons with Michelle and Jeff for the past two years. Michelle andJeff are both amazing swim instructors and I have seen tremendous growth in my children's ability to handle themselves in the water. A few years ago we had a very close call with one of my children and this is the best investment that my husband and I could have made. My youngest son who just turned two years old jumps into the Deepwater without fear with a smile on his face and can transition himself to a floating position and maintain that for an extended period of time. All in all I can go without being a nervous wreck but I watch my kids like a hawk and without a doubt Michelle and Jeff are the best teachers to teach your children how to swim.
- Aliza, Beachwood
I had heard of KISS Swim when my son was an infant. But at the time, the lessons were too far away and I forgot about it. I put my son in swim lessons through the local rec during the summers, starting when he was three years old. The first season was nice; Calvin had fun, but he really didn’t learn very much and refused to put his face in the water. The second season was a waste of time. He made absolutely no progress and the instructors were teenagers who didn’t work very well with children.
Swimming is something that I consider a life skill, not a recreational sport, so I was really frustrated with how to proceed. The local YMCA didn’t appeal to me. I remembered about KISS SWIM and saw that the lessons were now being offered very close to home. Calvin was four years old when we started our lessons with Jeff and Michelle. He was NOT a fan and cried a lot at the beginning. Michelle and Jeff were both VERY patient with him, but also very encouraging. They knew how to work with him and brought out the best in our son.
Slowly at first, he made steady progress – putting his face in the water was a big step! Every time he hit a plateau, Michelle and Jeff worked with him to get past it. It’s a testament to our belief in Michelle and Jeff that we even traveled to CVAC when the Notre Dame pool was too cold! :o)
I am absolutely convinced that Calvin would not be the swimmer that he is today without their patience, encouragement and, yes, their love. I truly feel that they care about my son and want him to be the best that he can be. Several times, both Jeff and Michelle have texted or emailed me to tell me something positive about Calvin’s lessons, or an idea that they have for how to reach a new goal. I cannot thank them enough! Our son is now six years old and still swims with KISS. Calvin loves “Mr. Jeff and Ms. Michelle” and looks forward to the lessons. With Jeff especially, he has developed a rapport that is very special.
If you are considering whether KISS Swim is something that would work for your child, do it! - Especially if your child has not made good progress with traditional group swim lessons. I do not believe that you will be disappointed.
- Renee, So.Euclid
This is the story of a 15 month old boy called Peter, who was saved from a definite drowning if it wasn’t for the Swimming lessons he took from Kiss Swim since he was six month old.
We were at the country club watching Peter’s brother about to start practicing with his swim team, and it just took seconds to see Peter at the edge of the pool wearing all his winter gear and bending over to throw his toy in the pool.
In a split of a second, Peter was in the pool face down.
The lifeguard was about to jump when I stopped him just to see, after all the swim classes that Peter has taken, what could he do? I didn’t know if that was a wise decision I took back then, I was so worried, my heart was beating so strong, so fast and here I see Peter coming out of the deep, rolling on his back floating and screaming as he usually does best.
It was a great relief for me to hear Peter’s screams and also realization of a tremendous satisfaction from the Kiss Swim program.
I highly recommend teaching young kids how to swim or at least how to be able to save themselves from water accidents, and those accidents can happen everywhere.
Special thanks go to Jeff!
- Addie Hayek