Richard has over 25 years of experience teaching children and adults of all ages.
Richard is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. He served a full time 2-year volunteer mission for his church where he learned to speak Spanish straight from the source. He then earned his BA degree in Spanish language from BYU. Richard has been teaching high school Spanish for 16 years. He also has experience teaching children with special needs and does very well.
Richard also teaches basic diving skills. He has coached Water Polo & Swimming at the high school level and also teaches private beginner water polo skills. Ask us about this type of customized lesson.
Richard can also lifeguard your private parties.
He has also earned some other credentials worthy of mentioning. Richard was eight years certified by the Red Cross in First Aid, CPR , and WSI as a Water Safety Instructor.
He is an Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America and has been known to help cub scouts earn their swimming badge and Girl Scouts earn theirs.
Richard is a traveling Swim teacher. He comes to your backyard pool, your community pool, your friend's pool, or grandma's pool. Wherever you have access to a pool.....
As long as you are within a reasonable driving distance from him.
Richard is located in Anaheim Hills, so he travels to most locations in Anaheim Hills, and the surrounding areas of Villa Park, Orange, Yorba Linda, and Placentia. He charges $5 for the travel fee, but this fee is per trip not per person.
Sometimes he gets requests to travel to other local areas, but it can be difficult for him to arrange for that. He needs a minimum of 3, 30 minute swimmers to travel to other surrounding towns in the area: Tustin, Irvine, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Brea, Anaheim, and Costa Mesa. He also charges a one time travel fee of $10 to the further areas. Contact Kelly for more information. (714) 390-9194
These lessons are always customized based on personal needs of the child. Much can be discovered at the first free assessment lesson. Lessons often focus on becoming water safe and start by introducing the fearful child to the water. Lessons include breathing techniques, floating, pool play, and diving for objects. This level continues through primary skills and stroke development.
Child / Ages 5-13
These lessons are always customized based on personal needs of the child. Much can be discovered at the first free assessment lesson. Coach starts by introducing child to the water. Focus is on water safety, floating, proper breathing, diving, stroke development, proper form and increased endurance.
Adult & Teen / Ages 13- and up
These lessons are customized based on the level of the student: Beginning and intermediate skills, floating, breathing, stroke development, and increased endurance. This will help swimmers achieve buoyancy and support with comfort.