Certified Instructor at Early Learning Swim Academy located in Cocoa and Rockledge, Florida.
Experience and background
Hi there! My name is Brandy Berry, and I have worked over fifteen years as a registered nurse to women and infants. My passion for providing exceptional care to my special little patients has given me a broad foundation for the value of caring for and saving lives. I have a uniquely astute intuition, and have been known to notice the smallest of details. I have always been fascinated by the actions and activities that infants and children are truly capable of. Forming a connection with, and gently gaining the trust of a child is something I've done my entire career and is probably the number one thing that allows me to help them.
Living in a state where water is everywhere, the heartbreaking articles of accidental drownings are constant. The affected families live every parent's worst nightmare. The most devastating part is, these tragedies can be avoided and prevented. Time and again I would see these stories, and even witnessed the terror of a family near and dear to my own heart, when their sweet four year old quetly went back out to the pool area after the family had come in from playing. This happened to a particular mother who makes being a "super mom" look effortless. It drove home the fact that if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone. I was compelled to learn more of the techniques of survival swimming, and was blown-away when I experienced firt-hand the systematic approach that effectively teaches a child to respect and safely enjoy the water, as years of evidence has proven.
There is nothing like seeing a child’s face go from fearful apprehension to a big smile beaming with pride, excitement and the fun that comes with the skill of learning to swim on their own!
I completed my PediaSwim Academy professional training with Joy McGinty at Southwest Aquatics to become a certified swim instructor for infants and children. I have been BLS certified by the American Heart Association since 2004. It will be such a pleasure to not only teach your child, but also follow up with refreshers and watch them and their siblings grow in their safe water enjoyment skills. I look forward to meeting you and your little swimmers!