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About Me

About Me

Hi, it’s nice to meet you!

I began my journey as a swim coach in 2005 and fell in love with it! Coaching swimming brings me pure joy, and I am truly passionate about teaching this life-saving skill. In addition to being a coach, I am a mom of two, a former behavior therapist, and school teacher. Over the years, I have seen the limited progress of students in oversized classes with little individual attention coupled with short lesson lengths. As a coach, I was frustrated with this model of teaching and believed that swimming could be both a more effective and an enjoyable experience!

As my passion for coaching and genuine love of people grew, I became 100% dedicated to creating a swim program designed to understand and meet each swimmer’s individual needs; to craft a water-safe environment, and consistently challenge learners in a fun and engaging way to make massive progress. This passion led to the birth of Christine Stokes’ Empowered Aquatics.

Through my experience as both a swim coach and a parent, I’ve learned that finding balance is key. It requires patience, dedication, and a willingness to adapt to each person’s unique needs. Building a connection with my students is essential to understanding their needs and goals, and tailoring my teaching approach to meet their unique abilities. It is my priority to create a supportive and engaging environment that fosters success. I approach each swimmer with an open mind, meeting them at their individual starting point. By understanding their unique strengths and areas for improvement, I can build a strong foundation while challenging them in a positive and supportive way. This approach allows for personalized progress and helps each swimmer identify areas to improve and grow.I truly believe that this thought process and teaching style can change lives, because it has with my very own children!

When it came to their swimming journey, I wanted them to be water-safe and confident in and around the water. My children’s experience with swimming has been a source of pride and inspiration for me. They have shown me that resilience and dedication can lead to incredible growth and achievement. Watching them repeatedly try hard things and overcome them has instilled in them a resilience that has allowed them to become amazing athletes.

Whether coaching my own child or someone else’s, I approach each swimmer with patience, compassion, and a focus on helping them identify areas to improve and grow. My ultimate goal is to help every individual become a safe, confident, and competent swimmer who loves the water and feels proud of their accomplishments. When we are confident, we can make better choices that can potentially save our lives!

Thank you for visiting Empowered Aquatics. I look forward to working with you and your family to create a positive and empowering swimming experience!

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