Meet Livia, SwimWest’s very own “homegrown” swimmer! Livia has climbed the ranks from parent-tot to instructor – she started swimming at SwimWest when she was a toddler – and now she is able to share her love of swimming with her own group of kids!
She loves working with kids and helping them progress, and someday plans to use her SwimWest teaching foundation to support her career in Psychology. She is kind, outgoing and friendly to all, and we are so lucky to have her on the SwimWest team!
Here are some fun facts about Livia!
How Long Have you Lived in the Madison Area?
I have been in the Madison area since I was born, my Mom introduced me to SwimWest and I have swam there from parent-tot up!
What is a “typical” Day Like for you at SwimWest?
I can’t remember a “craziest” day but most days at SwimWest are very lively and interesting, you never have the same day twice!! A typical day at SwimWest usually starts with set up and after that I either teach or often am on deck. If I’m on deck my day consists of lifeguarding, evaluations, and meeting with family to talk about their swimmers progress!! When I’m in the water my day consists of talking to the swimmers one on one and working to progress their skills. Directly working with the swimmers is my favorite, there is never a dull moment with my swimmers !!
3 Things you Love about SwimWest?
Favorite Madison Restaurant?
There are so many good options around the Madison area many of which include Graze, Hubbard Avenue, and Canteen.
Madison Winters or Madison Summers?
Both are so gorgeous but Wisconsin summers definitely beat driving in the snow.
Favorite Swim Stroke?
Breaststroke by far!!
Something You’re Looking Forward To?
I’m looking forward to going to college this next year and in the meantime I look forward to my track and field season and road trips with my family!
Something You Have Learned or Taken Away from your Job?
I’m not sure where to even start with this question, SwimWest has taught me so many things from the basic communication skills to the ability to make connections that last a lifetime. SwimWest has also helped me find my interest in working with children and their families which has helped in my decision to continue my education in the psychology field. Thank you SwimWest and especially Karen for all you have done for me in my years working here.