Sigma Featured Staff Member Of The Week
Updated: May 19
Sarah is one of our coaches at Sigma's Swim School Fort Worth Central (TWU) location. Today we interviewed her focusing on coaching and motivation.
Q: How and why did you become involved in the sport swimming?
A: My oldest brother swam and I wanted to be like him, so I took lessons and joined a team when I was six!!
Q: What do you hope your swimmers will learn from you?
A: That there’s nothing to fear in the water, and to be confident in themselves
Q: What does coaching the sport of swimming mean to you?
A: Helping people overcome their fears of the water and being able to gain confidence in themselves and in the water
Q: How did you stay motivated in the sport growing up, and how do you keep your swimmers motivated?
A: I remind them that there’s nothing to fear in the water and to take their time, learning takes time and to not expect perfection the first time.
Q: What is your favorite thing about coaching the sport and your favorite thing about your swimmers?
A: Seeing my swimmers get comfortable in the water and watching their confidence grow!!
Q: Who do you think are one or more of the greatest swimmers ever and why?
A: Michael Phelps, I think that could be a cheesy answer, but I say that because he changed how the world saw swimming and raised popularity of the sport. Before him there were great swimmers, but I think he was so infamous that people gained a higher respect for swimming
Q: What do you tell a young child that is afraid of the water at his/her first swim lesson and how do you try to make it less scary for them?
A: Most of the time I hold them as they get into the water and help them slowly acclimate and show them there’s nothing to be scared of; it all about baby steps.
Q: What is your favorite thing about being around your swimmers and the atmosphere of Sigma?
A: People love the sport and push themselves and their teammates to be their best!!
Q: What do you like to do when you are not coaching?
A: When I have time, working out or being with my friends.