Fran enjoys helping the Center’s diverse membership accomplish fitness goals in the pool. She is certified in water safety instruction, lifeguarding, and CPR/AED through the American Red Cross. She also is certified through WaterART.
For over 30 years, Fran has created fun, appropriately challenging water programs for her clients. Her experience includes successfully helping those with special needs, as well as those with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and post-stroke rehabilitation issues.
Frances’ Success Stories
We are so pleased and overjoyed to see our daughter’s progress! Amber (8 years old, autistic, non-verbal) has worked with instructor Fran for five months. Amber started her private 30-minute lessons with Fran with minimal interest and attention. Fran never wavered. She remained calm, consistent, and encouraging. Over the last five months, our daughter has gone from a mandatory flotation device to a tolerance of goggles and actual underwater swimming. She now jumps into the water, climbs out of a pool, and understands changing techniques while swimming on her stomach versus her back. We have tried dance classes, music classes, etc. and we have never seen such a quick response. We want to thank Fran for providing a consistent, supportive, and nurturing environment for our daughter to feel capable and included. Swimming is just a huge (and invaluable) bonus.