Hi! My name is Donna Minor and I am a certified Infant Aquatics Instructor in Waco, Texas. I am deeply committed to teaching children necessary life-saving skills to survive in and around water.
I am a Waco native. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Education. I have been greatly blessed to have taught elementary physical education for the past 30 years. I now have the opportunity to continue serving the children of Waco through Infant Aquatics. The moment that I witnessed infant survival lessons a few summers ago; I knew it would be my calling for my retirement years! My passion as always been for children and their well- being. Coupled with my love for the outdoors and water sports, teaching infants to swim and survive is the perfect fit!
I completed a six-week Infant Aquatic training in Houston, at Texas Swim Academy with Kathleen McMordie. I received over 100 hours of in-water training, as well as, academic training relating to child development, psychology and physiology. It was an amazing experience… empowering me to teach our babies skills to save their lives!
Babies and young children can swim! Infant Aquatics teaches much more than water acclimation. We teach survival swim skills in private one-on-one lessons. The essential skills we teach children, include, how to hold their breath underwater and turn to their back and float independently, should they accidentally fall into a pool or other body of water,
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children 1-4 years of age and second leading cause of death for children ages 5-14 years old. It is very distressing that a child will lose consciousness in 2 minutes after submersion which could result in irreversible brain damage after 4-6 minutes. A phone call, the doorbell, attending to another child… any momentary distraction, can lead to disaster and a lifetime of regret.
I urge you, as a parent, to consider whether your child is prepared to safely enjoy the water. Look forward to hearing from you.