Katja Borosch is an instructor of Infant Aquatics Survival techniques and the owner of Kinder Swim, Inc. A company that is dedicated to teaching infants and children water safety techniques, developing their self-assurance and confidence as well as increasing their enjoyment of aquatic activities. As an instructor Katja finds it rewarding to observe children's self esteem grow as they master the aquatics skills she teaches. She is very passionate about children and has found it to be a natural progress providing a magical experience for each child as they learn to swim. However, Katja's biggest reward comes with knowing she has provided them life saving skills.
Born and raised in Germany, Katja moved to the United States in 1994 when she and Mark married. Her education is in early childhood development where she holds accreditations from California and Florida. She has worked in select child care learning centers and is excited to be able to apply her love for children as she nurtures and guides them through the early years of their lives.
Katja, Mark and their daughters moved to Florida in 2003 and purchased a home with a pool. Their first interest in swimming survival skills came quickly as they watched one of their girls accidentally fall into the pool while playing on the pool deck. They saw first hand how quickly an accident can happen even with an adult close by. They immediately enrolled their daughters, ages 2 and 4, in water survival lessons and were convinced that this is one of the most valuable gifts that they could give their children and themselves. Katja was already considering a career change within the early childhood development field. She wanted something that she could call her own and work for herself. Katja and Mark researched various swim schools and associations that taught instructors the skills and techniques needed to in turn teach aquatic survival skills to infants and small children. They found Southwest Aquatics in Orlando Florida, provided the perfect balance of survival skills along with a strong bond that the instructors build with their students. Their methods were a perfect match to Katja's own natural method of teaching and her ability to easily bond with children.
Southwest Aquatics provided her vigorous and intensive hands on training that qualifies her to teach Infant Aquatics Survival lessons. With 200+ hours of in-water training, Katja has worked with hundreds of students over the past 6 years teaching the Swim-Float-Swim technique. She is a member of the United States Swim School Association (USSSA), World Aquatics Baby Congress (WABC), National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) and holds current certification for Infant/Child CPR and First Aid as well as The American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.