My name is Melissa Smith, and I certified with Infant Aquatics under Erin Loewe in early 2022. My personal background is in cheer and tumbling. I coached at FAME All-Stars for 10+ seasons during and after my time cheering at Christopher Newport University. It was while Erin trained my daughter in the summer of 2021 that I became interested in becoming an instructor myself. Given my undergraduate focus in child psychology and my passion for coaching young kids foundational body control skills, I felt like I could bring a unique perspective to survival swimming. I’m so excited to work alongside Erin at Starfish Infant Aquatics offering more opportunities for kids and parents to gain confidence in and around water through survival swim lessons!