Hi! I’m Shannon. I grew up in Arlington, Texas and moved to Argyle in 2016 with my husband of 20 years and 2 daughters. I’ve been an x-ray tech for local pediatric hospital systems since 2005.
My journey to becoming a survival swim instructor for kids and babies started over 10 years ago when I worked in the emergency room and realized how many young children drown. It astonished me, and I started looking for survival swimming lessons for my own girls. My oldest was 3 and my youngest was 1 when we finally found someone close enough to our home to teach our girls. What they learned in those 6 short weeks amazed me and lit a fire in my soul. I knew that teaching survival swimming was my calling, and, I too, would help little ones gain the skills they need to survive an aquatic accident. The timing for training was never right it seemed, and several years passed. After a close family friend tragically lost a child to drowning, I decided to MAKE time and quickly reserved my spot in the program.
I completed a six-week Infant Aquatic training in Dallas, Texas under Bev Steinfink. During those 6 weeks, I participated in over 100 hours of in-water training and studies in child development, behaviorism, psychology and anatomy and physiology.
I have degrees in radiologic technology from Tarrant County College (AAS) and Midwestern State University (BSRS). I am also certified in infant, child and adult CPR and first aid.
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Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under 5. Childhood drowning is preventable, and survival swimming skills are one layer of protection every child needs. I’m proud to bring Infant Aquatics to the Argyle/Denton area. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.