I am Steffi Ketzler, certified Infant Aquatics Instructor and Founder of BABY SEALS Swim Academy.
My daughter Anika was born in 2006, the same year that a tragic drowning accident of a little girl in our neighborhood prompted me to look for a program that addressed those awful "what if"-scenarios.I discovered Infant Aquatics. My decision to become an instructor and introduce the program to the Central Coast made sense, because there simply is no comparable program available in our County.
As for myself; I started swimming at a very young age in my home town of Havelberg, Germany and swam competitively until I was a teenager. I pursued my masters' degree in agriculture at a German university. In 2001, I moved to the Central Coast of California, where I began my career as an agricultural research biologist.
My training with Judy Heumann was very rewarding and I was especially intrigued by the intense learning process the children undergo, in addition to the educational aspect offered to the parents.
I am looking forward to providing your children with the necessary lifesaving water skills to promote a lifelong love of swimming and water activities.