Ms. Cathy’s Experience & Credentials
Ms. Cathy began her swimming
career at a young age. Before becoming a swim instructor, she
participated in competitive swimming for over 13 years holding junior
Olympic times. She then taught children age 6 months and older in the
Red Cross program and continued to do so for over 25 years. During this
time, Ms. Cathy developed her own teaching style and has been
instructing her students in this way for over 15 years throughout
central Texas, teaching all ages from 6 months to 95 years.
Ms. Cathy specializes in children with sensory disorders and autism.
In addition to being a swim
instructor, Ms. Cathy has also instructed students in Scuba and
Gymnastics and has assisted patients with water rehabilitation (after
heart attacks, motor vehicle accidents, etc).
Ms. Cathy was also the owner and operator of Young
Gymnastics Sportsplex and Grander Riding, a year-round camp with
Gymnastics, Swimming, Art, Horseback Riding, Imagination Theather, Mom’s
Morning Out and nature trails (Austin, TX).
About Ms. Cathy and the Safety-First Survival Swim Program & Swim Lessons
Located in the beautiful Austin hill country, Cathy Vance (Grander),
known to her students as “Ms. Cathy,” has been teaching swim lessons in
Austin for over 30 years. She teaches a Safety-First Survival Swim
Program and swim lessons, which means that any child that can crawl
should be able to swim to the side and get out of a pool if they fall
in. She specializes in children with sensory disorders and autism and
has a way of bonding with and then nurturing children which helps many
that have tried other programs without success. Read more about her
credentials and experience here.
Ms. Cathy firmly believes that teaching your child to swim is just as
important as covering an electrical outlet. One of the leading causes
of accidental death in children ages 2-10 is drowning. This is why she
not only teaches children to float until they get help (like the I.S.F.
program), but teaches them to swim to the side and get out.
For more information contact Ms. Cathy today!