Like many children, Susan’s love for water began by participating in the City of Edmonton, YWCA and YMCA swimming programs. In her teens she enthusiastically taught swimming lessons and later became a lifeguard for the City of Edmonton. Aquatic training caught Susan’s attention in 1989, when she received her AFLCA Aquatic Exercise Speciality Leader Certification. Concentrating mostly on the senior population, Susan taught a variety of aquatic classes in private clubs, in the City of Edmonton and surrounding area. Since then, her passion for exercise and aquatic knowledge has grown and her excellent people skills get results for individuals of varying age and physical ability. In 2011, Susan obtained her Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Alberta. Focused on Program Evaluation, her research challenged the notion of evaluation as being necessarily reductive, judgmental and often leading to incorrect results. Using her strong academic background, she provides timely and useful training to her clients, which enable them to be challenged and evaluated in a positive and progressive way. In 2013, she co-created Aqua-HIIT, an aquatic high intensity interval training class for the City of Edmonton. Also, in 2013 she trained candidates for the elite Emergency Response Team of the RCMP. Moving forward, Susan is seeking to collaborate with health care professionals to develop aquatic exercises for individuals who suffer from dementia.
Susan is a WaterART Master Trainer with specialities in: Senior’s Instruction, Mind & Body, Parent & Tot/Toddler, Aquatic Personal Training and Aquatic Rehabilitation. Susan’s motto is “Wellness Through Water”™, using the water to train clients for healthy living on land and she is the owner and operator of Catch The Wave Water Fitness™.
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