Second Year Instructor
Hi Swim Warrior family!
My name is Blaire Hilliard, and I am a second-year swim instructor! I am currently a rising senior at The University of Georgia. I am majoring in Exercise Science, and intend on going into physical therapy. At school, I am involved in Extra Special People, UGA Miracle, Rho Tau Physical Therapy Club, and Greek life.
My passion in life is to make a difference in children’s lives. In high school, I enjoyed working with children through babysitting and working at a local daycare. Currently, I am interning at a pediatric physical therapy office. At my internship, I am shadowing in basic physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and hippotherapy (horse therapy). In the future, I definitely want to continue working in Pediatrics. Training in aquatic physical therapy truly sparked my interest in becoming a Swim Warrior instructor. I love seeing a child’s face light up when it is time to get in the pool!
During my first summer at Swim Warriors, I had the pleasure of teaching 50+ swimmers, I have taught swimmers from the age of 22-months to 8-years old. I have also taught extraordinary swimmers (Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD). I have thoroughly enjoyed helping each of these swimmers improve, and I am excited to see all the progress that will be made during my second year! I am also certified in CPR/AED/First Aid in adult and pediatrics through the Red Cross.
Getting in the water can be a really scary first step to swimming for many children. I want to be there to encourage, teach, and build a relationship of trust with your child!
I cannot wait to get started! See you real soon Swim Warriors!
"Swimming is a task that involves hard work and gradual improvements. I want every child to have the courage to keep trying. I want to be more than just a swim instructor, I want to be someone that plants a seed of courage within children that will inspire them to work hard lifelong."
- Blaire Hilliard
Miss Blaire is amazing! Our four year old son loves her. She is positive, motivating, and a great instructor. Easton would tell us how much he loved swim, and Miss Blaire. We can’t wait until next swim season with her!
MY FAVORITE QUOTE
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.' " -Mary Radmacher
I reflect on this quote often to keep me going through the rough patches. Swimming is a task that involves hard work and slow, gradual improvements. I want every child to have the courage to keep trying. I want to be more than just a swim instructor, I want to be someone that plants a seed of courage within children that will inspire them to work hard forever.