Third Year Instructor
Hi! My name is May Murphy. I am a third-year instructor with Swim Warriors, and this year I will also be a lead instructor.
I am 21 and currently live in Dahlonega with my fur baby Fig. I love to go hiking, swimming, kayaking, and to the beach. I grew up in Oconee County and played volleyball for nearly 8 years of my childhood.
I am currently a senior at the University of North Georgia studying to become a pediatric nurse. I love working with kids of all ages and have babysat for many years. I have worked with children of all abilities, including partial paralysis, muscle weakness, Downs syndrome, Autism, and speech disabilities.
I love to see children grow, succeed, and develop their own unique personalities. I especially cherish helping children overcome their struggles and watching them bloom into the wonderful child I know they can be. In addition, I am CPR/AED/First Aid certified in infants, pediatrics, and adults through the Red Cross.
Swimming is such a great way to keep your kids active and engaged. I learned to swim when I was about 3 years old, and I wish my parents had introduced me to the pool sooner than that. I absolutely loved to swim and jump off the diving board. My parents used to say they had created a swimming monster because I would never want to leave the pool. I hope to share that love of swimming with your children.
I met Brooke through one of her instructors who thought that I was the perfect fit for the job, and I was added to the team in July of 2020 to fulfill a schedule demand. Thank goodness I did! I worked until it was too cold to teach. Immediately upon being hired, I felt like I was a part of a family.
This job is truly more than just a job, it’s a family and a community. I have grown so much personally in this job, and I can’t wait to see where this season takes us as a company and a family.
I can't wait to see you again, meet new swim families, and watch your swimmer grow and succeed.
"My best advice for our swim parents is to get involved and make swimming fun and safe for the whole family. Feel free to ask your instructor questions about how you can help your swimmer succeed. The more time you and your swimmer spend in the water together the more success you will both have."
- May Murphy
This was our second year with Swim Warriors and we loved working with Miss May this summer! Before swim classes started this summer I was nervous about my 3 year old son and how he would do with the instructor - the week before lessons started we had been at the beach and he was a crazy kid in the pool which made me super nervous! But by the end of the summer, I'm completely comfortable knowing that if he were to fall into the pool he would be safe. He also loves to practice floating on his back and counting to 10 like Miss May taught him. My 6 year old daughter has learned freestyle as well as the other types of strokes and has shown an interest in joining swim team!
MY FAVORITE SWIM MEMORY
My favorite memory from last year is getting one of my first swim students to swim across the pool all by herself. The best feeling for an instructor is when a swimmer finally successes. That first solo swim across the pool makes all that work worth it. To see the confidence a young swimmer has when they realize what they have accomplished is priceless.