For the past four years Paul has been an elementary school teacher. Working with students in the 5th grade (two years) and 1st grade, he has developed his coaching instruction to reflect effective teaching strategies. Providing effective explanations and visual examples of swimming strokes, Paul takes a progressive approach to stroke development, knowing each drill builds upon knowledge & practice of previous drills. Above all, however, Paul looks forward to providing swimmers with the most important characteristic of competitive swimming: SWIMMING IS FUN! Playing games that reinforce drills & getting opportunities to race in exciting atmospheres is what he enjoys. He looks forward to the upcoming season!