For this native of Humble, TX teaching children, and adults, to swim is not just a business, but a life-long passion which has allowed her to touch thousands of lives around the country. Glendy began teaching children to swim while attending Humble High School. After watching a coach refuse to teach a child with cerebral palsy, Glendy decided to teach the child in her own family pool. Gradually, word got around and before long demand for her swim lessons snowballed.
During college, her summer breaks were spent with children in the pool until eventually she left school to teach full time. After getting married, Glendy took out a loan so she could build her own pool. Over time she developed a technique of swim instruction she simply calls 'the method'. She says the reason she has succeeded where others have not is because she focuses on the children rather than the money lessons bring.
When Glendy moved to Kaua'i in 2004 she was surprised to find many children couldn't swim. Soon she was back in the water working with children of all ages, teaching them a skill she sees as potentially life-saving, but also one that could lead to a higher education and a career.
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