Coach Ira and Cindy Klein
Coaches Ira & Cindy Klein have been coaching swimming for decades.
They are the co-founders of the non-profit Klein Swim Academy.
Coach Cindy Klein created a Baby/Me swim curriculum to educate parents about the 4 foundation of swimming, to help eradicate drowning.
“This project and book have been a passion of hers.
I wrote "Sue Nami's Swimming Journey" Teaching Water Awareness and Swimming FUNdamentals Outside of the Water" and "Sue Nami's Daycare Dry-land Swim Class" as a new type of swim class, a pre-swim class, during the 2020 pandemic.
About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries, brain injury.
We can’t risk children not getting swim lessons because of the pandemic. We must consider the many children and families who are located in geographically difficult and climate challenged areas that do not have traditional swim classes available. There is no wrong time for children to learn and understand the fundamentals and foundations to swimming, especially when they can practice “Outside of the Water”.