My 5 year old daughter has been working with Barbara at Desert Swim School in a group of 4 kids and LOVES swim class. We have been through 3 centers and 6 swim instructors both one on one and group lessons. This is the first time I see my daughter shine with progress, pride and excitement. Barbara is incredible with the kiddos, she gauges exactly where they each are and pushes each of them to do a little more from wherever they are in their abilities. She has a way of encouraging them that fills them with pride and a drive to do more, you can see it in each of their faces. In just a couple of weeks’ time my daughter is so much farther along than she has been in 2 years of coaches! Thanks Barbara! Your level of experience and commitment to these kids ability to be safe in the water (independently) shows!