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Based upon lifetime of teaching and practice in all aquatic areas: swimming, life-saving, acquacise, pool games/sports, water-based exercises for injuries to major parts of the body:legs, arms, trunk, hands, arms, shoulders, etc.A Advanced diving techniques 'I can't';'I won't.'I'll be able to answer and provide specific remedial techniques & activities in most of the above categories with 90%-95% proficieny. I should mention at least 10 yrs. experience in wellness-fitness classes for seniors and their juniors! (Includes me!)

Experience in the area

Based upon the above overview and brief summary of my water skills and the teachings of them, I have taught or have been involved in these areas personally; that includes utilizing these techniques for self-injuries to my shoulders, knees i.e., torn maniscus. I have certs in teaching water-based movements for arthritics as well. My umbrella of teaching and "working" in these areas totals approximatley 40 years...

Organizations

Past history: Fitness/Wellness/Swim Instructor-20 yrs. Staten Island YMCA., 281 Broadway SINY. Presently: Part/Time Professor in Health/Phys ED at Kingsborough Community College, teaching both aquacise, water-based volley ball, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Swimming classes. Kingsborough C.C. address:2001 Oriental Blvd., B'klyn N 11235-25+ yrs.

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Education/Credentials

I have Masters Degree in Special Education. Almost 30 credits + in Physiology/Education from Columbia Univ., NYC (involves working with "challenged" populations with both/either mental and physical handicaps.

Awards and Honors

MY (RE)WARD IS BEING ABLE TO RETIRE FROM THE NYCBOE AFTER TEACHING AND EVALUATING CHILDREN/ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FOR 36 YEARS! THE HONOR I RECEIVED IN DOING SO WAS THE WONDERFUL RESPECT, THANKS FROM PEERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS & SUPERVISORS FOR SIGNIFICANT, POSITIVE CHANGES IN THEIR [CHARGES] AND LOVED ONES WHO HAD COME UNDER MY GUIDANCE AND TUTELEGE!

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Recent Answers from Kenneth Pollock

2016-08-16 Swimming endurance:

Hi: Not seeing you in person & in action nor knowing what physical condition (and athletic disposition you possess) I'm going to intuitively provide an answer and advisement. Based on what I provide you

2015-05-25 Swim Team Walk On- What to expect?:

Hi Sarah: I don't know what a d3 school is! No matter.. Sounds like you're looking for a good excuse (to tell your friend as well as yourself) NOT TO JOIN THE SWIM TEAM OF THIS NEW   SCHOOL YOU'LL SOON

2015-04-01 diet for lightness and speed?:

Hi Bud:  As you can understand, my expertise is not in the area of health foods and proper diets for different  genres (sports & related skills). However, based on your own PAST HISTORY of sport involvements

2013-09-17 underwater dolphin kick:

Ed: here goes! When done correctly, the dolphin kick is a beautiful movement to behold! When you see cartoons of mermaids swimming, that's the kick they use. Watch tropical fish in a tank.The tail undulates

2013-09-17 underwater dolphin kick:

Hi Ed: to give you a more infinitive, helpful solution to your question, I really need some more info like (assuming you're talking about the dolphin kick): A-What are you utilzing this kick for? Is is

 

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