Martha Burns Swimming School

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Experienced & Consistent Instructors

Each student will have the same instructor for the duration of his session. This enhances learning in two ways:

Our certified, experienced instructors all receive the further 'Martha Burns Swimming Method' training course by either Martha Burns or David Burns. At our school, we take swim instruction seriously. Our instructors don't play games or perform antics. Instead, they focus on creating a nurturing environment, using a gentle teaching style, and incorporating creative/Martha Burns Swimming Method techniques.

Martha Burns, Founder and Owner

Instructs: Privates at Medina or Minnetonka (January - December)

Swim Team Prep at Blake School - Hopkins (October - May)

Carmen Freeman, Director of Operations

Carmen Freeman, BS in Geography (University of North Dakota), worked for several years in the civil engineering, surveying and land planning industries before meeting Martha and joining MBSS in February 2011. Carmen was a competitive and synchronized swimmer and shares Martha's passion for swimming.

David Burns. Trainer, Instructor & Swim Coach

David is passionate about water, just like his mother, and was swimming competitively by age five. By the time he was eight, he won third place in the 50-meter butterfly for the Minnesota AAU state finals. David joined his mother as an instructor in 1984.

Instructs: Small Group Foundation Lessons at both locations (September - May)

Swim Team Prep at Blake School - Hopkins (October - May)

Trains all new instructors on Martha Burns Method

Swim Coach for GMMO at Golden Valley Country Club (June - August 2019)

Megan Byrnes, Assistant Manager

She joined MBSS in August 2016 and now works at the Medina locations.

Coach Cory

Instructs(Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday): Small Group Foundation, Private & Adult Lessons at Medina locations (January - December)

Coach Ivan

Instructs (Monday & Thursday): Small Group Foundation & Technique Lessons at Medina (January - December)

Coach Zong

Instructs (Thursday & Friday): Small Group Foundation, Technique and Private lessons at Medina

Coach Nick

Instructs (Wednesday): Small Group Foundation Lessons at Medina

Coach Samuel

Instructs (Saturday) : Small Group Foundation, Technique & Private Lessons at Medina (January - December)

Coach Amanda

Instructs: Small Group Foundation, Technique & Private Lessons at Medina (June - August)