Coach Carla O'Brien
A great business always starts with a strong "why". As the Mom of "different functioners, and a lifetime swim coach, I saw and also experienced first hand in many situations, a lack of understanding of how to help "the different" to learn to do stuff. As a parent it was frustrating and maybe even damaging for my kids to fail again and again or to be mishandled and judged for being who they were..
There is a huge need for our kids specifically to become strong swimmers as they are naturally drawn to the water! No one was getting it done, so I did!
The Carla Swim Methodology is way more than swim progression, because our kids and fearful adults need a specific skill set to be taught. It's time that our exploding population of people who truly function and learn differently to have swim lessons that work!
This is more than a business for me,
Coach Sam O'Brien
Sam O'Brien is a Senior at Loudoun Valley High School, graduating this June! He is a nationally ranked swimmer who has been teaching and coaching at Carla Swim for 4 years, launching his own program "Swim Fast With Sam" in summer 2020.
In February 2021 he became a two time champion at the VHSL Class 4 State Championships and set both District and Regional Records in the 100 Backstroke, and 500 Freestyle.
He is also a USA Swimming Scholastic All American and 2 time captain of the Loudoun Valley Swim Team.
In the Fall, Sam will be attending the University of North Carolina in Wilmington to both swim and major in Business & Psychology.