I started swim team as a child because my Mom wanted something for me and my sisters to do during the summer. I think her purpose was to keep us out of trouble and wear my sister and me out. Little did she know that decision was going to change my life forever.
My name is Emily Rehfeld better known as “Miss Emily”. I was born and raised in Denver. I started swimming at an early age and started swimming competitively at the age of nine through the first years of high school. After getting my water safety instructor certification I found out my passion was to teach kiddos to swim. I have been in aquatics and have taught for fifteen years, now going on my seventh year with SafeSplash. I have been in management since 2013 and have been the Assistant General Manager at Aurora Southlands location since the summer of 2015. It’s been a truly special experience being a part of this amazing team and watching SafeSplash grow!
Keaton started swim team last Monday! It was with much excitement and trepidation . . . for mom. Keaton had nothing but excitement regarding this unknown they call swim team. We woke up to a very dreary morning and were uncertain as to whether swim lesson would be cancelled.
By just looking at me, you would not be able to understand
how much I’ve gone through in a short period of time. The amount of stress, anxiety, and depression I have hidden deeply and secretly fell into. That was until I joined my high school’s swim team my freshman year. I was the shy girl who did not open up to anyone but the few friends I had known for years. Swimming changed that for me.
For those of you who don’t know what a “level 5” swimmer is, think flip turns, the butterfly, freestyle for a long way, breast stroke for a long way, good backstroke form…overall a pretty darn good swimmer. At age five, I think pretty impressive by any standard. Keaton certainly didn’t come into this earth a swimmer, like all kids or adults, depending on when you start, swimming is a life skill like any other sport. It takes time, dedication, great instruction and repetition to get good at it.