Mandi is a one of a kind swim coach. Having an anxious child who needs to learn to swim can be nothing short of tricky. As a mother, I want my child to not only learn to swim but to love to swim. It's more then mechanics, and Mandi and her coaches are wonderful. My child went from scared to swim to can't wait to get in the water in a few short months. Mandi has a unique ability to know when to push a child and when to coast. She can see when the anxiety is real and brings them back to a comfortable spot. This gives the child a safe place to grow and feel comfortable taking chances. I never hesitate to recommend Mandi for any skill level in swimming. She has been a " swim whisperer " to my children and I am forever grateful.
I love Coach Mandi’s lessons. Coach Mandi creates a bond with each of her swimmers. You learn so much about the sport and the strokes but Coach Mandi does it in a way that is not intimidating and makes you want to come to practice and lessons every day. She incorporates technique, fundamentals and fun into her lessons. It’s kind of weird. She doesn’t focus on speed, but in the end you become a faster swimmer. I love Coach Mandi!
My fifteen year old daughter has been taking swim lessons from Mandi Bell for several months now. My daughter is blind, has some developmental delays and low muscle tone. She has not been able to swim independently or even float until this past summer. Since beginning with Mandi, she can swim the length of the pool on her back and on her stomach using fins! I couldn't ever imagine her being an independent swimmer. But, with this amount of progress in such a short amount of time, I can. Mandi is firm but extremely positive and a real motivator. She does an incredible job because she loves these kids, loves swimming, and wants her pupils to succeed and love it too. Thanks Mandi!
It’s exciting when your child finds something he’s good at and also enjoys. My son found that in swimming, and Coach Mandi has helped him along tremendously in her Saturday swim school. She not only teaches him, but challenges him to improve. While he might fuss sometimes, it’s worth it when he sees how far he has come. Coach Mandi has a great team of teachers working with her, and she makes sure her students get the attention they need at the level right for them.
Awesome is how I would describe my sons' experience learning to swim with Mandi. Her calm demeanor is amazing so different from our experience from other swim classes. Mandi worked with my oldest son who was 8 at the time to prefect his stroke. It was amazing after only a couple of lessons she understood what type of learner he was and used that to help him improve. My youngest who is now 6 enjoys the water and never hesitate about taking lessons on Saturday afternoons. Mandi's entire team of coaches are great and make learning to swim great. I am now a student of Mandi's adult class and enjoying the experience.
Mandi and her team of swim instructors made both of my children, 4 and 7, feel safe and confident in the water. My 4 year old was nervous about starting, and the instructors made him feel comfortable by not rushing him and making sure he was having fun. My 7 year old loves her instructor, Sergiy, and he motivates her with just the right amount of instruction and praise. I highly recommend Mandi's team of instructors for any child.
My kids have been working with Mandi for three years now. I can't even express the amazement and happiness I feel as I have seen the increase in my children's ability and their resulting confidence. We live in an area of the country where we are lucky to get 3 months of outdoor swimming per year. They get a chance to work on this all year in an indoor pool during the cold months, so that they don't forget all they have learned. My children take this life saving, mentally and physically healthy, active lifestyle skill with them when we visit the beach this year, and they will have it when they are 95 years old. This is a gift that lasts forever.
Coach Mandi taught our son how to swim within a very short period of time. My husband and I couldn't believe how she took a non-swimmer to a little fish 😄. We were so impressed with her skills that we enrolled our 3 year old in one of her classes, as well! Coach Mandi and her team have such an amazing patience with the students and our children love coming to class to learn from them. I highly recommend them - they are truly a talented and phenomenal team!!
"My daughter started with Mandi nearly three years ago. She was 5, timid, and could barely swim (after two summers of swim program elsewhere). Coach Mandi's program helped her to find her confidence and erase her fear of swimming. Fast forward two years and with encouragement from Coach Mandi, my daughter participated for the first time on swim team. As a parent, I am beyond thrilled that Coach Mandi's program has provided my daughter with the skills to swim and she now considers herself a swimmer. I would highly recommend Swim Beyond to all I know, as a matter of fact, I constantly tell all who will listen "you've got to swim with Coach Mandi!'"
My girls have thrived at Swim Beyond!! My younger daughter was only five when she began lessons with Coach Mandi and she cried and screamed for what seemed like weeks and weeks. Coach Mandi has the most wonderful temperament and she balanced comforting my daughter with helping her to push her boundaries. Though she was resistant to enter the pool, my daughter never said that she didn't want to go swim lessons and I attribute my daughter's willingness to keep trying to Mandi's skill and experience. She is passionate about helping children to be comfortable and to enjoy swimming. Both of my children beg to go to swim lessons!! Mandi is like a member of our family.
Mandi Bell is the most amazing swim coach ever. She has worked with my son for the past three years and he has grown in confidence and ability under her guidance. Swimming is my son’s only “sport”. He will never be the quickest or the best, but he enjoys swimming and is developing a skill he can enjoy his whole life long. Thank you Mandi.
Mandi and her staff are great with the kids. They really know their stuff, putting good focus on stroke specifics while building endurance. My daughter has gotten much more out of it than summer swim team. The swim levels are small which allows for much attention to each child’s needs. And, Mandi is very good at moving them up to the next level when they are ready. We love Mandi!
Swim Beyond was the difference maker in my family. I had tried [competitors' names removed] for my son. While both programs provide great services, the difference with Swim Beyond is the attentiveness to the child along with instructors that truly love what they do. My son, Benjamin can now swim extremely well and has motivated our entire family to become swimmers.
My kids have been swimming with Mandi since they were 4 years old. She is not just an amazing swim teacher but also a great character builder. I love watching the kids at swim meets turning to the other team and shaking their hands in the water.
She is great with kids, but that is not all. I started swimming with her last year. I could float but not really swim. In two weeks time, I was swimming freestyle. I started just like the kids- with a board, graduated to a tennis ball and so on and on.
Our whole family loves Mandi and can not wait for summer league to start!!!
My toddler son has been taking lessons with Swim Beyond for the past two years and the change in his interaction with the water is remarkable. He was terrified of the water before he started lessons, and with the work of the instructors at Swim Beyond he has become much more comfortable in the pool. I am absolutely amazed at the patience and hard work that the instructors at Swim Beyond have--they turned a toddler who used to cry every time he got near the pool, into someone who now looks forward to swimming underwater and showing off his swim skills.
~Megan B. (Decatur, GA)
Coach Mandi Bell has been my swim coach for the past three months, starting in December when I joined my high school’s varsity swim team. As a person who has not swum competitively, or at all these past two years, I was a little nervous about how the season was going to go for me. As time went on working with Coach Mandi, I got more comfortable with the strokes and everything came back in my memory. In just a few short weeks I saw my endurance and speed improve dramatically. Everyday when I came to practice, Coach Mandi would encourage me to push myself harder and because of that I was overjoyed when I saw what all of my hard work had produced by the end of the season. Coach Mandi helped me with my fear of jumping off of diving boards and doing flip turns. Though I was probably one of her harder students to teach diving due to my stubbornness, she never forced me, but instead made me comfortable and confident in what I was doing. She gave me as much help and time as I needed to feel comfortable and to do the dives properly. I can gladly say that because of Coach Mandi Bell, I finished swim team better than I started with improved techniques and I look forward to working with her next season and over the summer.
We have had such a great experience with Mandi and her entire Swim Beyond team! The words of my 7-year old daughter: “Mom, I love going to these swimming lessons-they ACTUALLY get in the pool with me and help show me how to swim!” As a mom, those words were music to my ears! Mandi is easy to work with, always responds quickly, but most importantly has an excellent team who loves coaching and teaching the kids. All of my daughter’s strokes improved after participating in these lessons and I would recommend this team to everyone.