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Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
Marlon is Da' Man - By Kawan‎
 By Dineil - Dec 9, 2009
At 32 years of age I was tired of being afraid of the water. As a member of the NYPD I am used to controlling situations, and water was the one situation in which I was totally out of control. Even on my honeymoon, at the behest of my wife, we went snorkeling in Cancun. I was so paralyzed with fear that even with a life preserver my body was so tight that I started to sink. So thanks to my wife, who did some research on the best swim instructors, she presented me with swim lessons with Marlon for my birthday. It was probably the most useful gift I ever received because in a matter of a few weeks Marlon had me jumping into the deep end of the pool with a newfound comfort. He knew how to push me in just the right way to get the desired results, and after every lesson I felt more confident. I also found it helpful when he combined my lesson with another beginner swimmer because we would both realize that there were other adults who didn't know how to ...‎ More »At 32 years of age I was tired of being afraid of the water. As a member of the NYPD I am used to controlling situations, and water was the one situation in which I was totally out of control. Even on my honeymoon, at the behest of my wife, we went snorkeling in Cancun. I was so paralyzed with fear that even with a life preserver my body was so tight that I started to sink. So thanks to my wife, who did some research on the best swim instructors, she presented me with swim lessons with Marlon for my birthday. It was probably the most useful gift I ever received because in a matter of a few weeks Marlon had me jumping into the deep end of the pool with a newfound comfort. He knew how to push me in just the right way to get the desired results, and after every lesson I felt more confident. I also found it helpful when he combined my lesson with another beginner swimmer because we would both realize that there were other adults who didn't know how to swim, and therefore there wasn't anything to be ashamed of. Also we would push each other to do better. Marlon has opened up a whole new world of sport for me and I highly recommend him to anyone who is tired of having their butt kicked by water. Also, make sure you ask for your free banana after your lesson.


Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
After having a traumatic experience at summer camp (got accidentally knocked into the deep end by counselors who were getting rowdy poolside), I had the greatest fear of water and couldn't trust anyone to teach me how to swim. I absolutely could NOT go under water!! Hated it, would not do it. Now 27, I decided to apply for the Marine Corps, which..... requires the ability to swim (and swim WELL). Until Marlon, I had never in my life jumped into the deep end unassisted, but only after a handful of lessons, he had me jumping in almost willingly. Marlon gives you the confidence to learn and teaches according to your personal pace. I've seen him working with other students (complete non-swimmers to start!!) as well and with all, he has adjusted according to their abilities. I will probably take another set of lessons with him before heading to boot camp next year.... Marlon is amazing!!‎


Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
Marlon is the best swim teacher thus far...‎ 
I went through 3 swimming instructors, 38 years old. I had a very traumatic experience---almost drowned at age 10. In a matter of 4 ...‎ More »I went through 3 swimming instructors, 38 years old. I had a very traumatic experience---almost drowned at age 10. In a matter of 4 lessons, Marlon has given me the techniques that have helped me conquer my fear of the water. I had such a tremendous fear just being in 5 feet of water, but now--thanks to Marlon, I have conquered that fear. Once you grasp the basic techniques, he will have you swimming like a fish. I now practice on my own at the pool in my gym and I love it. I feel amazing and it is such a great form of exercise for your whole body. I highly recommend Marlon to teach you how to swim. He can teach you. He is the best out there. No matter how old you are, he will teach you to swim!! Remember, you cannot master a skill unless you have the proper tools or training to do so. Have confidence in yourself and RELAX!!!!! Believe in yourself and leave the rest to Marlon. Thanks Marlon

Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
 Marlon helped me lose my fear
I’m 73-year-old lady that had much fear of the water because I almost drowned twice as a kid. I also have arthritis--swimming and even just moving around in the water is supposed to help that. When I started with Marlon, I wouldn’t do anything but hold onto the side of the pool—or onto Marlon--without a life jacket on. Marlon has taken me a long way—no more life jacket in the pool, no more holding onto the side of the pool. He is patient and always encouraging and very pleasant to work with.

If you are afraid of the water, tell Marlon and he’ll understand and help. Don’t be ashamed of the fear—you have a lot of company—that includes guys who played football! It’s when I told friends I was taking up swimming that I found a number of them afraid of the water.

I’ve watched Marlon working with kids, and he’s great there, too.

Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
 Marlon Makes it Challenging
I took an "Aqua Blast" swim class with Marlon a few times. The class was designed to be a swim-based workout regimen. Marlon had us competing against one another while swimming, running in the water, swimming underwater, treading water, using kickboards, and more. The workout was exhausting and fun. Marlon is a competitor and likes to push his students.

Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
 Marlon is a great instructor
Marlon got my shy 5 year old swimming in after the second lesson. He was patient and encouraging and gave my daughter great confidence in the water.
I strongly recommend him as an instructor. Adriana, Hoboken

Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
 In Marlon we trusted
Our son started his swimming lessons at the age of 3. He has the tendacies to be shy and reserved so we were worried about how he would adapt to lessons from someone besides mom or dad. After one class we knew we had nothing to be worried about and realized Marlon was able to challenge him in ways we could not. Our son loved his classes and could not wait to return to be challenged by the next level of swimming.

Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
 Marlon is the best!
What can I say? Our 4-year old started swimming on her own after only 4 classes with Marlon. Marlon made the class challenging and fun at the same time and taught the kids how to feel comfortable in the water while maintaining discipline in class. He is able to relate to children at their level and surprises both his students and their parents with how much his students can do with the help of his instruction. Marlon is a gem.

Marlon's Swimming Lessons 19-25 Linden St., Ridgewood, NY 11385
 Marlon will get you swimming!
I got to know Marlon through an adult swim for exercise class. He knows what he is doing and can make swimming fun. I have also witnessed him give swim lessons to children and adults and he seems to make them feel comfortable in the water. Marlon is creative and thinks of new ways to do old drills. He is a great person and very fun to be around. If I had children, I would feel very comfortable putting them in his care.

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