Vibrant Waters is privately owned and operated by Coach Michelle.
Coach Michelle is an enthusiastic aquatic specialist. She teaches with such high energy that it inspires, encourages and creates experiences that nurtures and coaches you to discover your potential within yourself and the water!
Behind the Scenes
Michelle is an enthusiastic swimming and aquatics specialist with more than 15 years of experience! She has over 10,000 instructional hours in teaching swim lessons and water aerobics and holds multiple certifications. At the core of it all, Michelle just enjoys sharing her passion of water with others!
In her earlier years, she swam competitively for DC Parks and Recreation and served as the City’s Cotillion Queen. Also she was the swim team captain at Bishop O'Connell H.S. for four years and qualified for the Junior Olympics in 1994.
Michelle graduated from Howard University in 2003 with a degree in Commercial Recreation and Tourism and in 2008 she graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work. While at Howard, she worked part – time as a lifeguard at Providence Recreation Center in Virginia, it was there that she "discovered" water aerobics. After subbing for a water aerobics class instructor, she received feedback from her class participants which was phenomenal and she was "hooked!" This experience marked the beginning of her expansive career in servicing people through learning the true power of water!
Upon her graduation from Howard, she accepted a position to startup the Aquatics & Spa Department at Georgetown Law School as its Director. She returned to Howard and earned her Masters degree and entered into the social service field. But something was missing, you guessed it…Water!
Soon thereafter, she was offered a position where she could combine her passion for water and utilize her skills in social service at Anthony Bowen YMCA. Just after a year she got a promotion to direct the Aquatics Program. During her time there she began to get contracts to teach water aerobics throughout the metropolitan area.
Vibrant Waters was subsequently established and her motto is: Be Bright. Be Bold. Be Buoyant! Vibrant Waters is Michelle’s spirit! She always teaches her classes and lessons with a positive, energetic enthusiastic spirit! Creating an experience that leaves you feeling more ready for what's next in life. So... Be Bright. Be Bold. Be Buoyant.