I just started a position as a Fitness Coordinator at a Senior facility. This aquatics instructor is very sweet, but we have recieved many complaints. She also is going through many physical issues and always tells us how she “needs to get in the water”. Her skill level is very low also and attendance in her class is low also. These are all reasons to pull her from the classes. We are looking at cutting back her schedule for Fall, but she will still have two time slots. Suggestions on how to handle this are welcome. I have some ideas, but hoping for clarification and other ideas!
I agree with Kimberly. I have been teaching water aerobics for 16+ years and I teach both from the deck and the water. I jump in and out giving both visual and vocal cues. Water is very different from teaching on land there are exercises which do not translate to the water, also you need to get a feel for the routine you are teaching assessing if you need to pep it up or slow things down. My class feels more connected with me working and encouraging them from the water. Pull her aside and see if you can remedy the problem.