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Benderson Family Building

Benderson Family Building
716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Hours | Directions
Sun, Feb 28th

Benderson Family Building

Holland Family Building
716-886-3145
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Hours | Directions
Sun, Feb 28th

gym:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
indoor pool:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barbara Chazen

Barbara Chazen

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

Being an early childhood teacher I particularly enjoy working with young children, especially those with adaptive aquatics need. I love teaching young swimmers how to make the most of their swimming experience.

Alexis Cramer

Alexis Cramer

Red Cross Certified Swim Instructor

My love of the water started at an early age and I started on a swim team in 5th grade and continued on it through college. I have 3 years of swim instruction experience under my belt and feel confident that I can help your child not only feel comfortable in the water but learn to love it as I do. It is incredibly rewarding to watch their technique improve at each lesson. Through my dedication to the sport, I have insights on how to encourage beginners and push more advanced swimmers to reach higher goals.
Nate Cox

Nate Cox

Adapted Aquatics Instructor, Certified Lifeguard Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I have backgrounds in Water Exercise Training and Competitive Swim Coaching. I focus on improving the three major components of swimming for fun and fitness: comfortability, technique, and endurance. As well, I actively train and certify in all American Red Cross courses.

Betsy Hare

Betsy Hare

AEA Instructor and Personal Trainer

You have seen me at the Benderson Family Building for over 8 years either in the pool or instructing in the group fitness studio. I specialize in both traditional exercise and mind/body programs. As an instructor for over 18 years, my extensive background includes multiple water and land certifications. A Reiki Master teacher and an ARCB certified reflexologist, I combine my skills to provide a unique water and yoga experience that will resonate with all who are exposed to my dynamic classes. I am a published author in AKWA, the national water pro journal of the Aquatic Exercise Association.

Jonathan Palma

Jonathan Palma

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor Trainer

I have been an aquatics specialist for over twenty years. My expertise is in motivating novice to advanced swimmers, including those with special needs. Through patience and practise, I can help you reach your aquatic goals.

Isabella Rubin

Isabella Rubin

Aquatics Instructor

My love of swimming began at age two and I became a competitive swimmer at age five, where I traveled around the U.S. to practice and compete.

I have my lifeguard, CPR, First-Aid, and Oxygen Certifications.

As your personal trainer, I will focus on strengthening your body and improving your swim techniques by training you both in and out of the water. I believe that having fun and being comfortable in the water is an important life skill.

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