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Benderson Family Building

Benderson Family Building
716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
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Tue, Aug 11th

Benderson Family Building

Holland Family Building
716-886-3145
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Tue, Aug 11th

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Benderson Family Building716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
Hours | Directions
Amherst Hours: Tue, Aug 11th Get Directions
Holland Family Building716-886-3145
787 Delaware AvenueBuffalo,NY14209
Hours | Directions
Buffalo Hours: Tue, Aug 11th
Closed for Virtual Classes Only
8:00 am - 7:45 pm
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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.

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.

Amanda Lambert

Amanda Lambert

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

As a JCC Early Childhood teacher I particularly love working with infants, toddlers and children. Through fun aquatics based activities, games and songs, I enjoy creating a safe and comfortable environment for learning the very basics of swimming.

Brendan McAlvey

Brendan McAlvey

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I love competitive Swimming and working with swimmers of all ages to help them reach their personal goals by improving technique and endurance through competitive training. I particularly enjoy working with children and teens.

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.

Kyle Ryan

Kyle Ryan

Adapted Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety Instructor

I particularly love working with children and teens on basic Stroke technique and endurance while having fun becoming an efficient swimmer.

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