LeAnne, author of the book Fitness Aquatics and Master Certified Water Fitness Instructor, has taught individual and group exercise programs for people of all levels of fitness since 1980. As an aquatic fitness expert, she has certified several hundred professional instructors.
She has written numerous articles on aquatics training and travels around the world lecturing on the benefits of water fitness. She is a member of of AEA and USWFA. She has served as National Technical Director for USWFA, motivating and overseeing the work of over 50 Instructor Trainers throughout the country.
LeAnne has received the Casey Award for North Carolina Water Fitness Leader three years in a row. Through all her activities, she strives to expand knowledge of aquatic fitness techniques and effective methods of instruction.
Vicki is President and a Master Instructor Trainer for Aquatic Alliance International. A graduate from Lyndon State College, she is an AAIcontinuing education provider offering seminars in low vs.. high intensity aquatic exercise, arthritis groups, water walking,youth aquatic fitness, choreography and sport specific training and rehabilitation and Hydro-tone aquatic fitness systems.
The former Aquatics Director and Facility Coordinator at Vermont Technical College, Vicki developed programs that were recognizedby the United States Water Fitness Association among the top 50 in the country, top in the state of Vermont, and top program nationallyamong technical colleges several years running. She is a three time winner of the World and National Water Fitness Professional Shallow Water Instructor competition. She has been a two time recipient of the Casey Award for New Hampshire Water Fitness Leader of the Year. She has served the United States Water Fitness Association as an Instructor Trainer, Conference Presenter and member of the Board of Directors.Vicki has an indepth background in all facets of aquatics with over 25 years experience in the aquatics industry.
Dr. Carol Ryan
Dr. Carol Ryan was originally trained in traditional water therapy techniques (Halliwick Method, and Bad Ragaz technique) for use with patients in an inpatient physical rehabilitation facility during the 1980’s. In 1988 Carol completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Exercise Science from the University of Utah. At this time, Dr. Ryan started teaching public water aerobics classes at a YMCA for people with medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, etc.
From 1990 – 2000, Carol was a visiting professor in Exercise Science, and Therapeutic Recreation at various colleges and universities in the west and midwest. Part of Carol’s teaching responsibilities included teaching, “exercise programming for special populations.” Dr. Ryan currently is a consultant in Therapeutic Recreation for long-term care, and assisted living facilities, as well as, being an LPN on an acute rehabilitation unit in a Utah Hospital.
Carol continues to be involved with aquatics by teaching water aerobics as time permits, and is a lifeguard trainer and water safety instructor trainer for the American Red Cross. During the summer months, she continues to volunteer with various public programs providing recreational opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities.
Cindy has an undergraduate degree in Basic Sciences from West Point and an MBA from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduation Cindy completed five years of active duty in several places around the world and then left the military to start a family.
Cindy has had a very active role in volunteering for several organizations and currently is working for the Fairfax County Park Authority Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Cindy has several years of experience teaching both shallow and deep water classes.