Linda is a mom, educator, and Propel Swim Academy’s passionate owner. She taught her first swim lesson at age 16 and has been involved in the swimming community ever since. Linda is a mom of six — four sons and two daughters, now, almost all young adults! She holds bachelors and masters degrees in education from VA Tech and has taught in public, private, and home-based school settings.
Linda is passionate about teaching children to swim, water safety, strong families (her son Nick, is our awesome General Manager) and the intersection of child development and swimming. These passions form the base of Propel’s unique blend of relational learning and excellence in swim education. Linda is committed to building a community of families who love to swim and who swim well together!
When Linda is not working at Propel, you’ll find her spending time with her children, running (whenever and wherever possible), reading anything from novels to educational theory, baking her famous “ugly” cookies, and traveling. Linda lives in Vienna with her youngest daughter Grace and their bulldog Gus.
Linda looks looks forward to greeting every single Propel child by name and celebrating their achievements: from putting their face under water to swimming 25 yards of Butterfly! Linda is grateful for the many opportunities to build and learn alongside the diverse South Riding community and is excited to meet all the new Propel Families!