Teresa Hanafi has always worked in and around water. Originally from England, in her early years she grew a passion for the healing potential of water. She continues to be interested in both old and new modalities concerning health, fitness, and all-around wellness.
Teresa settled in Sarasota, Florida, in 1988. As she worked her way up from lifeguard to aquatics director at a large YMCA in Sarasota, she saw adults afraid in water and realized that their needs were not being met by traditional swimming lessons. She feels fortunate to have been trained in the Miracle Swimming system by its founder, Melon Dash, and she became a licensed Miracle Swim instructor in 2014. She loves teaching and treats each class as a journey that she takes with every student.