Hello! My name is Benn Taff and I am a trainer at Gold’s Gym Richland. I am a certified lifeguard, swim coach, aquatics teacher, and aerobics instructor. My personal philosophy on working out is that anyone can do it, at anytime, at any age, anywhere; the only requirement is that you challenge yourself! My particular specialty is water-based workouts, so not only do I teach swimming technique, I teach water safety.
I have been in the water for my entire life. My parents put a particular emphases on swimming from the get go. In fact, I’m fairly certain that I learned how to swim before I learned how to walk! The earliest recollection of classes that I partook in took place here in Richland. Basic, child swimming lessons was where I started. Along with my three younger sisters, through move to move to new towns, we all progressed to swim team. I was on swim team for, high school and summer swim league, 7 years before I graduated high school and when I went to college in Seattle I made the point to obtain employment at establishments where I could lifeguard, therefore, access to Red Cross certification programs and experience. All in all, I have been swimming, learning, being trained, and teaching consistently for the past thirteen years of my life.
Now the newest chapter in my life is based here in Richland. I saw that there was no swim program here and I took the opportunity to create my own child’s swim school curriculum from scratch. I took the initiative and took on the role of swim instructor. I offer kids courses, adult group and private lessons, triathlon training, sports cross training, and masters courses. Basically, if it’s in the water, I can do it.
If you’re interested in swim lessons sent an email or sign your kid’s up for swim lessons in the Kid’s Club.