President and Owner
Penny Pantano is known as Ms. Penny throughout the Lehigh Valley. She has been teaching swimming in this area since 1978. She prides herself on the fact that not only has she taught thousands of children to swim, but she instills in the students a love of the water and the confidence to explore the underwater environment. Many of her former students are now bringing their own children to Swim-in Zone. Click here for Penny's resumé.
Penny first started teaching swimming as a lifeguard at Girl Scout camp while still in high school. She taught swimming during her breaks and days off while attending nursing school in Pittsburgh. After graduating with her R.N., marrying, starting her own family and moving to the Lehigh Valley, she returned to teaching swimming and hasn’t looked back. She has set up 5 swim lesson programs including the Lehigh Valley Aquatic Club, Ms. Penny’s Swim Lesson Program, Emmaus Aquatic Club, Meadow Pool Swim Club and Rodale Aquatic Center. She worked at the Emmaus Aquatic Club for 18 years as the Swim Lesson Coordinator and she coached the youngest age group of swimmers. She was at Meadow Pool Swim Club in Emmaus for 15 years coordinating the swim lessons and coaching the 8 & Under swimmers. She is a Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Chairman for Safe Kids Allentown, Bethlehem Area. She is a certified (Level II and Level III) Infant/Toddler Instructor by the United States Swim School Association and National Outstanding Teacher awarded by the National Swim School Association in 1993. She was a canoe racer, canoeing instructor and a president of the Lehigh Valley Canoe Club.
Penny keeps up to date with the current ideas in learn to swim and baby swimming. She spoke at the World Aquatic Babies and Children conference in Brighton, England in October 2009. Penny loves teaching the babies and their parents because she has an opportunity to teach parents about water safety. She hopes that parents and their children will develop a healthy respect for water while learning how to be safe in, on and around it.
Sue received her BS in Kinesiology and Health Education and Advanced Dual Certification in Health and Physical Education from Boston University. She is a certified Physical Education teacher in Massachusetts, Virginia and Florida, and taught middle school Phys Ed for 4 years, including Adaptive P.E. with I.E.P. criteria, before joining Swim-in Zone as Swim School Director in 2004. Sue was a member of the first string All Pennsylvania Field Hockey Team, District 100 m hurdles champion, High School All-American in Field Hockey, member of the 5-Time National Championship Marine Youth Physical Fitness Team 1991-95 and Varsity Field Hockey letter winner at Boston University for 3 years. She has coached field hockey, track and swimming at the elementary, middle and high school levels and was Assistant Coach to the Jamestown Virginia Division II State Champion Field Hockey Team in 1999. She was Pool Manager of Professional Pools, Newport News VA, a teacher in the Pensacola Aquatic Club and is a Certified Pool Manager. Other Certifications and Awards include Lifeguard, CPR, Water Safety Instructor, National Swim School awarded Infant/Toddler Instructor (Level II and Level III) and National Outstanding Teacher awarded by the National Swim School Association in 2005.
Sue enjoys skiing and bicycling with her husband, Cody, and raising her daughters, Meghann and Christina.
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Dan received his degree in Scientific and Technical Communications from Michigan Technological University and has been employed full time in the Swimming and Water Safety industry ever since. He was Diving Coach at the high school and college levels, Y.M.C.A. Aquatics Director for 5 years in Erie PA and Director of Aquatics at full service year-round community facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio before joining Swim-in Zone as Facility Director.
Dan is a Certified Pool Operator, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Training Instructor and CPR for Professional Instructor and recently received the National Outstanding Teacher award by the National Swim School Association in 2005.
Dan and his wife Connie have 2 sons, Keegan and Liam and a daughter Kyla.
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