Class Information

Coach Andre is an excellent Swimmer and Instructor who will assess your skill set and have you equipped with the proper tools to learn to swim and perfect your skill in no time. Coach Andre is WSI and LGI Certified. He is an Instructor at two local colleges in Northeast Ohio and prides himself on eliminating the myth that black people cannot swim. He has instructed over 200 people in 2016 alone on the art of swimming.

Coach Andre has a Master’s degree in Communications and dual Bachelorette degrees, one in Water Resource Management and the other in Communications. Coach Andre swam competitively for several years. Now he shares his experience and expertise with others. Teaching everyone from fearful newcomers to the water, to more advanced swimmers who have a desire to enhance their swim skills. Coach Andre has equipped several students with not only the necessary swim survival techniques but also teaching them proper form. Coach Andre has worked with everyone from infants and children, to seniors and those desiring to enter into the military who must first pass their swim exam.

You are in good hands with Coach Andre!


As of September 1, 2016 Rhythm and Stroke LLC (RandS) and Coach Andre will be offering semi- private (max 7 people/class) and private lessons as well as Aqua Aerobics classes.  

Lessons will be 30 minute sessions and scheduled on the days and times listed below. Aqua Aerobics classes will be 50 minutes and will have monthly schedules posted on the website and Social Media (

The lessons are arrange based on client current skill level. Each client, including current clients, will be accessed in September by Coach Andre to determine their RandS Swim Level. This will be a 15-20 min assessment for current clients and a 30 minute assessment for new clients. There is no fee for this assessment, but assessments will not be scheduled until after each client has completed and paid for registration. There is a one-time annual Registration fee of $25.00 per client. Renewal will be September 1st for all clients.

There are six (6) levels. Each Level is attached in detail. The use of RandS levels will allow clients to see their current swim strengths and assess areas of growth and development.

RandS Lessons will run in 4 week modules with a minimum requirement of 5 lessons purchased per client/per module.

Clients will receive a lesson card, this card verifies their purchase of the 5 lessons. This card must be presented to Coach Andre and/or a RandS representative at the beginning of each lesson so it can be properly validated. Lost cards will be at the responsibility of the Client and will not be replaced.

Attendance:  In order for each client to obtain growth and development, it is imperative that client’s come to each scheduled lesson. It is also important that all clients come to a minimum of 5 lessons in order to give themselves and Coach Andre time to work together on new skills.  Cancellation of a lesson must take place at least 48 hours before the scheduled lesson via text message or voicemail to Coach Andre.

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Any lesson that is cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled time will be considered an Active lesson and will count as redeemed and will not be eligible for reschedule or refund. All other lessons cancelled within 48hours or more, can be rescheduled with Coach Andre according to availability but will also not be eligible for refund.

*Exception: Lessons for Children under the age of 10 years old can be cancelled within 24 hours due to illness, but will also not be eligible for refund. If a lesson for a child under age 10yrs of age is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, that lesson will be considered an Active lesson and will count as redeemed and will not be eligible for reschedule or refund.  

**Active lesson- The definition of an Active lesson is a Lesson that has been deemed ‘completed’.**

All no call, no show lessons will count as active lessons and will count as redeemed and will not be eligible for reschedule or refund. More than 2 no call, no show lessons will count as forfeit of lessons, all future lessons will be cancelled by Coach Andre, removed from the calendar and all additional lessons will be lost and not eligible for reschedule or refund.

Tardiness: Anyone late to a lesson – whether 2 min or 10 minutes can participate, but Coach Andre will not stop the class nor start over, the client will start where they entered the lesson and/or class- complete the remainder of the active lesson/class as it stands, no time will be made up or rescheduled, no refund will be issued.