Swimming and San Diego Go Together like Fish & Tacos

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Keller Williams Cal BRE 01325265

Wave House

San Diego has so much to offer.  The weather is usually the first win that comes to mind.  After that the beaches and the proximity to Mexico are big wins.  The tourist attractions such as Sea World, the Gas Lamp District, Lego Land, the Coronado Bridge and Balboa Park are amazing too.

For me the beaches and downtown have always had the most draw. The beauty of the many beaches and the fun of downtown have so much to offer.  I'm starting to appreciate the canyons too. 

The beaches offer swimming, surfing, water sports and sun.  Just hanging out under an umbrella with a good book, fish tacos and a drink with just the right mixture of fruit juice and rum is paradise for me.  I don't tan.  Lily white or lobster red are my only color palettes. 

A well known Swimming Instructor in San Diego, Kim Shults, is giving back to the community by helping people that are leery of the water to be more successful swimmers.  As an Instructor, Kim, has been giving back for years.  This project is a special one for her.  She is turning 40 years old and wants to help 40 people to improve their swimming skills.  One of the deliverables is to help people put their faces into the water.


My boys are pupils of Kim's.  She specializes in teaching young kids water safety and swimming techniques.  She follows an Australian process which does not allow the kids to wear floaties or other support.  The children learn to swim and go in and out the water without relying upon flotation devices.  Unfortunately the majority of drownings with young children happen in swimming pools within a few inches from the edge of the pool.  Many children do not know how to safely reach the sides of pool or exit if necessary.  This leads to panic which may also lead to tragedy.

Please read more about her project, "Face In Water".  She is looking for volunteers.  If you are local to San Diego or planning a visit this year, reach out to her.  Kim is teaching people about the water out of love and respect.  San Diego is water.  Kim Shults is a San Diego Hero.  

Kim class



Colleen K. Cotter @ 619.804.6840



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Broker Associate of Keller Williams Realty

DRE #01325265



Kathy Stoltman
Ventura, CA

Colleen, how fun, you captured the fun in your pictures. I love to visit San Diego, need to get there this year.

Mar 27, 2013 11:25 AM
Colleen K. Cotter
Keller Williams - San Diego, CA

@ Kathy = Please let me know when you are ready to visit. I'd love to meet you.

Mar 31, 2013 07:58 AM