American Red Cross - WSI, LGI
ACE Gold- Group Exercise, Personal Trainer
USA Level I Swim Coach
UIL, NWAL, USA Official
Dawn Gillespie grew up swimming, participating in various water sports, lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons. She has successfully taught babies to adults how to swim and be safe in and around the water for the past 35 years with the American Red Cross.
She holds a degree in Exercise Science w/Aquatics, Cardiac Rehab and Adaptive Aquatics Emphasis from the University of Minnesota-Mankato. Her internship in Corporate Wellness was at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and after college started Partners in Fitness a personal training and fitness business. She went on to work at the Northwest Racquet, Swim and Health Clubs as a personal trainer, fitness and aquatic instructor and manager. Promotion to aquatic director provided Dawn the opportunity to manage eight facilities with pools and train all group exercise instructors (land and water) for the entire 13 club chain.
After moving to Kingwood, Texas in 1993 she was able to continue teaching and directing aquatics at the Kingwood Athletic Club for 17 years. The Aquatic Department at KAC was known for developing and providing quality aquatic and homeschool programs for the entire North East Houston area in addition to providing Aquatic Exercise Association CEC events for South East Texas.
She also had the privilege of being a CEC provider for the Aquatic Exercise Association for several years traveling and training instructors from all around the world. She has coached various sports from grade school to college, trained elite athletes, taught special needs children, volunteered with the Arthritis Foundation and coached or officiated for summer league, high school and USA swim teams. Her greatest achievement has been raising five great children who are active in various sports and activities at school and church.
Helping every child and adult reach their potential regardless of their skills or abilities is very fulfilling. It is a joy to see success (no matter how small or large) attained by every participant. Leading and training co-workers from Minnesota and Texas to develop professionally and reach their goals has been rewarding. She founded Aquatic Solutions Cooperative in order to continue to provide the community with "positive programming on the cutting edge of the aquatic industry" taught by experienced aquatic professionals who display integrity, honesty and compassion.
Serving North East Houston for the past 30 years, we provided these courses at the Kingwood Athletic Club. Aquatic Solutions enables us to continue to provide the community with our services. Our classes are conducted in the Humble/Kingwood/Atascocita area. We are excited about this opportunity to enrich the lives of all our participants, regardless of their abilities or age, with positive programming that is on the cutting edge of the aquatic fitness industry.
Water Aerobic Instructor
AEA Aquatic Personal Trainer
Providing a safe, challenging and fun environment for all participants is my highest priority. It is time to work hard, get results and have FUN!
American Red Cross - WSI, LGI
Swim Coach - Sand Creek Sea Lions 2011 - 2014
Competitive Swimming Experience 11 years - Mills Branch Marlins, Sand Creek Sea Lions,
NEHA, Kingwood Park High School Varsity
My desire is to help swimmers achieve their goals and challenge their skills so they gain confidence in their swimming abilities. I work with every age level, especially older swimmers who want to improve their stroke technique for competitive swimming.
Creating Positive Water Experiences