Testimonials

What clients have to say

I love that Lori has taken teaching the skill of swimming to the next level, and made her passion a business. She has invested much time and many resources into learning the most effective techniques in teaching swimming skills and employs them during her lessons. She and her staff are kind and reassuring to their students while in the water. My kids have thoroughly enjoyed lessons with Lori's H2O Skills and, most importantly, are confident in the water. We will most certainly be back for more lessons.
Arica Harrell, Parent

 

We have been with Ms. Lori since our son was three years old. Not only is her swim program impressive, but also her knowledge in early childhood development. She was and is still able to teach at his level in an effective manner. Our son instantly felt comfortable with her warm personality. We are constantly impressed with how much he is learning! We are excited to send our toddler to her in the near future to learn how to independently swim like her brother.
Megan Falconieri, Parent
We have 2 daughters who take weekly private swim lessons here and have for about a year. The facility itself is adorable and meticulously maintained. My daughters are excited to go every week! The staff is so friendly and they have learned so much already at the young ages of 2 & 5. We recently had a birthday party there too and I was blown away by how professionally the party was handled and how cute and fun it was! Nothing was overlooked- from the decorations to the food to the party bags! This is just an all-around amazing place and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
Lindsey S, 9/25/16 via Facebook Review
Our four children have attended private lessons with Lori's H2O Skills at various times through the last year. One of our daughters, whom has Down Syndrome, has been consistently going since she was 6 months old. Lori and her staff have treated all of our kids with love and kindness. Her staff does not see limitations in teaching a child to be comfortable in the water. They worked with our daughter despite being on oxygen 24/7. Their dedication to helping kids swim shines through and was evident when I saw our daughter swim under water and grab onto the wall for the first time a few weeks ago. When we celebrated Lori and her staff celebrated with us. They have exceeded anything I could have ever expected.
Nicole W, 9/27/16 via Facebook Review
Lori's H2O Skills is famous for teaching kids to swim, they also offer Water Aerobics for adults. I started attending the aerobic classes about seven weeks ago. I have dropped 35 pounds and feel I have so much more energy! Just such a better mental state too. The instructors are excellent with their knowledge and mix up the exercises every class so you are never bored! Kudos to Phyliss, Tracey & Prudy!!! Thanks Lori & Kyle for a first rate addition to Milford!
Patti N, 9/14/16 via Yelp Review
Phyllis Drilling is a caring water aerobics instructor who engages her students to achieve their fitness or health goals in a reasoned and attainable manner. She makes water exercise fun and yet does not oversimplify to provide a balanced approach to pool exercising. Her ability to listen to her clients and make them her friends is a treasure. Phyllis helped me reach my physical goals while I dealt with a knee replacement and severe rheumatoid arthritis. I miss her.
Tim Nolan, Water Aerobics Student
I started at Lori's h2o skills in May in the water therapy classes. I needed to exercise, but it was too painful on land. Since I started I have become so much more limber, and have lost 10 pounds without changing my lifestyle. I have less pain in my knees and can walk so much easier without pain in both knees and feet! I have had 4 different instructors and 3 of them are absolutely excellent. They engage with the clients and make the time in the pool fly by and not even seem like exercise! Thank you Phyllis, Tracy, and Taylor for making exercise effective AND fun!! Thank you Lori and Kyle for making facility available for us! It is so clean and well kept. I really appreciate all the effort you all make!!
Sharon B, 9/29/16
We have used Lori for private lessons for our kids when they were 2 and 6 years old. She did a great job at engaging them and matching her lesson to the skills they needed to work on. She had such patience with Nora who wanted to do anything but the swim lesson, and Nora even learned a few skills despite her tantrums. I would absolutely recommend Lori and her team for anyone who wants to improve their water skills.
Emily Chestnut, Parent
I always enjoyed Phyllis and her class. She always did a good mix of cardio and strength building. I've taken lots of water aerobic classes from the YMCA to MAC and now TriHealth Pavilion. Phyllis is one of my favorite instructors. She's one of the best at explaining the moves to new comers while explaining how to prevent injuries. I find a lot of instructors don't do that well.
Tina Hudson, Water Aerobics Student
Our experience with Lori and H2O water skills has been nothing short of awesome. Water safety was our number one concern with our almost 2 year old when we started swim lessons. Since we spend a lot of time at the pool in the summer, we wanted our little one to have basic survival skills if she were to fall in. What we got out of the lessons far exceeded our expectations. Within weeks our child was flipping over on her back with chin up. What we didn't expect is her to be swimming a full lap of the pool (with coaching) in months of starting. Lori makes learning FUN. She encourages children fun ways. She uses games and songs as her main tools. She has a memory of the little details with my child, the things she liked, the things coming up in my child's life. She really gets to know these kids and gains their trust and allows them to become comfortable. She is patient and clearly so passionate about her job. I have and will continue to recommend Ms. Lori to anyone wanting to learn or improve their swimming skills.
Melissa Anderson, Parent
Lori is excellent with our daughter. We tried the group lessons at the Y. Don't waste your money with those. The one on one lesson with Lori is great. I was skeptical at first but our 3 year old is almost swimming after just a few weeks with Lori. She is so good with the kids. You can't put a price on your child's own ability to swim. We wouldn't go anywhere else. Thanks Lori for being such a great teacher and person. Emma looks forward to her lessons every week and has so much fun.
Erika Shively, Parent
When I first saw Lori teach a lesson, I was amazed. As I was swimming laps, I noticed her gift of teaching and I soon became very intrigued so much that I put it to the test on my daughter. Wow! She got my daughter on the level 4 learn-to-swim program that the Health Plex offers in just four 15 minute lessons. Now I am proud to say I work for Lori because I only work for the best.
Christina Weiss, Parent
Your pool and facility were the perfect place for our family to gather to celebrate my 71st birthday. My grandchildren had a wonderful time and were so happy to go swimming in December. Your hospitality was the only thing better than the pool. Peg and I wish to thank you for such a great way to have fun with your family. Tim Nolan
Tim Nolan, Client