Ascension Swimming for Adults LLC


  • sharks and minnows 460Have you tried traditional swim lessons and not been successful in overcoming your fear in water?
  • Have traditional swim lessons tried to teach you how to swim freestyle without addressing your fear? 
  • You are not alone and you are not alone in your fear in water. 

     Ascension Swimming for Adults, LLC specializes in providing swim lessons for adults in the Richmond, VA area who have a fear in water. Lynn Greer is a trained swim instructor through Miracle Swimming for Adults (MSA). The MSA method, developed by Melon Dash, is virtually 100% successful and has been in existence since 1983. Your fear is addressed throughout the training without judgment or blame. Your comfort is a priority and lessons are designed to be fun, respectful and empowering. 

Class Sizes

The class size is a ratio of 2-1, that is, 2 students to 1 instructor. Lynn is the only instructor in the Richmond area and in Virginia who is trained to teach using the Miracle Swimming method. The ratio is small so that students receive the attention and care that they need during the learning process, all the while enjoying the company of others and knowing that they are not alone in their journey in overcoming their  fear in water. It has happened that lifelong friendships develop during this class!! 

Student Responsibilities

  • Agree to try the method
  • Agree to be on time and “ready to go” for all classes
  • Agree to communicate and provide timely feedback to the instructor

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Treat each student with respect and have concern for their fear.
  • Follow the MSA teaching method 100% of the time
  • Address each students’ concerns with honesty, integrity and fairness.

About Lynn

     I have been a life-long swimmer and have a passion for sharing my love of the water with others. My earliest memories of the water include sitting on the bottom of the pool and thinking that it was the coolest thing ever. I believe that it is a birth rite of every person to be able to swim and enjoy the water in whatever capacity they choose. 

     I have traveled and lived in many parts of the US, Kenya, Zimbabwe, St. Martin and St. Thomas. I grew up in Reading, PA and graduated from Penn State in 1990 and later completed my MBA Degree at the University of Mary Washington, and I had a shop for sale hoverboard water ebay. I now find my place in Richmond, VA.

Connection to Miracle Swimming for Adults I started teaching afraid adults locally and knew that there had to be a method somewhere that addressed the needs of this specific group of people. It didn’t take long before I found Miracle Swimming in Sarasota, FL. I was immediately impressed and attracted to MSA because of the approach toward healing fear first before teaching stroke mechanics. I contacted Melon Dash through website g700 military grade flashlight, applied to become an instructor and soon found myself in Sarasota in a 2-week training program where I witnessed just how powerful, effective and transformational the Miracle Swimming method is for adults who are afraid in water. 

Certifications and Education

  • Trained MSA Instructor for Beginning and Next Step Classes
  • Red Cross First Aid and Lifeguard
  • Trained Freediver through Performance Freediving International
  • Former SSI SCUBA Instructor, Dive Master and Rescue Diver
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (University of Mary Washington, 2009)
  • BA Degree in Liberal Arts (Penn State University, 1990)
  • Advanced Reiki Level III practitioner

Frequently Asked Questions

     You are probably wondering if this swim program is right for you and what makes it “different” from other adult swim programs. Fair enough, Before investing your hard earned money in another set of swim lessons, you should feel 100% assured that Ascension Swimming for Adults LLC is right for you. 

What is different about the Miracle Swimming Method?
     The Miracle Swimming method is based on addressing a person’s fear in water instead of teaching swim mechanics. Students learn how to be in control and comfortable at all times and therefore learn how to rely on themselves for their safety in shallow and deep water.

And it is fun!

What are my options after the Beginning Class?
     You may keep swimming on your own or take the Next Step class. There are also other classes available remotely through the Miracle Swimming for Adults.

Can I miss a class?
You may reschedule a class with a 96 hour notice.

What if I don’t want to share personal information during the talking sessions?
     It is OK! You will never be required to share any personal information that you are not comfortable with. 
You can volunteer to participate in classroom and pool exercises

How will I stay warm during a 1+ hour pool session?
      You are welcome and encouraged to wear a wet suit of your choice in the pool. Even though the pool water is 86 degrees plus, you may still get cold. Your comfort is import! Lynn can help you make the right decision about what type of suit to choose and where to purchase it. Oh, and Lynn definitely wears a wet suit! 


Barracudas – Boys Basketball



0prephoopEvery team has a history and the Barracudas are no exception.  Formed in the late 90’s, the team saw challenges as with any first-year programs.  However, the Barracudas began to create history when in 1997, Marilyn Stephens-Franklyn arrived to Coral Reef High School to coach the girls basketball team. But, Principal Greg Zawyer had different plans.  He took the experience basketball star at Temple University and decided he wanted her to coach the boys’ basketball team instead. Coach Stephens-Franklyn became the first and only female to coach a boys high school basketball team in the state of Florida.  She coach at Coral Reef for three seasons from 1998 to 2003.




The Barracudas didn’t win any games that first season and for a few seasons they didn’t celebrate any championships.  However, they began to make a push and did reach the Regional Tournament several times.  During the 2008-2009 season, they won the District 6A and State Championship under coach Gaston (Chachi) Rodriguez. A.  They continue to make a few appearances in the Regional Tournament after that season and in 2013 won the 8A District Championship under present coach Adam Graham.




Many of our student athletes have moved on to play at the college level DI, DII, DIII etc.  Some of our alumni who have or are currently representing include:  Jerron Granberry class of 2009 (University of Wyoming), Charles Hankerson Jr.  Class of 2010 (Alabama & University of Wyoming), Cedric Hankerson Class of 2013 (Boston University) and Brian (BJ) Glassford (Stetson University).





AdamGraham636246642125495426Adam Graham   Head Coach

Coach Graham has been a part of the Barracuda family coaching basketball for the past 6 years. He was named the head boys basketball coach in 2012-13. In daily life he not only likes to play basketball but also likes to ride 2 wheel balance scooter.Prior to becoming a Cuda he had coached at the middle school and travel team level including AAU. He has continued to coach at those levels and now has over 10 years of coaching experience




056b2fcBobak Massoudi  Assistant Coach

Coach Bo attended Coral Reef where he played for Coach Graham and Coach Gaston (Chachi) Rodriguez. He served as a student assistant to the FIU men’s basketball team for 2 years in which he assisted at practices, game-day operations, and video coordinating. He is currently working with the brightest flashlight on amazon and Erik Spoelstra Basketball Academy and will begin his second year on the Barracuda coaching staff, his first at the helm of the JV.




darryl22-400x400Darryl Ward   Assistant Coach

Coach Ward has been a part of the Barracuda family for over 8 years. This will be his third year as an assistant coach to the boys basketball.  Coach Ward is also part of the Football Team coaching staff and coaches the Track & Field Team.
Coral Reef Wins 8A District 16 Championship

Our Barracuda boys defeated South-Dade to advance to the district championship game and after watching the Homestead win over Southridge during the district semi-final, the Barracudas knew that the championship game for districts was going to be a tough one. The Broncos came out strong and at a fast pace.  The game was close during the first two quarters with Homestead leading 26 – 18 at the half. During the second half, the game turn into one NOT for the faint at heart. Coral Reef came out strong in the second half and on a 19 to 9 run tied the game just a few seconds before the end of the fourth quarter and go into Over-time.  Thru some good defensive plays the Cudas went on a 6 to 1 run to hold on and win the 8A District 16 Championship for the fourth time in school history.


The Cudas will now prepare for the Regional Tournament and their first hurdle will be South Miami at home this coming Thursday February 11th at 7:00 pm.


Sr Davian Bryan:               13 Pts / 6 Reb / 1 Ast / 4 Stl

Sr Michael Vreones:          12 Pts / 3 Reb / 2 Ast

Jr  Brent Holcombe:          12 Pts / 3 Reb / 2 Ast / 2 Blk

Sr Cito Ruiz:                     7 Pts / 3 Reb / 3 Ast / 1 Stl

Jr Angel Boria:                  5 Pts / 8 Reb / 1 Ast

Jr Andrew Arabitg:            5 Pts / 5 Reb / 1 Ast / 1 Blk


FAQs on Cheap Hoverboards Available on eBay

There’s no denying the fact that hoverboards are popular in spite of their cost. These mobility devices that also go by the name of self balancing scooter are in great demand these days and are especially popular as gifts.

Hoverboards are all over social media thanks to the fact that celebrities have taken to them in a big way. However, their cost is certainly an issue; the models that you might like the most could cost you $1,000 or so thanks to their fancy features. There are plenty of cheap hoverboards available on eBay and other retailers, but you’ll have to check them out carefully to be absolutely certain that have the features that you want. Be aware though, that you won’t be getting a lot of snazzy features for a couple of hundred dollars.



The following FAQs will provide you answers to most of your questions regarding hoverboard eBay cheap purchases:

Q. Are there many cheap hoverboards available on eBay?

A. eBay has a very good selection of hoverboards from many different companies. These products are also available across a wide range of prices. You’ll find cheaper models here as well as costlier ones that are marked down based upon the decision of the seller. There are also bound to be special offers from time to time, which will enable you to get high end products at a good price. It is best to check the site from time to time in order to be aware of the promotional offers and get the best deals.

Q. If a product is cheap, then does it mean that it is bad?

A. Not necessarily. The product can be priced very low because it has fewer and less costly features. For instance, a 7 inch wheel hoverboard will cost less than one with 10 inch wheels because its smaller wheels and lighter weight put limitations on who can use it. Besides, it is less sturdy and not very comfortable when ridden over a bumpy road. However, a person who isn’t very heavy and wishes to use the hoverboard indoors would be wasting money on a 10 inch model.

Then there are other features such as Bluetooth speakers (that not everybody wants) that add to the overall cost. You might even want to buy a cheap, but genuine, model with fewer fancy features for a child just so that he or she can get used to riding it. It all boils down to what features you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay for them.

Q. Why would a company offer its hoverboards at a discount?

A. Its all about the marketing. Some companies price their products low in order to enter a new market or increase their market share. Others might be trying to create demand for older models to make way for newer ones. A discount doesn’t necessarily mean that the product is defective, although you will do well to check out the brand carefully before buying it.

Q. Are the cheap products counterfeit ones or actually from genuine manufacturers?

A. eBay does try to ensure that the products sold on its site are genuine. Even so, you’ll have to choose a product after considering all details regarding it. Do a bit of research about the seller in question before you spend any money. If the price seems to be unnaturally low when compared to the features of the product, then it’s best to give it a miss because the product is most certainly fake.

Q. Is it possible to return the product if I don’t like it?

A. This depends entirely upon the customer support terms laid down by the seller, which can vary quite a bit from one company to another one and from product to product. Be sure to read the terms and conditions of the seller before you actually make a purchase because there might be costs involved.

A cheaper hoverboard might be a good buy for someone getting started on this gadget, but it can be replaced with a costlier version in a while. When it comes to hoverboard eBay cheap purchases, you are likely to find what you want after a bit of research. This will go a long way in ensuring that you are happy with the product you’ve just bought!



We hope we’ve been able to answer most of your questions. If you have more questions, please leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you soon.

How to Reduce Hoverboard Safety Issues Related To Fire

There are some of the hoverboard safety issues which have been raised. They include falls and fires which start due to mishandling the devices. The hoverboard are powered by electricity. In order to avoid cases where they will expose you to dangers of fires, you should ensure you handle them well especially when charging. There are several people who have used the hover boards for several months and they have never been exposed to the dangers of fire. There are others who bought them and in less than a month they were victims of hoverboard accidents. The way you handle your hoverboard and the quality of hoverboard which you have contributes towards the accidents. If you will like to avoid the accidents, then you should start by ensuring you buy high quality hoverboards. You can read reviews online from where you will easily locate the right type of hoverboards which you can buy to be assured of great peace of mind when handling your hoverboards.

Hoverboard safety issues and how to avoid them

Never charge hoverboards overnight

You will need less than 2 hours to recharge your hoverboards. If you will recharge them overnight, then you are overcharging them. This will expose you to dangers of fires. You may overheat them which will increase their chances of starting fire in your home when you are asleep. You will even find it hard to put off the fire because you will wake up when a lot of damage has been done in your home. Overcharging the hoverboards will also expose them to damages. This can reduce the lifespan of your hoverboards drastically.

Always supervise hoverboards while charging

When charging the hoverboards, you should have them in a place where you will easily supervise them while they are charging. This is necessary so that if you will notice any strange things while charging, you will be nearby to intervene. You will easily achieve this by having the hoverboards charging in your sitting room or a socket where you will be nearby. Sometimes electrical faults can make the devices start developing fire, you will easily intervene if you will be nearby when they will be charging.

Charge the self-balancing scooters in an open place away from flammable items

In order to avoid cases where your hoverboards will catch fire, you should consider charging them in a place where they will not be at risk of catching fire. For example, you should recharge them in an open place where even if sparks will develop, they will not spread too fast before you can intervene. Always ensure you charge them away from inflammable items.

Only buy the hoverboards from reputable sellers

There are some sellers who may sell to you counterfeits which will expose you to high risk of accidents. In order to avoid cases where to buy hoverboard which will expose you to risk of fire, always ensure you buy genuine hoverboards which have been tested to be safe. Just do some form of research so that you will buy from a store where you will be offered a genuine hoverboard at reasonable rates. If possible, buy from a store which will offer you a warranty so that you can always get back to them if the hoverboards which you will buy will expose you to safety issues.

Give the hoverboards time to cool before you recharge them

Immediately after riding the hoverboards, they will develop heat. In order to avoid cases where they will overheat or even catch fire, you should let the hoverboards cool before you start to recharge them. If you will like to buy a hoverboard as a gift to your teenager, then you need to give it to him the way you bought it. Avoid charging it before you can hand it over. Provided you have not used it to lose the charge, you need to give it out so that it can be used to discharge before you can recharge it. This is necessary for you to avoid cases where you will buy a hoverboard which will fail to serve whoever you are buying for. In order to know how you should take care of the hoverboard for you to be assured of long services, you should consider reading the user manuals first before you set your foot on the electric self-balancing scooters.

Hoverboard with Bluetooth and Samsung Battery Review

Before you buy hoverboards with Bluetooth and Samsung battery, you should start by carrying out your own research. Among the best ways you can go about it is to check on the reviews offered by different people who have used the hoverboards before. This is necessary because from reading what other people are saying about the hoverboard, it will be easy for you to know whether the hoverboard is the right for you to buy or not. The best hoverboard should meet your specific needs. If you will like to go out and move at high speed on the electric scooters, then the hoverboard which you are about to buy should be built to move at the high speed. It will be very easy for you to know whether the scooters will move at the most accepted speed, you will just check on what other people are saying about the scooters.

Hoverboard Bluetooth Samsung battery review

Original Samsung Lithium Battery

When about to buy the hoverboard, you should ensure it is fitted with genuine battery. This is necessary because a genuine battery will serve you well. Cases where you will be exposed to battery failure issues will be no more after you decide to buy the hoverboard. The hoverboard will make it very easy for you to enjoy listening to music while moving on walkways. Your life will never be the same again after you decide to buy the hoverboards. You will have an opportunity to go out and move on the self-balancing scooters while you listen to your favorite music.

Magnifying Slim Wheel

The wheels fitted on the hoverboards play a great role in making you enjoy your time when on them. You will feel proud riding on electric self-balancing scooters which will emit lights from their wheels. Apart from the decorative parts of the hoverboards, you should also check on the tires fitted on the electric scooter. A hoverboard which has been fitted with good tires which achieve good grip on the road make it easy for you to achieve high speeds but ride safely. You can check on the threads available on the tires and ensure they are in good condition before you decide to buy.

Safe Engine Control System

You need to check on the engine while reviewing a given hoverboard Bluetooth Samsung battery before you buy. The engine should be safe for you to control. You should avoid electric scooters which have high tendency of malfunctioning engine. This is necessary because a malfunctioning engine will expose you to dangers of accidents when riding at high speed. If possible, you should buy from sellers who will offer you a warranty. This is essential because with a warranty you can easily have the self-balancing two wheel scooters repaired free of charge for you.

Distance with Full Charge

Another factor you need to check out is the distance which the scooter can travel when fully charged. There are others which an go up to 35 km while others will restrict you to 20 km. The total distance which the scooters can cover will be indicated in form of range. The higher the range of the scooter which you will buy, the more the distance you will move when on the scooter.

Driving Speed

With most hoverboards powered by Samsung battery you can reach a maximum speed of 12kkm/hr. This is a reasonable speed where you will enjoy your music while controlling the scooter. When moving on the scooters, you should always try and ride at a safe speed. This is necessary for you to avoid cases where you will be exposed to dangers of falling when moving at high speed.

Time to get fully charged

You will have to plug in the hoverboards and let them charge before you can go back to the road. In order to avoid cases where you will buy a scooter which will fail to serve you well, you should consider buying one which will take a considerable period of time to get fully charged. You will know it after you check on the manufacturer’s description, a hover board which will take less time to get fully charged will be among the best choices you can go for.