Ed Griffen

WSI/Lifeguard Instructor

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Hello, My name is Edward Griffen, but most people call me Ed. I graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2001 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and then moved to Arizona to pursue a degree in Naturopathic medicine. I Graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2008. I have lived in Flagstaff for 2 years now, living off grid outside of town. I have been swimming pretty much since birth. I first learned to swim at a local pool when the town I grew up in offered swimming lessons over the summer break. I became a lifeguard while working at the summer camp I went to as a kid then became a WSI a year later when the Camp needed a waterfront director. I have been teaching swimming lessons on and off for over 20 years. I love to work with kids and see the sense of accomplishment that feel when they do something on their own for the first time.