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Eric Shendelman


Eric Shendelman (aka Shendy) has been actively involved in aquatics for the last 30 years. He is the Standards Chair of the Ontario Camps Association, and is a on the Canadian Drowning Coalition as a representative of the Canadian Camping Association, in addition he is the current President, and past-Vice President of the Ontario Camps Association and has worked for a number of reputable swim organizations as an Instructor, Lifeguard, Examiner and Trainer before starting Shendy’s in 1992. Over the years, Eric picked up some of the best teaching methods and strategies which he has incorporated into his program. His staff are trained to utilize these creative and unique teaching skills to ensure that every student feels happy, safe and confident in the water. Eric’s teaching style is as ‘hands on’ as they come. You’ll often find him in the water working with students and staff. He loves what he does. Eric is also a qualified Primary, Junior and Intermediate teacher who taught in private and public schools over a 12 year period. Eric is the former Camp Director at Crestwood Valley Day Camp in Toronto. He is also a member of the Society of Camp Directors. Eric sits on a variety of committees that utilize his expertise in the area of Aquatics and First Aid. He is also involved with a number of residential camps helping to develop their aquatic and first aid programs.