In Fall 2021 after a long hiatus from aquatics Kirsty started teaching at her local pool again. This is where she and Ryan met. With a shared passion for aquatics and first aid the pair became fast friends. Between the 2 of them is a combined 20 years experience in aquatics.
In January of 2022 with the fear of job stability Kirsty and Ryan decided to start What the First Aid?, initially only thinking they would teach first aid. Both being single parents wanted the security and flexibility being their own bosses would bring.
In March of 2022 after realizing there would be a need for swim lessons come summer they decided they would start planning to launch swimming lessons for the summer. After months of planning and brining in some of the best swim instructors; WTF: Swimming launched in June 2022.
With the success of swimming lessons over the summer it was decided to continue offering swim lessons as regular offering as well as first aid training.
Whether you come for First Aid Training or swim lessons you will feel the love all the instructors have for their career and have created a community around them.