Hi! My name is Lesley Burke. I am a Mansfield Physical Education teacher with a degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. I have been teaching PE for 25 years. I have taught swimming lessons for 15 years. I am an avid runner and triathlete and competed and finished 4 Full Ironmans, Ironman Florida in 2015, Ironman Louisville in 2016 and Ironman Arizona in 2021. At Arizona I qualified for the World Championships in Kona , Hawaii in October 2022. It is a dream come true!! Kona was very challenging but so rewarding. Triathlons are a lot of fun but hard work. I enjoy teaching kids to swim because I feel like its a valuable life lesson that needs to be
learned by everyone to ensure safety and confidence around water. I take pride in teaching kids correct form from Day 1. Correct form should be reached by every child so that swimming feels easier. I can continue to progress each student into learning new strokes if they conquer the basics of proper form first before advancing to new strokes.