Shepherd's Wishing Well, LLC
A Warm Water Wellness Facility where Your Wellness is Our Wish!

Analda M. Shepherd

                                                              10616 Baldwin Rd.
Bridgman, Mi. 49106
(269) 465-6199 or 921-1878


Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI

I have completed all the requirements for an Associate in Applied Business Degree with a major in Management and Marketing.
I also have most of the credits towards a Bachelors Degree in Business.


February 2002 - Present Shepherd’s Wishing Well, LLC, Bridgman, MI

Owner /Operator / Instructor – Responsible for all aspects of a warm water aquatic facility that trains individuals with movement disorders to function better in their activities of daily living through water exercise.

March 2004 – Present Speedo WaterART Fitness International, Toronto, ON Canada

Master Trainer – Responsible for training and certifying aquatic fitness instructors throughout the world for WaterART Fitness International.

June 2000 –  September 2001 Bridgman Community Pool, Bridgman, MI

Full Time Aquatic Staff – Responsible for overseeing and training the aquatics staff while instructing and developing programs for the
school and community. Also responsible for scheduling staff, making BI-weekly deposits and filing all reports relevant to pool
operations to local agencies and the schools administration.

September 1998 – June 2000 Benton Harbor Area Schools, Benton Harbor, MI

Pool Manager - Responsible for the hiring, training, and supervising all aquatics staff, both paid and volunteer.  Required to develop,
market, schedule and teach all aquatics programs including school - based physical education lessons, community learn-to-swim lessons,
elementary water safety programs, sports water conditioning/ aerobics and competitive swim teams. Also responsible for writing and
filing all reports relevant to pool operations to local agencies and the schools administration.

June 1997 - September 1998 Benton Harbor - St. Joseph YMCA, St. Joseph, MI

Swim Instructor/Lifeguard - Responsible for the instruction of preschool and youth swim lessons.  Also responsible for the safety of
patrons during swim classes and lap swims.

June 1994 - December 1994 Greater Elgin Area YMCA. Elgin, IL

Aquatics Director - Responsible for hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all lifeguards and aquatics instructors.  Also responsible
for developing class schedules and course content. Duties also include filing state and local reports on pool chemistry and operation.
Additionally, required to develop and staff activities for pre-school age children and their parents.

September 1992 - June 1994 Greater Elgin Area YMCA. Elgin, IL

Lifeguard/Instructor - Responsible for the safe operation of the pool during classes, lap swimming, family nights, and private parties.
Also instructed youth swimming classes, pre-school land activities and arthritis exercise programs.

Summers 1986 – 1992
Southwestern Michigan Council Boy Scouts of America. Kalamazoo, MI;
Three Fires Council Boy Scouts of America. St. Charles, IL
First Congregational Church Camp. Bridgman, MI

Waterfront & Aquatics Director - Responsible for training and supervising aquatic staff and developing safe aquatic programs for
summer camp participants during summer camp operation.

November 1988 - March 1989 St. Joe Aquatics. St. Joseph, MI

Assistant Swim Coach - Responsible for the instruction and coaching of a youth swim team.

October 1985-June 1986 & August 1986-June 1987 Bridgman Community Pool. Bridgman, MI

Swim Instructor - Responsible for the safety and instruction of youth during swim lessons.


            I currently possess certifications in American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguard, First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Instructor for Adults & Juveniles; WaterART Fitness International Master Trainer, Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist, Aquatic Personal Trainer, Specialized Populations Instructor, Mind & Body Instructor, Pre / Post Natal Instructor, Kidz Fitness Instructor, Arthritis Instructor for Land & Water, Parkinson’s & Other Movement Disorders Instructor for water &  chair exercises, and Fundamentals Instructor.. I am an active Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge and Advancement Counselor for all Aquatic Programs including BSA Lifeguard and was National Certified BSA Aquatics Director. Familiar with most Microsoft computer software. 2004 Winner of Speedo WaterART Fitness International / Hydropool Business Award. 2003 Living Kidney Donor. 1989 crowned Bridgman's Miss Congeniality.

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