Cara Hancy has a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health from Ithaca College and moved to Vermont 2004. She has been involved in swimming much of her life, working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for local YMCA facilities both during high school in Connecticut and college in New York. While working as Aquatic Manager and Head Swim Coach in Stowe, Vermont, she became an American Red Cross Instructor of Life Guarding in 2008 and a WSI Instructor Trainer in 2009. Cara supervised a year round aquatic program from 2008-2012 managing a team of life guards and swim instructors to provide quality recreation and lessons with a focus on safety and team work. She is also AEA certified to teach Aqua Aerobic programs, AFAA certified Personal Trainer, and US Masters ASCA certified swim coach. Cara loves teaching swimming because the water is not only a fun place to be and a dynamic element to work with, but because swimming is a life skill that everyone should have access and opportunity to learn and respect. Cara started her own aquatic business in 2012, Just Ducky Aquatics, teaching lessons to children and adults, offering American Red Cross courses, coaching the Johnson State College Masters workout group and consulting with local aquatic facilities to enhance their programs and train their staff. She lives in Morrisville, Vermont with her husband and two young children, where she enjoys swimming, hiking, lazy family time and taking on the occasional new fitness challenge. Cara's most recent fitness accomplishments were a first place female finish in the 2012 6 mile Kingdom Swim, in Lake Memphremagog, Newport, Vermont, and surviving the 2013 Stowe Derby classic cross county ski race down Mt. Mansfield in Stowe.