‘Loved every minute of it’: Longtime instructor Ina Elrod set to retire after decades of teaching swim safety

Ina Elrod teaches a youth swim class at Bowman Solinsky Pool in Nevada City. The longtime swim instructor is set to retire after decades of teaching in the community.

Like a ripple on the water, Ina Elrod’s impact is continuous and far reaching.

“It’s amazing how many people you run into in Nevada County that have gone through Ina’s program and been blessed by her,” said Chelsea Nadeau. “She’s blessed our family beyond belief.”

‘Loved every minute of it’: Longtime instructor Ina Elrod set to retire after decades of teaching swim safety

Ina Elrod’s safety-first approach is one of the reasons she is well regarded by her clients.

‘Loved every minute of it’: Longtime instructor Ina Elrod set to retire after decades of teaching swim safety

Ina Elrod said she’s enjoyed every minute of her time as a swim instructor in Nevada County, adding it’s now time to start the next chapter in her life.