The photo above, taken in 1950, shows young Pierre demonstrating his Gruneberg Method. He had hitchhiked from Paris down to the French Riviera in 1949 to seek his fortune teaching swimming. He always knew that proper breathing and breath control was the key to eliminating the fear of water. It was the real solution to "waterproofing" a person of any age.
From that beginning, Pierre's Teaching Kit has evolved to: A table, a chair, paper handkerchiefs (napkins), background music, a stopwatch or normal watch with a sweep second hand and "A Bubble Kit."
"The Bubble Kit" consists of a transparent plastic container - traditionally a "Salad Bowl," a sturdy plastic straw or short piece of plastic or garden hose, a ping pong ball, a pair of (speedo) goggles and a small mirror.
Pierre bubbling at the age of 3
Pierre Gruneberg was, from his beginning lessons on the French Riviera in the 1950's, a "natural" for instilling confidence in fearful hydrophobics. His calm manner, his polite reassuring touches and his attention to the details of each individual's prior water phobia problems resulted in amazing success stories.
Pierre has carefully integrated one's natural abilities, those with which they were born, and resurrected them with his technique for clients (students) at any age.