Percival A Knowles
President & CEO
Olympic swimmer and 6 time
Olympic coach for The Bahamas. Level 5 Distinguished International
Coach with ASCA. Swimmers include numerous medalists at all of the
regional championships, finalist and medalists at PAN AM Games,
finalists at SC World Championships and semi finalist at the
Nancy C Knowles
Administrator and Program Director
Swim America Program Director.
Level 2 coach with the American Swim Coaches Association.
Certified Royal Life Saving Association and Surf Life
Saving Association instructor. Over 35 years of
Stephanie L Sands
Swim America Site Supervisor
ASCA Level 2 coach
and Swim America Site Supervisor at St. Andrew’s School Pool.
Stephanie runs the Learn-to-Swim programme at Summit Academcy and
assists St. Andrew’s School with their primary school swim
program. She offers private and semi-private lessons for children
of all ages and adults. Stephanie attended her first ASCA World
Coaches clinc in Las Vegas September 2008.
Christina Gabrielle Messarra
Dr Christina Messarra is a Physiotherapist and the Facility Director of PROVIDENCE REHABILITATION CENTRE (PRC). After graduating with an degree in Physiotherapy from McGill University in Montreal in 1990, Christina went on to complete and MBA from the Ivey Business school, University of Western Ontario in London. In 2003, Christina returned home to Nassau to open PRC, which has grown to become Nassau's premier Physiotherapy service Centre.
In 2014 Christina graduated from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctoral degree in Physiotherapy practice focused on Pelvic Health rehabilitation. Educating patients on the role of the core muscles and rehabilitating the core muscles to function optimally in posture, gait and function and are her passion.
In 2016 Christina collaborated with SWIFT SWIMMING to offer access to Aqua Physiotherapy services that combine Christina's expert understanding of the human body and her skills as an experienced Physiotherapist with her understanding of the physical properties of water to offer patients a gentle, effective approach to core strengthening, gait retraining and general strengthening.
Aqua Physiotherapy services are covered by ALL local insurance plans including NIB, Colina, Bahama Health, Atlantic Medical, Generali, BAF, and Bahamas First with a Doctor's referral and will benefit patients regardless of age or ability. When illness, injury or disease affects your quality of life simply call PRC at 323-0121 for more information about how you can begin PRC's Aqua Physiotherapy services.