Martha Swasey, founder of Signal School of Physical Education, and son Vin Swasey.
Founded by Martha Swasey in 1978 to augment physical education programs in the tri-state area, the Signal School of Physical Education (SSPE) has served 27 communities. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the school's goal is to provide quality sports training at an economical price.
Martha Swasey actively coached at SSPE until the age of 93. She was also the State Champion in ten sports in the Senior Olympic Games, a National Champion in Archery and a Silver Medalist in Racquetball. SSPE is proudly carrying on her legacy.
Signal School of Physical Education was responsible for introducing soccer into the public sports curriculum and was instrumental in the formation of organized fencing in Chattanooga. The school has conducted intensive two week sports clinics in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nassau, Venezuela, and Hawaii.
Signal School of Physical education offers classes in Gymnastics, Tumbling, Cheerleading and Dance. Seasonal classes are offered in Tennis, Swimming and Golf. Our largest program is the gymnastics program, and both the program and coach Charity Livingston have been recognized by the Town Council of Signal Mountain for their performance and past championship seasons.
Ms. Livingston is health and safety certified through USA Gymnastics, coach certified through AAU Positive coaches alliance and a Certified Personal Trainer. She was a 4 year varsity athlete at Northwest Whitfield High School in cheerleading and one of the first freshman to ever make the Kennesaw State University's competition cheer team.
She began teaching gymnastics in 2000 at Children's Edge for Fitness in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2003, she started teaching for Signal School of Physical Education and was an Assistant Team Coach. She became Head Team Coach in 2004, and Assistant Director of the school in 2007. In 2011, Martha Swasey named Ms. Livingston as her successor for the position of Director, Signal School of Physical Education.
Daughter of the founder of Signal School of Physical Education, Martha Swasey, Ms. Brewer's responsibility is to see that the organization continues her mother's goals.