Curtis began teaching swimming lessons as a youth. He became certified and has taught swimming lessons professionally since 2000. He has competed in swim meets, but finds more joy in successfully teaching a child how to float for the first time.
Curtis also teaches Swymfit Deep Water classes and is a certified TRX instructor as well as being certified in the Burdenko Method. To go along with his swimming endeavors, Curtis enjoys both playing and coaching basketball and soccer. Curtis and his wife welcomed their second child in 2018.