Swim School Staff


We realize the quality of our programs depends on the quality of our instructors. For this reason, our instructors are chosen based on their qualifications, communication skills, patience, and love for children. Our structured training program ensures that each student receives the finest hands-on instruction available. Regardless of their age or skill level, students will discover that continuous interaction with our warm and caring instructors develops trust and stability both in and out of the water. We are pleased to give our swimmers a qualified team of experienced, mature professionals who are devoted to making a positive impact on their students.

Select a location to view instructors:

Preview Instructors at additional locations:

Orange County

  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • Yorba Linda @ LA Fitness

San Diego County

  • Carlsbad
  • Sorrento Valley @ LA Fitness

Los Angeles County

  • Beverly Hills
  • Hawthorne @ LA Fitness
  • Torrance @ LA Fitness
  • Rancho Palos Verdes @ LA Fitness

San Gabriel Valley

  • Alhambra @ LA Fitness
  • Arcadia @ LA Fitness
  • Pasadena
  • Sierra Madre
  • West Covina @ LA Fitness

San Francisco

  • 20th Avenue @ City Sports Club

Silicon Valley

  • Almaden @ City Sports Club
  • North San Jose @ City Sports Club
  • San Jose
  • Sunnyvale @ City Sports Club

Alameda

  • Hayward @ City Sports Club

Denver

  • Highlands Ranch

Alhambra

Bianca
Bee (Bianca)
South Gate
Bianca is currently studying Kinesiology at California State University of Los Angeles. She learned to swim at a young age and began competing in high school. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Backstroke, and her favorite event is the 100 yard Individual Medley. Bianca gained experience working with children ages 5 to 9 as an assistant baseball coach. In addition, she worked with 8th graders as an after-school football coach. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is interacting with her students in the water and seeing her students progress. A few of Bianca’s hobbies include dancing, swimming, playing football, and reading.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Adult
Cristian
Cristian
Los Angeles
Cristian learned how to swim when he was ten years old and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He gained experience working with children through coaching soccer teams, working as a site coordinator for after school programs, being a program leader, and mentoring/tutoring children through the “World Fit for Kids” program. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is developing trust with his students as he helps them learn a new life skill. Cristian is currently studying Kinesiology at California State University, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Cristian is that he loves to play soccer!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Danny
Danny
Monrovia
Danny began swimming at age 8. He competed on the swim team and water polo teams throughout high school. His favorite strokes are Backstroke and Butterfly. Danny gained experience working with children under the age of 4 as a babysitter. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students smiling and having fun in the water. An interesting fact about Danny is he loves to go traveling and exploring.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Adult
Marlene
Marlene
South Gate
Marlene is currently studying Kinesiology at Cal State University, Los Angeles. She first learned to swim at age 7 and she began competing on her high school swim team as a Sophomore. Her favorite strokes are the butterfly and the breaststroke. Marlene gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. She enjoys caring for her nephew and her niece, who has autism. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students excitement when they learn a new skill. In her spare time Marlene loves to write, paint, hike, and run at the beach.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Technique, Adult
Nikita
Nikita
Glendale
Nikita learned how to swim when he was six years old and his favorite strokes are the Freestyle and the Butterfly. He competed on the water polo team and the swim team throughout all of high school. Nikita gained experience working with children through being a lifeguard and swim instructor. He has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because he enjoys watching the excitement on his students’ faces as they accomplish their goals. Nikita is currently studying Philosophy at College of the Canyons. A fun fact about Nikita is that he loves to watch cartoons!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Ramona
Ramona
Altadena
Ramona learned how to swim when she was three years old and her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Butterfly. She joined a swim team for three years, a high diving team for four years, and a water polo team for four years. Ramona gained experience working with children through being a tour guide at the Los Angeles Zoo for four years and working as a lifeguard for two years. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is passing on her love of the water. Ramona is currently studying Marine Science at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Ramona is that she has swum with sea turtles, dolphins, and whale sharks!

Almaden

Anais
Anais
San Jose
Anais learned how to swim when she was three years old and her favorite strokes are the Freestyle and the Breaststroke. She gained experience working with children through babysitting, volunteering at a daycare, and teaching at an elementary school. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves being able to watch her students’ confidence grow as they achieve their goals. Anais is currently studying Fine Arts and Education at Evergreen Valley College. A fun fact about Anais is that she loves arts and crafts!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Gabriela
Gabriela
San Jose
Gabriela learned how to swim when she was five years old, and she honed her swimming skills while taking swim classes throughout high school. She gained experience working with children through babysitting, and volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club for two years. Her favorite things about teaching swimming lessons are interacting with her students, and helping them learn a new valuable life skill in a fun and engaging way. A fun fact about Gabriela is that she loves to sing!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Lilia
Lilia
San Jose
Lilia learned how to swim when she was eight years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting and working at Chuck E Cheese’s. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the knowledge that her students are learning a new lifesaving skill. Lilia is currently studying Architecture at West Valley College. A fun fact about Lilia is that she loves to draw!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Maria
Maria
San Jose
Maria learned how to swim at a young age and swam competitively in high school. She gained experience working with children through volunteering at her church and babysitting. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the daily interaction with her students, and helping them learn an invaluable new life skill. Maria currently studies mathematics at San Jose City College. A fun fact about Maria is that she was born in Peru and she loves to do makeup!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Natalie
Natalie
San Jose
Natalie is currently attending West Valley College. She started swimming at age 3 and swam competitively on her high school’s varsity swim team. Natalie gained childcare experience as a babysitter and has also volunteered for her mom’s elementary school special needs class. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students progress. A few of Natalie’s hobbies include theater arts, spending time with her friends, and singing in her car. An interesting fact about Natalie is she loves Disney songs and movies.

Arcadia

Aimee
Aimee
Los Angeles
Aimee learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through being a nanny and a teacher’s aide. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is motivating her students to achieve their goals. Aimee is currently studying Chiropractics at Cerritos College. A fun fact about Aimee is that she knows everything about Disney and Marvel!

Additional Skills: Trilingual in American Sign Language, Mandarin
Alexandra
Alex (Alexandra)
Diamond Bar
Alexandra is currently studying Youth Ministry at Azusa Pacific University. She learned how to swim at a young age, began swimming competitively at age 9, and swam throughout high school. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her passion for swimming with her students. She gained experience working with children ages 4 to 11 at her church’s Sunday School and summer programs. Alexandra also worked with children who have special needs at a Spina Bifida camp for children ages 3 months to 2 years old. A few of Alexandra’s hobbies include reading, cooking, and drawing. An interesting fact about Alexandra is she does not like roller coasters.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult
Cameron
Cameron
West Covina
Cameron currently studies Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at Mt. San Antonio College. While in high school, he participated on the swim team for 3 years, and his favorite events were the 200-meter and 500-meter freestyle. Cameron gained childcare experience while working as an instructional aid and has earned the position of lead trainer at Waterworks Aquatics through his hard work and dedication since starting at our Sierra Madre location. He enjoys teaching swimming lessons because he likes to see the enjoyment on his students’ faces when learning how to swim.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult
David
David
Rosemead
David is currently studying Sociology and Counseling at Cal State University, Long Beach. He first learned to swim at age 5 and he has enjoyed swimming ever since. Prior to teaching swim lessons, he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students build confidence in the water. A few of his hobbies include working out, hiking, body surfing, boogie boarding, and being outdoors.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Technique, Adult
Linda
Linda
Santa Ana
Linda attends CSULA to study Exercise Science. She learned how to swim at the age of seven and fell in love with the sport after joining the swim team her freshman year of high school. She swam competitively all four years of high school and her favorite event was the 200 IM. Linda grew up in a large family and has extensive experience babysitting for her relatives. She also has volunteered at child development centers where she created fun workshops and art activities for her students, who ranged in age from 4-7 years old. Linda’s enjoys being a swim instructor because she loves helping her students learn new skills and seeing the excitement on their faces when they have achieved their goals!

Additional Skills: Trilingual in Vietnamese and Chinese
Nadene
Nadene
Pasadena
Nadene learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water since. She gained experience working with children through homeschooling and being a nanny. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is witnessing the excitement of her students when they accomplish a new skill. A fun fact about Nadene is that she loves coloring books!
Sarah
Sarah
Santa Cruz
Sarah learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite strokes are the breaststroke and the backstroke. She began swimming competitively at age seven and played water polo at age twelve. Sarah gained experience working with children through volunteering at horse camps and therapeutic riding centers where she would teach children how to ride and interact with horses. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the joy on her students’ faces as they improve at a new life skill. A fun fact about Sarah is that she loves horses!
Stewart
Stewart
San Gabriel
Stewart learned how to swim at a young age, and was a lifeguard for over two years. He gained experience working with children through lifeguarding, teaching, and his volunteer work. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the excitement his students have to learn a new life skill. Stewart is currently studying Philosophy at University of California, Riverside. A fun fact about Stewart is that he loves video games!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Tanya
Tanya
Pasadena
Tanya learned how to swim when she was twelve years old and her favorite stroke is the Freestyle. She also swam in competitions for her high school’s swim team. Tanya gained experience working with children through babysitting and tutoring. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students’ excitement as they progress at a new life skill. Tanya is currently studying English and Writing at La Sierra University. A fun fact about Tanya is that she enjoys playing the piano!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

North San Jose

Blanca
Blanca
Monterey
Blanca learned how to swim when she was four years old and fell in love with the water. She gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members, working as a camp counselor, and instructing children as an art teacher. Blanca’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the excitement in her students’ faces as they accomplish a new goal. A fun fact about Blanca is that she loves superheroes!
Delilah
Delilah
Sunnyvale
Delilah learned how to swim when she was a toddler and has loved swimming ever since. She gained experience with children as a babysitter. Her favorite things about teaching swimming lessons are the daily interactions with her students and building up their swimming skills and confidence. A fun fact about Delilah is that she has a twin sister!
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
San Jose
Elizabeth learned how to swim at a young age, and her favorite strokes are Butterfly and Freestyle. She previously coached a swim team for children ages 4-9 for two years. She also gained experience working with children through being a teacher’s assistant for a kindergarten class, volunteering at after-school programs, and working at a children’s hospital. She is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because she loves her students different personalities and adapting the lessons to the needs of her students. A fun fact about Elizabeth is that she loves to scuba dive!
Emery
Emery
San Jose
Emery learned how to swim when she was seven years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting, volunteering as a teacher’s aide, and teaching kickboxing for children. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching the excitement on her students’ faces as they learn a new life skill. Emery is currently studying Business at West Valley College. A fun fact about Emery is that she loves kickboxing!
Irma
Irma
San Jose
Irma learned how to swim when she was seven years old, and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children ages three months through eleven years old through babysitting. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons are the daily interactions with her students and witnessing the joy on their faces as they learn a new life skill. Irma is currently studying Law Enforcement at West Valley College. A fun fact about Irma is that she loves to travel!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Jaclyn
Jaclyn
San Jose
Jaclyn learned how to swim when she was five years old and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members, ages six months and up. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is the fun interactions she has with her students as she teaches them a valuable new life skill. Jaclyn is currently studying Film Production at De Anza College. A fun fact about Jaclyn is that she plays the keyboard and produces her own music!
Nikkalena
Nikkalena
Mesa, Arizona
Nikkalena learned how to swim when she was three years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is passing on her love of the water to her students. A fun fact about Nikkalena is that she fosters homeless kittens until they can find a permanent home.
Steven
Steven
San Jose
Steven learned how to swim when he was ten years old and his favorite strokes are the Freestyle and the Breaststroke. He swam competitively in high school and excelled at Freestyle, Butterfly, and Breaststroke events. Steven gained experience working with children through tutoring ages three through nineteen. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is the daily interactions he has with his students. Steven is currently studying Computer Science at De Anaza College. A fun fact about Steven is that he loves building computers.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Vietnamese

Hawthorne

Bridget
Bridget
Bakersfield
Bridget is currently studying Kinesiology at Los Angeles Harbor College. She started swimming competitively in high school and swam for Bakersfield College for two years. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Butterfly and her favorite event is the 50 yard Butterfly. She gained experience working with children with special needs through an after school program in which she helped her students with their homework and led them through various P.E. activities. Bridget’s favorite aspects of teaching swim lessons are interacting with her students, being in the water, and showing her students that swimming is really fun. A few of Bridget’s hobbies include swimming, playing basketball, and dancing.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Adult
David
David
Rosemead
David is currently studying Sociology and Counseling at Cal State University, Long Beach. He first learned to swim at age 5 and he has enjoyed swimming ever since. Prior to teaching swim lessons, David worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students build confidence in the water. A few of David’s hobbies include working out, hiking, body surfing, boogie boarding, and being outdoors.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Javier
Javier
Los Angeles
Javier gained experience working with children through participating in a local summer program where he was as a lifeguard and swim instructor for children ages 6 to 17 years old. Javier also competed on the swim team throughout high school. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing the joy from his families’ when a new skill is achieved. Javier is currently studying English at Santa Monica College. A few of Javier’s hobbies include basketball, soccer, and painting.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Technique, Adult
Jordan
Jordan
Gardena
Jordan learned how to swim at a young age and started swimming competitively in high school. His favorite events are the 50 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Backstroke, and 4×100 Relay. Jordan has previous experience working with children ages infants to adults as a swim instructor. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students improve and gain confidence in the water. Jordan is currently studying Kinesiology at Cal State University, Northridge. A few of Jordan’s hobbies include swimming, playing basketball, and running. An interesting fact about Jordan is his favorite cartoons are Flapjack and Teen Titans.

Additional Skills: Adult
Mahlon
Mahlon
Lawndale
Mahlon learned how to swim at a young age and he has loved the water ever since. He gained experience working with children through volunteering at after-school programs where he would coordinate activities, assist with snack time, and help tutor children. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is transforming his students’ fear of the water into loving it. He is currently studying Biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Mahlon is that he loves basketball!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in American Sign Language
Maya
Maya
Long Beach
Maya learned how to swim when she was 5 years old. In high school she played waterpolo and was on the swim team all 4 years. Her favorite stroke is breaststroke and her favorite events are relays. Maya became lifeguard certified her senior year and enjoyed working as a lifeguard for two years. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages as she previously worked in Parks and Recreation for 3 years, as an educator in early childhood development for 2 years, and is currently working with elementary school children at a local school district! Maya loves teaching her students how to swim and be safe in the water! During her free time Maya enjoys reading, arts and crafts, and traveling. She majored in Early Childhood and Family Studies at St Philips Community College.
Shareny
Shareny
New York
Shareny began swimming around the age of seven, and has loved swimming ever since! She gained childcare experience by helping raise her younger siblings, babysitting for family friends, and through volunteering at her sister’s Pre-K class. Her favorite aspects of teaching swimming lessons are creating connections with her students, and seeing them overcome their fear of the water. Shareny attends Long Beach City College to study Psychology. Some of her hobbies include playing Volleyball, hiking, and reading. An interesting fact about Shareny is she loved to dress up and play super-heroes when she was younger!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Hayward

Korina
Korina
Hayward
Korina learned how to swim when she was five years old and her favorite stroke is the Backstroke. She gained experience with children through babysitting ages one through seven. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the knowledge that she is passing on an invaluable new life skill. Korina is currently studying Psychology at Chabot College. A fun fact about Korina is that she loves to bake!

Additional Skills: Trilingual in American Sign Language and Filipino
Nhat
Nhat
Hayward
Nhat taught himself how to swim at the age of 6. He previously worked with children ages 6-12 through a Buddhist youth community, where he helped them learn about Buddhism and assisted with their homework. Nhat is excited to teach his students and help them feel comfortable and safe in the water! He currently attends Chabot College to study Psychology. Nhat loves music and enjoys playing the piano and singing.
Serenyty
Seren (Serenyty)
San Leandro
Seren began swimming when she was three years old. At the age of five, she was enrolled in swim lessons and continued for about two years. She has been babysitting her siblings, family members, and for family friends since the age of 12. Seren gained additional experience working with children through volunteering at the Boys and Girls club and while working as a tutor for 2 years. She enjoys working with children of all ages! Seren is looking forward to getting to know her students and their individual personalities, while helping them learn a new skill. She currently attends Chabot College to major in Nursing. Some of her interests include playing soccer, swimming, and going camping.
Sergio
Sergio
Castro Valley
Sergio learned how to swim when he was six years old, and his favorite strokes are Breaststroke and Backstroke. In Columbia, Sergio was part of the Valle Del Cauca National Swim Team. He also swam competitively in the United States for the American Swimmers Club, and at the collegiate level at Chabot College. His favorite event is the 100 breaststroke. Sergio has previously volunteered his spare time organizing recreational activities for low-income families. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing his students fall in love with swimming. He currently attends Chabot College and is majoring in Architecture. A fun fact about Sergio is that he loves to draw!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Taylor
Taylor
Hayward
Taylor learned how to swim when she was three years old and her favorite strokes are the Freestyle and the Backstroke. She swam competitively in middle school and high school. Taylor gained experience working with children through babysitting ages six months through eight years old. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is how it incorporates both her love of swimming and her love of teaching. Taylor is currently studying at Chabot College. A fun fact about Taylor is that she loves to draw in her free time!

Rancho Palos Verdes

Corina
Corina
San Pedro
Corina began swimming at the age of 7 and continues to love the water. She has 3 children of her own and volunteers at a local elementary school. Corina enjoys teaching children through fun activities and experiences. She is excited to help other become more comfortable and safe in the water. Corina currently attends Los Angeles Harbor College and is studying Child Development and Psychology. She enjoys spending her free time camping, swimming, drawing and dancing!
Melanie
Melanie
Long Beach
Melanie learned how to swim at a young age and spent all of her summers in the water. She gained experience working with children as an elementary school volunteer, a babysitter, and a tutor. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is supporting her students and helping them achieve their goals. Melanie is currently studying Dietetics and Nutrition at Long Beach City College. A fun fact about Melanie is that she loves to play instruments and sing!
Mikaela
Mikaela
Palos Verdes
Mikaela learned how to swim when she was four years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting ages three months through fourteen years old and tutoring students in kindergarten through tenth grade. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the bond she forms with her students and being able to watch their swimming progress grow each lesson. Mikaela is currently studying at Palos Verdes High School. A fun fact about Mikaela is that she loves to surf!
Myles
Myles
Carson
Myles learned how to swim when he was four years old and his favorite stroke is the Freestyle. He took part in multiple swim programs and loved to compete. Myles gained experience working with children through volunteering at a daycare for two years working with children ages five through twelve. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is bonding with his students and teaching them an invaluable new life skill. Myles is currently studying Business Management at El Camino College. A fun fact about Myles is that he loves the movie Frozen!
Nicholas
Nicholas
Torrance
Nicholas learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. He gained experience working with children through babysitting. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the excitement on his students’ faces as they learn a new life skill. A fun fact about Nicholas is that he loves skateboarding!
Tom
Tom
Torrance
Tom learned how to swim when he was one year old and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He competed on the Junior Lifeguard swim team for seven years and loved the 100 meter Freestyle event. Tom gained experience working with children through babysitting ages two and up. He loves teaching swimming lessons because he enjoys watching his students’ progress at a new life skill. A fun fact about Tom is that Frozen is his favorite movie!

Sorrento Valley

Alexandra
Alexandra
Pacific Beach
Alexandra learned how to swim when she was two years old and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She swam competitively from the age of seven through high school. Alexandra gained experience working with children through being a nanny and working as an EMT where she would teach children the importance of calling 9-1-1 and CPR. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students improve and become comfortable in the water. Alexandra is currently studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. A fun fact about Alexandria is that she surfs every day!
Breanna
Breanna
San Diego
Breanna learned how to swim when she was four years old and her favorite stroke is the Butterfly. She competed on her local swim team for five years and a high school swim career of four years. Breanna gained experience working with children through babysitting, volunteering at summer camps, and helping her local church’s daycare. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because of the enthusiastic response of her students as she teaches a valuable new life skill in an engaging manner. Breanna is currently studying Social Sciences at Palomar College. A fun fact about Breanna is that she loves dogs!
Haley
Haley
San Jose
Haley learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through being a nanny and working at a summer camp. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is fun daily interactions with her students as she teaches them a lifesaving skill. Haley is currently studying Cosmetology at Paul Mitchell The School, San Diego. A fun fact about Haley is that she loves to camp!
John
John
San Diego
John learned how to swim at young age, and has previously worked as a lifeguard. He competed in the San Diego County Lifeguard Games and won a medal in the 50-yard breaststroke. John gained experience working with children as a behavioral interventionist for children with autism and through teaching swimming lessons to children of all ages for the past four years. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the pride and accomplishment on his students’ faces as they master a new life skill. He is currently majoring in Marine Biology at San Diego State University. An interesting fact about John is that he loves nature and actively tries to protect the planet in any way that he can.
Julia
Julia
La Jolla
Julia learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is the Backstroke. She began swimming competitively when she was seven years old and continued on for twelve years. Julia gained experience working with children through babysitting ages three through ten, working at a preschool’s summer camp, and being a counselor at Camp Jaycee. Her favorite part of teaching swimming lessons is watching her students’ progress. Julia is currently studying Food and Nutrition at San Diego State University. A fun fact about Julia is that she loves dogs, elephants, and monkeys!
Loribeth
Loribeth
Spring Valley
Loribeth learned how to swim when she was seven years old and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She also swam competitively in high school on the swim and dive team. Loribeth gained experience with children through babysitting ages two months and up, volunteering at her church’s daycare, and volunteering at an elementary school. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the knowledge that she is passing on a new lifelong skill. A fun fact about Loribeth is that she loves mermaids and all mer-critters!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Michael
Michael
Oceanside
Michael joined Waterworks Aquatics with a history of competitive swimming experience. While in high school, he played water polo for 4 years and swam for 3 years. Micahels favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is that he can combine his passion for working with children, with his passion for swimming. He previously worked at Legoland and currently is an Assistant Scoutmaster. In his free time, Michael enjoys reading comic books and watching a variety of sports. He is currently attending Mira Costa College with a focus on History.
Nathan
Nathan
San Diego
Nathan learned how to swim when he was five years old and his favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. He swam competitively for a high school and club team for five years. Nathan gained experience working with children through volunteering at his church’s Sunday school program and through teaching children on mission trips. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching his students progress into talented swimmers. Nathan is currently studying Biochemistry at Westmont College. A fun fact about Nathan is that he loves to hike!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Chinese

Sunnyvale

Anabel
Anabel
San Jose
She taught herself how to swim at the age of 10 and her favorite stroke is backstroke. Anabel helped raise her youngest sister and has been babysitting since the age of 14. Her favorite aspect of being a swim instructor is watching her students apply corrections to their stroke and succeed on their own. Anabel currently attends San Jose City College to major in English. In her free time she enjoys painting, dancing, and hiking. An interesting fact about Anabel is she likes goldfish!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Claudia
Claudia
San Jose
Claudia learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is freestyle. She swam competitively in high school and took additional swimming courses in college. She gained experience working with children through babysitting. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the excitement on her students’ faces as they learn a new life skill. Claudia is currently studying Business at De Anza College. A fun fact about Claudia is that she loves animals and it is her mission to visit as many zoos as possible.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Elena
Elena
Campbell
Elena learned how to swim when she was three years old and her favorite stroke is the Butterfly. She gained experience working with children through babysitting. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching he students become more confident in the water. A fun fact about Elena is that she loves going to the movies!
Leo
Leo
San Jose
Leo gained experience working with children as a camp counselor and while in high school, where he would volunteer to run games and activities for children to enjoy in an organized and fun environment. Leo is also active in the water as he spends much of his time in the ocean and enjoys swimming laps for exercise. His favorite stroke is the backstroke. Leo loves to make his students laugh and have a great time. His favorite aspect of teaching swimming lessons is seeing the excitement on his students faces when they reach a goal. He currently studies Kinesiology at San Jose City College. Leo’s favorite movie is Finding Nemo and in his free time he loves to read and play fantasy football!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Maria
Maria
Mountain View
Maria learned how to swim when she was seven years old and her favorite stroke is that Backstroke. She gained experience working with children through raising her daughter and babysitting younger family members. Maria loves teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys teaching her students proper swimming technique that they can use for the rest of their lives. A fun fact about Maria is that she loves to hike!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Matthew
Matthew
San Jose
Matthew learned how to swim when he was six years old and has fallen in love with the water ever since. He gained experience working with children through volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club and volunteering at an elementary school. He is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because of the confidence it instills into his students. Matthew is currently studying Finance at Foothill College. A fun fact about Matthew is that he loves cartoons!
Mikaela
Mikaela
Hollister
Mikaela learned how to swim at a young age and has enjoyed swimming ever since. She gained childcare experience through working as a babysitter for 8 years. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is being in the water with her students and teaching them important skills. Mikaela is currently studying Engineering at West Valley College. When she is not in the water she enjoys riding her long board. An interesting fact about Mikaela is she loves Disney movies.
Taylor
Taylor
Pittsburgh, PA
Taylor learned to swim at a young age and she began swimming competitively at age 5. She swam throughout high school in Pittsburgh and she qualified for Junior Olympics between the ages of 10 and 18. Her favorite events were the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle. She gained experience working with children by teaching her niece, nephew, and brother how to swim. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is teaching her students a fun yet essential life saving skill. A few of Taylor’s hobbies include listening to music, reading comic books, and playing video games.

Additional Skills: Technique, Adult
Toni
Toni
Sunnyvale
Toni learned how to swim as a young child and her favorite stroke is freestyle. She swam competitively up until high school and won many ribbons and medals. She gained experience working with children through babysitting and volunteering at her church’s day care. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students grow to love being in the water and learn new skills. Toni is currently studying at Foothill Community Colleges to become a paramedic. A fun fact about Toni is that she loves to float and relax in the pool!

Torrance

Brianna
Brianna
Phoenix, Arizona
Brianna learned how to swim at the age of six and swam competitively in high school. She gained experience working with children through inner city volunteering, teaching at an elementary after-school art club, babysitting, and helping with childcare at her church. Brianna loves teaching swimming lessons because of the pride it instills in her students because they learned a new life skill. An interesting fact about Brianna is that she once saved someone from drowning when she was only ten years old!
Cierra
Cierra
Altadena
Cierra was enrolled in swimming classes as a child and continues to enjoy swimming for fun. Her favorite stroke is Backstroke. Cierra gained experience working with children of all ages, including children with special needs, as a volunteer for the Black Infant Program in Pasadena, and through babysitting for family and family friends. Her favorite aspect of being a swim instructor is being able to combine her love of working with children and swimming. Cierra attends El Camino College to major in Psychology. During her free time Cierra enjoys reading, watching basketball and training for Track and Field.
Darryl
Darryl
Los Angeles
Darryl learned how to swim at the age of four. He spent most of his summers in the water as a child, and still enjoys swimming recreationally. His favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. Darryl gained childcare experience through raising his own children and by volunteering as an Assistant Coach for a soccer team. His favorite part of being a swim instructor is being able to help his students be safer in the water. Some of Darryl’s hobbies include playing basketball and volunteering.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Adult
Jasmin
Jasmin
Lynwood
Jasmin learned how to swim at age 6 and has enjoyed swimming ever since. She gained experience working with children ages 5 to 13 as a babysitter and Sunday School teacher. In addition, she has experience working with children with special needs. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is being in the water with her students. Jasmin is currently studying Nursing at Rio Hondo College. A few of her hobbies include hiking, running, and reading. An interesting fact about Jasmin is she has volunteered at events where she dressed up like a clown or a princess to entertain the children.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Adult
Jennifer
Jennifer
Bell Gardens
Jennifer learned how to swim when she was fourteen and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through raising her daughter. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the knowledge that she is teaching her students an invaluable new life skill while having fun at the same time. A fun fact about Jennifer is that she loves to Rollerblade!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Keymoney
Keymoney
Torrance
Keymoney began swimming at age 10 and has loved the water ever since. He gained experience working with children of all ages as a summer camp counselor for 4 years. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is gaining the trust of his students. An interesting fact about Keymoney is he loves sports, especially basketball.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult
Lauren
Lauren
San Pedro
At the age of five Lauren began swimming and fell in love with water. She has grown up near the beach and was always the last one out of the ocean. Her favorite stroke is Breaststroke. Lauren joins Waterworks Aquatics with an extensive background in childcare: she has worked with children of all ages for the last 15 years through helping out in the nursery at her church, as a teachers assistant and a program leader for at-risk youth. Lauren loves building relationships with her students while teaching them to be safe and have fun in the water. Lauren attends Los Angeles Harbor College to major in Nursing. During her free time Lauren enjoys hiking, swimming, playing piano, and spending time with her dogs!
Mahlon
Mahlon
Lawndale
Mahlon learned how to swim at a young age and he has loved the water ever since. He gained experience working with children through volunteering at after-school programs where he would coordinate activities, assist with snack time, and help tutor children. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is transforming his students’ fear of the water into loving it. He is currently studying Biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Mahlon is that he loves basketball!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in American Sign Language
Stefani
Stefani
San Pedro
Stefani began swimming at the age of 8 and went on to compete on her high school swim team all four years of high school. Her favorite event was the 50-yard Breaststroke. Stefani’s childcare experience comes from being the eldest child of her 6 siblings- she has helped take care of her brothers, assisted with their class field trips and taught them all how to swim! During high school, she also was a camp counselor for two years. Stefani enjoys being a swim instructor because she is able to adapt to her students’ individual learning abilities and help them progress their swimming skills.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Perris
Tracy has been swimming since she was seven years old, and she enjoys backstroke, freestyle, and butterfly. She competed on the swim and water polo teams throughout high school, and also competed at the collegiate level for two years. Tracy gained experience with children through coaching youth soccer and a Junior Varsity swim team. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students having fun while mastering a new skill. Tracy is currently attending California State University of San Marcos and is studying criminology and justice. A fun fact about Tracy is that she loves to take pictures with her polaroid camera!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Alhambra

Alexandria
Alexandria
West Covina
Alexandria learned how to swim when she was five years old and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She swam competitively on her high school’s water polo team and rose to captain her senior year. She then coached the team for four years following her graduation. Alexandria gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members, running parent and me classes, and teaching swimming lessons at Waterworks. She is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys watching her students’ confidence grow as they improve in the water. Alexandria is currently studying Sign Language at Chaffey College. A fun fact about Alexandria is that she loves spending time at the beach!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in American Sign Language
Araceli
Araceli
Delano
Araceli learned how to swim at a young age and began swimming competitively at the age of nine. She gained experience working with children through babysitting children ages zero through thirteen. She loves teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys interaction with her students and teaching them a valuable new life skill. Araceli is currently studying to be a medical assistant at UEI College. A fun fact about Araceli is that she loves to hike!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Arianna
Arianna
West Covina
Arianna learned how to swim when she was seven years old and her favorite stroke is the Backstroke. She gained experience working with children through six years of babysitting. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is that she is teaching a subject she is passionate about and passing on an important life skill. Arianna is currently studying Kinesiology at California State, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Arianna is that she loves to go to the beach!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Brooke
Brooke
Ontario
Brooke learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting and volunteering at preschools and elementary schools. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons as she enjoys helping her students achieve their goals and watching their confidence grow. Brooke is currently studying Psychology at Chaffey Community College. A fun fact about Brooke is that she loves movie nights!
Rodrigo
Rodrigo
Baldwin Park
Rodrigo learned how to swim at a young age and his favorite strokes are the Freestyle and the Butterfly. He started swimming competitively at the age of fourteen. He gained experience working with children through working as a swim instructor and assistant water polo coach. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching the progress his students develop through each lesson. Rodrigo is currently studying Kinesiology at Citrus College. A fun fact about Rodrigo is that he loves to paint!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Tanya
Tanya
Pasadena
Tanya learned how to swim when she was twelve years old and her favorite stroke is the Freestyle. She also swam in competitions for her high school’s swim team. Tanya gained experience working with children through babysitting and tutoring. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students’ excitement as they progress at a new life skill. Tanya is currently studying English and Writing at La Sierra University. A fun fact about Tanya is that she enjoys playing the piano!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Yorba Linda

Alyssa
Alyssa
Elk Grove
Alyssa learned how to swim at age 5 and swam competitively for two years. Her favorite stroke is Breaststroke. Alyssa gained experience working with children ages newborn to 12 years old as a nanny. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is being able to learn her students strengths and weaknesses while helping them progress in the water. Alyssa is currently studying Biochemistry at Cal State University, Fullerton. She is a huge fan of Disney and enjoys hiking on her days off.

Additional Skills: Adult
April
April
Brea
April learned how to swim when she was six months old and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. She participated in swimming classes in both high school and college. She gained experience working with children through being a babysitter, and volunteering at her local church’s children’s ministry for seven years. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves teaching her students new skills that help them gain more confidence in the water and she enjoys teaching water safety in a fun and engaging way. April currently studies Child Development at Fullerton College and Santiago Canyon College. A fun fact about April is that she has five brothers and three sisters, and she taught all of them how to swim!
Bryan
Bryan
Bellflower
Bryan learned how to swim when he was six years old, and he grew to love the water. He gained experience working with children through volunteering at a preschool. Bryan’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is meeting new students and sharing in their excitement as they progress at a new skill. He currently attends Cal State Fullerton and is majoring in Business. A fun fact about Bryan is that he loves to surf!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Chris
Chris R.
La Habra Heights
Chris learned how to swim when he was three years old. He is a cross-country runner and enjoys swimming often for exercise. His favorite stroke is freestyle. Chris is excited to teach and mentor his students, while sharing his swimming knowledge with them. He currently attend Chapman University and enjoys running, playing piano and writing. An interesting fact about Chris is that he loves Spongebob!
Jennifer
Jennifer
Yorba Linda
Jennifer learned how to swim at a young age and competed on both swim and water polo teams. She gained experience working with children through volunteering at her church and working events as a face painter. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is the excitement on her students’ faces when they accomplish their goals. Jennifer is currently studying Business Management at Fullerton College. A fun fact about Jennifer is that she loves arts and crafts!
Maria
Maria
Orange
Maria learned how to swim when she was five years old and her favorite stroke is the Butterfly. She competed on her high school’s team and she loved swimming distance Freestyle events. Maria gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members and working at after school programs. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the fun daily interactions she has with her students as she passes on to them her love of the water. Maria is currently studying Psychology at Santiago Canyon College. A fun fact about Maria is that she loves to work out!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

20th Avenue

Benjamin
Benjamin
Lincoln
Benjamin learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. He swam in high school and competed in Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Butterfly events. Benjamin gained experience working with children through teaching them how to play music and how to swim. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing his students progress each lesson in their technique. Benjamin is currently studying Computer Science at San Francisco State University. A fun fact about Benjamin is that he loves to produce his own music!
Dara-Joan
Dara-Joan
Everette, WA
Dara learned how to swim at a young age at her local Navy base. She enjoyed swimming in PE throughout high school and continues to swim for fun. She has gained experience working with children ages newborn – 13 years through babysitting for various families in her neighborhoods, volunteering at a preschool, and assisting in a middle school classroom. Dara-Joan enjoys helping her students reach their goals and feel comfortable in the water. Some of her hobbies include singing, dancing, and acting. An interesting fact about Dara-Joan is: she loves cartoons!
Garrett
Garrett
Lawton, Oklahoma
Garrett learned how to swim when he was four years old, and spent much of his childhood in the water. He gained experience with children through babysitting. Garrett enjoys teaching swimming lessons because he loves the connection he forms with his students and their families. He is currently studying Computer Science at the City College of San Francisco. A fun fact about Garrett is that he loves video games!
Guadalupe
Guadalupe
Los Angeles
Guadalupe learned how to swim when she was five years old and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. She gained experience working with children through volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the daily interaction with her students. A fun fact about Guadalupe is that she loves to read!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Stefaney
Stefaney
Auburn
Stefaney learned how to swim when she was three years old and loved the water ever since. She swam competitively from eighth grade throughout high school on multiple swim teams. Stefaney gained experience working with children as a babysitter, working as a swim instructor, and being a nanny for children ages three years and up. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is giving her students the skills and confidence to enjoy being in the water. Stefaney is currently studying Sociology and Political Science at Laney College. A fun fact about Stefaney is that she adopts, fosters, and cares for dozens of animals with disabilities.
Terrence
Terrence
Stockton
Terrence has been swimming for the last three years and his favorite stroke is the breaststroke. He gained experience with children through his involvement with after-school dance programs, where he would teach dance lessons to students in kindergarten through fourth grade. He loves to teach swim lessons because he enjoys watching his students’ progress and learn new skills. He currently attends City College of San Francisco and studies Kinesiology. A fun fact about Terrence is that he recently entered a dance competition!
Yzabel
Yzabel
Parañaque, Philippines
Yzabel learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members. She loves teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys seeing the excitement on her students’ faces as they achieve their goals. Yzabel is currently studying Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. A fun fact about Yzabel is that she loves to sing!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Tagalog

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