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
  • 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

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!
Cecilia
Cecilia
Wichita, Kansas
Cecilia has been swimming since she was in elementary school, and swam competitively on her local club swim team. Freestyle is her favorite stroke. She gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter and a youth mentor at her church. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves watching her students learn new things and accomplish their goals. Cecilia is currently studying Computer Science at Cal State San Bernardino. When Cecilia is not in the pool, she enjoys reading and playing video games!
Cristian
Cris (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
Ilianna
Ilianna
Los Angeles
Ilianna learned how to swim when she was five years old and partook in private swim lessons at the age of fifteen to become proficient in each swim stroke. She gained experience working with children through babysitting. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students’ swim skills improve each lesson. Ilianna is currently studying Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Ilianna is that she loves to paint!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
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
Megan
Megan
Rosemead
Megan learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is Breaststroke! She swam competitively in high school where she excelled at the 100 yard Breaststroke. Megan gained experience working with children as a recreational leader for the City of Rosemead. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is helping her students learn a life-saving skill. She is studying Early Childhood Education at Mt. San Antonio College. A fun fact about Megan is that she loves to draw!
Tiffanie
Tiffanie
Los Angeles
Tiffanie learned how to swim when she was seven years old and she swam competitively throughout high school. Her favorite stroke is Butterfly and her favorite event is the 100 Yard Butterfly. She gained experience working with children ages 6 month to three years as a babysitter. Tiffanie loves watching the excitement on her students’ faces when they accomplish their goals. She is currently studying Kinesiology at East Los Angeles College. When Tiffanie is not in the water, she loves going to Disneyland!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Almaden

Karla
Karla
San Jose
Karla learned how to swim when she was six years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting ages six months and older. Her favorite things about teaching swimming lessons are the daily laughs she shares with her students and the excitement on their faces as they improve in their technique. Karla is currently studying Law Enforcement at De Anza Community College. A fun fact about Karla is that she loves Disney movies!

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
Myky
Myky
San Jose
Myky began swimming when she was 4 years old and has loved being in the water ever since. Her favorite aspect of teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students’ faces when they accomplish a new skill! She has worked as a babysitter and as a supervisor in a kindergarten class. Myky attends Carrington College to focus on Medical Assisting. A fun fact about her, is that she loves geography.
Sal
Sal
San Jose
Sal learned how to swim at the age of eight and caught on very quickly! Sal enjoys building connections with his students, as well as teaching them a valuable life skill! He currently attends San Jose State College to major in Biology. Some of his hobbies include reading, playing piano, and playing video games!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Arcadia

Amber
Amber
Azusa
Amber began swimming at age three. She swam competitively on a youth swim team and all four years throughout high school. Her favorite event was the Individual Medley and her favorite stoke is Breaststroke. Amber gained experience working with children of all ages as a volunteer at an aquatic therapy clinic and working with after school care programs. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students’ grow! Amber is currently studying Kinesiology at California State University Monterey Bay. A few of Amber’s hobbies include spending time with her family, watching movies, and dancing!
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
Claire
Claire
Burbank
Claire began swimming at age 3 and competed on the swim and water polo teams throughout high school. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Butterfly. Claire gained experience working with children as a babysitter and while previously working at Chuck E. Cheese! Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping her students grow and getting them comfortable in the water. A few of Claire’s hobbies include singing, hiking, and playing piano!
Eva
Eva
Sierra Madre
Eva began swimming at age 3 and swam competitively on the Sierra Madre Dolphins Swim Team. Her favorite stokes are Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Eva gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her love for swimming with her students! Eva is studying Kinesiology at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Eva is that she loves to dance!

Bilingual: Gujarati
Jason
Jason
Temple City
Jason learned how to swim when he was eleven and his favorite stroke is Breaststroke. He gained experience working with children through volunteering with the Girl Scout’s Program and working as an elementary school volunteer. His favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is connecting with his students and helping them accomplish their goals. When Jason is not in the water, you can find him running or cycling around San Gabriel Valley.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
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
Sergio
Sergio
Duarte
Sergio learned how to swim at the age of nine and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He was a valued teammate of his high school’s swim team, where he specialized in the 50 yard Freestyle. Sergio spent his free time as leader of a youth bible study group, organizing educational activities and leading discussions. He is passionate about teaching swim lessons because of the knowledge that he is teaching his students an invaluable new life skill. Sergio is currently majoring in Communications and Music at Citrus College.

Bilingual: Spanish
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

North San Jose

Gabriella
Gabriella
San Jose
Gabriella learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is Breaststroke. She gained experience working with children through assisting autistic students as a behavioral aide. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is seeing her students’ progress each session. Gabriella is currently studying Social Work at San Jose City College. When she is not in the pool, you can catch her hiking the local trails!
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
Phillip
Phillip
Los Gatos
Philip learned how to swim at the age of five and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching his students grow and develop their talents! Philip is currently studying Business at De Anza College. When Philip is not in the pool, he enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends!
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

Hayward

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Azusa
Elizabeth began swimming when she was six years old and has loved being in the water ever since. She swam competitively on her high school swim team for three years and her favorite event was 200 Yard Breaststroke. Elizabeth enjoyed working as a recreational supervisor at a children’s daycare. She attends Berkeley City College to study Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys painting and bike riding!
Jadilyn
Jadilyn
San Ramon
Jadilyn began swimming at the age of six and competed on the water polo team for three years in high school. Her favorite stroke is Backstroke. Jadilyn gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students’ learn new skills. Jadilyn is currently studying Business Management at Diablo Valley College. A few of Jadilyn’s hobbies include listening to music, reading, and trying new foods!
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.

Rancho Palos Verdes

Danielle
Danielle
Whitter
Danielle learned how to swim when she was four years old and she has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves watching the excitement on her students’ faces when they accomplish their goals. Danielle is currently studying Biology/Pediatrics at Marymount California University. When she is not in the pool, she loves to watch movies and spend time with friends.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
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!
Omar
Omar
Rancho Palos Verdes
Omar learned how to swim at age four and he has loved the water ever since! His favorite stroke is Breaststroke. Omar gained experience working with children through babysitting. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is watching his students faces light up as they learn a new skill and achieve their goals. Omar is studying Communications at Cal State Northridge to become a teacher. When Omar is not in the pool, he enjoys going to the beach and eating at new restaurants!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Urdu
Sabrina
Sabrina
Long Beach
Sabrina learned how to swim when she was four years old and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She swam competitively throughout high school and she rose to become the coach’s assistant. Sabrina gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is that she can pass on the swimming knowledge she has gained through over six years of competitive swimming. Sabrina is currently studying Sports Psychology at Long Beach Community College. A fun fact about Sabrina is that she loves to paint!

Sorrento Valley

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!
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.
Megan
Megan
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Megan learned how to swim at a young age and swam competitively for several years. She gained experience working with children through volunteering at Birch Aquarium, working at SeaWorld, being a babysitter, and working as a nanny. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves her students’ different personalities and the excitement on their faces when they accomplish their goals. Megan graduated from James Madison University with a major in Digital Film & Video Production. A fun fact about Megan is that she loves to scuba dive!
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.

Sunnyvale

Alexa
Alexa
San Jose
Alexa learned how to swim when she was eight years old and comes to us with prior experience as a swim instructor. She gained experience working with children through over five years of tutoring kindergarten through fifth grade. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is building relationships and trust with her students and their families. Alexa is currently studying at San Jose City College. A fun fact about Alexa is that she loves to hike!
Ariana
Ariana
San Jose
Ariana taught herself how to swim at age 9 and eventually competed on a swim team for 3 years where she won a Swimmer of the Season award! Her favorite event is the 200 Freestyle. Ariana gained experience working with children of all ages through her younger family members as she often is the go-to babysitter, and while volunteering at her younger sister’s elementary school. She is passionate about teaching her students a valuable life skill! In her free time you can find Ariana swimming, hiking, and reading. A fun fact about Ariana is she won a Google scholarship for Entrepreneurship!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Christian
Christian
Cupertino
Christian learned how to swim at the age of seven and has loved being in the water ever since. He gained experience working with children as a daycare supervisor and a swim instructor for kids of all ages. Christian’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is helping boost a child’s confidence! He is studying Liberal Arts at West Valley College. A fun fact about Christian is that he loves to write music!
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
Elizabeth
Ellie (Elizabeth)
San Jose
Ellie 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 Ellie is that she loves to scuba dive!
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
Morgan
Morgan
Santa Clara
Morgan learned how to swim at the age of three and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He gained experience working with children ages three to fourteen as a babysitter and a swim instructor. Morgan is excited about teaching swimming lessons so he can help children become more confident in the water and make swimming fun for everyone! When Morgan is not in the pool, he enjoys playing guitar, playing the piano, and going on hikes!
Saj
Saj
Cupertino
Saj learned how to swim when he was six years old. He caught on very quickly and continued swimming in high school. He competed in triathlons, and half-marathons as a swimmer and runner. He won first place in the Morro Bay Triathlon Relay and Gold Finisher in the Berkley Half-Marathon. Saj has experience working with children as a swim instructor and a mathematics tutor. He enjoys building connections with his students and helping them grow and develop their skills in the water! Saj is studying Business Administration at Foothill College. Some of his hobbies include playing basketball, swimming, and soccer.

Additional Skills: Trilingual in Punjabi and Hindi

Torrance

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
Sabrina
Sabrina
Long Beach
Sabrina learned how to swim when she was four years old and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She swam competitively throughout high school and she rose to become the coach’s assistant. Sabrina gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is that she can pass on the swimming knowledge she has gained through over six years of competitive swimming. Sabrina is currently studying Sports Psychology at Long Beach Community College. A fun fact about Sabrina is that she loves to paint!
Tristen
Tristen
Carson
Tristen learned how to swim when he was one year old and joined a swim team and water polo team when he was ten years old. He gained experience working with children through coaching youth volleyball, football, and swim teams. Tristen’s favorite part about teaching swim lessons is getting to know his students and watching them learn new things! He is currently studying at Los Angeles Harbor College to become an EMT. A fun fact about Tristen is that he loves going to the beach!

West Covina

Alexandria
Alex (Alexandria)
West Covina
Alex learned how to swim when she was five years old and her favorite stroke is 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. Alex 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. Alex is currently studying Sign Language at Chaffey College. A fun fact about Alex is that she loves spending time at the beach!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in American Sign Language
Amanda
Amanda
Mesquite, Texas
Amanda began swimming at the age of three, and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. She gained experience working with children as a classroom leader by helping children engage in activities and learn new things. Amanda’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students succeed and have fun! She is currently studying Sociology at Citrus College. A fun fact about Amanda is that she loves to hiking and reading!
Amber
Amber
Ontario
Amber learned to swim at the age of seven and began swimming competitively when she was eight years old. She swam for the Chino Valley Dolphins, for Brea Aquatics, and on her high school swim team. Amber competed in the Junior Olympics, then her skill qualified her to swim at CIF meets representing her high school’s varsity swim team. She specializes in Butterfly and Backstroke, and her favorite swim event is the 200 yard Individual Medley. Amber gained childcare experience through babysitting young children.

Bilingual: 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!

Yorba Linda

Addison
Addison
Palm Springs
Addison began swimming at age the age of three and swam competitively on her high school swim team. Her favorite stoke is Backstroke and her favorite event is the 100 yard Freestyle. Addison gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter and camp counselor. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students’ improve their swimming skills. Addison is currently studying Communications at Cal State Fullerton. When Addison is not in the pool, she enjoys baking and spending time with her beagle!
Amanda
Amanda
Yorba Linda
Amanda learned how to swim when she was thirteen months old and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. She has over six years of experience babysitting ages eight months and up. Amanda is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys getting to know each of her students and helping them achieve their goals. A fun fact about Amanda is that she loves Disney movies!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Chino
Kaitlyn learned how to swim when she was ten years old and her favorite events are the 200 Individual Medley, 400 Individual Medley, and the 200 Fly. She swam on multiple swim teams and broke the Mt. Sac conference record two years in a row in the 200 Fly event. Kaitlyn gained experience working with children through babysitting and teaching swim lessons. She is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys the excitement on her students’ faces as they achieve their goals. Kaitlyn is currently studying Zoology at Mt. San Antonio College. A fun fact about Kaitlyn is that she loves cupcakes!
Marlie
Marlie
San Mateo
Marlie learned how to swim when she was two years old and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She swam competitively for four years on a junior swim team. Marlie has many years of experience working with children of all ages as a nanny, a recreational summer camp leader, and as a preschool teacher! She loves working with children and her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is sharing something she’s passionate about with her students! A fun fact about Marlie is that she loves to cook, and spend time with her family and friends, especially her dogs!
Naraly
Naraly
Anaheim
Naraly learned how to swim when she was thirteen and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She swam competitively throughout high school on the swim team and the water polo team. Naraly gained experience working with children through volunteering at a preschool. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons watching her student’s swim technique improve each lesson. Naraly is currently studying Psychology at Santa Ana College. A fun fact about Naraly is that she touched a baby gray whale while whale watching!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Paul
Paul
Yorba Linda
After learning how to swim at a young age, Paul began swimming competitively at the age of twelve and swam for multiple swim teams. He swam all throughout high school and following graduation he swam for the U.S. Army. Paul comes to us with prior swim instructor experience and loves watching his students’ progress and achieve their goals. Paul is currently studying Biochemistry at Iowa College. A fun fact about Paul is that he has been to six of the seven continents!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in French

20th Avenue

Benjamin
Ben (Benjamin)
Lincoln
Ben 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. Ben 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. Ben is currently studying Computer Science at San Francisco State University. A fun fact about Ben is that he loves to produce his own music!
Courtney
Courtney
San Francisco
Courtney learned how to swim when she was four years old and her favorite strokes are Breaststroke and Butterfly. She swam competitively throughout high school on the swim team and competed on the water polo team for a year. Courtney gained experience working with children through coaching youth rugby and being a foster mentor. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the knowledge that she is passing on a lifesaving skill. Courtney is currently studying Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University. A fun fact about Courtney is that she loves to watch 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!
Giovanni
Giovanni
Arleta
Giovanni learned how to swim at the age of six and his favorite stroke is Breaststroke. Giovanni gained experience working with children as a supervisor for the Boys and Girls Club in San Francisco. Giovanni’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching his students overcome their fears to learn a new skill. He is currently studying Child Development at CCSF. A fun fact about Giovanni is that he loves photography and film!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
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
Isela
Isela
Fontana
Isela began swimming at the young age of 2 years old, and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. Isela gained experience with children working as a tutor and by taking care of children in her church group. She is excited to teach and encourage her students to become more confident in the water! Isela is studying Philosophy at San Francisco State University. During her free time, Isela enjoys exercising, photography, cooking, and reading!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Shaniya
Shaniya
Apple Valley
Shaniya learned how to swim at the age of five and she swam competitively for three years on her high school swim team. Shaniya gained experience working with children through babysitting ages two to ten years old. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is watching her students grow and achieve their goals. Shaniya is studying Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University. When she is not in the pool, Shaniya enjoys going to concerts and playing water polo!

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