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

San Gabriel Valley

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

San Francisco

  • 20th Avenue @ City Sports Club

Silicon Valley

  • Almaden @ 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
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
Monica
Monica
Los Angeles
Monica is currently studying Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles. She first learned to swim at an early age and began swimming competitively in high school where she was named captain of her swim team. Her favorite events are the 100 yard Breaststroke, 100 yard Freestyle, and the 200 yard Individual Medley. She gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping her students accomplish their goals and teaching them new techniques. A few of Monica’s hobbies include hiking, reading, baking, and watching Disney movies. An interesting fact about Monica is she can speak Spanish.

Additional Skills: Bilinigual in Spanish

Almaden

Becca
Becca
San Jose
Becca learned how to swim at a young age, and in high school she was placed in the advanced group for all swim activities. She gained experience working with children as a babysitter. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students have fun while they are learning a new life skill. Becca is currently majoring in Business at San Jose City College. A fun fact about Becca is that she loves to dance!

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
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.
Rebecca
Rebecca
San Bernardino
Rebecca learned how to swim when she was two years old, and her favorite stroke is freestyle. She also swam competitively in high school. Rebecca gained experience working with children through being a day camp leader for children ages three through twelve. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the smile on her students’ faces when they reach a new level in their swimming ability. Rebecca currently studying Medicine at San Jose City College. An interesting fact about Rebecca is that she loves to read!

Arcadia

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
Isaac
Isaac
Montebello
Isaac began swimming as a young child and would often take family trips to the local pools, beaches and waterparks. He started working with children his freshman year in high school through a variety of volunteer work. After high school he continued working as a youth sports coach and after-school recreation leader, where he also gained experience working with autistic children. Isaac previously worked for the city of Downey where he helped develop the youth athletics programs and after-school classes. His favorite aspect of being a swim instructor is developing relationships with his students and helping them achieve their goals, while having fun in the water. An interesting fact about Isaac is he is one of the oldest cousins in his family and has two younger sisters.

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
Sisi
SiSi (Sisavaii)
Arcadia
Sisi is currently studying Art and Graphic Design at Pasadena City College. She began swimming when she was 4 years old and has enjoyed swimming ever since. Her favorite stroke is the Breast stroke. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is watching her students swim across the pool by themselves for the first time. Sisi gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. In addition, she volunteered for a childcare program at an Asian youth center in San Gabriel. A few of Sisi’s hobbies include listening to music, drawing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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
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
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

Karlie
Karlie
Concord
Karlie learned how to swim when she was three years old, and she loves to race. She has always been a fish in the water and enjoys the exercise of a strong swim session. She gained experience with children through raising her younger siblings and her son. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students’ energy and enthusiasm for learning a new life skill. A fun fact about Karlie is that she loves to fish!
Kezia
Kezia
Hayward
Kezia learned how to swim at the age of two and she began swimming competitively in the Philippines at age five. She went on to compete internationally for the Philippines National Team when she was 12 years old. Her favorite event is the 100 Yard Backstroke. Kezia gained experience working with children through babysitting her younger brother. Kezia is currently studying Dental Hygiene at Chabot College. A few of Kezia’s hobbies include singing and dancing.

Additional Skills: Trilingual in Tagalog and Korean, Special Needs, Technique, Adult
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

Sorrento Valley

Alex
Alex
Oceanside
Alex has been involved in swimming his entire life and swam competitively in high school. He swam the 100 freestyle and the butterfly medley relay. His passion for teaching comes from watching his children grow in a skill that is so important in life. Alex has gained experience working with children as a lifeguard at Legoland, as well as through his family of young cousins and nephews. In his spare time Alex enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, spending time with friends, and going to the beach. An interesting fact about Alex is that his name is spelt “Alexzander.”

Additional Skills: Adult
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.
Keoana
Keoana
Sorrento Valley
Keoana learned how to swim at age 7 and began swimming competitively at age 9. She competed on her high school’s swim team as well and her favorite event was the 100 Freestyle. Keoana gained experience working with children of all ages previously as a swim instructor. She has also volunteered for an after-school program called DASH (Dynamic After School Hours). Lastly, Keoana has experience working with children with special needs as a volunteer for Baron Buddies. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students grow and progress in the water. Keoana is currently studying Political Science and Philosophy at San Diego State University. A few of Keoana’s hobbies include swimming, dancing, and singing. An interesting fact about Keoana is she used to work as a Disney Princess for birthday parties.
Lyndie
Lyndie
Vista
Lyndie joins Waterworks Aquatics with 2 years’ experience teaching swim lessons at a local waterpark. In high school, she played waterpolo and was on the swim team for 2 years as well. In her free time, you will find her surfing, swimming or shopping. Lyndie loves teaching and one of her favorite things is seeing her students’ excitement when they have learned something new!

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult
Michael T.
Michael T.
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.
Sophia
Sophia
Lakewood
Sophia transferred to Waterworks Aquatics Carlsbad from our Huntington Beach Facility, where she worked as an Instructor for 1 year. She currently attends Mira Costa College to focus on becoming a teacher. Sophia swam for the Cerritos swim team for 5 years, made the Varsity swim team all 4 years of high school, and also played on the Varsity water polo team for 2 years. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is getting her students confident in the water. Sophia has 4 younger siblings ages 5-16 that she enjoys babysitting when her parents are out. She also gained experience with children of varying ages by volunteering at Red Cross events, elementary schools, and youth wrestling tournaments. In her free time she enjoys swimming, hiking, and writing. An interesting fact about Sophia is that she has a dog, 2 cats, a fish, a rabbit, 3 birds, and a frog.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish
Veronica
Veronica
Chula Vista
Veronica learned how to swim at a young age and swam competitively throughout high school. Her favorite swim stroke is the Backstroke. Veronica gained experience working with children of all ages as a nanny and a summer camp counselor. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her student learn and progress in the water. Veronica is currently studying Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Development at Grossmont College. A few of Veronica’s hobbies include crafting and athletic activities.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Adult

Sunnyvale

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
Marissa
Marissa
San Jose
Marissa learned how to swim at age 6 and competed on the swim team throughout high school. Her favorite events were the 200 yard butterfly, 200 yard medley relay, and the 500 yard freestyle. She enjoys body surfing for fun and she participated in a paddling club for three years. Marissa gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter for her 14 nieces and nephews, as well as through volunteering with the youth ministry at her church. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is enjoying the water while working with her students. Marissa is currently studying Communications at West Valley College. A few of her hobbies include singing, composing, writing, painting, martial arts, indoor rowing, and spending time with family. An interesting fact about Marissa is she loves pink dolphins from Japan.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in American Sign Language
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
Tim
Tim
Sunnyvale
Tim began swimming at the age of six and his favorite strokes are Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Backstroke. He gained experience working with children ages 8-12 while volunteering at the Stanford Youth Football Camp for a summer. He also enjoys babysitting for his family. Tim is attending Mission College to study Business. During his free time you can find him playing football, working out, and hanging with friends. An interesting fact about Tim is he is a big Marvel movie fan!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Vietnamese
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

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
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!
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

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!
Nicole R.
Nicole R.
Garden Grove
Nicole has been swimming since she was two years old, and her favorite stroke is the butterfly. She has been swimming competitively since she was eight years old, and competed for two years at the collegiate level. Her favorite events are the 50 meter and the 100 meter butterfly because she enjoys the challenge. Nicole gained experience working with children through working at a day camp teaching horseback riding lessons, and as a lifeguard at Knott’s Soak City. She loves teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys seeing her students learn a new skill. Nicole is currently studying veterinary technology at Mount San Antonio. A fun fact is that Nicole’s family calls her mermaid because she can hold her breathe underwater for a really long time.

20th Avenue

Bianca
Bianca
Marina
Bianca began swimming at the age of 5 and her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Backstroke. Bianca gained experience working with children ages 2 months to 4 years as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students learn an important skill. Bianca is currently studying Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. A few of her hobbies include hiking and being outdoors. An interesting fact about Bianca is she loves Disney movies.
Christian
Christian
San Francisco
Christian learned how to swim when he was five years old and participated in swimming lessons for eight years. He gained experience working with children through being a camp counselor, a teacher’s assistant, and a babysitter. He has a passion for teaching swim lessons because he loves seeing his students exercising, happy, and healthy. Christian currently studies acting at the Meisner Technique Studio. A fun fact about Christian is that he loves dogs!
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!

Additional Skills:
Graciela
Graciela
San Francisco
Graciela learned how to swim at age 7 and has enjoyed swimming ever since. In high school, Graciela competed on the swim team for two years and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. Graciela gained experience working with children ages 5 to 12 years old as a summer camp counselor. In addition, Graciela gained experience working with children with special needs as a volunteer at a recreational pool. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students progress after each class and their look of excitement after completing a skill. Graciela is currently studying Psychology at San Francisco State University. A few of Graciela’s hobbies include reading, socializing, running, swimming, reading and exercising. An interesting fact about Graciela is she loves Disney movies.
Jocelyn
Jocelyn
San Francisco
Jocelyn learned how to swim at age 6 and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. Jocelyn gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter and the oldest of the three children in her family. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students progress in the water. Jocelyn is currently studying Art Therapy at Skyline College. A few of Jocelyn’s hobbies include singing and writing.
Nasira
Nasira
Inglewood
Nasira learned how to swim at a young age and swam competitively in college. She previously worked as a summer camp volunteer and a babysitter, working with children ages two through seventeen. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students’ excitement as they progress at a new life skill. Nasira is currently studying Marine Biology and Limnology at San Francisco State University. A fun fact about Nasira is that she loves cartoons and comics!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Italian
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!

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