Swim School Staff – 20th Avenue @ City Sports Club

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.

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
Garret 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