Swim School Staff – Almaden @ 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.

Ashley
Ashley
San Jose
Ashley began swimming at the age of five and has loved the water ever since. Her favorite stroke is Butterfly. She played water polo through all four years of high school. She has worked with children of all ages and gained most of her experience working with children working at Jungle Island. She also has been babysitting her nieces and nephews throughout the years. One of her favorite parts about teaching her students is being able to work with the children and being able to work in the water. Some of Ashley’s hobbies include reading and going on hikes.

Additional Skills: Bilingual – Spanish

Benjamin
Benjamin
Colorado
Benjamin began swimming at the young age of two years old and has kept swimming ever since. He swam competitively from ages six to eighteen. In high school he swam competitively and was also the captain of the Water Polo team. His favorite stroke is Backstroke and his favorite events include 100 meter Backstroke, 100 meter Breaststroke and 50 meter Freestyle. He gained most of his experience working with children ages four through ten while babysitting his 3 younger brothers and helping young swimmers through the Little Buddy Program. He is currently attending Evergreen Valley College where he is studying Civil Engineering. His favorite part about teaching is helping competitive swimmers improve their strokes and lap times. A fun fact about Benjamin is he enjoys skiing, wakeboarding and skating.

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

Lily
Lily
San Jose
Lily began swimming at the young age of two when her father began teaching her how to swim. One of her favorite strokes is Breaststroke. She has gained much of her experience through babysitting, where she has worked with children of all ages. Her favorite part about teaching her students is being able to interact with her student’s one on one, and being able pass down all the knowledge and skills she has gained over the years. A fun fact about Lily is she really enjoys jujitsu, art and spending time with her family.

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