Swim School Staff – Sunnyvale @ 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.

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!