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.

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!