Swim School Staff

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.

Adam
Adam
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Adam learned how to swim when he was six years old and was instructed by swimming Hall-of-Famer Dave Barney. He swam competitively from middle school throughout high school, and qualified for high school state championships from 8th grade through senior year. His favorite strokes are Butterfly, Freestyle, and Backstroke. Adam gained experience working with children as a swim instructor and a swim team coach. He has passion for teaching swimming lessons because he loves seeing his students grasp the proper technique and begin to understand the mechanics of the stroke. Adam is currently majoring in Yoga and minoring in psychology at Naropa University. A fun fact about Adam is that he was able to complete a 50 yard freestyle without breathing!


Alan
Alan G.
Huntington Park
Alan has been swimming competitively since the age of four, and previously played water polo for two years. He swam for Lakewood High School, was voted Team Captain his senior year, and qualified for state finals in the 100m butterfly and the freestyle relay. His best events were the 200m IM, 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, and the relay races. He went on to swim for one year at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Alan is currently studying Integrative Biology with a Minor in Writing and Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Denver. Alan loves cartoons, Pixar films, and dancing. An interesting fact about Alan is he finished in second place for the National Lifesaver Award through the Red Cross.

Additional Skills: Bilinguial in Spanish, Technique, Adult


Aleks
Aleks
St. Petersburg, Russia
Aleks began swimming at age seven and continued for 11 years. His favorite events are the 100m and 200m freestyle and backstroke. Aleks gained experience working with children previously as a swim team coach and a swim instructor. He has also worked with children with special needs. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is working with kids and being able to teach his students a life skill. Aleks is currently studying Biology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. When he is not in the water he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, going to the dog park, and going to the movies. An interesting fact about Aleks is he has been cliff diving.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Russian, Technique, Adult


Alexandra
Alexandra
Broomfield
Alexandra learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. Her love for working with children shows through over twelve years of childcare experience. She began as a babysitter and moved up into being in charge of thirty children at a daycare. Alexandra is passionate about teaching swim lessons because she enjoys watching her students progress each lesson. A fun fact about Alexandra is that she is an artist who loves to paint, draw, and sing.


Christopher
Christopher
Morrison
Christopher began swimming at the age of four and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He enjoys working with children and is looking forward to encouraging his students to improve and accomplish their goals. Christopher is currently studying Chemistry at Red Rocks Community College. When Christopher is not in the pool, he enjoys playing board games and spending time with friends!

Emma
Emma
Highlands Ranch
Emma learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is the Freestyle. She has competed on multiple swim teams since she was ten years old and loved swimming in freestyle events. Emma gained experience working with children through assisting with Denver’s Museum of Nature and Science’s Children’s Workshop, teaching at elementary schools, and babysitting. She is passionate about teaching swim lessons because she enjoys passing on her love of swimming to her students as they develop their skills. Emma is currently studying English at Metropolitan State University, Denver. A fun fact about Emma is that she is an award winning artist!


Madison
Madison
Littleton
Madison is a creative, free-spirited, and highly adaptable individual who strives to see her students succeed and learn to enjoy the water as much as she does. Madison started swimming at a very young age, spent most of her summers with family at her grandparents pool, and participated on a swim team for two years. Her favorite strokes are freestyle and breast stroke. Madison has over five years’ experience babysitting children ages infant to 12 years old. Working with children is a passion for Madison as she loves to explore each of her students individual potential, strengths, and interests, while creating a bond with them. Madison also loves to write, perform, and face paint. Her unique, creative energy is apparent in everything she creates.


Max
Max
Littleton
Max has participated on a summer swim team for 5 years and has loved every minute of it. His favorite event is the 100 yard Breaststroke and he also enjoys swimming in Freestyle relays. Max previously worked as a Deck Guard with Waterworks for a little over a year and we are excited to have him now working as a Swim Instructor. Max gained experience working with children through working at a day care and hanging out with family friends. He has also volunteered at Camp Barnabas, a summer camp for children with special needs. Finally, Max has been a part of an after school theater program for kids ages 8-18. He worked as a leader to his peers, helping keep the commotion of creative kids to a dull roar, lead group activities, and played lots of group games. Some interesting facts about Max are he wants to start his own recording studio, and is an asthmatic. When he is not in the water or on the stage, Max loves to play drums, sing, go hiking, and watch all of the Marvel movies.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Adult


Michelle
Michelle
Centennial
Michelle began swimming on her local swim team at the age of seven and continued to swim throughout high school. Her favorite event is the 100 IM and she enjoys swimming Butterfly in relays. Michelle gained experience working with children ages six months to eight years old as a nanny. She also worked at a camp for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, lifeguarded for 3 years, and taught Sunday School for 2nd and 3rd graders. Lastly, she helped with reading programs for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade and created games and activities for after school programs. Michelle is currently studying Digital Media at Dordt College. An interesting fact about her is she once kissed a giraffe! When Michelle is not in the water she enjoys photography, skiing, biking, camping, reading, rock climbing, and boogie boarding.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Adult


Rachael M.
Rachael M.
Denver
Rachael started swimming competitively at age 14 and her favorite events are the 50 yard Freestyle, 50 yard Backstroke, and 100 yard Freestyle. Rachael has previous experience working with children ages 1 to 10, including children with special needs, as a swim instructor and lifeguard. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students excitement when learning something new. Rachael is currently studying History and Sociology at Metro University. A few of hers hobbies include hiking, swimming, camping, and playing with animals. An interesting fact about Rachael is she has 2 dogs and 1 cat.


Scott
Scott
Fairfax, Virginia
Scott learned how to swim at the age of six and he swam competitively in high school for four years. His favorite stroke is Butterfly and his favorite event is the 200 yard Individual Medley. Scott gained experience working with children of all ages through teaching English as a second language. Scott enjoys building connections with his students and watching them improve their skills! Scott currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University to major in International Business Management. Some of his hobbies include playing basketball, hiking, and fishing!

Additional Skills: Trilingual in Spanish and Italian


Tanner
Tanner
Larkspur
Tanner learned how to swim at the age of five and caught on very quickly! Tanner has experience working with children of all ages as a lifeguard and as a referee for children’s soccer games. He enjoys building connections with his students and helping them grow and develop their skills in the water! Tanner currently attends Arapahoe Community College to major in Mechanical Engineering. Some of his hobbies include hiking, skiing, and climbing!

Tonya
Tonya
Hamburg
Tonya began swimming when she was four years old and continued to swim competitively on a YMCA team as a child and then joined her high school swim team! Her favorite stroke to swim is Freestyle and her favorite event is 500 Yard Freestyle. Tonya gained experience working with children as a supervisor at the YMCA, where she helped students with a variety of activities. She loves seeing her students’ faces when they accomplish a new skill! Tonya attends Lakewood College to focus on Paralegal work. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her twins!