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

Amy
Amy
Salina, Kansas
Amy began swimming competitively at age 8. She swam on her high school’s swim team for four years and made it to the State Championships two years in a row. Her favorite events are the 500-yard and 200-yard Freestyle. Amy gained experience working with children as a teacher’s assistant at a preschool. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is teaching her students fun and important life long skills. Amy graduated from Kansas State University and is currently attending Denver Seminary to obtain her Master’s degree in Youth and Family Ministries. When Amy is not in the water she enjoys spending time outdoors, and hiking with her husband and their dog. An interesting fact about Amy is she loves baking and cooking.

Anna
Anna
Denver
Anna learned to swim at age 3 and has always loved being in the water. Her favorite strokes are freestyle and breaststroke. Anna gained experience working with children while volunteering over 300 hours of service to Denver public schools through Americorps. She enjoys helping her students and seeing how proud they are once they have achieved a new skill. Anna is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at the Community College of Denver. Anna also loves to challenge herself, and often spends her time cross-stitching or completing jigsaw and logic puzzles.

Chance
Chance
Grand Junction
Chance learned how to swim when he was 4 years old and earned the Swimming Merit Badge through the Boy Scouts of America when he was 12 years old. He gained extensive experience working with children of all ages as a child abuse counselor, a babysitter, and a youth leader at his church. Chance loves interacting and bonding with his students, while making sure they are having fun in the water! In his free time Chance enjoys going on hikes, camping, and fishing. He is a huge Transformers fan and has watched almost every cartoon, as well as collected almost all the figurines!

Frederick
Frederick
Centennial
Frederick learned how to swim at a young age and his favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. He began swimming competitively at the age of seven and competed throughout high school. Frederick was a state qualifier three years in a row and enjoyed participating in swimming relays. He gained experience working with children through volunteering at his local church’s youth ministry for several years, helping children ages three through ten. His favorite things about teaching swimming lessons are seeing the joy and self-confidence swimming brings to his students and he enjoys knowing that he is passing on an invaluable new life skill. Frederick is currently majoring in Finance at Colorado University, Denver. A fun fact about Frederick is that he loves Star Wars!

Gavin
Gavin
Vernonai
Gavin learned how to swim when he was young and began teaching swimming lessons when he was sixteen. He gained experience working with children through five years of being a personal support worker, where he would assist children with cognitive delay. He is also a volunteer for Camp Del Corazon, a free summer camp for children and young adults with heart defects. Gavin’s favorite aspects of teaching swimming lessons are seeing his students progress at a new life skill and helping them to be safe in the water. A fun fact about Gavin is that he has two half webbed toes on each foot!

Jamie
Jamie
Falls Church, VA
Jamie learned how to swim at a young age, and her favorite stroke is the Backstroke. She swam competitively on a swim team at the age of ten. Jamie gained experience working with children as a teacher’s aide, a teacher, a tutor, and a camp volunteer. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is witnessing her students sense of joy and accomplishment when they accomplish a new skill. Jamie studied English and Secondary Education at James Madison University and received a master’s degree in education. A fun fact about Jamie is that she loves animals, especially dogs!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Kamryn
Kamryn
Littleton
Kamryn learned how to swim when she was seven years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience with children through babysitting, coaching gymnastics, coaching swim, and teaching kindergarten. Kamryn loves teaching swimming lessons because her students are learning an invaluable new life skill. A fun fact about Kamryn is that she loves to draw!

London
London
Nashville, Tennessee
London has taught swim lessons for over five years and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She gained experience working with children through being a lifeguard and swim instructor. London has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because of the excitement on her students’ faces when they reach their goals. London is currently studying Ecology at Metro State University. A fun fact about London is that sharks are her favorite animal!

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.

Samantha
Samantha
Thornton
Samantha began swimming in high school, and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. She enjoyed swimming while training for track and field as it helped improve her strength and endurance. Samantha has nine years of experience working in childcare. She has been a nanny, after-school caretaker, and before-school caretaker. Her favorite things about teaching swimming lessons are working with her students while helping them develop a new life skill, and seeing the excitement on their faces as they improve. Samantha is currently majoring in Pediatric Nursing at Colorado Christian University. A fun fact about Samantha is that she is an animal lover! She volunteers at the animal shelter every other month.