Swim School Staff – Huntington Beach

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.

Abdel
Abdel
Westminster
Abdel participated on the swim and water polo teams all throughout high school. One of his favorite events is 50 Yard Freestyle. His favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students achieve their goals and using their new skills in life! Abdel is currently studying Business at Golden West College. A fun fact about Abdel is that he loves to play basketball!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Arabic

Adam
Adam
San Diego
Adam learned how to swim when he was seven years old, which provided him the foundation to begin swimming competitively at age twelve. Adam specializes in Freestyle and his favorite event is the 100 meter Freestyle. He gained experience working with children as a junior lifeguard, where he spent two years teaching children ages eight through eleven the importance of water safety. He is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because he loves watching his students progress and master new techniques. A fun fact about Adam is that he is a big superhero nerd: he loves superhero related movies, comic books, and shows.

Bilingual: Spanish

Amira
Amira
Tustin
Amira began swimming at the age of 3 years old and has been swimming ever since. She gained experience working with children ages five through seven through babysitting. Her favorite part about teaching her students is being able to connect with each and every one of her students and help them get comfortable in the water. A fun fact about Amira is in her free time she loves to cook.

Ashley
Ashley
Huntington Beach
Ashley currently attends Cal State University, Long Beach and is majoring in Biology with a focus in Physiology. She has over 7 years of childcare experience. In addition, she actively volunteers for the Girls Scouts of America where she assists with events and mentoring young girls. While volunteering for the Girl Scouts, she received the Girl Scout Gold award. She loves teaching at Waterworks because she gets to see the happiness on her students faces when they accomplish something new.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique

Diane W
Diane W.
Seal Beach
Diane first learned to swim at age 7 and her favorite swim stroke is the breaststroke. She gained experience working with children ages 7 months to 10 years old as a babysitter. She has also worked with children of all ages as a homework volunteer at the Mary Wilson Library. In addition, Diane has a cousin with autism whom she frequently babysits. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is building a bond with her students in the water. A few of Diane’s hobbies include swimming, playing guitar, and hiking.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Tagalog

Dianne L
Dianne L.
Huntington Beach
Dianne learned how to swim when she was six years old and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She swam competitively throughout high school. Dianne gained experience working with children through raising her three sons. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the knowledge that her students are learning an invaluable new life skill. A fun fact about Dianne is that she loves karaoke.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Vietnamese

Gabbey
Gabbey
Garden Grove
Gabbey learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is Breaststroke. She swam competitively in high school where she excelled at the 50 yard Breaststroke event and the 100 yard Individual Medley. Gabbey gained experience working with children ages six through twelve as a camp counselor and a soccer coach. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students grow in their swim skills and gain confidence as they achieve their goals. Gabbey is currently studying Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Goldenwest College. When she is not in the water, she loves to spend time with her dog, read novels, and play the ukulele!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Vietnamese

Jaclyn
Jaclyn
Huntington Beach
Jaclyn began swimming at the age of four and her favorite stroke is Breaststroke. She gained most of her experience working at a day care and babysitting children ages one through thirteen. Her favorite part about teaching her students is being able to help them reach their personal swimming goals and always keeping a smile on their faces. Jaclyn is currently attending Golden West College and studying Nursing. A fun fact about Jacklyn is she really enjoys surfing and painting in her free time.

Mae
Mae
Huntington Beach
Mae learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She swam competitively on her high school’s swim and water polo teams and rose up to the captain position. Mae gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members, life guarding at summer camp, working at little leagues, and deck guarding at Waterworks. She is passionate about teaching swim lessons because she enjoys watching her students progress and grow in a new life skill. Mae is currently studying Political Science at Golden West Community College. A fun fact about Mae is that she has an immense love for Ariel the Little Mermaid!

Michael
Michael
Garden Grove
Michael began swimming at age 13 and continued to swim throughout high school. His favorite events were the 200 yard Butterfly and the 50 yard Freestyle. Michael gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping his students learn valuable life skills. Michael is currently studying Oceanography and Economics at Orange Coast College. A few of his hobbies include hiking and dancing.

Reese
Reese
Huntington Beach
Reese learned how to swim at the age of six and was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he took rigorous swimming merit badge courses. He gained experience working with children as an Eagle Scout and would help them engage in activities and learn new talents. Reese is passionate about fitness and loves watching his students succeed. He is currently studying Commercial Real Estate and Design at Golden West College. A fun fact about Reese is that he loves to play the piano!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Traci
Traci
Garden Grove
Traci learned how to swim at age 10 and began swimming competitively in high school. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Breaststroke. Traci gained experience working with children ages 7 to 12 as a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. In addition, Traci has experience babysitting children of all ages. She enjoys swimming with her students and passing on her passion for the water. A few of Traci’s hobbies include cooking, baking, and hiking. An interesting fact about Traci is she loves animals and she has several pets including: dogs, cats, chickens, and snakes.

Tori
Tori
Westminster
Tori learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She gained experience working with children through babysitting and as a Merit Badge Instructor for the Boys Scouts of America. Tori was awarded the position of Head Lifeguard by the Boy Scouts of America! Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is watching her students grow in their swim skills and achieve their goals. When Tori is not in the pool, she enjoys shopping and going to the movies!

Vinny
Vinny
Garden Grove
Vinny has been swimming his whole life- in high school he swam on the Varsity swim team for four years and played on the Varsity water polo team for three years. His favorite event is the 500m, his favorite stroke is Freestyle, and he is known as a distance swimmer. He gained experience working with children through his younger siblings, whom he taught how to swim along with several of his relatives. Vinny’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing his students improve and progress their swimming skills. Vinny attends Santa Ana Community College to study Business. He loves to travel and plans on joining the armed forces.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Technique, Adult