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.

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

Carlo
Carlo (CJ)
Garden Grove
Carlo learned how to swim at a young age, and his favorite stroke is the Backstroke. He competed on his high school water polo team for four years and was a very valuable player for his team at the set guard position. Carlo gained experience working with children through working at water parks and babysitting. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching his students improve and excel at a new skill. Carlo is currently studying Sociology at Orange Coast College. A fun fact about Carlo is that he loves to cook!

Diane
Diane
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.

Jason
Jason
Santa Barbara
Jason learned how to swim when he was three years old.​ He swam competitively throughout high school and his favorite event is the 200 meter F​reestyle​. Jason gained experience working with children as a counselor-in-training at a summer camp, and babysitting his younger family members. Jason’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing his students’ progress. He currently studies Kinesiology at California State University of Long Beach. A fun fact about Jason is that he can wiggle his ears!.

Jeffery
Jeffery
Long Beach
Jeffrey learned how to swim when he was 7 years old and his favorite stroke is Backstroke. He gained experience working with children of all ages as a teacher’s assistant. Jeffrey enjoys watching his students progress and helping them learn an important life-saving skill. Jeffrey is currently studying Aerospace Engineering at Long Beach City College. A few of his hobbies include weight training, running, playing drums, and playing video games.

Kalin
Kalin
Long Beach
Kalin was a junior lifeguard for five years and swam on her high school swim team for two years. Her favorite events are the Breaststroke and Freestyle relays. Kalin gained experience working with children as a Girl Scout summer camp counselor for two years and has been babysitting for seven years. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students progress! Kalin is currently studying Biology at Cal State University, Long Beach. When Kalin is not in the water she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, photography, surfing, volunteering at the hospital, and going to Disneyland.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique

Kenny
Kenny
Long Beach
Kenny has been swimming since the age of 16 and is excited to be sharing his passion for swimming with his students. He gained childcare experience while volunteering at a local YMCA where he would care for and oversee children ages 5 to 10 years old. His favorite part of teaching swim lessons is observing his students persevere in achieving their goals. Kenny is currently studying at Long Beach City College. A few of his hobbies include exercising, dancing, and hanging out at the beach.

Additional Skills: Trilingual in Spanish and French

Malenee
Malenee
Lakewood
Malenee started swimming when she was 3 years old and began swimming competitively two years later. In high school, Malenee competed on the swim and water polo team’s all four years. Her favorite stroke is the Backstroke. Malenee gained experience working with children as babysitter and swim instructor for her family members. Malenee’s favorite part about teaching swim lessons is being able to see her students grow and improve as swimmers. A few of Malenee’s hobbies include going to the beach, swimming, going to Disneyland, and hanging out with friends. An interesting fact about Malenee is her favorite Disney Princess is Sleeping Beauty.

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.

Nick
Nick
Seal Beach
Nick learned how to swim at three years old, and his favorite strokes are the freestyle and breaststroke. He took swimming lessons for six years and has participated in Junior Lifeguards in Seal Beach. He loves to surf and can always be found in the ocean. He gained experience working with children as a camp counselor at a total sports camp. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching his students grow and progress to become stronger swimmers. Nick is currently attending California State University Fullerton and is studying Psychology. A fun fact about Nick is that he has a black belt in Karate!

Ainaria
Ria (Ainaria)
San Bernardino
Ria began swimming when she was five years old and has been swimming competitively since. In middle school she qualified for the Summer Junior Olympics for three consecutive years. In high school she swam on the varsity team, played water polo, and swam for the Redlands Swim Team. She also played water polo in college for a year. Ria previously worked as a teacher’s assistant for 3rd and 7th graders. She also has babysat children ages 10 years old and younger. Ainaria enjoys seeing her students progress and grow in the water while having a fun time. Ainaria is currently attending UCI to major in Woman’s Studies/African-American Studies. Eventually, she plans on becoming a teacher and building her own school that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math.) Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Shareny
Shareny
New York
Shareny began swimming around the age of seven, and has loved swimming ever since! She gained childcare experience by helping raise her younger siblings, babysitting for family friends, and through volunteering at her sister’s Pre-K class. Her favorite aspects of teaching swimming lessons are creating connections with her students, and seeing them overcome their fear of the water. Shareny attends Long Beach City College to study Psychology. Some of her hobbies include playing Volleyball, hiking, and reading. An interesting fact about Shareny is she loved to dress up and play super-heroes when she was younger!

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.

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