Swim School Staff – Arcadia @ LA Fitness

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.

Alexandra
Alex (Alexandra)
Diamond Bar
Alexandra is currently studying Youth Ministry at Azusa Pacific University. She learned how to swim at a young age, began swimming competitively at age 9, and swam throughout high school. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her passion for swimming with her students. She gained experience working with children ages 4 to 11 at her church’s Sunday School and summer programs. Alexandra also worked with children who have special needs at a Spina Bifida camp for children ages 3 months to 2 years old. A few of Alexandra’s hobbies include reading, cooking, and drawing. An interesting fact about Alexandra is she does not like roller coasters.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Cameron
Cameron
West Covina
Cameron currently studies Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at Mt. San Antonio College. While in high school, he participated on the swim team for 3 years and his favorite events were the 200 meter and 500 meter freestyle. Cameron gained childcare experience while working as an instructional aid, and has earned the position of lead trainer at Waterworks Aquatics through his hard work and dedication since starting at our Sierra Madre location. He enjoys teaching swimming lessons because he likes to see the enjoyment in his students’ faces when learning how to swim.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

David
David
Rosemead
David is currently studying Sociology and Counseling at Cal State University, Long Beach. He first learned to swim at age 5 and he has enjoyed swimming ever since. Prior to teaching swim lessons, he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students build confidence in the water. A few of his hobbies include working out, hiking, body surfing, boogie boarding, and being outdoors.

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

Linda
Linda
Santa Ana
Linda attends CSULA to study Exercise Science. She learned how to swim at the age of seven and fell in love with the sport after joining the swim team her freshman year of high school. She swam competitively all four years of high school and her favorite event was the 200 IM. Linda grew up in a large family and has extensive experience babysitting for her relatives. She also has volunteered at child development centers where she created fun workshops and art activities for her students, who ranged in age from 4-7 years old. Linda’s enjoys being a swim instructor because she loves helping her students learn new skills and seeing the excitement on their faces when they have achieved their goals!

Additional Skills: Trilingual in Vietnamese and Chinese

Nadene
Nadene
Pasadena
Nadene learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water since. She gained experience working with children through homeschooling and being a nanny. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is witnessing the excitement of her students when they accomplish a new skill. A fun fact about Nadene is that she loves coloring books!

Sarah
Sarah
Santa Cruz
Sarah learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite strokes are the breaststroke and the backstroke. She began swimming competitively at age seven and played water polo at age twelve. Sarah gained experience working with children through volunteering at horse camps and therapeutic riding centers where she would teach children how to ride and interact with horses. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the joy on her students’ faces as they improve at a new life skill. A fun fact about Sarah is that she loves horses!

Stewart
Stewart
San Gabriel
Stewart learned how to swim at a young age, and was a lifeguard for over two years. He gained experience working with children through lifeguarding, teaching, and his volunteer work. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the excitement his students have to learn a new life skill. Stewart is currently studying Philosophy at University of California, Riverside. A fun fact about Stewart is that he loves video games!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish