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.

Aimee
Aimee
Los Angeles
Aimee learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through being a nanny and a teacher’s aide. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is motivating her students to achieve their goals. Aimee is currently studying Chiropractics at Cerritos College. A fun fact about Aimee is that she knows everything about Disney and Marvel!

Additional Skills: Trilingual in American Sign Language, Mandarin

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

Celest
Celest
Rosemead
Celest learned how to swim when she was two years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members and raising her son. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is the knowledge that she is passing on an invaluable new life skill. She is currently studying at Rio Hondo College. In her free time Celest enjoys spending time with her son.

Claire
Claire
Burbank
Claire began swimming at age 3 and competed on the swim and water polo teams throughout high school. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Butterfly. Claire gained experience working with children as a babysitter and while previously working at Chuck E. Cheese! Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping her students grow and getting them comfortable in the water. A few of Claire’s hobbies include singing, hiking, and playing piano!

Eva
Eva
Sierra Madre
Eva began swimming at age 3 and swam competitively on the Sierra Madre Dolphins Swim Team. Her favorite stokes are Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Eva gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her love for swimming with her students! Eva is studying Kinesiology at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Eva is that she loves to dance!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Gujarati

Jason
Jason
Temple City
Jason learned how to swim when he was eleven and his favorite stroke is Breaststroke. He gained experience working with children through volunteering with the Girl Scout’s Program and working as an elementary school volunteer. His favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is connecting with his students and helping them accomplish their goals. When Jason is not in the water, you can find him running or cycling around San Gabriel Valley.

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

Marjorie
Marjorie
Tours, France
Marjorie joins us with over six years of swim education and her specialty is Breaststroke. Marjorie’s love for working with children shows through her extensive experience as a personal nanny, a family driver, and a medical assistant for a family practitioner and pediatrician. She is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because it combines her two favorite things – swimming and working with children. Marjorie is currently studying Nursing at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Marjorie is that she loves to travel and has backpacked around Europe three times.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in French

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

Tanya
Tanya
Pasadena
Tanya learned how to swim when she was twelve years old and her favorite stroke is the Freestyle. She also swam in competitions for her high school’s swim team. Tanya gained experience working with children through babysitting and tutoring. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students’ excitement as they progress at a new life skill. Tanya is currently studying English and Writing at La Sierra University. A fun fact about Tanya is that she enjoys playing the piano!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish