Swim School Staff- Hawthorne @ 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.

Bridget
Bridget
Bakersfield
Bridget is currently studying Kinesiology at Los Angeles Harbor College. She started swimming competitively in high school and swam for Bakersfield College for two years. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Butterfly and her favorite event is the 50 yard Butterfly. She gained experience working with children with special needs through an after school program in which she helped her students with their homework and led them through various P.E. activities. Bridget’s favorite aspects of teaching swim lessons are interacting with her students, being in the water, and showing her students that swimming is really fun. A few of Bridget’s hobbies include swimming, playing basketball, and dancing.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, 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, David 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 David’s hobbies include working out, hiking, body surfing, boogie boarding, and being outdoors.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Javier
Javier
Los Angeles
Javier gained experience working with children through participating in a local summer program where he was as a lifeguard and swim instructor for children ages 6 to 17 years old. Javier also competed on the swim team throughout high school. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing the joy from his families’ when a new skill is achieved. Javier is currently studying English at Santa Monica College. A few of Javier’s hobbies include basketball, soccer, and painting.

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

Jordan
Jordan
Gardena
Jordan learned how to swim at a young age and started swimming competitively in high school. His favorite events are the 50 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Backstroke, and 4×100 Relay. Jordan has previous experience working with children ages infants to adults as a swim instructor. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students improve and gain confidence in the water. Jordan is currently studying Kinesiology at Cal State University, Northridge. A few of Jordan’s hobbies include swimming, playing basketball, and running. An interesting fact about Jordan is his favorite cartoons are Flapjack and Teen Titans.

Additional Skills: Adult

Maya
Maya
Long Beach
Maya learned how to swim when she was 5 years old. In high school she played waterpolo and was on the swim team all 4 years. Her favorite stroke is breaststroke and her favorite events are relays. Maya became lifeguard certified her senior year and enjoyed working as a lifeguard for two years. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages as she previously worked in Parks and Recreation for 3 years, as an educator in early childhood development for 2 years, and is currently working with elementary school children at a local school district! Maya loves teaching her students how to swim and be safe in the water! During her free time Maya enjoys reading, arts and crafts, and traveling. She majored in Early Childhood and Family Studies at St Philips Community College.

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