Swim School Staff – Sorrento Valley

Sorrento Valley

Alex
Alex
Oceanside
Alex has been involved in swimming his entire life and swam competitively in high school. He swam the 100 freestyle and the butterfly medley relay. His passion for teaching comes from watching his children grow in a skill that is so important in life. Alex has gained experience working with children as a lifeguard at Legoland, as well as through his family of young cousins and nephews. In his spare time Alex enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, spending time with friends, and going to the beach. An interesting fact about Alex is that his name is spelt “Alexzander.”

Additional Skills: Adult

Don
Don
San Diego
Don learned how to swim at a young age, and competed on a year-round swim team for sixteen years. His favorite event was the 50 meter Freestyle. He gained experience working with children through volunteering at his church, as a camp counselor, and as a substitute teacher’s aid. Don has also previously been a lifeguard and a swim instructor. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the joy on his students’ faces as they improve. Don is currently studying Pre-Med at San Diego Mesa College. A fun fact about Don is that he loves to surf!

John
John
San Diego
John learned how to swim at young age, and has previously worked as a lifeguard. He competed in the San Diego County Lifeguard Games and won a medal in the 50-yard breaststroke. John gained experience working with children as a behavioral interventionist for children with autism and through teaching swimming lessons to children of all ages for the past four years. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the pride and accomplishment on his students’ faces as they master a new life skill. He is currently majoring in Marine Biology at San Diego State University. An interesting fact about John is that he loves nature and actively tries to protect the planet in any way that he can.

Keoana
Keoana
Sorrento Valley
Keoana learned how to swim at age 7 and began swimming competitively at age 9. She competed on her high school’s swim team as well and her favorite event was the 100 Freestyle. Keoana gained experience working with children of all ages previously as a swim instructor. She has also volunteered for an after-school program called DASH (Dynamic After School Hours). Lastly, Keoana has experience working with children with special needs as a volunteer for Baron Buddies. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students grow and progress in the water. Keoana is currently studying Political Science and Philosophy at San Diego State University. A few of Keoana’s hobbies include swimming, dancing, and singing. An interesting fact about Keoana is she used to work as a Disney Princess for birthday parties.

Lyndie
Lyndie
Vista
Lyndie joins Waterworks Aquatics with 2 years’ experience teaching swim lessons at a local waterpark. In high school, she played waterpolo and was on the swim team for 2 years as well. In her free time, you will find her surfing, swimming or shopping. Lyndie loves teaching and one of her favorite things is seeing her students’ excitement when they have learned something new!

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Michael T.
Michael T.
Oceanside
Michael joined Waterworks Aquatics with a history of competitive swimming experience. While in high school, he played water polo for 4 years and swam for 3 years. Micahels favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is that he can combine his passion for working with children, with his passion for swimming. He previously worked at Legoland and currently is an Assistant Scoutmaster. In his free time, Michael enjoys reading comic books and watching a variety of sports. He is currently attending Mira Costa College with a focus on History.

Sophia
Sophia
Lakewood
Sophia transferred to Waterworks Aquatics Carlsbad from our Huntington Beach Facility, where she worked as an Instructor for 1 year. She currently attends Mira Costa College to focus on becoming a teacher. Sophia swam for the Cerritos swim team for 5 years, made the Varsity swim team all 4 years of high school, and also played on the Varsity water polo team for 2 years. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is getting her students confident in the water. Sophia has 4 younger siblings ages 5-16 that she enjoys babysitting when her parents are out. She also gained experience with children of varying ages by volunteering at Red Cross events, elementary schools, and youth wrestling tournaments. In her free time she enjoys swimming, hiking, and writing. An interesting fact about Sophia is that she has a dog, 2 cats, a fish, a rabbit, 3 birds, and a frog.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Veronica
Veronica
Chula Vista
Veronica learned how to swim at a young age and swam competitively throughout high school. Her favorite swim stroke is the Backstroke. Veronica gained experience working with children of all ages as a nanny and a summer camp counselor. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her student learn and progress in the water. Veronica is currently studying Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Development at Grossmont College. A few of Veronica’s hobbies include crafting and athletic activities.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Adult