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.
Rachel has worked with children as a lifeguard at a swim club for two seasons.
She has worked as a tutor for children volunteering at an elementary school and
she has experience babysitting. She is currently working on her degree in Psychology
at Cal Poly Pomona. Rachel's favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing the
progress each child makes from each lesson to the next. When she is not teaching, Rachel
enjoys drawing, painting, photography, volleyball and working out.
Cameron is currently attending Mt. San Antonio College studying physical therapy and
kinesiology. He swam 3 years in high school. His favorite events were the 200 meter and
500 meter freestyle. He is currently working in child development and is an instructional
aid working with children. He likes teaching because he likes seeing the enjoyment of children
learning to swim.
Victoria comes to Waterworks with an extensive background in working with children.
She has worked with preschooler's and infants for 8 years as well as running an after
school program for reading. Victoria swam and played water polo competitively for four
years in high school. In her free time she loves to swim, scrapbook and make crafts. One
of her favorite things about teaching swim lessons is that she gets to work with children.
Jami is currently studying Public Relations at San Jose State University. She has been
swimming competitively since the age of 6. Jami went onto swim in high school at the varsity
level for four years. During this time, she was voted team captain by her teammates her junior
and senior year. Jami has several years of childcare experience where she has babysat multiple
family members. Prior to Waterworks Aquatics, Jami volunteered in an after school program where
she has helped teach children ages 5 to 12. In her spare time, she enjoys spending days at the
beach, photography, and going to the gym.
Nathaniel has always loved the water. After starting to swim competitively at a young age,
he was introduced to the sport of water polo. He continued to excel at the sport and was given
the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level for three years. Nathaniel has experience
as volunteer aid at an elementary school, private tutoring, and as a camp counselor. When he is
not teaching, Nathaniel loves hiking, biking, reading, and playing video games.
Jacob has had the opportunity to interact with children of different ages in various atmospheres.
He spent five years teaching kids to ride horses at Grace Adventures' Paradise Ranch and also led
various small groups for high school students. Jacob is currently pursuing Masters of Theology and
Biblical Languages at Fuller Theological Seminary. When he is not in the water or studying, Jacob
enjoys hiking local trails, playing guitar, and reading.
Sevada has been swimming since he was one year old! He gradually started to swim competitively and
continued to excel throughout his high school career. He has a true passion for children and loves
watching his students overcome obstacles. While in high school, Sevada began to teach swim lessons
for three seasons while continuing to compete for his high school's varsity swim team. When he is not
teaching, Sevada enjoys his studies at Glendale Community College and leading an active lifestyle.
Kelly swam competitively throughout high school and college, which laid a great foundation for the
ten years she has spent teaching and coaching swim. Out of the water, Kelly has enjoyed being a
nanny for three different families which has given her the opportunity to work with children ranging
from ages three to seventeen. She has a passion for working with children and watching them grow
and progress. She still holds the record for 25 yard breast stroke for ages 9-10 at Monrovia High School.
Tara is pursuing her degrees in nursing and Spanish at Azusa Pacific University. Since she was seven
years old, Tara has participated in various swim teams all the way up to the varsity level. She has
extensive experience teaching swim lessons, life guarding, and acting as a student leader at camp.
In her free time, Tara enjoys the outdoors, music, and going on missions trips.
Lauren is working toward her degree in liberal studies at Azusa Pacific University. Lauren has
had experience teaching swim lessons, lifeguarding, and has also played competitive water polo in
high school. On top of several years of babysitting, she has worked in over ten different elementary
school classrooms, some of which were traditional and others having second-language and special-needs
students. Lauren truly has a passion for children and watching them progress. She loves going to the
beach, hiking, reading, and wakeboarding.
Kristal has been swimming for twelve years and has experience in teaching swim lessons, lifeguarding,
and currently teaches dance to children. Kristal has a passion for children and loves sharing her passions
with young minds. She is studying pediatric behavioral therapy at Glendale Community College and enjoys dance,
hiking, and playing with her dog.
Daniel swam competitively for seven years and acted as the swimmer's aide in middle
school. He has always been drawn towards the water and has a passion for teaching
children. He loves being outdoors and interacting with people. When Daniel isn't
in the water or studying for his architectural registration exam, he enjoys furniture
design and exercising.
Mickie started swimming at age four and still continues to swim whenever he gets the chance.
Mickie has a passion for mentoring and teaching children new skills and watching them grow in confidence
and ability. He helped his mother raise his two younger brothers as well as tutored for an after
school program. These experiences laid a great foundation of skills and wisdom that he is excited
to apply in the teaching environment. In his free time, Mickie enjoys hiking, body-boarding,
snowboarding, and martial arts.
Vicki has always loved the water and continues to swim whenever she gets the chance. She
has a heart for children and enjoys teaching Sunday school class. She is studying at Pasadena
College so that she can one day be an elementary school teacher. In her free time, Vicki love
going to the beach and watching movies.
Aurora is currently pursuing her degree in nursing at West Coast University. She is a
lifelong swimmer with experience as a swim instructor, lifeguard and EMT. Aurora has a
passion for working with children and sharing the joy of swimming with others. When she is
not teaching swim lessons, Aurora enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and enjoying the
company of friends.