Swim School Staff

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.

Aaron L.
Aaron L.
Pasadena
Aaron began swimming at the age of nine. He played water polo for three years in high school, including one year as Team Captain and two years as MVP. He swam competitively all three years as well, earning MVP one year. Aaron has previous experience as a swim instructor, working with children ages 3-16 for one summer. He also volunteered as a summer and winter camp counselor for four years. Aaron is excited to share his passion for swimming, and help his students grow and become strong swimmers. He currently attends the University of Phoenix to study Business. When he is not at work, Aaron enjoys playing water polo and being outdoors!

Additional Skills:

Alexandra
Alexandra
San Diego
She started swimming at the age of 9. She swam for club teams for 7 years, and she eventually swam for her high school’s swim team. Her favorite events are the 200 yard Individual Medley and her favorite stroke is the butterfly. Alexandra gained experience working with children as a lifeguard at Knott’s Soak City for 2 seasons. Alexandra is currently studying Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations at Cal State University of Los Angeles.When Alexandra is not in the water she enjoys dancing, playing the guitar, and hiking. An interesting fact about Alexandra is she can hold her breath underwater for two 25 meter laps.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Technique, Adult

Ali
Ali
Park City, Utah
Ali has been swimming since the early age of 5. In high school she became captain of her swim team and played competitive water polo. Ali joins Waterworks Aquatics with 2 years’ experience teaching swimming lessons. She also has an extensive background as a nanny, working with children of varying ages. Her favorite aspect of teaching swimming lessons is being a part of her students’ progress.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique

Angel
Angel
Los Angeles
Angel learned how to swim at the age of eight, and loves spending time in the water. He joined the water polo and swim teams his senior year of high school. His first year on the swim team Angel was awarded Team Captain and his relay team made it to the city finals! Angel gained experience working with children previously as a lifeguard and a swim instructor, where he taught children ages three through six how to swim. His favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing smiles on his students’ faces when they master a new technique. Angel is currently studying Kinesiology with focus on Exercise and Human Performance at California State University of Los Angeles. A fun fact about Angel is that he was the second fastest swimmer on his swim team!

Anthony
Anthony
Eagle Rock
He started swimming at age 4 and began swimming competitively at age 9. Anthony gained experience working with children of all ages as a summer camp leader and a babysitter. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is being able to teach his students a lifelong skill. Anthony is currently studying Business at Glendale Community College. A few of Anthony’s hobbies include running, hiking, and watching sports.

Arthur
Arthur
Covina
He started swimming at a young age and began competing at age 6. His favorite strokes are the Breaststroke and Freestyle. Arthur gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students learn a skill that could be potentially life-saving. Arthur is currently studying Communications at Pasadena City College. A few of Arthur’s hobbies include snowboarding, biking, reading, working out, watching movies, and wake surfing. An interesting fact about Arthur is he loves to play video games.

Additional Skills: Technique

Bianca
Bianca
Watsonville
Bianca learned how to swim when she was four years old, and her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Backstroke. She swam competitively on water polo and swim teams in elementary school, high school, and college. Bianca gained experience working with children through teaching children ages three through fourteen about water safety and proper swimming technique. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys passing on her love of swimming to her students and watching their excitement as they learn a new life skill. Bianca is currently studying Communication at California State University, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Bianca is that she loves cycling!

Briana
Briana
Pasadena
She started swimming at 2 years old and swam competitively until the age of 13. Her favorite stroke is the Freestyle. Briana gained experience working with children ages 3 months to 12 years old as a babysitter. In addition, Briana worked with children ages 3 to 10 years old as a leader at a Spanish camp. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping her students improve and getting to know her students. Briana is currently studying Public Health at California State University of Northridge. A few of Briana’s hobbies include volunteering, dancing, and playing basketball.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

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.

Chris
Chris
San Dimas
Chris joins Waterworks Aquatics with a background in Lifeguarding. He also has spent time teaching children theatre and dance. His favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is building connections with his students and helping them achieve their goals. Chris is currently attending PCC to major in Kinesiology. During his free time, he enjoys dance, theatre, and video games. An interesting fact about Chris is that he used to dance at Disneyland and California Adventures.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Daizsa
Daizsa
Clovis
She first learned to swim at a young age and she competed on the swim team and water polo team throughout high school and college. Daizsa gained experience working with children of all ages as a water polo and softball coach. In addition, she has worked as a teacher’s aid. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is watching her students accomplish their goals. Daizsa is currently studying Child Development at Pasadena City College. A few of Daizsa’s hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, going to the beach, and going to Disneyland.

Danielle
Danielle
Pico Rivera
She first learned to swim at age 3 and she swam competitively on the Fullerton Intermediate Swim Team. Her favorite stroke is Freestyle. Danielle gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students excitement when they learn a new swim skill. Danielle is currently studying Child Development at Fullerton College. In her free time Danielle enjoys spending time with her family. An interesting fact about Danielle is she is a type one diabetic and has overcome several challenges in her life.

Emilie
Emilie
Altadena
Emilie learned how to swim when she was three years old and her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Butterfly. She joined a swim team for three years, a high diving team for four years, and a water polo team for four years. Emilie gained experience working with children through being a tour guide at the Los Angeles Zoo for four years and working as a lifeguard for two years. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is passing on her love of the water. Emilie is currently studying Marine Science at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Emilie is that she has swum with sea turtles, dolphins, and whale sharks!

Eva
Eva
Altadena
Eva learned how to swim when she seven years old, and swam competitively for seven years. Freestyle is her favorite stroke and she enjoyed swimming in any event that included Freestyle. Eva gained experience working with children through volunteering at a summer camp for special needs children ages three through seventeen. She also volunteers at a summer school program that works with high school students, helping them get on track for graduation. Eva has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves to see her students’ excitement as they achieve a new goal. She is currently studying Nursing at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Evangelica is that she loves sharks and giraffes!

Fergus
Fergus
Pasadena
Fergus joins Waterworks Aquatics with 6 years of competitive water polo experience and 1 year of competitive swim team experience. His two strongest strokes are freestyle and breast stroke. Fergus has been working with children of varying ages all his life. He has been a Boy Scout leader for 7 years and spends his summers as a camp counselor running an assortment of outdoor activities. In addition, he has helped young children improve their skills in water polo and improve their swimming technique at his local swim and water polo club. He enjoys teaching swimming lessons because he likes seeing his students’ proud faces when they accomplish a new skill. An interesting fact about Fergus is that he loves learning and experiencing the beauty of nature.

Hannah
Hannah
Pasadena
Hannah learned how to swim at a young age. She gained experience working with children through babysitting and volunteering at a daycare. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is that she loves to see the excitement on her students’ faces when they perfect a new skill. Hannah currently attends Pasadena City College and is studying Childhood Development.

Hilda
Hilda
West Covina
Hilda learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is the Backstroke. She swam competitively on her high school’s varsity swim team and excelled at the 50 meter Freestyle and the 100 meter Backstroke. Hilda gained experience working with children through volunteering at an after school program and babysitting. She enjoys teaching swimming lessons because she gets to share her love of the water with her students. Hilda is currently studying Psychology at El Camino College. A fun fact about Hilda is that she loves giraffes and goats!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Jhonathan
Jhonathan
Redondo Beach
He grew up at the beach and has always enjoyed swimming and surfing. Jhonathan has gained a lot of experience working with children by volunteering at summer camps and babysitting. He looks forward to seeing his students learn how to swim! Jhonathan is currently attending Pasadena City College to major in Fire Science. In his free time Jhonathan enjoys mountain biking, skating, surfing and pole vaulting.

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

Julia
Julia
Victorville
She started swimming at age 17 and she swam on the varsity swim team her senior year of high school. Her favorite stroke is the Backstroke. Julia gained childcare experience as a preschool teacher’s assistant for children ages 3 to 8, and she has also worked at the Disney Store. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her students excitement when they learn something new or improve on a stroke. Julia is currently studying Nursing at Citrus Community College. When Julia is not in the water she enjoys hiking, being outdoors and being active. An interesting fact about Julia is she loves to think of herself as a mermaid in the water.

Junelle
Junelle
Vancouver, British Columbia
She first learned to swim at age 5 and she has enjoyed swimming ever since. Junelle gained experience working with children of all ages as a youth leader at church, a babysitter, and the oldest of 11 siblings. Junelle is currently studying Kinesiology at Pasadena City College. A few of Junelle’s hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, exercising, and singing. An interesting fact about Junelle is she is a Disney and Marvel fanatic.

Jussin
Jussin
Kappoa, Hi
Jussin learned how to swim as a toddler and competed on his high school’s water polo team for one year. He gained experience working with children as a babysitter for his 11 cousins. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing how happy his students are when they learn a new skill. Jussin is currently studying Psychology at Orange Coast College. A few of Jussin’s hobbies include yoga, hiking, and pretending to know how to dance.

Justin
Justin
Eagle Rock
He started swimming at age 5 and has continued to swim ever since. His favorite event is the Individual Medley and his favorite stroke is Butterfly. Justin gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. He has also worked in his family’s restaurant and Toys R Us. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students excitement when they accomplish a new skill. Justin is currently studying Biology at Cal State University, Los Angeles. A few of Justin’s hobbies include cars, video games, reading, crocheting, and hiking. An interesting fact about Justin is he loves watching Marvel, Disney, and cartoon movies.

Additional Skills: Technique

Krystal
Krystal
Eagle Rock
She has experience babysitting children ages 4-12 and also was a tutor for 2 years, where she assisted children in elementary school with their homework. Krystal began swimming at the age of six and her favorite stroke is Freestyle. She enjoys creating connections with her students and seeing their excitement once they have accomplished a goal. Krystal attends Pasadena City College to major in Nursing. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, sewing, gardening, and baking. An interesting fact about Krystal is she loves animal and insects!

Kyleb
Kyle B.
Temple City
He began swimming when he was 5 years old and started swimming on competitive teams at age 12. He also was on the swim and water polo teams throughout high school. Kyle’s favorite stroke is the Breaststroke and his favorite event is the IM. His experience working with children includes previously teaching swimming lessons to children ages 4 and up. Kyle’s favorite aspect of being a swim instructor is passing on the joy and fun of being in the water to his students. Kyle is currently attending Pasadena City College and is majoring in Entertainment Design. When Kyle is not working, he enjoys playing video games and watching cartoons!

Additional Skills: Adult

Kylem
Kyle M.
Arcadia
He joins Waterworks Aquatics with an extensive background working with children as a soccer coach for Arcadia High School. Kyle is looking forward to interacting with his students and helping them become successful swimmers. Kyle is currently attending East Los Angeles College to major in Nursing. In his free time he enjoys going to the beach, playing soccer, and cooking.

Additional Skills: Technique, Adult

Lesley
Lesley
Huntington Park
She began swimming at a young age and he is now taking swimming classes at Pasadena City College. Lesley gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is having fun with her students and watching them progress in the water. Lesley is currently studying Medical Sciences at Pasadena City College. A few of Lesley’s hobbies include swimming, exercising, and baking.

Additional Skills: Adult

Leslie
Leslie
Los Angeles
Leslie learned how to swim when she was ten years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members and assisting a kindergarten class. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is the knowledge that her students are learning a new lifesaving skill. Leslie is currently studying Psychology at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Leslie is that she loves to bowl!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Nathalie
Nathalie
Los Angeles
Nathalie learned how to swim when she was thirteen years old and swam competitively throughout high school. She gained experience working with children through tutoring ages three through sixteen. She is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys building relationships with her students and families. Nathalie is currently studying Rehabilitation Services at California State University, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Nathalie is that she loves word searches!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Nathan
Nathan
Alhambra
Nathan learned how to swim through taking a couple lessons when he was young, however most of his experience comes from spending time at the beach. He gained experience with children through assisting his aunts kindergarten class. Nathan currently attends CSULA and is studying Film. In his free time he enjoys cooking and being outdoors!

Paul
Paul
La Canada
Paul first learned to swim at age 10 and he has enjoyed swimming ever since. He gained experience working with children of all ages as a volunteer and camp counselor at his church. In addition, Paul has worked with an autistic child as a Personal Trainer. A few of Paul’s hobbies include playing basketball, going to the gym, and reading.

Peter
Peter
Fortworth, Texas
Peter joins Waterworks Aquatics with 5 years’ of previous swimming instructor experience. He has been swimming since before he can remember, but became more active in his swimming development after working as a lifeguard. Butterfly is his favorite stroke. Peter has experience working with children ranging from 2 ½ years old through adults. While growing up, he enjoyed helping out his family by babysitting his baby niece and younger cousins. His favorite aspect of teaching swimming lessons is being able to help his students accomplish their goals and seeing their confidence grow.Peter is studying English Literature at St. Mary’s University. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, writing, and art. An interesting fact about Peter is that he and his friends enjoy creating comedy sketches.

Additional Skills: Technique, Adult

Regan
Regan
El Centro
Regan learned how to swim at age 2 and swam competitively from age 6 to 8. In high school she swam for two years, and was named co-captain of the Varsity team. Her favorite events are the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Regan gained childcare experience through babysitting children ages 2 to 12. She also has worked as a tutor for children ages 6 to 8, as well as students at her high school. Her favorite part about being a swim instructor is learning new things from her students, while her students are learning from her. When Regan is not in the water she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, writing, and gardening.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Rodrigo
Rodrigo
Baldwin Park
Rodrigo learned how to swim at a young age and his favorite strokes are the Freestyle and the Butterfly. He started swimming competitively at the age of fourteen. He gained experience working with children through working as a swim instructor and assistant water polo coach. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching the progress his students develop through each lesson. Rodrigo is currently studying Kinesiology at Citrus College. A fun fact about Rodrigo is that he loves to paint!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Samantha
Samantha
Duarte
Samantha was enrolled in swim lessons as a child and continues to enjoy swimming for fun. Her favorite stroke is Breaststroke! Samantha gained childcare experience through assisting at her mom’s daycare where she worked with children ages 3 months through 18 years, including children with autism and developmental disabilities. Samantha is excited to teach swimming lessons and help build her students confidence in the water. In her free time, Samantha enjoys Musical Theater and Art!

Sandra
Sandra
Temple City
She has childcare experience from previously working as a swim instructor with children ages infant and up. Sandra learned how to swim at a young age, as she grew up with a pool in her backyard. Once she joined her high school’s swim team junior year, she began swimming competitively and also decided to join the water polo team. Sandra continued to swim and play water polo for two years while in college. Her favorite events were long-distance: 200-meter, 500-meter, and 1 mile. Sandra’s favorite aspect of being a swim instructor is passing on her knowledge and love of swimming to her students. Sandra is attending CSULA to major in Kinesiology with a focus in Rehab and Therapeutic Exercise. When she is not at work she enjoys olympic lifting, swimming, hiking and anything Disney!

Tevin
Tevin
Los Angeles
He gained experience working with children ages 5 to 13 as a teacher’s assistant at a summer camp. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is making his students smile in the water. Tevin is currently studying Biology at Cal State University, Los Angeles. A few of Tevin’s hobbies include watching anime, going to the movies, hiking, going to the zoo, and playing video games.

Vannie
Vannie
San Gabriel
Vannie learned how to swim at the age of seven. Her favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. She swam competitively for three years in high school, became the captain of her team, and was awarded Most Valuable Player. Vannie gained experience working with children as a lifeguard, a babysitter, and a camp counselor. She enjoys watching her students’ progress while having fun in the water, and creating connections with her families. Vannie is currently majoring in Microbiology with an emphasis in Molecular Biology at California State University, Los Angeles. A fun fact about Vannie is that she is secretly a Disney Princess and loves watching anime!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Cantonese

Vicki
Vicki
Los Angeles
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.

Additional Skills: Adult