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!

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Alexandra
Alex (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. Alex gained experience working with children as a lifeguard at Knott’s Soak City for 2 seasons. Alex is currently studying Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations at Cal State University of Los Angeles. When Alex is not in the water she enjoys dancing, playing the guitar, and hiking. An interesting fact about Alex 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

Aly
Aly
Monrovia
Aly learned how to swim when she was five years old and began swimming competitively at age eight. She swam for her high school’s varsity swim team for four years, and worked previously as a lifeguard at Waterworks Aquatics. Aly gained childcare experience by babysitting, teaching karate, and tutoring. She also has experience assisting her swim instructor in teaching students the different strokes. Aly is currently studying Animal Science and Animal Training at Citrus Community College. When she is not in the water she enjoys listening to music, reading, hiking, and watching Disney movies.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

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
Art (Arthur)
Covina
He started swimming at a young age and began competing at age 6. His favorite strokes are Breaststroke and Freestyle. Art 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. Art is currently studying Communications at Pasadena City College. A few of Art’s hobbies include snowboarding, biking, reading, working out, watching movies, and wake surfing. An interesting fact about Art is he loves to play video games.

Additional Skills: Technique

Blaine
Blaine
Los Angeles
Blaine learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite strokes are freestyle and breaststroke. She gained experience working with children through babysitting younger family members, mentoring elementary students, and coaching an after-school fitness program for students ages five through ten. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is watching her students’ excitement as they accomplish their goals. Blaine is currently studying Humanities and Journalism at Loyola Marymount University. When she is not in the pool, Blaine loves to sing, dance, and paint!

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

Cat
Cat
Whittier
Cat began swimming at age 7 and swam competitively on her high school swim team for four years. Her favorite event was the 400 yard Freestyle relay. Cat gained experience working with children as a swim teacher. Her favorite part of teaching swim lessons is seeing her students’ get excited when they learn something new. Cat is currently studying Criminal Justice at Pasadena City College. A few of Cat’s hobbies include spending time with friends, trying new foods, and going to concerts.

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.

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!

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.

Danny
Danny
Monrovia
Danny began swimming at age 8. He competed on the swim team and water polo teams throughout high school. His favorite strokes are Backstroke and Butterfly. Danny gained experience working with children under the age of 4 as a babysitter. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students smiling and having fun in the water. An interesting fact about Danny is he loves to go traveling and exploring.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Adult

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

Jason
Jason
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.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Tagalog

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.

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

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

Lupe
Lupe
Pasadena
Lupe learned how to swim when she was seven years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience with children as a nanny and while working as a teacher’s assistant for Project Scientist. Her favorite part about teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students pride when they accomplish their goals. Lupe is currently studying Sociology and Politics at University of California, Santa Cruz. A fun fact about Lupe is that she loves to play video games!

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
Nate (Nathan)
Alhambra
Nate 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. Nate currently attends CSULA and is studying Film. In his free time he enjoys cooking and being outdoors!

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

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!

Sergio
Sergio
Duarte
Sergio learned how to swim at the age of nine and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He was a valued teammate of his high school’s swim team, where he specialized in the 50 yard Freestyle. Sergio spent his free time as leader of a youth bible study group, organizing educational activities and leading discussions. He is passionate about teaching swim lessons because of the knowledge that he is teaching his students an invaluable new life skill. Sergio is currently majoring in Communications and Music at Citrus College.

Bilinigual: Spanish

Sherman
Sherman
Los Angeles
Sherman returns to Waterworks Aquatics with over five years of experience as a swim instructor for students of all ages, and four years of experience in competitive swimming. Sherman’s specialties are the Butterfly and the Breaststroke. His love of working with children shows through his prior position as a camp counselor at a summer art camp. He is passionate about teaching swim lessons because he loves the “Yay I did it!” moments when his students accomplish something that was difficult at first. Sherman is currently studying Psychology with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy at Phillips Graduate University. When Sherman is not in the pools you can often find him running the local trails!

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