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.

Alex S.
Alex S.
Diamond Bar
Alexandra is currently studying Youth Ministry at Azusa Pacific University. She learned how to swim at a young age, began swimming competitively at age 9, and swam throughout high school. She gained experience working with children ages 4 to 11 at her church’s SundaySchool and summer programs. Alexandra gained experience working with children with special needs at a Spina Bifida camp for children ages 3 months to 2 years. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her passion for swimming with her students. A few of Alexandra’s hobbies include reading, cooking, and drawing. An interesting fact about Alexandra is she does not like roller coasters.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

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, Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Brian
Brian
Alhambra
Brian has enjoyed swimming throughout his life, so much that he taught his younger brother and friend how to swim. He also has experience babysitting children ages 1-12. He is excited to teach swim lessons because he gets the chance to work with children of varying ages and abilities. Brian is currently attending Pasadena City College and is focusing his studies on Kinesiology. In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, swimming and working on cars.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Cody
Cody
El Monte
Cody started swimming at age 5 and his favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. He has experience working with children ages 5 to 8 as a babysitter. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping his students learn a skill they will use for the rest of their lives. Cody is currently studying Journalism at Rio Hondo College. An interesting fact about Cody is that he loves sports!

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique

Daniel F.
Daniel F.
Monrovia
Daniel began swimming at the age of four with a local city team and continued for 6 years. His favorite stroke is Freestyle. Daniel previously worked as a lifeguard for two years, starting when he was 16 years old, where he gained experience working with children of all ages and skill levels. In addition, he has helped raise many of his younger cousins and siblings as he is the eldest child. He is looking forward to making connections with his students, and watching them learn and develop as swimmers! Daniel currently attends Pasadena City College to major in Film. In his free time he enjoys playing football, baseball, paintball and video games.

Ellie
Ellie (Elia)
La Puente
Ellie learned how to swim when she was seven years old and has loved the water ever since. She played water polo all throughout high school and her talent and leadership landed her the position of team captain. Ellie led her team to the CIF championship for the first time in her school’s hundred year history. She also competed on her high school’s swim team where she won medals in the Individual Medley and 200 Freestyle. Ellie’s love for working with children shows through her prior experience of working as a babysitter. She is passionate about teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys watching her students’ confidence grow alongside their swim skills. Ellie is currently studying at Mt. Sac College to become an Emergency Medical Technician. A fun fact about Ellie is that she loves to bake!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Estefania
Estefania
Pasadena
Seasonal
Estefania learned of to swim when she was five years old and worked her way up to the Rose Bowl Aquatic Swim Team two years later. She swam the 50 Free, 100 Free, and 100 Back. After six years on the club swim team she joined her high school’s swim team. Estefania rose to become captain of the team and after graduation she competed at the collegiate level.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Hannah
Hannah
Silverton, Oregon
Hannah learned how to swim at a young age, and her favorite event is the 200 meter Individual Medley. She swam competitively throughout high school and was team captain her senior year. Hannah gained experience working with children previously as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and camp counselor. She is currently majoring in Global Studies at Azusa Pacific University. A fun fact about Hannah is that she lived in Uganda for the past four months!

Jacob
Jacob
Temple City
Jacob learned how to swim in junior high, and swam competitively throughout high school on both the swim team and water polo teams. At the collegiate level, he participated on both the swim teams and the dive teams as well. Jacob gained experience working with children through life guarding at a summer camp, and teaching swimming lessons in high school. He has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because he loves to keep his students active and excited to learn a new life skill! Jacob is currently studying Geology at Cal Poly Pomona. A fun fact about Jacob is that he loves to collect rocks!

Katie
Katie
Monrovia
Katie joins Waterworks Aquatics with an extensive swim background. She was a competitive swimmer for 10+ years, participated in Jr Lifeguards for four years, and played water polo for five years. Katie’s childcare experience stems from previously working as a day care assistant for one year and as a Sunday school teacher for six months. In her free time she enjoys swimming, hiking, camping, and archery. Katie’s favorite part of being a swim instructor is watching her students progress and become safer in the water, while still having fun!

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult, Water Polo Experience

Kelsey
Kelsey D.
Glendora
Kelsey began swimming competitively at 5 years old and she continued to swim competitively throughout high school. She competed on the varsity swim team for four years and was named team captain for two years. Kelsey then competed on the Citrus Community College swim team where her favorite events were the 200 yard Freestyle, 500 yard Freestyle, and the 1000 yard Freestyle. She gained experience working with children of all ages as a lifeguard and a swim and water polo coach. In addition, Kelsey has previously worked at the Disneyland Resort. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is singing, playing the guitar, blogging, and arts and crafts. An interesting fact about Kelsey is she has a twin brother Max.

Additional Skills: Technique, Water Polo Experience

Megan
Megan
West Covina
She learned how to swim at an early age and perfected her technique while on her high school’s swim team. She swam on the varsity team for 2 years and her favorite stroke is the breast stroke. Megan gained childcare experience as an after-school teacher for children ages 5 to 13. She has been a lifeguard since 2005 and was a Waterfront Director and an Adventure Team Member for the YMCA – Camp Sequoia Lake. Recently, she was a preschool student teacher where she planned curriculum, observed students, and evaluated behaviors. Megan graduated from University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science, Child Development degree. When Megan is not in the water she enjoys hiking, reading, and karaoke.

Additional Skills: Adult

monique
Monique
Monrovia
Monique began learning how to swim when she was 6 mos old and swam competitively throughout high school. She also competed on her high school’s water polo team. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Breaststroke. Monique gained childcare experience as a babysitter for a pair of 2 month old twins. She also has a 2 year old daughter of her own. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing her student’s excitement and energy. A few of Monique’s hobbies include drawing, painting, and playing soccer.

Additional Skills: 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

Valeria
Valeria
Pasadena
Valeria learned how to swim when she was seven years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through volunteering at a head-start school. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is the knowledge that she is passing on a new life skill. Valeria is currently studying Child Development at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Valeria is that she loves everything Disney!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Wilson
Wilson
Baton Rouge, LA
Wilson learned how to swim when he was eight years old. He eventually began snorkeling and scuba diving around the United States on both the East and West coasts. Wilson continues to swim recreationally and enjoys swimming freestyle, back floating, and perfecting his breathing techniques. He gained childcare experience while working as a tutor for elementary school children during an after-school program. Wilson also worked on a ferry that traveled to and from Catalina Island, where he enjoyed interacting with, and overseeing the safety of, various children in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and YMCA groups. Wilson is looking forward to helping his students become comfortable in the water and develop their swimming techniques. He previously attended Southern University where he majored in Physics. Some fun facts about Wilson are: he enjoys comic books, superhero movies, and video games!

Wyatt
Wyatt
Pasadena
Wyatt competed on the swim team for 2 years in high school. He previously worked at a local elementary school’s after-school program for 2 years and enjoys babysitting his younger cousins. Wyatt is attending American Career College to major in Medical Billing. In his free time he enjoys singing, dancing, and swimming. One interesting fact about Wyatt is that he has a twin brother.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult