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 (Alexandra)
Diamond Bar
Alex 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. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her passion for swimming with her students.She gained experience working with children ages 4 to 11 at her church’s Sunday School and summer programs. Alex also worked with children who have special needs at a Spina Bifida camp for children ages 3 months to 2 years old. A few of Alex’s hobbies include reading, cooking, and drawing. An interesting fact about Alex 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

Amy
Amy
Pasadena
Seasonal
Amy began swimming at the age of seven. She swam competitively from tenth through twelfth grade for her high school Varsity swim team. Her favorite stroke is Freestyle and her favorite event is the 100 Freestyle. Amy has worked with children of all ages from newborns all the way through teens through volunteering at Huntington Hospital. She would also volunteer as a tutor and help out at her local elementary school. Her favorite part about teaching swimming lessons is being able to teach her students such an important skill which will help them throughout their whole life. Amy is currently attending UC Merced and studying Public Health. Some of her hobbies included reading, hiking and exercising.

Additional Skills: Bilingual – Spanish

Anna
Anna
Glendale
Anna began swimming for Oak Ridge Swim Club at the age of 12, competed with them for five years, and played Water Polo at Pasadena City College for 2 years. Her favorite event is the 400 IM and her favorite stroke is Butterfly. She previously volunteered as an art teacher for one year with students ages 5-18. Anna is excited to have to opportunity to help her students improve and pass on her love of competitive swimming!

Ashley
Ashley
Los Angeles
Ashley learned how to swim when she was seven years old and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She gained experience working with children through volunteering at a special education program, where she would lead children in activities and crafts. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing how confident her students become in the water. Ashley is currently studying at Pasadena City College.

Bilingual: Spanish

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.
DJ (Daniel)
Monrovia
DJ began swimming at the age of four with a local city team and continued for 6 years. His favorite stroke is Freestyle. DJ 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!DJ currently attends Pasadena City College to major in Film. In his free time he enjoys playing football, baseball, paintball and video games.

Eva
Eva
Sierra Madre
Eva began swimming at age 3 and swam competitively on the Sierra Madre Dolphins Swim Team. Her favorite stokes are Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Eva gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her love for swimming with her students! Eva is studying Kinesiology at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Eva is that she loves to dance!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Gujarati

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

Nicole
Nicole
Winslow, AZ
Nicole learned how to swim when she was four years old and began competing on swim teams at the age of nine. She has always been passionate about being in the water, and when she turned fifteen she became a lifeguard at her city pool. She gained experience working with children through being a nanny and volunteering with special needs programs, where she would help the children with their school work. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is watching her students progress each lesson. Nicole is currently studying Business at Pasadena City College. When Nicole is not in the water, you can often find her volunteering at local animal shelters!

Valeria
Val (Valeria)
Pasadena
Val 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. Val is currently studying Child Development at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Val 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!