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.
Ryan is currently studying Sports Medicine at Mira Costa College and hopes to become an
Athletic Trainer and a Swim Coach in the future. He swam competitively from the age of 5 until
18 for various swim clubs including Creekside Cabana Club, Evergreen Valley Aquatics, and Silicon
Valley Splash. Some of this time includes multiple clubs at one time. Ryan also swam and played
water polo at Silver Creek High School in San Jose where he was named team captain and MVP two
years in a row. After high school he also enjoyed a collegiate water polo career. He has also taught
surfing for Happy Barrels Surf School and its affiliates which includes the Adaptive Surfing
Foundation. During Ryan's free time he volunteers in his mother's kindergarten classroom and is
an avid surfer.
Rebecca is currently majoring in Communications at Cal State San Marcos. She has over 7 years of
competitive swimming experience where she competed in CIF for her high school swim team. Rebecca
has several years of childcare experience along with being a surf instructor. Most recently, Rebecca
has worked with the YMCA as a children's Fitness Instructor where she has taught children gymnastics.
She looks forward to watching her students progress to become stronger swimmers in the water.
Currently Matthew is studying at Mira Costa College. Through his involvement with the Boy
Scouts he obtained his swimming merit badge as well as taught swimming and water safety for
several years to a variety of ages. Matthew has a passion for teaching and volunteers at a
local middle school teaching kids about music as a Percussion instructor. When Matthew is
not in the water, he enjoys playing the drums, biking, hiking and rock climbing.
Amber is very athletic and spent 1 year on her high school Swim Team. In addition to
swimming and diving she also played soccer, volleyball and lacrosse. She has tutored
children ranging from ages 10 through 17. Amber also has over 100 hours of volunteer
experience at a therapeutic ranch for disabled children and is fluent in sign language.
She is currently attending Mira Costa College studying psychology and veterinary
sciences. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is making a difference and
helping kids and adults of all ages.
Christina is studying Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at Palomar College with additional course work
in Early Childhood Development. She comes from a large family of younger brothers and loves to teach swimming
because of the difference that she makes in a child's life. In the past she was a regular volunteer for the
R.E.I.N.S Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in Fallbrook where she helped those with special needs build
self-confidence and experience emotional growth. In her spare time, Christina practices Yoga, reads, and
Tracy brings over 8 years of experience in pre-school and special needs education to Waterworks Aquatics and
recently graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in Child Development and Special Education. During her time
studying in New York she worked as a pre-school teacher and swim therapy assistant for the Center of Disability
Services in Albany. As a competitive swimmer for 10 years, Tracy participated in both Water Polo and Swim Teams
at Cypress High School. Tracy loves to spend time hiking, traveling, and surfing and in past summers she has even
tried teaching her dog to surf!
Caz is currently studying Fire Science at Palomar College to eventually become a paramedic or fire fighter. In the
past Caz has regularly babysat for neighbors and family members and loves to work with children and see them grow.
He has been surfing and swimming in the ocean since he was six and even participated on his high school surf team.
With course work towards his EMT and as a Certified First Responder, Caz has found a passion for helping people. In
his spare time Caz continues to surf, swim and bike.
Tim, an accomplished Eagle Scout, is a student at Palomar College and is the oldest sibling in a family of 7 children.
In high school he participated in swim team and water polo and, after his sophomore year, earned the award for most
improved JV player. Before coming to Waterworks Tim worked at Legoland where he found a love for working with and
helping children. Tim is bilingual in Spanish and English and in his spare time enjoys playing basketball, softball,
and spending time with his family.
Chris is currently studying business management at Palomar College and has been a competitive swimmer for
the last 5 years. During his youth he participated in the Oceanside Jr. Lifeguard Program and worked his
way up the rank of Assistant Lifeguard. Throughout high school he was also a member of both the swim and
water polo teams. He loves helping kids become strong swimmers early in life because it gives them confidence
and the background to eventually learn to surf and be safer in the ocean. Chris's hobbies include
skateboarding, snowboarding, and bodysurfing.
Joshua is a student at Mira Costa College with a focus in business and health sciences.
Throughout high school he played water polo for the North San Diego STARS and was also a
member of his school's varsity soccer team for all 4 years. He has experience babysitting
family members and also worked at Legoland. Joshua's favorite things about teaching swimming
are watching his students have fun and accomplish their goals! In his spare time Joshua
enjoys surfing, running, and swimming.
Bryan is a marketing and small business management major at Mira Costa College and has
been a lifelong lover of swimming and surfing. In the past Bryan has been a surf camp
instructor and has babysat on a weekly basis for family and friends. Bryan's hobbies
include photography, surfing, and working on his car. In his spare time Bryan maintains
a car customization website where he is able to share his automotive experience and knowledge
Jessica comes to Waterworks with over 5 years of experience in a child care setting where
she worked with infants, toddlers, and school aged children. She is student at Miramar
College and is currently studying general education. In the past she was on a swim team
through the Boys and Girls club. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is knowing
that she gets to help someone learn a skill that is both important and fun. In her spare
time Jessica loves to dance, listen to music, and swim.
Mikey is studying Psychology at Palomar College and in the past has helped teach
children who he babysat regularly how to surf and body board. In high school he
participated in both the Water Polo and Swim Teams and he has been surfing for over
16 years. He loves teaching at Waterworks because he is able to surround himself with
people who share a passion of helping children learn to swim and love the water. In his
spare time Mikey spends time with his family and friends at the beach or in the mountains.
Ms. Suzy has over 10 years of experience teaching children and adults to enjoy swimming
safely and one day hopes to be a full time elementary school teacher. She has her degree
from Cal State San Marcos in Human Development and is passionate about sharing her love
of aquatics with those around her. Her hobbies include Yoga, running, and arts & crafts.
Her favorite part of teaching swim is being part of the moment when a student overcomes
an obstacle to reach their goals!
Jack is studying Business Marketing at Cal State San Marcos and has experience working
with children of all ages as a small group leader at North Coast Church. He has a strong
competitive background and was on the North Coast Aquatics Swim Team for 3 seasons. As a
lifelong surfer, he knows the importance of being safe and confident in the water. He
loves working with kids because of the confidence that swimming can instill and is passionate
about watching them progress in their abilities. In his spare time Jack surfs, skateboards,
and works on his photography skills!