Swim School Staff – Carlsbad

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
Alex B.
Oceanside
Alex has been involved in swimming his entire life and swam competitively in high school. His favorite events were the 100 freestyle and the butterfly medley relay. His passion for teaching comes from watching his children grow in a skill that is so important in life. Alex gained experience working with children as a lifeguard at Legoland, as well as through his family of young cousins and nephews. In his spare time Alex enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, spending time with friends, and going to the beach. An interesting fact about Alex is that his name is spelled “Alexzander.”

Amber
Amber
Fallbrook
We are excited to welcome Amber back to the Waterworks team! She previously worked with us as a Swim Instructor for four and half years teaching students of all ages and skill levels. Amber also has extensive experience working with Autistic children and adults. Her favorite part of teaching is being able to watch her students master new skills. She is currently attending Capella University where she is working on getting her Bachelors in Sociology and her Masters in Psychology. Some of Amber’s hobbies include traveling, hiking near the beach, and trying new foods.

Additional Skills: Special Needs

Carissa
Carissa
Vista
Carissa joined Waterworks Aquatics with 6 years of competitive swimming experience and 12 years of competitive water polo experience. She was awarded MVP for both the swim and water polo teams in high school and was on First Team at Palomar College. She has 2 years’ previous experience as a swim instructor, working with students of all ages. Her favorite aspect of teaching swimming lessons is seeing her students’ excitement in the water and helping them reach their goals as swimmers. Carissa currently attends Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos to major in Human Development. In her free time, she enjoys working out and going to the beach. An interesting fact about Carissa is that she is 1 out of 8 children in her family.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique

Christina
Christina
Bonsall
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 designs crafts.

Additional Skills: Special Needs

Dylann
Dylann
San Marcos
Dylan has played water polo since she was 9 years old, was on her high school’s Varsity water polo team all four years, and was also an active member of the swim team. Her favorite stroke is the butterfly and she enjoyed swimming the butterfly portion of the 200 meter IM relay. Dylann has been babysitting since she was twelve, and works with children ages three through five at her church. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching the look of pure joy and accomplishment on her students’ faces when they work hard and finally swim across the pool. Dylann currently attends Palomar College to major in Psychology. A fun fact about Dylann is that she loves to draw and make funny videos!

Dtron
Dtron
Oceanside
Dtron learned how to swim at a young age and his favorite stroke is Butterfly. He swam competitively on his swim and water polo teams all throughout high school. He received the MVP award and his favorite event is 200 yard Medley Relay. He gained experience working with children by working as a camp counselor and as a water polo team coach. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is teaching the graceful Butterfly stroke technique. Dtron is currently studying Nursing at Mira Costa College. A fun fact about Dtron is that he loves photography!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in American Sign Language

Eli
Eli
Vista
Eli has been swimming since he was about three years old and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He gained experience working with children of all ages through babysitting, lifeguarding, and teaching swimming lessons. Eli’s favorite part about being a swim instructor is seeing smiles on his students’ faces after each lesson. Eli is currently studying Sociology at MiraCosta College. When Eli is not in the pool, he enjoys listening to music and playing instruments like the ukulele, guitar, and bass!

Gabby
Gabby
Jacksonville, Florida
Gabby has been swimming since she was three years old, and continued swimming on her youth swim team until she was seventeen. Freestyle is her favorite stroke and she received multiple medals and awards during competitions. Gabby gained experience working with children as a babysitter and as an assistant swim coach. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves watching her students improve and accomplish their goals. When Gabby is not in the pool, she enjoys playing with her pets and watching crime investigation shows!

Hunter
Hunter
Escondido
Hunter learned how to swim at the age of four and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He competed on his high school water polo team all throughout high school and he rose to the position of team captain for two years. Hunter gained experience working with children through tutoring and by working at a summer camp for children. Hunter’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is sharing his knowledge and passion for swimming with his students. He is currently studying History at Palomar College. A fun fact about Hunter is that he loves surfing and golfing!

Kahle
Kahle
Vista
Kahle began swimming at the age of eight. She has gained most of her experience working with children ages one through five babysitting and working as a Ski Instructor. Her favorite part of teaching her students is being able to enrich her student’s lives with all the skills needed to be a great swimmer and making lasting connections with her students. Kahle is currently attending Cal State San Marcos where she is studying Sociology and Art. Some of her hobbies include reading, drawing, making jewelry and going to the beach.

Kristin
Kristin
Cerritos
Kahle began swimming at the age of eight. She has gained most of her experience working with children ages one through five babysitting and working as a Ski Instructor. Her favorite part of teaching her students is being able to enrich her student’s lives with all the skills needed to be a great swimmer and making lasting connections with her students. Kahle is currently attending Cal State San Marcos where she is studying Sociology and Art. Some of her hobbies include reading, drawing, making jewelry and going to the beach.

Lyndie
Lyndie
Vista
Lyndie joins Waterworks Aquatics with 2 years’ experience teaching swim lessons at a local waterpark. In high school, she played waterpolo and was on the swim team for 2 years as well. In her free time, you will find her surfing, swimming or shopping. Lyndie loves teaching and one of her favorite things is seeing her students’ excitement when they have learned something new!

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Matthew R
Matthew R.
Carlsbad
Matthew is currently attending 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 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.

Additional Skills: Adult

Michael
Michael T.
Vista
Michael joined Waterworks Aquatics with a history of competitive swimming experience. While in high school, he played water polo for 4 years and swam for 3 years. Micahels favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is that he can combine his passion for working with children, with his passion for swimming. He previously worked at Legoland and currently is an Assistant Scoutmaster. In his free time, Michael enjoys reading comic books and watching a variety of sports. He is currently attending Mira Costa College with a focus on History.

Additional Skills: Special Needs

Mike
Mike
Carlsbad
Mike learned how to swim at a young age and his favorite stroke is Backstroke. He gained experience working with children as a tutor for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Mike’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching his students’ improve on their skills and accomplish their goals. A fun fact about Mike is that he loves photography! He especially loves taking pictures of the sunsets at the beach.

Rhiana
Rhiana
Las Vegas
Rhiana swam competitively on her high school’s Varsity swim team and specialized in the 50-meter events. Her favorite strokes are Freestyle and Breaststroke. Rhiana gained experience working with children ages four through ten as a babysitter. She enjoys teaching swimming lessons because she gets to share her love of swimming with her students. When she is not in the water, you can find Rhiana hiking through trails, drawing, and playing video games!

Taylor
Taylor
Carlsbad
Taylor began taking swimming lessons at the young age of three as has loved the water ever since! She swam competitively for the Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team from ages twelve through fifteen. Once in high school she joined her high school water polo team and has been playing ever since. Taylor has worked with children of all ages and gained most of her experience through babysitting, and participating in the Study Buddy Program where she would work with children, help them with their homework, and was looked up to as a role model for the children. Her favorite part about teaching swimming lessons is being able to see the smiles on each one of her students each time they learn something new. Some of Taylor’s hobbies include reading, watching movies and to the beach with her friends.

Additional Skills: Bilingual – Spanish