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.”

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

Chad
Chad
San Diego
Chad began swimming at the age of two and he has loved the water ever since. He is very comfortable in the water, whether it’s in the pool or in the open sea! Chad has worked as a surfing instructor, teaching children of all ages how to surf. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is watching his students gain confidence in the water. He is currently studying Business at Cal State University of San Marcos. A fun fact about Chad is that he loves wake boarding!

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

Courtney
Courtney
Carlsbad
Courtney learned how to swim at age six and her favorite stroke is Butterfly. Courtney gained experience working with children ages two months through six years old as a babysitter. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is watching her students grow in their swim skills and confidence as they achieve their goals. A fun fact about Courtney is that she has participated in choir and musical theater for five years!

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!

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!

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!

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Lina (Angelina)
Encinitas
Lina learned how to swim at a young age and swam on her local swim team for years. She gained experience working with children through babysitting ages three through six, and working as a teacher’s assistant for ages one through six. Lina loves teaching swimming lessons because she enjoys the excitement on her students’ faces as they learn an invaluable new life skill. A fun fact about Lina is that she learned to swim before she learned how to walk!

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

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!

Shianna
Shianna
Groveport,Ohio
Shianna learned how to swim when she was five years old and regularly spearfishes or free dives in her free time. She gained experience working with children through babysitting and teaching children how to ride horses. Shianna’s favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students’ confidence grow while learning new swim techniques in a fun way. A fun fact about Shianna is that she loves to read!

William
William
Oceanside
William learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. He gained experience working with children through being a head lifeguard and instructor at LEGOLAND California. He is passionate about teaching swimming lesson because he loves building long lasting relationships with his students and seeing their confidence grow as they achieve their goals. William is currently studying Fire Science and Business at Mira Costa and Palomar College. A fun fact about William is that he is scuba certified!