Swim School Staff – 20th Avenue @ City Sports Club

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.

Amanda

San Francisco

Amanda learned how to swim at the age of six when she began taking lessons. She swam competitively for the YMCA Pirates in San Francisco. During high school, she competed for two more years on her high school swim team. One of her favorite strokes is Freestyle and her favorite event is the 50-yard Freestyle. Amanda has worked with children ranging in age from five to fourteen. She spent three years as a daycare counselor leading group activities and helping with homework. As a Physical therapy aide, she monitored and administered stretching exercises to further promote healing to children recovering from injuries. Her favorite part about teaching is being able to help her students improve their swimming skills and show them how fun learning can be. Amanda is currently attending the University of San Francisco where she is studying Kinesiology. When she has free time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and watching movies.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Cantonese

Austin

Daily City

Austin began taking lessons at the age of six and has been swimming ever since. One of his favorite strokes is Freestyle. What he enjoys most about teaching swimming lessons is helping his students excel and realize the importance of swimming as a life skill and means of fitness. Austin has worked with children ranging in age from nine to thirteen while volunteering as a basketball coach at War Memorial. He is currently attending Skyline College where he is studying Kinesiology. During his free time, he enjoys exercising, playing sports and listening to music.

Ben (Benjamin)

Lincoln

Ben learned how to swim at a young age and has loved the water ever since. He swam in high school and competed in Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Butterfly events. Ben gained experience working with children through teaching them how to play music and how to swim. His favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing his students’ progress each lesson in their technique. Ben is currently studying Computer Science at San Francisco State University. A fun fact about Ben is that he loves to produce his own music!

Courtney

San Francisco

Courtney learned how to swim when she was four years old and her favorite strokes are Breaststroke and Butterfly. She swam competitively throughout high school on the swim team and competed on the water polo team for a year. Courtney gained experience working with children through coaching youth rugby and being a foster mentor. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is the knowledge that she is passing on a lifesaving skill. Courtney is currently studying Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University. A fun fact about Courtney is that she loves to watch cartoons!

Gabriel

Orange County

Gabriel began swimming at the age of two. One of his favorite strokes is Freestyle. What he enjoys most about teaching swimming lessons is making sure his students are not just learning, but having fun while doing so. Taking care of his younger sibling has given Gabriel a lot of experience with children. Additionally, he is a soccer coach, and he teaches robot coding, animation, and art skills. He currently attends City College of San Francisco where he is studying Design. When he is not swimming he enjoys producing music.

Bilingual: Spanish

Garrett

Lawton, Oklahoma

Garret learned how to swim when he was four years old, and spent much of his childhood in the water. He gained experience with children through babysitting. Garrett enjoys teaching swimming lessons because he loves the connection he forms with his students and their families. He is currently studying Computer Science at the City College of San Francisco. A fun fact about Garrett is that he loves video games!

Jack

San Francisco

Jack began swimming at the age of five and has loved the water ever since. He swam competitively for the Balboa Sharks swim team from fourth grade through eighth grade. Jack’s favorite stroke is Breaststroke and his favorite competitive events include the 50 Freestyle, 100 Breast Stroke and 100 Backstroke. As a certified Red Cross babysitter, Jack has enjoyed working with children of all ages. His favorite aspect of being a swimming instructor is being able to influence the future success and safety of children. Jack’s hobbies include bicycling, music production, programming and, of course, swimming.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Jocelyn

Kings Beach

Jocelyn learn how to swim at the age of ten and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She has gained most of her experience working with children of all ages through babysitting. Jocelyn’s favorite part of teaching her students is when she is able to see her students swim across the pool all by them self’s. Jocelyn is currently attending San Francisco State University where she is studying Computer Science. A fun fact about Jocelyn is she loves backpacking, hiking and cooking.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Joelle

Daily City

Joelle learned how to swim at the young age of 3 years old and has been swimming ever since. She swam competitively for the Daly City Dolphins for two years. Her favorite stroke is Butterfly and her favorite event is the 100 yard Freestyle. She has gained most of her experience working with children while babysitting her nieces. Her favorite part about teaching is being able to teach her students new skills while still having fun. Joelle is currently attending Skyline College where she is studying Communications. Some of her hobbies include listening to music, going to the gym and playing basketball.

Shaniya

Apple Valley

Shaniya learned how to swim at the age of five and she swam competitively for three years on her high school swim team. Shaniya gained experience working with children through babysitting ages two to ten years old. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is watching her students grow and achieve their goals. Shaniya is studying Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University. When she is not in the pool, Shaniya enjoys going to concerts and playing water polo!