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.
Anna began swimming at the age of four and has loved the water ever since. She swam competitively for about ten years for the Chabot Marlins swim team in Castro Valley, from ages four through fifteen. She has received multiple first and second place ribbons as well as the most improved trophy in her age division. Her favorite stroke is Breaststroke and her favorite event is the Individual Medley relay. Anna has worked with children of all ages and gained most of her experience through babysitting as well as working as a camp counselor for three years. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lessons is seeing the progress her students make as they come in for the lessons. During her spare time Anna loves hanging out with her friends, going to the movies, going out to eat and dancing.
Hong began swimming at the age of eleven. He has gained most of his experience working with children ages seven through ten while helping tutor students at his local elementary school and coaching his local elementary basketball team. His favorite part about teaching his students is being able to see how excited they get each time they learn something new and advance to the next level. Hong is currently attending Chabot College where he is studying Criminal Justice. During his spare time Hong really enjoys playing basketball, working on cars and going on food adventures.
Additional Skills: Bilingual – Cantonese
Javier began taking swim lessons at the age of seven and has been swimming ever since. One of his favorite strokes is Backstroke. He has gained most of his experience working with children ages two through twelve through babysitting all of his nieces and nephews and babysitting the children in his neighborhood. His motivation to teach swimming lessons is being able to share his passion and all his knowledge of swimming to all upcoming swimmers. Javier is currently attending Chabot College where he is studying Business. Some of his hobbies include playing baseball, watching movies and working out.
Jennifer began swimming at the age of six, when her mother began to teach her how to swim. One of her favorite strokes is Freestyle. She has gained most of her experience with children babysitting and working as an assistant soccer coach. Her favorite part of teaching her students is being able to see the progress they make each week as they come in for their lessons and showing them how there is always something new to learn. Jennifer is currently attending Chabot College where she is studying Political Science. Some of Jennifer’s hobbies include swimming, playing soccer, drawing and going to the beach.
Additional Skills: Bilingual – Spanish
Leti learned how to swim when she was five years old and she has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children by working as a babysitter and a youth tutor. She has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because she loves seeing her students thrive and gain confidence. Leti is currently studying Global Studies at Chabot College. When Leti is not in the pool, she enjoys hiking and reading!
Additional Skills: Trilingual in Spanish and Tongan
Miranda began swimming at the age of four. Her favorite stroke is Freestyle. What she enjoys most about teaching her students is watching them gradually become more comfortable in the water. As a babysitter, Miranda has worked with children ranging in age from two to seven years old. She is currently attending Chabot College where she is studying Architecture. In addition to swimming, Miranda enjoys drawing, reading and hanging out with her friends.
Nhat taught himself how to swim at the age of 6. He previously worked with children ages 6-12 through a Buddhist youth community, where he helped them learn about Buddhism and assisted with their homework. Nhat is excited to teach his students and help them feel comfortable and safe in the water! He currently attends Chabot College to study Psychology. Nhat loves music and enjoys playing the piano and singing.
Olaf began swimming at the age of eight. He started swimming competitively at the age of 12 on the Puma swim team in San Luis Obispo. His family later moved to Grass Valley where he got to swim with the Orcas swim team until he was eighteen. He then swam with a few recreational adult leagues in the area. Through the years he has received multiple top 3 ribbons and awards. He also participated in the Fresno Junior Olympics where he received a 1st place ribbon for his 25 second 50 meter Freestyle. What he enjoys most about teaching swimming lessons being a teacher. In addition to teaching for Waterworks, he taught private swimming lessons in Jakarta, Indonesia, and he also teaches guitar, bass and music theory in his free time. Olaf has worked with children of all ages. He attends Sierra College where he is studying Music Theory. When he is not swimming he enjoys playing his instruments and recording his own music, he also loves writing and working on cars
Additional Skills: Trilingual in Polish and Spanish
Stephen began swimming at the age of four and loved the water ever since. His favorite stroke is Freestyle. He has gained most of his experience working with children ages two through thirteen through raising his nieces and nephews and working for Vieques Hidden Trails where he taught kids how to safely use snorkeling gear, use effective propulsion techniques and kayaking. His favorite part about teaching is being able to teach his students something new every time. He loves the feeling he gets each time he learns something new and he wants to be able to share that with his students. Stephen is currently attending Aviation Institute of Maintenance and is studying to be an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Some of his hobbies include dancing, playing his guitar, and singing.
Additional Skills: Trilingual – Arabic & Spanish