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.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Adam learned how to swim when he was six years old and was instructed by swimming Hall-of-Famer Dave Barney. He swam competitively from middle school throughout high school, and qualified for high school state championships from 8th grade through senior year. His favorite strokes are Butterfly, Freestyle, and Backstroke. Adam gained experience working with children as a swim instructor and a swim team coach. He has passion for teaching swimming lessons because he loves seeing his students grasp the proper technique and begin to understand the mechanics of the stroke. Adam is currently majoring in Yoga and minoring in psychology at Naropa University. A fun fact about Adam is that he was able to complete a 50 yard freestyle without breathing!
Alan has been swimming competitively since the age of four, and previously played water polo for two years. He swam for Lakewood High School, was voted Team Captain his senior year, and qualified for state finals in the 100m butterfly and the freestyle relay. His best events were the 200m IM, 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, and the relay races. He went on to swim for one year at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Alan is currently studying Integrative Biology with a Minor in Writing and Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Denver. Alan loves cartoons, Pixar films, and dancing. An interesting fact about Alan is he finished in second place for the National Lifesaver Award through the Red Cross.
Additional Skills: Bilinguial in Spanish, Technique, Adult
St. Petersburg, Russia
Aleks began swimming at age seven and continued for 11 years. His favorite events are the 100m and 200m freestyle and backstroke. Aleks gained experience working with children previously as a swim team coach and a swim instructor. He has also worked with children with special needs. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is working with kids and being able to teach his students a life skill. Aleks is currently studying Biology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. When he is not in the water he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, going to the dog park, and going to the movies. An interesting fact about Aleks is he has been cliff diving.
Additional Skills: Bilingual in Russian, Technique, Adult
Alexandra learned how to swim at a young age and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. Her love for working with children shows through over twelve years of childcare experience. She began as a babysitter and moved up into being in charge of thirty children at a daycare. Alexandra is passionate about teaching swim lessons because she enjoys watching her students progress each lesson. A fun fact about Alexandra is that she is an artist who loves to paint, draw, and sing.
Chance began swimming at the age of four years old and his favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. He gained most of his experience working with children age’s four to eight while working as a counselor and church leader. His favorite part about teaching is being able to see how much fun his students have learning each time they come in for their lessons. A fun fact about Chance is he really enjoys going on hikes, camping and fishing.
Christopher began swimming at the age of four and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He enjoys working with children and is looking forward to encouraging his students to improve and accomplish their goals. Christopher is currently studying Chemistry at Red Rocks Community College. When Christopher is not in the pool, he enjoys playing board games and spending time with friends!
Justin began swimming at the age of nine and has loved swimming ever since. He swam with the USA Swim Team for about eight years and switched over to the Greenwood Tiger Sharks to swim with them for two more years. During this time he was swimming competitively for his high school swim team and qualified for state all four years. Justin made it in the top ten in Colorado three out of four years he was in high school and top five his last two years. During his Senior year he qualified for Nationals and after high school he swam for one year over at the University of South Dakota where he almost qualified for the Olympics. Some of Justin’s favorite events include 100, 200, 500, and 1500 Freestyle. Justin has worked with children of all ages and gained most of his experience working as a swim instructor for three years and as a lifeguard for six years. His favorite part about teaching his students is being able to witness how excited the children get each time they learn something new. Some of Justin’s hobbies include hiking, dirt bike riding, hikes and most of all spending time with his own kids and his dogs.
Leah began swimming at the age of five when her parents began to take her to swimming lessons. One of her favorite strokes is Freestyle. Leah has worked with children of all ages and gained most of her experience helping at her local Church where she worked at the children’s Nursery for six year. Her favorite part about the teaching swimming lessons is being able to work with children and knowing that she was able to help them reach their goals. Leah is currently attending University of Colorado Denver where she is studying Psychology and Pre-Medicine. Some of her hobbies include cooking, baking, playing board and card games and spending time with her family and friends.
Madison is a creative, free-spirited, and highly adaptable individual who strives to see her students succeed and learn to enjoy the water as much as she does. Madison started swimming at a very young age, spent most of her summers with family at her grandparents pool, and participated on a swim team for two years. Her favorite strokes are freestyle and breast stroke. Madison has over five years’ experience babysitting children ages infant to 12 years old. Working with children is a passion for Madison as she loves to explore each of her students individual potential, strengths, and interests, while creating a bond with them. Madison also loves to write, perform, and face paint. Her unique, creative energy is apparent in everything she creates.
Michelle began swimming on her local swim team at the age of seven and continued to swim throughout high school. Her favorite event is the 100 IM and she enjoys swimming Butterfly in relays. Michelle gained experience working with children ages six months to eight years old as a nanny. She also worked at a camp for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, lifeguarded for 3 years, and taught Sunday School for 2nd and 3rd graders. Lastly, she helped with reading programs for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade and created games and activities for after school programs. Michelle is currently studying Digital Media at Dordt College. An interesting fact about her is she once kissed a giraffe! When Michelle is not in the water she enjoys photography, skiing, biking, camping, reading, rock climbing, and boogie boarding.
Additional Skills: Special Needs, Adult
Nathan began swimming at the age 3 and has been swimming ever since. He swam competitively from ages six through eighteen years old. He competed for 4 years for his High School Varsity swim team as well as through USA Swimming team. His favorite stroke is Butterfly and his favorite event is 100 meter Butterfly. Nathan gained most of his experience working with children ages three through ten years of age as a baby sitter and as a swim instructor. His favorite part about teaching his students is watching them learn to love the water as much as he does. Nathan is currently attending Culinary Institute of America and studying Culinary Arts. In his free time Nathan enjoys skiing, snowboarding, camping and rock climbing.
Teagan learned how to swim at the age of 5 and her favorite stroke is Breaststroke. Teagan gained childcare experience working as a babysitter since she was 12 years old. Her favorite aspect of teaching swim lessons is seeing her students achieve their goals. Teagan is currently studying Business and Photography at Metropolitan State University. A few of Teagan’s hobbies include photography, graphic design, playing with her sister, and baking. Teagan has three dogs named Max, Baxter, and Rex.