Swim School Staff – Arcadia @ LA Fitness

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.



Ambar began swimming at the age of fourteen when she joined her high school swim team. She swam with her high school swim team for a total of three years. Her favorite stroke is Freestyle and one of her favorite events is the Medley Relay’s. What she enjoys most about teaching swimming lessons is the aquatic environment. Also, working with kids is something she has always been passionate about. She attends Pasadena City College where she is studying Broadcast Journalism. During her free time she enjoys being out in nature, reading and playing bass guitar.

Bilingual: Spanish


West Covina

Cameron currently studies Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at Mt. San Antonio College. While in high school, he participated on the swim team for 3 years and his favorite events were the 200 meter and 500 meter freestyle. Cameron gained childcare experience while working as an instructional aid, and has earned the position of lead trainer at Waterworks Aquatics through his hard work and dedication since starting at our Sierra Madre location. He enjoys teaching swimming lessons because he likes to see the enjoyment in his students’ faces when learning how to swim.


Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult


Santa Ana

Linda attends CSULA to study Exercise Science. She learned how to swim at the age of seven and fell in love with the sport after joining the swim team her freshman year of high school. She swam competitively all four years of high school and her favorite event was the 200 IM. Linda grew up in a large family and has extensive experience babysitting for her relatives. She also has volunteered at child development centers where she created fun workshops and art activities for her students, who ranged in age from 4-7 years old. Linda’s enjoys being a swim instructor because she loves helping her students learn new skills and seeing the excitement on their faces when they have achieved their goals!


Additional Skills: Trilingual in Vietnamese and Chinese



Makenzie has been swimming since the age of three. What she enjoys most about teaching swimming lessons is interacting with her students and teaching them something new. Makenzie attends Pasadena City College where she is studying Political Science. Some of her hobbies include watching movies and hanging out with her friends.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish



Mohammad began swimming at the age of nine when he began taking lessons at Arcadia High School. He has gained most of his experience working with children ages one through ten through babysitting his three nieces. His favorite part about teaching swimming lessons is being able to see his student’s growth throughout the lessons. Mohammed is currently attending Pasadena City College where he is studying Psychology. Some of Mohammad’s hobbies include running, social activities with friends, swimming, reading, and playing video games.




Sergio learned how to swim at the age of nine and his favorite stroke is Freestyle. He was a valued teammate of his high school’s swim team, where he specialized in the 50 yard Freestyle. Sergio spent his free time as leader of a youth bible study group, organizing educational activities and leading discussions. He is passionate about teaching swim lessons because of the knowledge that he is teaching his students an invaluable new life skill. Sergio is currently majoring in Communications and Music at Citrus College.


Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish