Swim School Staff

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.

Adam

El Monte

Adam began swimming at the age of ten and has loved the water ever since. He has gained much of his experience working with children ages five through fourteen coaching students and helping them understand the rules and concept of playing basketball. He also grew up helping his little sister practice for gymnastics. His favorite part about teaching swimming lessons has to be being able to build his students up and teaching them all these new skills and techniques. Adam is currently attending Citrus College and studying History. Some of his hobbies include hiking, basketball, listening to music and going to the gym.

Aly

Monrovia

Aly learned how to swim when she was five years old and began swimming competitively at age eight. She swam for her high school’s varsity swim team for four years, and worked previously as a lifeguard at Waterworks Aquatics. Aly gained childcare experience by babysitting, teaching karate, and tutoring. She also has experience assisting her swim instructor in teaching students the different strokes. Aly is currently studying Animal Science and Animal Training at Citrus Community College. When she is not in the water she enjoys listening to music, reading, hiking, and watching Disney movies.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish, Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Ambar

Whittier

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.

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish

Brian

Alhambra

Brian has enjoyed swimming throughout his life, so much that he taught his younger brother and friend how to swim. He also has experience babysitting children ages 1-12. He is excited to teach swim lessons because he gets the chance to work with children of varying ages and abilities. Brian is currently attending Pasadena City College and is focusing his studies on Kinesiology. In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, swimming and working on cars.

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult

Cody

El Monte

Cody started swimming at age 5 and his favorite stroke is the Breaststroke. He has experience working with children ages 5 to 8 as a babysitter. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping his students learn a skill they will use for the rest of their lives. Cody is currently studying Journalism at Rio Hondo College. An interesting fact about Cody is that he loves sports!

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique

DJ (Daniel)

Monrovia

DJ began swimming at the age of four with a local city team and continued for 6 years. His favorite stroke is Freestyle. DJ previously worked as a lifeguard for two years, starting when he was 16 years old, where he gained experience working with children of all ages and skill levels. In addition, he has helped raise many of his younger cousins and siblings as he is the eldest child. He is looking forward to making connections with his students, and watching them learn and develop as swimmers!DJ currently attends Pasadena City College to major in Film. In his free time he enjoys playing football, baseball, paintball and video games.

Eva

Sierra Madre

Eva began swimming at age 3 and swam competitively on the Sierra Madre Dolphins Swim Team. Her favorite stokes are Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Eva gained experience working with children of all ages as a babysitter. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is sharing her love for swimming with her students! Eva is studying Kinesiology at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Eva is that she loves to dance!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Gujarati

Jacob

Temple City

Jacob learned how to swim in junior high, and swam competitively throughout high school on both the swim team and water polo teams. At the collegiate level, he participated on both the swim teams and the dive teams as well. Jacob gained experience working with children through life guarding at a summer camp, and teaching swimming lessons in high school. He has a passion for teaching swimming lessons because he loves to keep his students active and excited to learn a new life skill! Jacob is currently studying Geology at Cal Poly Pomona. A fun fact about Jacob is that he loves to collect rocks!

Jasmine

La Puente

Jasmine learned how to swim at the age of two. Once she reached high school, she began swimming competitively. She swam for all four years of high school and was even named co-captain her senior year. Her favorite stroke is Butterfly and some of her favorite events included the 100 Freestyle and 200 Freestyle. What Jasmine’s enjoys most about teaching swimming lessons is getting to know all of her students and helping them reach their swimming goals. She is currently attending California State University of Los Angeles where she is studying Biology. When she is not swimming she enjoys reading, learning new skills, and trying new food.

Juan

Alhambra

Juan began swim at the age of six and began swimming for the YMCA. He swam with the YMCA while he was in third grade. He later started swimming again when he entered high school and joined his high school’s water polo team. His favorite stroke is Freestyle and his favorite event is the 500 meter Freestyle. Juan has worked with children of all ages as a teacher at an outdoor science camp for LAUSD and the worked his way to becoming a lifeguard at CSULA. His favorite part about teaching his students is the ability to connect with each and every one of his students. Juan is currently attending Pasadena City College where he is studying Nursing. Some of his hobbies include exercising, hiking and reading.

Additional Skills: Bilingual – Spanish

Jussin

Kappoa, Hi

Jussin learned how to swim as a toddler and competed on his high school’s water polo team for one year. He gained experience working with children as a babysitter for his 11 cousins. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing how happy his students are when they learn a new skill. Jussin is currently studying Psychology at Orange Coast College. A few of Jussin’s hobbies include yoga, hiking, and pretending to know how to dance.

Karina

Pasadena

Karina began taking swim lessons at the age of six and her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She has been working with children since she was 10 years old. She babysat her younger cousins and, eventually, some of her neighbors’ children. Later, she would become a volunteer at the pediatric department of Huntington Beach Hospital where she would bring treats to children and read stories to cheer them up. Her favorite part about teaching swimming lessons is watching her students perfect techniques and celebrate when they accomplish a new goal. Karina is currently attending Pasadena City College where she studies Nursing. In her free time she loves to hike and be outdoors. She also enjoys drawing and painting.

Additional Skills: Bilingual – Spanish

Katie

Monrovia

Katie joins Waterworks Aquatics with an extensive swim background. She was a competitive swimmer for 10+ years, participated in Jr Lifeguards for four years, and played water polo for five years. Katie’s childcare experience stems from previously working as a day care assistant for one year and as a Sunday school teacher for six months. In her free time she enjoys swimming, hiking, camping, and archery. Katie’s favorite part of being a swim instructor is watching her students progress and become safer in the water, while still having fun!

Additional Skills: Special Needs, Technique, Adult, Water Polo Experience

Liberty

Pasadena

Liberty began swimming at the young age of three months and has been swimming ever since. She joined her first swim team when she was attending middle school and she also swam for the Sierra Madre swim team. Once in high school she joined her varsity swim team and continued competing throughout high school. One of her favorite strokes is Breaststroke and her favorite events is the 100m Breaststroke and the 50 Freestyle. Liberty has worked with children of all ages for the past five years. She began as a babysitter and soon after that began working as a lifeguard. What she enjoys most about teaching her students to swim is watching as her students develop their skills and make new friends. Some of her hobbies include playing lacrosse with her club team, hiking with her mother and spending time with her friends.

Makenzie

Pasadena

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

Sergio

Duarte

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

Val (Valeria)

Pasadena

Val learned how to swim when she was seven years old and has loved the water ever since. She gained experience working with children through volunteering at a head-start school. Her favorite thing about teaching swimming lesson is the knowledge that she is passing on a new life skill. Val is currently studying Child Development at Pasadena City College. A fun fact about Val is that she loves everything Disney!

Additional Skills: Bilingual in Spanish