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Abigail Muro, Lifeguard for Hire, Swim Instructor

Chevy Chase, MD

Anna Talarico, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Washington DC

Four years, of my many years of working as a lifeguard, I have taught swimming to a range of ages; all the way from young children to middle-aged adults. I enjoy these lessons because it is important that people can swim to enjoy the water safely. If the person feels comfortable, the more fun they’ll have!

At 18 years old, I took my first lifeguarding class, 8 years ago. I spent the entire summer working as a lifeguard and enjoying the job immensely. Since then, I have been working summers, and periodically in the other seasons. I have been working as a lifeguard for over 8 years for various companies and locations. A major role in lifeguarding isn’t only keeping the facility safe and attentiveness, but also customer service. People should be happy and feel welcome at their pool!

I serve the DC communities of Bethesda, Silver Spring, Arlington, Rockville, among others. 

Bethany Morris, DC Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Centreville, VA

I have been a swim instructor for 5 years.

As a public school educator and lifeguard, I have a natural affinity for water safety and teaching others how to swim. My teaching style focuses on positive reinforcement, confidence building and creating lasting relationships with my students and their parents. There is nothing like a student who cannot stop beaming when they get their first back float or stroke. Nothing compares. In addition to teaching, I also like to be a lifelong learner myself. My new quest is white water kayaking. Those water safety skills I promote are certainly put to the test when I’m out on the Potomac!

I have been a lifeguard for 15+ years!

Over the years, I have guarded many public pools servicing 1,000+ patrons a day, private pool parties for families and corporations, and privately owned community aquatic facilities. I value safety so much and promote it by building relationships and educating other. When I’m not in the chair lifeguarding, I’m finding ways to be near the water anyway I can. Currently, I’m learning to whitewater kayak and on any given weekend I’m usually seeking a good hike with waterfalls and waterholes.

I serve the DC metro communities of DMV, Vienna, Chantilly, Centreville, among others.

Bradley Blecker, Lifegaurd, Swim Instructor

Spring: Washington DC, Summer: NW New Jersey; 5 years experience.

5 years experience! Washington D.C., towns/cities in Northwest New Jersey

I am a political science major at American University in Washington D.C. with physics minor. I have eleven years of swimming experience, three years of swim instructing/coaching, and five years of lifeguarding, both for a community pool and private lifeguarding events. I am certified in CPR. AED, and first aid.

Chelsea Andrews, LGI, Swim Instructor

DC metro, lives in Hyattsville, MD, 9 years experience!

9 years experience teaching swimming!

General areas served:Washington DC, Maryland

I have been teaching swim lessons for about nine years. I truly love teaching lessons! I was awarded a full swimming scholarship to Howard University so swimming definitely holds a strong place in my heart for various reasons. This is emulated through the way that I teach. I don’t just like swimming, I love swimming. I have a passion for swimming. You always get the great work from someone who doesn’t consider their job a job, but rather something they love, a passion- this is how I feel about swimming. So let’s get our swim on!

I started life guarding around 15 or 16 years old. Since I was already at the pool all the time (since I was on the swim team), I figured this cert would be extremely resourceful. I would work in between swim practices! I love being a life guard and take pride in being responsible for lives! I intend to make everyone feel safe at all times. Don’t worry, if I’m around, you have the SAFEST environment ever! And we all want to be safe right?!

(Don’t you love Chelsea’s passion? We do 🙂

Advanced certifications:CPO cert, AFO cert, Ellis LGI cert

Chelsea Jeskie, Private Swim Instructor

Washington DC

Hi! I have been teaching swim lessons for 6 years and I have experience in swim competition, enough so that I believe I have mastered the sport. I have taught in a corporate gym as well as for a local school board. I have experience teaching all levels; from babies as young as 5-6 months to adults. The most fulfilling thing as a instructor is to see my students gain confidence in the water and see improvements in their techniques. I really enjoy imparting my knowledge of swimming onto all of my students and I strive to create a comfortable and safe swim environment for my students while at the same time making sure they enjoy every moment of their lesson.

I serve the DC metro communities of Alexandria and Arlington, among others. 

Evan Bailey, Private Swim Instructor

Washington DC

Hello, my name is Evan and I am a proud member of the Happy Swimmers Staff. I have almost a decade of teaching swim lessons under my belt to all different ages of kids. I really enjoy working with children, watching them learn and have fun in different activities really makes my soul better. I enjoy watching children progress. I like seeing a child who is first starting out being afraid of the water get better and better. I really hope to work with you in the future.

I serve the Washington DC metro communities of Silver Spring, DC, Rockville, Bethesda, among others

Jason, NVA Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Leesburg, VA

Hi! My name is Jason Sheridan. I have been Swim Instructing for more than 3 years. I enjoy forming a bond with the children and helping them to become better swimmers. My lessons are both fun and productive. I will never push your child into a situation they are incredibly uncomfortable with. Fun Fact about me: I own two Labrador Retrievers who rarely leave my side.

I received my lifeguard certification during my freshman year of college and have loved every minute of life-guarding. My background in swim team and swim lessons allow me to enhance and perfect my life-guarding ability. I look forward to making sure your kids are safe and having fun.

I serve the DC communities of Washington DC, Leesburg VA, Sterling VA, Fairfax VA, (Anywhere in the Northern Virginia Area), among others.

Kerri Daddazio, Swim Instructor

Washington DC

Michael Jiang, Private Swim Instruction and Lifeguard

Washington DC

I have been teaching people of all ages how to swim for 5 years since I was 15. I love giving people the knowledge to swim proficiently as swimming is my favorite sport!

My intention in guarding is making sure all patrons are safe in the water. I enjoy lifeguarding because I love swimming and I enjoy making sure patrons can have a fun safe time in the pool!

I serve the Washington DC communities of Vienna, McLean, Washington D.C., Lorton, among others. 

Norca Calderin, Swim Instructor

Washington DC

Regional Swim Instructor Manager Bettina Perkins

Based in Austin, TX

I’m your Region’s Manager of Swim Instructors. Contact me through the website contact form, for anything swim instructor related once swim lessons have begun with your instructor.

A little more about me… I’ve been actively teaching swim lessons for six years and enjoy this more than any other profession I’ve ever been involved in. There is nothing better than doing what you love for a living and being able to teach and share it with others. I get to teach a child; learn life long skills that last a life time, as well as safety and the joy of the water. I’m always amazed at how students learn so much in a short period of time. It is also fun to watch them “Strut Their Stuff” when they become confident at what they have learned. I started swimming at age 3 and have never enjoyed anything more than the water. I have been a competitive swimmer, PADI diver and Coast Guard Auxiliary member for many years. Welcome to Happy Swimmers! I am happy to help.

Will, Lifeguard and Private Swim Instructor

I have 4 years swim instruction experience and 5 years lifeguarding experience.

Over the past four years I have had a lot of experience with teaching lessons. When I first started, I worked as an assistant instructor for several programs with children ranging from ages 3 to 15 with a variety of skill levels. After moving to Washington, DC, I began working at the American University aquatic center where I was eventually promoted to Head Lifeguard of Swim Instructors. In this position, I helped to manage and teach the swim lessons run through AU Recreation and Fitness. The most rewarding part of teaching swim lessons would have to be watching the improvement and excitement of the student grow. My passion is to see a world where everyone can feel safe and have fun in the water!

I started lifeguarding at my community pool the summer before my junior year of high school. Five years have passed and I have worked at a variety of pools and events for communities, families, and high profile clients too. I lifeguard because aquatic safety is a passion of mine and I want to make sure that everyone can have a safe and exciting time at the pool!

I serve the DC metro areas of Washington and Bethesda, among others.

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