Private Swim Lessons

Abigail Muro, Lifeguard for Hire, Swim Instructor

Chevy Chase, MD

Alex Sataloff, Lifeguard and Private Swim Instructor

I have been teaching swim lessons for 3 years.

I worked for an old swim instructor of mine for 1 year and have worked for private clients the past 2 years. I love working with children and teaching them new skills. watching them work and master a skill is so rewarding. I have worked with children with autism for the past 2 years, and I plan on studying special education at the University of Kansas next year.

I’ve lifeguarded for a few family friends birthday parties. I love to lifeguard because I love to work around the water. I like to make sure anyone in the water is having fun, but of course being safe. My favorite part of lifeguarding events is when I have the opportunity to work children’s parties and invent water games for them to play. I’m very fun and easy going and work well with children.

I serve the LA metro communities of Santa Monica, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Woodland/West Hills, among others.

Alexandra, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard & Comedy enthusiast

I have been a swim instructor for 3 years teaching both groups and private lessons. I have taught children of all ages, ranging from 5 years old to 12 years old; I have taught adults as well. I love watching when a lesson masters a new skill and becomes more confident in themselves. One fun fact about myself: I know how to snowboard!

I have lifeguarded at a private college ranging from open swimming to diving. I intend to maintain a safe and fun environment. The best part of lifeguarding events is watching people enjoy the pool.

Serving: Lawrenceville, Hamilton, Princeton, Mountgomery

Alf, Lifegaurd for Hire, Private Swim Instructor and The Original Neptune Certified Surf Instructor – Sea-Water Color Painter

Escondido

There is nothing more valuable than teaching a skill like swimming that will offer one a safe experience & can literally open doors to increased self-confidence & competence in any body of water—be it pool-sea-or lake. Years of coaching water polo & operating Los Angeles Jr. Lifeguard program enabled me to amass an enormous tool box of skills to help teach people of all ages to swim & handle themselves safely in the water.

As a 30 year veteran of Los Angeles County Lifeguard & Fire Dept Paramedic I know how rewarding & important maintaining a safe environment for the public & swimmers can be. Spotting & preventing danger is a learned skill that when actively applied can literally make the difference between a fun day or one wrought with tragedy. Turning people onto the stoke of water play is really a gift that should be shared with everyone.

I serve the OC and San Diego communities of Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, La Jolla

Alicia Vossler, Swim Instructor, Dance Teacher, Dancer, Floutist, Pianist, Artsy & Craftsy

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6 years experience teaching!

ServingAustin, Cedar Park, Lago Vista, Jonestown, Leander

I have loved the water since I was able to walk. I have traveled and lived in three countries: China, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. my time living in these countries has provided me with various teaching opportunities and also exposure to different cultures. Students I had instructed have been from China, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Korea, and India. The summer of 2013 was when I became interested in teaching swim lessons to learners of all ages. I had previously served on the aquatics team of Lifeline Aquatics, Safeguard Aquatics, the Lancaster Family YMCA, Twin Lakes Family YMCA, Lititz Recreation Center, and Waterloo Swimming. As I worked with these aquatic organizations, my love of teaching swimming to all learners increased.

I look forward to working with you and your family to help you make swimming an enjoyable experience as the summer heat comes upon us.

Alison Baselice, Plano Swim Instructor, full bio soon

Plano TX

Alizae ‘zay” – Swim Instructor & Traveler, Vlogger, food tester, actor

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I used to help my aunt out at Braeside camp teaching kids my age or younger how to swim. I also worked at the swim tank. my teachers know I was really good with shy kids and also kids with disability. I’m a big kid myself so would I just have a ball! I have an actual relationship with the kids I teach and even the parents. I LOVE teaching lessons 1 I love swimming 2 I love kids. If you put two things together that you love then you love your job. Plus it gives me great satisfaction in teaching them correctly so that they can enjoy swimming. Fun fact about me is I’m always smiling and laughing ALWAYS!

Serving: Middletown, Bronx, Westchester.

Allen Clare| Life Guard | NYC

Allen Clare, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Bronx

15 years experience!

Serving the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas of Greater NYC.

Ever since a child I was always in the water. Being born in urban New York City my mother wanted me to learn how to swim. After completing all the learn to swim program levels, I decided to push myself further and become a lifeguard. Though I enjoy guarding, however my heart remains primarily as an instructor. Being able to positively change a child’s life, give them confidence in and out of the water is priceless. These are all things I wish to instill in my students, as well as my own son.

Being a lifeguard has been one of the most exciting jobs I’ve had in my life. Not only because it is a great responsibility but as well for the fun. A good lifeguard should always stand for safety, fun and being a good role model. All of which I can I promise to uphold.

Proud Parent to a beautiful son.

Ally Brown | Lifeguard

Aly Brown, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

San Diego, CA

*Has Pool Access 

10+ years experience lifeugarding. Home turf: South Orange Co and San Diego.

Hi I’m Aly and have been guarding for 10+ years. I am personable, enjoy meeting new people, and love the sunshine. Keeping people safe is a prerogative and passion of mine. I am in the helping profession and work as a social worker for Rady Children’s Hospital as my career. Lifeguarding allows me exhibit my outgoing personality while maintaining safety, additionally catch some sunshine and be social; Thus, I find myself guarding as a side passion of mine.

Amanda Garcia - Lifeguard

Amanda Garcia, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, LGI

Chandler, 5 years experience!

5 years swim teaching experience

Some common areas I serve:Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills

Hi, my name is Amanda and I love all things aquatic! I am passionate about teaching children how to swim as I feel it is an invaluable life skill that can turn into a life long passion. My primary goal is to teach children how to be safe in and around the water. It’s also a priority of mine to make sure my students have fun while they become strong, confident swimmers. Fun fact about me: I learned to swim before I learned to walk!

Advanced Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Anabelle Cloutier-Chaine, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

home in Westchester, Los Angeles

2 years experience teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding

Some common areas I serve:Westchester, El Segundo, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Beverly Hills, and serving the San Fernando Valley by appointment.

I love teaching swimming, especially to young girls who are either rambunctious or shy, I learned how to swim when I was four years old and I still remember all of my swim instructors. I love being able to help kids overcome fear of the water and share my passion for the water with as many people as I can. I have worked with Happy Swimmers since 2015 and I have been teaching my siblings and cousins to swim since I was 10 years old.

I have life guarded with Happy Swimmers since 2015, and before that I was guarding in my neighborhood for private parties. I enjoy working in a more relaxed, private setting, and I love watching people have a good time while also staying safe.

Angela Nichols, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

home in Anaheim, 10 years experience!

13 years experience swim teaching! *Has Pool Access in Anaheim

General Areas I serve:Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach

In my ten years as a swim instructor I have taught swim lessons to children of all ages, adults learning to swim for the first time, and adults taking lessons to improve technique. I have experience with students with special needs, stroke work, and water polo. My favorite part of teaching swim lessons is seeing my swimmers become more confident in the water and their abilities. I was a competitive swimmer for twelve years and played Water Polo through High School. I speak French, and I am Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certified.

My favorite thing about Event Lifeguarding is the opportunity to be a part of your special day! I have ten years of lifeguard experience including open water, summer camp, water park, and poolside. I am also a swim instructor and have many years of experience working with children.

Ariana Goetz, Swim Instructor & Painter

Houston

I have taught swim lessons to children of varying ages for 5 years. I began teaching children and then continued training for mommy& me classes. I specialize in beginner swimming classes for children and adults of all ages. I began at a swimming school and gained 60 hours of training. I enjoy teaching swim classes because it is a life saving skill and the kids have so much fun. Fun fact about me: recently graduated from grad school at University of Kentucky.

Serving: Memorial, Cypress, Woodlands, champion forest

Ariel Theiss, Swim Instructor

Katy

Arya Hormozdyari, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Reseda

Fun, Safe, and Happy, I was the competition player for 5 years. I’ve been a Swim instructor for more than 9 years and know how to transfer my knowledge to my client. Experience of teaching the kids from 2 to 25 years old.Coaching and coordinating the swim team.
Funny story about me : I was rescue my little sister in the dirty pool when i was 5 years old but after that i was drowning because i do scared of frog.
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Ashley, Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Oceanside, NY (Long Island)

I have been certified for a few years and it’s definitely my passion to work with kids. I really like teaching them life saving skills and helping them learn how to be safe around the pool and water. Being around children really brightens my day and I enjoy it so much it doesn’t feel like work. I grew up babysitting in my towns I’ve always had a special connection with children and I still do.

I have been a lifeguard for 3 years now and it’s very fun and exciting. I get enjoy keeping patrons safe and preventing accidents before they happen. There could always be an accident and I like the excitement of jumping into action if need be. I enjoy working with other lifeguards and doing mock rescues, that’s always very fun.

I serve the NYC tri-state communities of New York City, Queens, Hamptons, Glen Cove, among others. 

Ashley, Private Swim Instructor

I have 7 years of swim instructing experience of swimmers will all ages and abilities! I have a teaching degree in physical education and I am working toward a Master’s Degree in Adapted Physical Education. I specialize in working with individuals with disabilities in all physical activity settings. My students never fail to put a smile on my face, and that is why I love this job so much.

I serve the Phoenix communities of Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix, among others. 

Ashlyn, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for Hire, Food Lover

Spicewood

I am Water Safety Instructor certified, have been teaching swim lessons for about a year, and absolutely love helping others learn to swim! I swim competitively for the national group on my club team, my varsity high school team, and will be swimming Division 1 in college next year. This background helps me teach lessons to people of all ages and skill levels.

I have been lifeguarding for a year, and I have loved every minute of it. Because I enjoy the pool so much, it feels great to know that I am allowing others to have the same experience by creating a safe yet fun environment. When guarding, I am always on the lookout to prevent problems before they occur.

I serve the Austin communities of Austin proper, Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock

Atusa Tidwell, Swim Instructor

Katy

Austin Robare, Phoenix Private Swim Instructor and Event Lifeguard~and who loves singing and playing the piano

Tempe

4 years experience,  home turf areas of service include but not limited to:

Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale

Swim Instructor Bio:

I have been a swim instructor professionally and privately for 4 years and have coordinates swim lessons and staff at an aquatic facility for 1 year. It is a joy teaching kids how to swim and watching them progress because this is the earliest form of life-saving in my eyes. If you teach kids proper swimming and survival skills they will less likely need saving from lifeguards although still possible.

Lifeguard bio:

I had been a lifeguard for 3 years and managed lifeguards for 1 year. I have always enjoyed keeping kids safe in and out of the water and feel proud of my knowledge of this safety because it can help people in many situations even outside of the workplace.

Becky Goodwin, Swim Instructor & Artist Mermaid

Austin, TX

My name is Becky and I am a fun swim instructor. I’ve been teaching and coaching all ages since 1991. My lessons are always enjoyable and lifelong water safety is my top priority. I have a concentration on technique. My methods and “box of tricks” are tried-and-true and sure to be effective for all ages and skill levels. I’m known for being patient, kind and understanding with fearful swimmers. I have a passion for swimming and I can’t wait to share it with you and your family!

Serving: Austin and San Marcos area

Becky Niemira, Swim Instructor, Master educator and amateur radio operator

Los Angeles, CA

I’ve been teaching swim lessons and coaching since 2010, beginning at home in the Bay Area. I love watching kids progress through the stages of swim lessons, especially when they’re getting ready to swim competitively.

Bradley Blecker | Swim Instructor | NYC

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.

Brandon, Lifeguard and Private Swim Instructor

Houston

My swim instructing background goes back to my swimming days, where I trained for 10 years perfecting my strokes and technique. I taught swim lessons for a spring in High school, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My specialties include freestyle and backstroke technique, as well as basic techniques for young children. Fun fact about me: I’ve swam with sea turtles in Hawaii!

I have been lifeguarding for about a year now. My intention for guarding is to help create an environment that is the most fun, and safe, it can possibly be. My favorite part of lifeguarding would have to be seeing how much fun everyone is having in the pool on a hot summer day! Fun fact about myself: I swam for 10 years of my life, and hold a record in the 200 freestyle relay at my high school!

I serve the Houston communities of Sugar Land, Katy/Cinco Ranch, Pearland, and Bellaire, among others

Bria, Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

San Jose, 8 years experience!

Swim Instructor Bio: Hello! I’ve been teaching for 8 years now and I absolutely love the water. It’s a great way to get in shape, cool off, chill out, or play around in. I also think it’s an important and valuable life skill to understand how to navigate our aquatic environment, that’s why I like to focus on water safety in my swim lessons. Fun Fact: I was raised at a pool, so it feels like my second home. It would be a pleasure to teach any and all levels.

Lifeguard Bio: Hello, Bria here, your friendly neighborhood lifeguard! With six years experience I’d like to say that I am well rehearsed in safety, prevention, and recognition. I’m a super sunscreen advocate, and I can’t get enough of that h2o – stay hydrated my friends!

General communities served: San Jose, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Los Gatos

Brianna, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire, music lover & pug enthusiast

Monte Del Oro

Swim lessons are by far the favorite part of my job. I love being around kids and sharing my passion for being in the water. I grew up swimming, actually swam competitively for 15+ years. I can teach a wide variety of skills from getting comfortable in water, to perfecting your butterfly technique.

I am also fluent in English and Spanish.

Lifeguarding has been one of the highlights of my summers. My goal as a lifeguard is to make sure everyone is safe and feels comfortable being around the water. I also love being around animals and ensuring they can swim safely.

I serve the Phoenix and Tuscon areas of Northern Tucson such as Oro Valley, Marana, Catilina Foothills, among others. 

Briggitte Kroetz, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Chatsworth

6 years swim instructor experience

Common areas served:Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Studio City

I swam competitively for 15 years of my life. I started teaching swim lessons 6 years ago. I am currently working as a lifeguard at Pierce College and teaching swim lessons there as well. I also coach CCAT swim team at Pierce College. I like teaching swim lessons because I get great gratification out of seeing progress in my students and I love working with people. A fun fact about me is that I speak Spanish.

I started lifeguarding for private events 5 years ago. I began doing it on my own and when I was old enough, I applied to work for companies. Three and a half years ago, I started lifeguarding at Pierce College. I like lifeguarding events because you get to meet new people (Sometimes famous) and usually the events are very cool and exciting.

Bryanna Maty, *has pool access, Swim Instructor

Austin

Caden Carver | Water Safety Instructor

Caden Carver

Irvine

I have taught children ages 3-18 with varying skill sets and comfort levels successfully for several years now. I take pride in making clients feel comfortable and safe at all times and always try to incorporate fun into each lesson.

Special Certifications: Pool and also Waterfront Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor

Local areas I have served include Newport, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo

Caitlin Neapole | Swim Instructor

Caitlin Neapole, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Brentwood; 2 years swim teaching experience :)

Caitlin serves all of West LA, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino

I’ve been working as a swim coach for the past two summers. I coached swimming lessons, competitive swimming, masters swimming and water polo to all ages! I also have experience working with children who have special needs in the water. I’ve grown up as a competitive swimmer and have played varsity water polo throughout high school. I’m super excited to be playing water polo next year for my university!

Caroline Mitchell, Swim Instructor

San Diego; 10 years experience!

Serving communities including:San Diego, Del Mar, Coronado, Santee

I have been teaching swim lessons for 10 years. I have experience teaching many different skill levels including year around swim teams, summer leagues, and beginners who have never been in the water before. I love teaching swim lessons because I enjoy watching the progress swimmers make every lesson and watching them develop into a strong, confident swimmers. I am currently on the San Diego State University swim team and I love competing!

Chandler Vause, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

DFW

2 years teaching, 8 years lifeguarding.

Serving communities in areas including: Plano, Arlington, Garland, Corrollton, Irving

I am a former open water lifeguard from the beaches in Destin, Florida. Ive worked with adults and kids in a Jr. lifeguarding program. For the last 5 years I have been a professional lifeguard and athlete in the US Lifeguard Association. My Favorite aspect of teaching, is to help others acquire new skills. I love being active.

Welcome Chandler, we’re happy to have you!

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, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Washington DC

*Has Pool Access in Alexandria, VA

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. 

Christopher Gunning

South Orange County

I have been instructing swim lessons and lifeguarding for 4 years. I learned how to swim very young in Hawaii and continued swimming all the way until college when I received my lifeguard certification. I was fortunate enough to become an Eagle Scout and teach swimming in the Boy Scouts of America. After joining the Marine Corps I completed my certification for Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival which is my current occupation. Within the Marine Corps I have been extensively trained in many different water survival and swimming techniques. I enjoy the outdoors and the I feel as though the beach is my second home. The thing I like most about teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding is knowing that I am teaching a skill to others that will potentially save their life one day.

Advanced LG certs: Waterfront lifeguard, Ocean Lifeguard Experience, Wilderness First Aid.

Claire Bauer, Swim Instructor

Porter Ranch, all over the Valley Girl :)

8 years experience swim teaching!

Some of the city areas I serve:Northridge, Encino, Van Nuys, Burbank

I have been teaching swim lessons since I was 15 (it was the very first job I ever had!) and I still love it to this day. I’ve worked with babies as young as 6 months all the way up to teenagers preparing for high school swim teams. I also have taught beginning to advanced adult lessons. I am a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor, so I love tailoring lessons to each individual! No matter the age or ability level, the best part is seeing the progress someone makes when they overcome previous obstacles, such as putting their head underwater or diving in the deep end!

Claudia Pfeffer, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Land Park

I have been a swim instructor for 6 years and love teaching children how to swim . The best part of teaching swim lessons is seeing the progression of my students. There is nothing more satisfying than when a student understands how a certain swim stroke is swam!

I have also been a lifeguard for 6 years, and before I could work professionally I was a junior guard for 3 years. I always wanted to be a lifeguard ever since I was 11 and started swim team and would see the lifeguards up on the stands. The best part about lifeguarding is providing a fun, but safe swimming environment for others to enjoy. Fun Fact: I am going to school to be a music teacher and I currently can play 10 different instruments!

I serve the Sacramento communities of Roseville, West Sacramento, Carmichael, among others. 

I have a current WSI certification

Coco, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard for Hire

Temecula

Hi, I’m Coco! I have been a swim instructor for a few years now, but have been working with kids for most of my life. It all started in Girl Scouts when I got to host my first event. I loved the energy the kids brought to the table, and from that moment, I knew I had to work with them. Experience in Girl Scouts helped me become a babysitter/nanny and camp counselor, and has eventually led me to teaching swim. Being a swim instructor seemed natural for me because I swam competitively in high school and love being in the water, as well as working with people. My favorite part about teaching swim is watching the child progress. The pride and excitement in their eyes when they finally master a skill they had been struggling with is priceless :~). A fun fact about me is that my favorite animal is the polar bear and I could talk your ear off for hours about why they’re so fascinating!

I became a lifeguard in high school and am now in my second year of college. I wanted to be lifeguard because I love swimming so much that didn’t want to be away from the pool while I was out of the water! I am also very concerned with safety ever since I took my very first CPR class with my Girl Scout troop. The instructor inspired me to continue on in my safety education and become AED and First Aid certified, and then eventually become a lifeguard and get my emergency oxygen distribution and blood borne pathogens certifications. I believe that people should have only good experiences in the water, and want to do everything I can to make that happen. I hope that everyone is able to enjoy the pool regardless of their skill level, and always feel safe in the water. A fun fact about me is that I love rock climbing!

I serve the OC, Inland Empire, and San Diego communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, and Orange, among others.

Constance Raineri, Swim Instructor

Houston

Crandal Chestnutt |Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Crandal Chestnutt, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Newark, NJ

Dalilah Mendoza, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard & Expert Huskie Wisper

Inland Empire, CA

Swim Instructor:

I have been a swimmer for 19 years competitively. I also swam in college for 3 years. I have coached my old high school swim team for two years and was the head varsity coach. I also coached my club team for 3 years with the ages 6-18. I also teach adults as well for the past 3 years.

Lifeguard:

I have been a lifeguard with the YMCA of Orange County for 3 years. I have done multiple rescues within my lifeguard career on the job and off. I love lifeguarding because I like to make sure everyone is safe and when I have to make a rescue it means I’m doing my job and makes me happy that I Saved someone.

Serving: San Bernardino, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho, Upland

Daniel | Private Swim Instructor | NYC

Daniel, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, Sushi Savage, Pool Noodle Paddler, Hiking Hermit

Paramus

I taught swim lessons at camp and privately for the last 3 years working with children of all ages. I love helping children learn how to swim and their “aha!” moment when they finally get a stroke and become comfortable with it. I actually learned how to swim pretty early on. At the tender young age of just 4 years old I would swim on my own!

I’ve been lifeguarding for the last 5 years and teaching swim lessons for the last 3. I always keep a fun and safe environment for my patrons and love to see a smile on their faces after a job well done. Event lifeguarding is so much fun and you meet so many new and interesting people.

I serve the NYC Tri-State Areas of Paramus, Philadelphia, New York, Manalapan, among others. 

David Scates, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Sherman Oaks

Swim Instructor role: Growing up in the West Valley with a backyard pool, I learned to swim at a young age and got into water polo during high school and college. Water sports like surfing and sailing are hobbies of mine and I first started teaching private swim lessons shortly after I started my teaching career at Hoover High School in 1996. I still currently teach Health and PE while also serving in my Coast Guard reserve unit in San Pedro as a First Class Marine Science Technician. My son in grade school has been competing for two years on a swim team and loves it. All kids should have that opportunity.

Event Lifeguard role: Aside from the last two years working for Happy Swimmers, friends and family would ask me to act as a life guard for pool parties and functions when I became Red Cross certified for water safety and CPR. A good life guard takes preventative measures to mitigate potential hazards by identifying them early before the function begins. Done properly, pool saves are few and quick. I love the anticipation of potential challenges that each venue may pose and being a part of a random family”s fun safe memories they will have.

Dazzling Daisy, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Carlsbad

I just recently started swim instructing about half a year go and have loved every moment. The satisfaction the children get when they have learned a stroke or how to improve it is pure bliss. I feel amazing knowing my job is done when parents come up to me informing me what their child has done at their own pool. Ensuring safety is also a big role in this job and teaching children how to swim makes that so much better.

I have been Lifeguarding for two years now and have loved every moment of it. Maintaining a happy and positive attitude while ensuring safety plays a big role when Lifeguarding, enjoying the job just makes it that much better. Making both the parents and children happy and safe are very important to me.

I serve the San Diego communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, among others. 

Debbie, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard and Runner and running coach! Love to run!

Simi Valley

I have 9 years of experience as a Swim Instructor. I have taught ages 3 months to adults of any age. I have been a Water Aerobics Instructor. I enjoy watching someone progress and become stronger and more confident in the water.

I am a retired Police Officer. I now work during the weekday as a Paraeducator for Special Education Children and I also Coach Distance Running at my local high school. Have been a distance running coach for 12 years. I was on the track team in high school and swim team. Out of high school, I competed in Masters Swimming Team. My lifeguard and swim teacher experience has been 10 years. I was also a pool manager for a couple of years. I also have been a high school assistant coach for swim team for one season. I enjoy helping people and making a difference in someone’s life. It is the best feeling when you are helping people!

I serve the Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara communities of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Calabasas, Moorpark, Camarillo among others

Diana Carvel, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Orlando

3 years lifeguarding and swim teaching experience. Diana serves communities including Orlando, Winter Park, Oviedo, Kissimmee

I have been swimming practically my entire life. With a lifetime of swimming experience and involvement in teaching nearly all levels of swimmers, from children to adults, I have acquired the skills to ensure everyone has fun in a safe water environment. When it comes to lifeguarding, I constantly have the goal in mind of valuing the lives of every swimmer in front of me as if it were my own. I know I am providing a great service and that is what will drive me to always keep my skills “test-ready” and alert for any possible emergency. I like to be firm but kind while guarding a scene.

Edita Asiryan, Event Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Los Angeles

Los Angeles

I have 2 years experience serving general areas including Beverly Hills, Burbank, La Crescenta as a lifeguard for hire.

Competitive swimmer and former water polo player. I love teaching and hanging out with the kids!

Edson Paiz, Lifeguard LA, OC, SD and CPR Instructor

Reseda, 8 years experience!

I am a Swim instructor who has taught lessons for 4 years. I enjoy teaching because I too learn something new each time I give a swim lesson. Swimming is therapeutic to me and I enjoy sharing the therapy with others.

Hi, I’m Edson, a watermen who has been involved in water safety for the last 8 years. I have worked with different departments in the LA area. I have experience the open water environment (lakes and reservoirs), the ocean environment (beaches) and the pool environment. My scope continues to grow as I continue to push the envelope. I enjoy working together with people so that everyone can enjoy a hot summer day at the beach, lake and or pool.

Edson is game to travel just about anywhere in Southern CA, we kid you not. He is passionate about guarding and has taken difficult to fill jobs off the beaten track to keep kids safe. 🙂

Elena Vasquez, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, World traveler and festival fanatic

Houston

With 4 years prior experience, and 10 years of swimming experience, I am knowledgeable in swim instructing and all four strokes. I trained very hard to swim competitively and medaled in the Junior Olympics! Some of my past students have gone on to participate in the Iron Man.

I have 5 years of lifeguarding experience and over 10 years of swimming experience and a medal from the Junior Olympics! The best part about lifeguarding events is getting to have fun and meet great people, while keeping everyone safe.

Serving: Pasadena, Houston, Deer Park, Clear Lake

Eli Blinchevsky, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Weight lifter & trail runner

Austin

I am WSI certified, have spent years as a competitive swimmer, and love being around the pool deck. I really love teaching people of all skill levels to swim, as it provides me with the opportunity to make a difference in my community and give the gift of a life saving skill.

I am a former competitive swimmer who has spent many years around the pool. I am well trained in CPR and make sure to attend in-service training classes every month in order to refine my skills. I really enjoy lifeguarding because it provides me to make a difference in my community and create a fun yet safe environment.

Serving: Austin, Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock

Elise

Sunset Beach. 13 years experience!

13 years experience Swim Teaching! A Happy Swimmers longtime instructor 🙂

I specialize in competitive water polo and swimming, I participated in both sports all 4 years of college. I have NCAA Division 1 experience in both. I have also taught springboard diving lessons as well. I have taught all ages 0+ to adults. I have 15 years experience working with children outside the pool, along with college courses in child development. My teaching methods make the learning process fun and memorable. I like to challenge the swimmer with games and pool toys. I keep the learning environment calm and stress free so that the child can progress at a rate that is comfortable, yet challenging.

Emery Gajdos, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Burbank, 12 years experience!

*Has Pool Access in Burbank

12 years swim teaching experience!

Generally serving communities likeBurbank, Los Feliz, Sherman Oaks, Encino

Hello, My name is Emery and I’m entering my 12th yr of teaching swim lessons from ages 3.5 yrs old to adults. I also teach flip-turns and diving. I teach from Beginning to Advance levels. I also have experience in teaching Special Needs students….ie. Autism and Asperger syndrome. My goal is to make my lessons as fun and as enjoyable as possible while still focusing on the main structure of learning to swim. I have taught over 250 students and have had extremely GREAT success! I get great joy when I finally see my students swimming solo….even if it is for a couple of sec’s. SUCCESS!!!!! 🙂 I am very athletic and focus on swimming, running, & cycling. Have done twice the 1000 meters ocean swim for LA Co. lifeguarding (completed both) & have done 3 LA Marathons (completed all 3….last one in 2014). I am very focused but also have lots of fun….In teaching & in training. I love kids cause I AM ONE TOO….But a bit older! hahaha! So may this year be a GREAT n Safe Swim Season for all and a very Enjoyable one as well. So let’s all have Fun n Start Swimming! Thank you!

Emilie Dunaway, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Literature Lover and Rad Tunes Rocker

Phoenix

I’m currently working on my second summer as a swim instructor and love it. I love kids and enjoy helping them be safe and achieve new skills

I’m currently working on my second year guarding and I love every minute! I really enjoy helping people stay safe while having fun – its my top priority!

Serving: Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler

Erika, Private Swim Instructor and Expert Boxer Tamer

Desert Ridge

I’ve been teaching swim lessons to children and adults for 2 years now! I’ve taught children of all ages, including newborns, basic floating and life saving skills. I’ve also taught older children basic and advanced freestyle and backstroke along with basic breaststroke and butterfly. Teaching swim lessons is fun and entertaining; you never know what to expect! Here’s something most people don’t know about me, I was a singer in choir for 5 years before I started high school!

I serve the Phoenix communities of Scottsdale, Phoenix proper, Tempe, Peoria, among others. 

Evan Bailey, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Washington DC

*Has Pool Access

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

Glori Ried *has pool access, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

West Houston, 15 years experience!

15 years swim lesson teaching experience! Go Glori!

Some of the communities I serve:Houston, Bellaire, Katy, Sugar Land

Hi, my name is Glori. I started swimming before I could walk and fell in love with the water. I began swimming competitively at age 6 and did that through high school. I have also life guarded and taught swim lessons for 15 years. I love teaching others to swim and hope to share that love of the water with others. I also teach preschool during the week. I have taught kids and adults and individuals with special needs. I love swimming and want everyone to have a great experience in the water. My picture was taken in the Mediterranean sea a few years back.

Grace | Private Swim Instructor | Florida

Grace

Wesley Chapel, FL

I Love caring for kids and being a Lifeguard.  I have been a babysitting for 5 years and been CPR certified for 2 years.I feel that being a lifeguard is so rewarding and making sure your kids are safe is my number one priority.  A fun fact about me is that I am on the swim team and cross country team at my school. Also I am the USAT triathlete and completed a 1/3 ironman.~~Way to go Grace 🙂  owner Jenn

I can serve areas surrounding: Orlando,Tampa,Clearwater,Boca Raton,Miami

Grace Fraga, Swim Instructor

Beverly Hills, 10 years experience!

Grace has been a swimming instructor for over 10 years.

Serving communities like Beverly Hills, West LA, Brentwood, Santa Monica

She was a competitive swimmer for 10 years, winning medals at local and national competitions. Grace loves teaching swimming and makes sure the kids have fun while learning!

Hailee Morris, Swim Instructor & Dog Mom

Houston

I have been swim instructing for 3 years now, along with being a competitive swimmer for more than 10 years. I have taught kids and adults from ages 6 months to 55 years while also teaching swim lessons and skills for swim team and the four main swim strokes.

My favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is knowing that I have taught a very important lifelong skill.

Serving: The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Shenandoah

Hailee Stacy | Swim Instructor

Hailee Stacy, Honolulu Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Waikiki

Hi, my name is Hailee and I have been a continuous swim instructor for 5 years now. Deciding to get my WSI certification has been the most rewarding part of any job I have done! I love the friendly and active environment that swimmers and the water provides. Until recently, I was employed with a city pool for almost 5 years. We catered to both seasonal swim lessons and swim teams. I have worked with ages 6 months – 76 years old and groups of 1 to 15! Swimming is such a important skill to learn and it doesn’t matter what age you start at. With some toys, games, rhymes and more, I love trying to make a fun and informative environment to learn in! Also, with a lifeguarding background, safety is my top priority for every lesson. 

 I have also been a lifeguard for 5 years. Deciding to get my lifeguard certification has been the best experience as a job! I love the outdoors and friendly environment that swimmers and pools provide. Until recently, I was employed with a city pool for almost 5 years. We catered to birthday parties, swim teams, swim lessons, meets, swim-in-movies, aerobics, and more with all ages and all sizes. With many rescues and continued training, my eyes are always alert for you! Also, for parties within size, I will offer in or out of water game time. Thank You!

I serve all of Oahu.

I also have my Title 22 certification.

Hannah Naten, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Adventure Seeker and Coffee Addict

Sacramento, CA

Hello, my name is Hannah and I have been a lifeguard for six years as well as a pool manager for two years! I started swimming competitively when I was five years old (hard to believe that that was 16 years ago!) and I am passionate about sharing my love of the water by ensuring that it is safe and fun for all those who want to enjoy it! I am also a nursing student at the moment (one more year and I will have my BSN and RN degrees) and love using my knowledge to make extra-sure that everyone is safe and having a blast at whatever event is occurring. I love lifeguarding events: I am a big people-person, I love the outdoors, and I love the water! I want to make sure whichever event I am invited to I can help the event run smoothly as well as make it enjoyable for all parties present. A fun fact about me: I just got back from 3 months in South Africa working in clinics and going on adventures, so if you want to see cool photos and videos of shark cage diving, bungee jumping and safaris, I would love to share!

I love teaching people how to swim! I have taught swim lessons for six years excluding my own personal experience with swim. I have taught between the age ranges of 6 months to 84 years old, so I am comfortable with teaching just about everything! I can teach the basics of strokes, refinement of stroke technique, as well as simply getting comfortable in the water and learning how to swim and be safe in water for the first time! Swim lessons hold a special place in my heart because I would never be who I am today if I did not having amazing instructors help me not only gain skills swimming but also making me feel comfortable with my abilities as well as gain confidence. Fun fact about me: my favorite stroke is backstroke, and my favorite race was the 200 meter back– not a popular favorite but loads of fun to me!

Serving: Sacramento, Granite Bay, Carmichael, Folsom

Hannah, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire, and Music Lover

Mesa

I have also been teaching swim lessons for 7 years, I volunteered for 2 years to learn what I know and have taught my own classes for the other 5 years. I ahem experience with group classes, one on one, special needs and all ages.

I have been a lifeguard since 2013. With my 6 years of experience, I have found a love for what I do. Lifeguarding is a really important and meaningful job that I get the honor of doing and thanks to Happy Swimmers, I can help keep backyard pools safe now too. I am a swimmer myself and swam on Red Mountain’s Varsity Swim Team in High School. Currently, I am going into my junior year of college pursuing a degree in Economics.

I serve the Phoenix communities of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, among others 

Harry Sale, Private Swim Instructor

Houston

I learned to swim when I was three years old, and joined competitive swimming when I was five. Fifteen years later, I am now a member of the Florida Institute of Technology University Swim Team going into my junior year. I’ve been teaching swim lessons for three years and absolutely love it. There’s no greater feeling than exposing a new swimmer to the joys of the sport and ability I’ve loved my entire life, and helping someone progress towards water safety and proficiency. I can teach basic water safety all the way up to advanced skills and fine tuning, and just love watching swimmers progress in the activity!

Hector Diaz| Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Hector Diaz, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

San Diego

I first started swim instructing last year, working all seasons and now summer. I’ve taught kids from all age groups 6 months to 15 years old. I’ve also taught kids who are very scared of water and kids who are naturals. Previously, I competed on a swim team for 6 years, two in college and four in high school. Therefore, I’m very familiar with proper techniques and stroke work. Because I have also taught kids who didn’t know anything about swimming or just were just too fearful of water, I have learned to make sure kids are having fun while learning but are also safe!

I’ve been lifeguarding for three years,  starting at a water park and now I currently work at a pool. I primarily guard birthday parties and know a lot of water games kids love to play. I always make sure the kids are having fun and smiling but most of all are being safe. Lifeguarding and teaching are my passions so I take my job very serious, however I always make sure to have a smile on, ensuring everyone is having fun.

I serve the San Diego communities of Imperial Beach, Chula vista, La jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, downtown San Diego, La mesa, East lake, mission valley, among others. 

Ixchel Guerrero, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, raver, traveler, and your local foodie!

Houston

Former YMCA and Lifetime swim instructor with 5 years of teaching experience. I was also on a competitive swimming from the age of 7 to 15 until my new calling came; lifeguarding. I have experience with special needs children, adults, infants and everything in between. Every one of my students brought out the inner child in me because learning to swim is fun! We can both make this learning experience something unforgettable! Ask me about my songs I sing to my student!!!

Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time. Everyone’s life is precious. Former competitive swimmer and also experience assisting at a daycare for 10+ years naturally put me in a place of lifeguard. Water safety is my priority over everything!

Jabari | Swim Instructor

Jabari, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

NYC Tri-State Area

I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for 5 years.

I began my instruction career at the Rutgers University pool. I began with teaching adults and then transitioned to teaching children. I also taught a few children’s lessons over the summer at the YMCA camp. I thoroughly enjoy teaching children because of their typically energetic attitude just to be in the water. The most amount of joy I get from teaching is when I see the amazement in an adult’s eyes when they are swimming when they came in with the thought they’d never learn how to swim.

My background consists of learning to swim as a small child and becoming a competitive swimmer in my youth through to high school. I began Lifeguarding five years ago at Rutgers University, where I am now a Head Lifeguard. I also have experience being a lake lifeguard with the Frost Valley YMCA camp. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the camp. My intention for being a Lifeguard and Swimming instructor is to help make any aquatics setting as safe and comfortable as I can for as many people as I can. I enjoy interacting with energetic people, and being able to provide a form of safety and security for people that is very unique and in a setting where people can thoroughly enjoy themselves.

I serve the NYC Tri-State area communities of Long Branch, Manasquan, Atlantic City, among others. 

Jacob, Private Swim Instructor

Houston

I have 10 years of experience teaching swim lessons.

I serve the Houston communities of Houston, Katy, Cypress, among others. 

Jacqueline Jenner, Swim Instructor

South Scottsdale, 10 years experience!

10 years swim teaching experience!

Serving the areas of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe and others.

I have over 18 years experience in swimming. I like to pass on awesomeness. Being positive is what I like to put out into the world.

Jai Norman, Swim Instructor & “The Benjamin Button of Lifeguards”

Los Angeles

Greetings, I’m Arthur! I have been a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor for over 25 years.

I’m from Chicago. I’ve had a beautiful relationship with the water since I was a child. I was on the swim team in high school and the water polo club in my neighborhood park where I first learned to swim as a child. Years later at that same park I became a Lifeguard for the Chicago Park District. I later lifeguarded and became a Swim Instructor at Richard J Daley College and also at the YMCA in Illinois and in Hollywood, California. Since 2002 I’ve been a Behavior Specialist, Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and CPR Instructor at a non public school in Cheviot Hills (West LA). I work with emotionally disturbed children who are diagnosed with Autism, bipolar disorder, ADHD and a host of other Mental illness and psychiatric disorders. I love the water, it’s one of the most consistent things in my life. I also love the joy of someone overcoming their fear of water and finally embracing it.

Serving: West Los Angele, Westwood, Beverly Hills

Jason Sanchez, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor & Swimaholic

LAX, OC

I taught and swam all levels. From novice to competitive swimming, toddler to high school, adults and children. I enjoy seeing the look of accomplishment of everyone once they see progression. I like to think I have an eye for swimming and showing how to get the most effective swim with the least amount of effort.

See you at the pool!

Serving: Los Angeles and Orange County areas

mysticseaswimmer@gmail.com

Jenn Tyler, President of the Company, LGI, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Company owner with 27 years lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, and swim teaching experience

Living on Kaua’i island, Hawai’i most of the year, and traveling to Australia, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, and Houston regularly to lead Lifeguard Courses and CPR training, Jenn has been the director of Happy Swimmers for over 25 years. It is a passion to assist in the empowerment of children learning how to swim in a medium once considered a fearful, uncertain place, magically turned into a supportive, fun environment to be explored with friends. The same goes for lifeguarding and training new lifeguards–there is no greater inner joy either in saving someone’s life as a lifeguard, or teaching others how to perform lifesaving skills. It is an honor for me to watch my students grow–where once there was doubt or panic, now there is strength and confidence.

Thank you for looking to become a Happy Swimmer!

–Jenn Tyler, owner, and founder

Jessica Tertzakian, Swim Instructor

DFW, 3+ years experience

3+ years experience serving the communities around Flower Mound, Lewisville, Grapevine, Frisco/Plano

Hello! I have been teaching swim lessons for a little over three years now and it is by far my favorite job I have ever had! I am CPR certified by the American Heart Association and I am also a nursing student. I was on a competitive swim team for a little over 4 years, so I ham very familiar with all the strokes. I am currently attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I love it. Teaching swim lessons is awesome because I get to work with kids. It makes me so happy seeing them progress throughout the summer. I want to make sure that every child knows how to be safe in the water and has a basic understanding of swimming. I have taught all ages up to 8 years.

Johanna Schipperijn * has pool access, Swim Instructor

Cypress

John LeVally, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard & Animal Lover

Phoenix

My name is John and I have been a swim instructor for the past 4 and a half years. I have experience with children ages 2-15, and I have even taught adult classes in the past. I have received recognition from the City of Scottsdale for excellent instructor work, and I take pride in my ability to teach kids how to swim. What I like most about teaching swim lessons is seeing the kids smile and have a good time. It feels nice to know I’m teaching a valuable life skill, and it feels even better to know the children are having a good time doing so!

I have been guarding for the past 5 years! I have experience as a lifeguard, a head lifeguard, and even as an assistant manager. I have received recognition for outstanding guarding on multiple occasions, and I really enjoy guarding overall! It feels good to ensure the safety of others, especially children, and I hope to work as many events as possible!

Serving: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley

Julia Brown, Swim Insctructor, Speech Pathologist & aspiring banjo master

DFW

Hi there! I’m beginning a job as a speech therapist this upcoming school year, and am SO excited to spend this summer break in the pool teaching kiddos to swim! Teaching swim lessons combines two of my great loves- helping kids reach their full potential, and being in the water.

I’ve coached the 6 & under as well as older age groups on swim team for several years, as well as taught private individual and group lessons to swimmers from zero swimming ability, to swimmers needing to perfect their strokes. I think the secret to teaching kids is building trust and making their time with you FUN! Other than coaching and teaching swim I have tons of experience babysitting and working with kids of all different kinds of special needs as a Speech Pathologist.

I love helping new swimmers gain confidence in their swimming ability that allows them to be safe and have fun in the water, and would love to share my love for swimming with you and your family this summer!

Serving: Irving, Euless, Grapevine, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, University Park

Julia, Lifeguard for Hire, Plant & Cat Enthusiest

Robertsville

I teach water safety by building a loving, trusting relationship with all students, both children and adults, through private swim lessons. I have worked with individuals with special needs, too. I like to give ways to practice and promote even greater learning in-between the lessons and taught children how to survive falls into the water. I love seeing kids grow in their strength and having fun! With my 10 years of experience so far, I have also coached water polo (I was a goalie) and swimming teams, and was a diver in high school.

I serve the Bay Area communities of Morgan Hill, San Jose, Saratoga, Milpitas, among others. 

Julie Smith, Private Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

*Has Pool Access in Missouri City

I have 4 years Swim Lesson Instruction experience & 1 year Swim Team Coaching experience.  

I love being in the water and love kids, so what better role for me to serve in than teaching little ones how to enjoy and be safe in the water! I have eight years of experience swimming for a team, one year of experience as an assistant coach for a neighborhood swim team, and 4 years of experience giving private lessons to both kids and adults. What I love most about teaching swim lessons is seeing kids overcome their fears in the water while having a blast!

I will serve the greater Houston area including the Cypress, Tomball, Katy, Sugar Land communities, among others.

Julio Santos, Swim Instructor

Garden Grove

6 years experience teaching children’s swim lessons

Excellent instructor. Limitedtime available.

Fun/positive/patient 6+ years of experience Also into basketball, boxing, chess, and rap music

Kali Hyham, Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Phoenix

Swim Instructor:

I have been teaching swim lessons for 3 years. I have taught all ages ranging from 6 months all the way up to adults. I have also taught in class settings as well as private lessons. I have experience teaching all skill levels. My favorite part about swim lessons is helping students master a new skill! I have been a competitive swimmer almost all of my life so swimming has always been one of my favorite activities!

Lifeguard:

I have been lifeguarding pools for 3 years. My favorite part about lifeguarding is that it is always a positive environment because people love swimming! I always make sure to scan the entire pool properly to ensure a safe experience for all of the swimmers. I have also coached water polo as a certified lifeguard so that adds an interesting element to the mix.

Serving: Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe

Karina Toriz, Swim Instructor

Anaheim Hills, and some Simi Valley, 10 years experience!

9 years experience in children’s swim lessons and lifeguarding!

Serving communities like: Fullerton, Whittier, Yorba Linda, La Habra

I have been teaching swim lessons for 10 years. I come from a water polo and swim background having played all through junior high, high school, and college!! I have also coached water polo and swim team. I enjoy teaching others the skills they need in order to love and enjoy being in the water too while being safe at the same time 🙂

I have been lifeguarding for 10 years.I have been lifeguarding for 10 years. I love the water and enjoy making sure others are safe while they have fun in the water too. Over the past decade, I have truly come to see the responsibility that comes with being a lifeguard and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. I love having fun in the pool but safety first- always. I have performed multiple real rescues to both children and adults.

Katie Spalding, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, World Traveler and Oil Painter

San Antonio, TX

I first learned how to swim when I was 5-years-old, jumping into the pool right after my older brothers. Since then, I have been a competitive swimmer on my high school swim team and club swim team.
I began teaching lessons at 15, working with children as young as 2 in group and private settings, as well as adults. My favorite lessons were with special needs children with disabilities like autism, down syndrome and ADHD. I believe that every child is different, so there is not right or wrong way to learn – I do my best to adjust my teaching to the individual.
With my 4 years as a Summer league swim coach, I am knowledgable on instructing any level of swimmers – from those just learning how to blow bubbles and floating to advanced swimmers looking to learn how to dive, flip turn and perform proper stroke technique. Above all else, I make sure the learning process is fun and everyone is smiling at the end of the day!

My dream job as a child was to lifeguard at my local neighborhood pool, the place where I spent every Summer growing up. I began working here at 15-years-old, and returned every Summer for 5 years as a lifeguard, swim instructor, pool manager and swim coach.
Since beginning my college career at the University of Texas at Austin, I have lifeguarded for the RecSports Aquatics center. After working here for 3 years, I have been promoted to headguard as well as received my lifeguard instructor certification.
With my years as a Summer league swim coach, I have endless patience, pool games and compassion for working with kids. While my priority is always safety, I’d be more than happy to lead races, sharks and minnows, pigeon, categories… the list goes on!

Serving: San Antonio, Pleasanton, New Braunfels, San Marcus, Austin

Katrina, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

San Diego

I have been working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for over 12 years. I began my water experience at the age of 14 when I played water polo. Along with water polo I participated in swimming, my high school and college surf teams. I love being in the water and helping others in the skills to be safe, successful, and have fun in the water. I have taught swim lessons from babies to adults and I feel comfortable and confident working with any type of swimmer. I am looking forward to teaching you or your swimmer the best swimming skills around!

 As a lifeguard I pride myself in the recognition of when a swimmer can be in distress and to prevent any incidents. I am looking forward to a Sunny San Diego Summer with all swimmers out there!

Kennedy Teel, Lifeguard and Private Swim Instructor

I have 2 years Swim Instruction, Coaching, & lifeguard experience.

As a swim instructor, I teach kids to not only learn how to swim but to love swimming. I want them to be safe in the water and not depend on anyone else to help them. What I enjoy most about teaching anyone how to swim is seeing their progress and seeing them start to really love swimming and enjoy being in water. I love taking a kid who was originally scared and timid in the water and getting them to absolutely love swimming and love coming to swim lessons. Teaching swim lessons is a very fulfilling job and I love feeling like I have an impact on a child’s life. I still remember my swim instructor from when I first learned how to swim and I hope that the kids I teach will remember me and all I teach them. I have taught over 100 people ranging all different age groups, from as young as 6 months old to adults over 50. I was also a part time swim coach for a summer league team and a year-round team. I’m great with teaching freestyle and backstroke and moderate on teaching the harder strokes breaststroke and butterfly. I have also taught some more experienced kids how to do dives and flip turns. I have taken kids from fearing the water to swimming all the way across a 25-meter pool with no help.

Kevin Wang, Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

NYC

2 years experience!

Serving: Jericho, Nassau county, Queens

KI | Swim Instructor

Ki, LA Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Burbank

My name is Ki and I am a Forth-generation swim instructor seeking new clients on Maui, where I’m from. I have over eight years experience teaching children and young adults to swim, and am a certified Water Safety Instructor. I am also a trained Lifeguard. I have taught competitive swim in a Pre-Olympic and Olympic setting, along with giving private lessons one-on-one or in groups. I have also worked with children who have special needs and have successfully taught every child I have worked with how to swim.

I serve the LA communities around Burbank, and more!

Kimberly Lytle

Kimberly Lytle, Lifeguard, LGI Trainer

Kissimmee, FL, 30+ years lifeguard experience!

I have been a lifeguard since I was 15 years of age. I have always lifeguarded, taught swim lessons, CPR/AED and first aid. In addition to be an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, I am also a NASCO instructor trainer and serve on the faculty each year at their national aquatic school. I am a middle school teacher and was teacher of the year last year and one of the top ten teachers in my district. I swim open water events with my longest swim being 12.5 miles. (you go girl!)

Kristen, Private Swim Instructor

San Diego

I have been teaching swim lessons since I was 16. I began at a Rec Center teaching in small groups. Over the years I taught my friend’s children and their friends etc…I have taught mostly toddler through 6-7 year old students. I love watching them overcome their anxiety if they have it, or watching them blossom as they gain skills and love the water.

I serve the San Diego communities of San Diego, Spring Valley, El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, among others. 

Kristen, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, SCUBA, Coding

San Diego, CA

Swim Instructor:

I started out teaching lessons to some of my friends younger siblings after their parents asked me to. Since then I have worked with YMCA’s, country clubs, community centers, and athletic clubs. I have had excellent experience teaching all ages and levels of swimming. I love getting to see a new swimmer take off on their own after starting out timidly.

Lifeguard:

I have been lifeguarding since 2004. I have guarded at a water park, a river, indoor pools, outdoor pools, and backyard pools. I love swimming and getting to help people share in my love of the water by keeping them safe brings me joy.

Serving: San Diego, La Mesa, Del Mar, El Cajon

Kumu Blomfield, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Honolulu

I have been a lifeguard for 8 years I have taught swim lessons for 5 years.

As a young child I began my teaching career babysitting my younger siblings in the shoreline of Haleiwa, where we were raised. We grew up in the ocean learning to dive, sail, fish and surf, and I never missing an opportunity to learn more about the water. I passes on what I knew to my siblings and as a young adult began teaching others as well. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, I began beach guarding for the City and County of Honolulu as well as Hawaiian Water Patrol, both specializing on beaches along the North Shore of Oahu. I continue to serve this duty and teach the youth thru programs like Jr. Lifeguards and Surfers Healing, a non-profit organization that takes/teaches children with autism how to surf.

La’a, Private Swim Instructor, Water Polo Coach, and Expert Tie-Dye-er!

Liliha-Kapalama

Aloha! I, La’a, swam throughout high school on the varsity team and spent many summers teaching her little cousins how to swim as well as two summers of formal swim instruction at Kamehameha Summer School. She has always had a love for water and her relationship with it has shaped her life tremendously. La’a’s passion is sharing her great experience with the water with others so that they can feel how great it is to be comfortable in the pool/ocean and really enjoy themselves. She mainly has experience with children ages 3-12 but also enjoys teaching younger children and adults. She enjoys going the beach and pool as well as coaching water polo at Kamehameha Kapalama. She is a HUGE animal person with 4 dogs and 4 cats. She is currently a student at Hawaii Pacific University.

I serve the Oahu communities of Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, Kailua-Kane’ohe, Aiea/Pearl City, among others. 

Latoya Butts

LaToya Butts, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, CPR Instructor

Inglewood

I began swimming at 1.5 years old and I have been involved in competitive swimming for over 20 years. I have coached a swim team of various ages of swimmers from 4 to 18 and I am an event lifeguard for all ages and pool sizes. I also instruct swim lessons to infants, children, and adults. In addition, I am a CPR instructor across the city of Los Angeles. Outside of aquatics, I am a certified NASM personal trainer.

Laura Ipina, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Youngtown

Swim teaching 11 summers now & 7 of them with Happy Swimmers!

I have been teaching since I was 17 years of age. I love teaching because I know I can help the whole family be safe in and around the water. I love all the knowledge I have learned and always like to teach them all I know. It’s a good way of giving back and having fun in the water. I practice synchronized swimming, Spanish, adult learn to swim experience, and learn to swim stroke work & a little bit of coaching.

I love meeting new people. I have been guarding since I was 15 which means I am experience at preventing accidents from happening. I have seen it all. I enjoy what I do.

Home in Youngtown, Arizona

I serve the Phoenix communities of Surprise and Scottsdale, among others.
Certified as a Water safety instructor, Lifeguard, CPR, first Aid

Lauren Matthews, Swim Instructor, Rower and Rock Climber

Hello, my name is Lauren Matthews and I have been a lifeguard for four years!

I teach swim lessons to all ages, including parent taught and adult teens. I have been a swimmer all my life and love the water!

Serving: Napa, Sonoma, Benicia, Vallejo

Lauren, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Westwood

Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m so glad to be a part of the Happy Swimmers team! I have spent most of my life in a swimming pool and have 12 years of competitive swim experience under my belt. For the last few years, I’ve served as a mentor/coach to the young swimmers on a local Arizona swim team. To me, it is so important to learn how to swim, and it is equally important to learn how to love swimming. I can work with any level, starting with teaching to love and be comfortable in the pool all the way through to the specifics of strokes and turns in competition. A fun fact about me is that I broke a 25 year standing record in backstroke when I was 8 years old and that I just got back from working in Australia! Can’t wait to work with you!

I have been a lifeguard for one year and am extremely comfortable in the pool and watching over it. To me, it is very important to have lots of fun in the pool, but safety is always number one. I want to make sure everyone at your party is having a great time while keeping it safe.

I serve the LA communities of Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood/Santa Monica, Hollywood Hills, among others. 

Leah O’Neil, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Wolf mom & hand-talker (ASL)

Ft. Worth

4 years experience teaching swimming 🙂

I have been teaching swim lessons with Happy Swimmers for the past 4 summers! I have experience teaching all ages, but I love my 3-5 year old babies! We’ll have so much fun making splashes, blowing bubbles, and learning how to swim just like a big kid.

Lifeguarding for Happy Swimmers is the best job I have ever had!

I love summer! What better way to spend a hot summer day than by the pool soaking up the sun! Even better, hanging out with the kiddos, having fun, and keeping everyone safe and smiling!
I have TONS of guarding experience from community pools, universities, camp waterfront and slides, and even guarding paddle-boarders from the back of a boat! Let’s get this summer started!

Lianna, Private Swim Instructor, Climber, and Traveler

Kensington

I have been a swim instructor for 8yrs with diverse students, locations and programs. I have worked in both public and private swim programs and have done many in-home lessons. I have worked with swimmers from 6 months to 79 years old however, the majority of my lessons have been with children 2-12 years old. I also worked as a preschool teacher for three years and a behavior therapist for two years so I have a lot of experience with younger children and children with developmental delays. Being a swim instructor is perfect for me because two of my favorite things are kids and anything to do with water! I love to swim, go to the beach and scuba dive in my free time. Last year I even got to scuba dive with whales in the Great Barrier Reef!

I serve the San Diego communities of North Park, University Heights, Hillcrest, El Cajon, South Park, among others. 

Liv, Private Swim Instructor and Passionate Volunteer

South San Jose

I have been a swim instructor for 2 years now. I have a specialty in people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who have disabilities for almost 6 years. Seeing that big smile when a kid gets a new skill is definitely the best part of the swim lessons. Fun fact: I have a sister with Down Syndrome so I have a ton of experience with people who have Down Syndrome!

I serve the Bay Area Communities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, among others.

Lori Herrera

Costa Mesa, CA

10 years experience! Typical areas I serve include Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley

As a life-long water lover and former competitive swimmer, I’ve taught all-aged kids how to swim (pools, lakes, rivers and ocean) prior to becoming a professional swim instructor. Raised in Orange County, California/Costa Mesa resident and a mother of two grown children, my passion and joy over the years have been extremely rewarding. I celebrate with my students as we work together to conquer their fears and coach them to success in reaching goals of a strong, safer swimmer. I provide self-rescuing skills that they will carry with them throughout their lifetime! My approach is simple: build trust, teach in a loving, nurturing, fun and encouraging environment with an eye toward a new challenge and goal with each lesson. I am a Certified Lifeguard, including CPR/AED/First Aid training. Certified Paralegal (I left the corporate legal arena to pursue my life’s passion = saving lives!) “Life is as GRAND as you make it”

Luke Eder, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR Instructor Staff & Expert Golfer

92027

I have been swimming and playing water polo for over 10 years, I love working with kids, and I have been teaching swim for several years.

I love being able to teach others how to save a life as well as being able to save a life myself.

2 years of experience as a Swim Instructor and a Lifeguard.

Serving: Encinitas, San Marcos, Escondido, Vista, Encinitas, Del Mar.

Maddy, Private Swim Instructor and Professional Dog Walker

Encinitas

Hello my name is Maddy! I have been actively teaching swim lessons for over 5 years now. I was a youth swim instructor at the YMCA for over 2 years, primarily teaching the infant/toddler swim classes, but have worked with all age ranges and skill levels! I am happy to teach beginner swimmers or those ranging up to swim team level. I have swam competitively for 10 years, along with playing club water polo at University for 2 years.


I am currently studying Nursing and Spanish at University of San Francisco, but working in San Diego this summer! I have also been babysitting for 6 years and throughout my time at university I have also been working for Wag and Rover dog walking companies. I am very comfortable watching over multiple children at one time. I offer a calm demeanor with children and lots of patience! I hope to work with children in my future nursing career as well.


I love going to the beach and surfing as much as I can during the summer time in San Diego. In my free time I also enjoy yoga, riding my bike and trying out new recipes! I have a passion for teaching others the lifelong skill of swimming and have absolutely loved my previous experiences working with all ranges of people at my job. I hope to see you in the pool!

I serve the San Diego communities of San Diego, Encinitas, Leucadia, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Poway, among others. 

Maddy, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, and Boating Lover

Havertown

Hi! My name is Maddy and this is my first year working with Happy Swimmers. I am both lifeguard certified and waterfront certified, as during the summers I work at a summer camp at both boating and swimming. I am on a competitive canoe team and love to canoe, kayak, sail, and more. I am excited for this season and am happy to be part of the team!

I serve the Philadelphia and New Jersey communities of Philadelphia proper, Trenton, and King of Prussia, among others.

Madecita, Private Swim Instructor, Interior Designer-Architect- Swimmer-Triathlete.

The Woodlands

Design and sport are my passions. I have 10 years experience teaching private swimming lessons to children 3 to 12 years. I have experience with children special needs.We can go through this process together and learn how to swim while we have fun. Additionally I teach swimming for adults and help them prepare their performance for triathlons. I love this activity but I especially enjoy the connection with others. This job allows me to teach skills that will be useful for life.

I hope to take care of the others’ lives while enjoying outdoor activities.

I serve the Houston communities of Houston proper, North-Conroe-the woodlands- Spring-Cypress

Madeleine Natina, Swim Instructor

San Diego

Madison Cooper, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Malibu and West SF Valley, 5 years experience!

5 years swim teaching experience!

Communities generally served: Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake, Agoura, Santa Monica

Swim Instructor role:

I have been swimming competitively since the age of 8 and currently swim for Pepperdine University NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Team where I go to school in Malibu, CA. I have experience in teaching all ages from toddlers to adults as well as coaching and giving stroke technique. I have experience coaching for swimmers of all levels and also have experience with open water swimming. I love to pass on my passion for swimming to others and see them gain confidence and appreciation for swimming and water safety while also having fun and learning the value of hard work. Learning to swim is a vital and lifelong skill and I am excited to pass it on to others!

Lifeguard for Hire, 2 years experience:

I have been lifeguarding for the past two years and have experience with different sizes and types of pools including a country club activity pools as well as a 50 meter Olympic size pool. I am always attentive and professional in lifeguarding and am an advocate that safety always comes first. I love being able to meet new people and make sure that they have the best experience possible in and out of the pool!

Other certs:Scuba certified.

Maeghyn, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Glendale AZ, 9 years experience :)

*Has Pool Access in Glendale

I have 9 years Swim Instruction Experience

My swim career began in 2008 working for the local park district in Washington state. From the start I taught ages 6 months to adult where I was able to enjoy watching people grow in their swimming abilities. In 2011 I expanded my teaching to include not only the local park district, but our local YMCA to diversify my teaching method. At the YMCA I continued to teach all ages. I have had the blessing to teach students all all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities to include students with various special needs. As a mom to an active and adventurous 3 year old little boy, I know the importance of properly teaching your child to swim in the most caring, and fun way. A quick fun fact about me is that I absolutely love animals, and love to incorporate that into the way I teach my lessons.

I serve the Phoenix communities of Glendale and Peoria, among others.

Maggie | Private Swim Instructor | San Jose, CA

Maggie, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Almaden

Hi, my name is Maggie and I’ve been teaching swim lessons for 4 years with ages 6 months to 12 years old. I’ve also worked with children for 7 years as a tutor, nanny, babysitter and mentor while working towards a bachelors degree in 2021. I love working with children and making a difference much like many mentors did for me. Before becoming a lifeguard, I was a member of a local swim team for 10 years.

 I have also been a lifeguard for 4 years. I began my love for water growing up in and around a pool starting swim team at age 5 and continuing until age 15 when I became a lifeguard. I have a passion for water and water sports as they have always been a part of my life and I would like to share my passion while reinforcing safety in a fun environment. My favorite part about lifeguarding events is getting to know new people and watching others share my passion and love for water.

I serve the SF Bay Area communities of San Jose: Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, among others. 

Manager Bettina Perkins, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Swim Instructor Manager, home in Jonestown/Austin, TX; 6 years experience swim teaching!

6 years swim teaching experience

General Areas Served:Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville

*Has pool in access in Austin (24HR Fitness)

My Swim Instructor Bio: Hello 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 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.

I am also Manager of Swim Instructors in All Areas except California–AZ,TX, DC, and NY. Contact me through the website contact form, for anything swim instructor related once swim lessons have begun with your instructor.

Jenn Levish | Swim Instructor Manager | San Jose, CA

Manager Jenn Levish, Swim Instructor, LG – *Has Pool Access

S. San Jose, 13 years exp!

*Has Pool Access in Santa Clara

Summers as a swim instructor: 14 years!

Key cities areas she serves: San Jose, LosGatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Santa Clara

Her specialties: adult learn-to-swim experience, swim team stroke work, water polo, water aerobics, experience with children who have ADHDand autism

My parents had me in the water at 6 months old, and Ihavelovedswimmingfor a long as I can remember. I swam on swim teams (cabana and high school) for 10 years and played water polo for 4 years.I started teaching swim lessons when I was 16and have experience working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. I enjoy teaching technique and stroke work, but regardless of the level,safety is my top priority.

Mando Zavala, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Paramount

2 Years experience.

Serving areas like: Long Beach, Orange County,Huntington Beach, Buena Park, La Mirada

Swim Bio: Hello, my name is Armando. I am a Hispanic male i am 5’10 and weigh about 175.  I am very athletic and love to exercise. I’ve played many sports throughout my youth.  I swam and played water polo throughout high school.  I also played other sports outside of school such as soccer,football, and baseball. I began to lifeguard my first year after high school.  I taught swim lessons to kids from the ages of 5-12.  I really enjoyed working with the kids, they always made my day.  It’s truly an amazing feeling knowing you played a big part in teaching a child a valuable lesson that goes a long way. Swimming is a life skill you must learn in my opinion sort of like riding a bike. I take great passion in what I do and safety always comes first.

Lifeguarding in the Summer is one of the best jobs for a college student I believe. What’s more fun then being by the water and soaking in the sun in the midst of Summer? I remember going to the pool every summer and talking to the lifeguards. I always thought they looked so cool and what kid didn’t want to be cool? I have guarded for a little more then a year now and I can honestly say I love it knowing the importance of saving one’s life or being able to prevent a terrible accident is a very important job. Makes you feel like a bit of a hero.

Mara Heckendorn, Swim Instructor

East Village/NYU, Manhattan

Marina Fess, Swim Inctructor, Lifeguard, Triplet and Coffee Aficionado

This will be my 4th summer as a Swim Instructor! I previously instructed at Burlingame Aquatics Club, where I taught both kids aging from 6 months to 16-17 years old and adults! I have worked with all levels of swim experience, so I am well-versed in how to foster the best learning environment and how to find the best approach to teach with–with all different types and levels of swimmers! I swam competitively for 5 years (100 backstroke is my favorite!), so I make sure to always teach the proper technique and with the goal of getting my students to where they would have the proper technique for that kind of swimming if they ever wanted to join a team. I value patience, positive reinforcement, and goal-setting! I love to see that ah-ha moment when one of my students finally succeeds in a particularly hard area–that big smile is why I love to teach! I hope to work with you or your children soon and see those big smiles!

This will be my 4th summer working as a lifeguard both extensively in the Bay Area and in New York City. Previously, I have worked at Burlingame Aquatics Club both as a lifeguard, head lifeguard, camp counselor, and swim instructor. I just finished my first year at NYU, where I guarded as well. I pride myself both on my professionalism and on the quality of service I bring to her guarding. I seek to maintain safety while promoting fun and learning both in the pool and on deck, and I strive to be a positive and reassuring presence for both the kids and for the parents! I am adaptable, communicative, and easy to work with. I love all things aquatics–swimming, the beach, hydration–!, and I am excited for a fun-filled summer!

Serving: San Fransisco, Burlingame, Palo Alto, Belmont

Maryann McNally, Lifeguard

Baldwin, NY; 6 years lifeguarding, 2 years swim teacher

Hi my name is Maryann McNally. I am 21 years old. I live on Long Island, NY. I am certified in CPR and life-guarding. I have been lifeguarding for 6 summers now. I want the everyone in the pool to be safe and have fun! I also have experience teaching swimming lessons. I was a swimming instructor for 2 years.

Matt, Private Swim Lesson and Lifeguard, Fitness Fanatic

Coppell

I have been a swim coach for over 7 years. I have worked in both the public and private sectors. I have 2 years of experience coaching beginners swim team. I prefer to teach kids age 4-17 and adults. I tend to have the most fun coaching when the kids in my classes are high energy. I do my best to make sure my students are comfortable when they are learning to swim; I want my students to be as excited about swimming as I am. My favorite skills to teach are flip turns and dives.

I have been a lifeguard for just about 3 years. I have been a lifeguard for the YMCA and Lifetime Fitness. I mainly work as a lifeguard because I am studying to earn a nursing degree and working as a lifeguard allows me to practice some of the skills I will use as a nurse.

I serve the Dallas Fort Worth communities of Flower Mound, Southlake, The Colony, Plano, among others. 

Megan, Swim Instructor

Ladera Ranch, 10 years experience!

Swimming has always been a major part of my life. It all started with a few summer swim lessons, and before I knew it, I was competing as an age-grouper and years later as a collegiate athlete. Over the past 10 years, I’ve taught swim lessons, coached swim teams, and volunteered as a Special Olympics coach. I’ve worked with all ages (toddlers to adults) and love the challenge of meeting my swimmers exactly where they are to create an individually-tailored program that will be productive and FUN. Maybe it’s about water safety, learning the basics, gaining swim skills, building endurance, or fine-tuning stroke technique. I approach swimming – no matter the level – with the intention of inspiring a meaningful impact that will reach all areas of my swimmers’ lives. I intend to evoke a life-long love of the water and swimming through my swim instruction. Swimming is so much more than a sport – I view it as a true gift in my life, and it brings me pure joy to share it with others as a Happy Swimmers Swim Instructor.

Home turf area to serve: Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, and the Beach Cities

Melissa Montoya, Swim Instructor, Movie and TV Lover

Los Angeles

I have been teaching swimming lessons since 2015. Before that I have been swimming since I was three and began to swim competitively from 7 years old until 18 years old. Swimming has always been something that I excel at and I love being able to spread that knowledge and those skills. I love watching everyone progress over the course of the lesson and be able to become comfortable in the water. I have worked with children all the way to adults and have been able to see everyone become confident in the water.

Serving: Paramount, Downey, Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Norwalk

Michael Izzi, Swim Instructor, Travel Team Swimmer

*Has Pool Access in Napa

Hi, I’ve been teaching swim lessons since I have been 12 and swimming on a team as long as I can remember.

Swimming is a big part in my life and has taught me a lot and I want the same for all my students. My favorite part about teaching is watching the kids have fun while still learning. A fun fact about me is that i’m still on a travel swim team.

Serving: North SF Bay of Sonoma Co, Napa Co.

Mitchell McCollum, Swim Instructor

Placentia

Mo, Private Swim Instructor

Los Angeles/ Orange County

Hello, I’ve been actively teaching swim lessons for 4 years and absolutely enjoy each one of my students learning how to swim. There is nothing better than watching my students grow and become confident and comfortable in the water. I love when I establish great relationships with my students. I believe a child learns a lot more when they trust the person that is teaching them especially in the water.I am also big on moving as fast as my student would like me to in our sessions together. Lastly it is important to me that my students understand that I completely respect their space in the water. I look forward to a great summer of wonderful sessions!!!😀

Monica, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, and Creative Music Lover

Queens

I have been teaching swimming lessons for three years now and I enjoy teaching kids the most because they are sponges. They learn quickly and I find it very rewarding to see a child’s progress. I also like teaching adults because you can rationalize with them when it comes to fear or their corrections. Teaching lessons is enjoyable for me because I know what it’s like to have that fear of the water and I love helping people get over that.

I have been lifeguarding for three summers too and working in different pools has taught me to be aware of surroundings that you would think wouldn’t cause any trouble. I like lifeguarding events because not only am I guarding lives, I also get to see kids having fun and it reminds me of my childhood. One fun fact about me is that I didn’t know how to swim when I joined water polo in high school, I was actually terrified of the water.

I serve the NYC communities of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, among others.

Morgan

Mission Bay

Morgan has 4 years swim teaching experience and serves the general areas of San Diego, La Jolla, Lemon Grove, and La Mesa.

Mrs.Schroeder, Private Swim Instructor and Sporty Shorty Beach Fanatic

La Marque

I am a fun, loving and compassionate instructor whose main goal is to make my students feel comfortable and safe while learning to swim.I have been teaching private swim lessons to ages 2- adult since I was 18( and that’s a long time).My experience includes teaching children with Autism, Downs Syndrome and ADHD. I am also blessed enough to teach Kindergarten and First Grade at a private Christian School as well. I have raised 6 boys and one very spoiled German Shepherd!

I serve the Houston communities of Galveston, Friendswood, League City, Alvin, among others. 

Nadine George, Swim instructor: Sushi Lover, Traveler and Reading Fanatic

NYC

I have been teaching swimming for about 8 years. I teach all ages from Mommy and me (infants) to adults who are interested in learning. I was on various teams in my childhood and swam competitively with my high school. I enjoy helping individuals learn that the water isn’t so scary and is more our friend when we learn the skills. Fun fact my favorite stroke is the Butterfly!

Serving: Brooklyn, Queens, Elmont, Manhattan, Bronx

Nadine, Private Swim Instructor and Aspiring to Model

Rosemead

My name is Nadine Martinez and I am a 20year old girl from Rosemead CA. My first lifeguard job was at The El Monte Aquatic Center when I was 16 years old. I began with guarding, and when I was starting my second year I began teaching swim lessons. I have been teaching every summer for the last 5 years. I love teaching because my goal with every student is to create a bond with them and hopefully impact their life with the best positivity that I can give. I have taught students with disabilities, infants, adults, and senior citizens. A fun fact about me is that I was a junior lifeguard when I was 14-15 years old, and got to experience what it was like to do rescues at that age!

I serve the LA communities of Beverly Hills, San Marino, Arcadia, Pasadena

Nanci Hanover, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR Instructor :)

Simi Valley; 30+ years of swim teaching.

Commonly serving areas that include:SFV, TO (Thousand Oaks), Simi, Calabasas, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverly Hills.

Swim Instructor Bio: Hello!! My name is Nanci and I have been teaching swimming lessons since the earth cooled! I’m a very patient instructor, having been in education for close to 28 years as a teacher and university professor. I’ve worked with all age levels. The best part of my day is when your child actually realizes that they can be successful and swims to me unaided. It’s very rewarding! I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Lifeguard Bio: As a parent and a lifeguard, safety has always been my number one concern around a pool. I am diligent at my position and take it very seriously. I’ve worked small family parties, and also at large public pools. I look forward to caring for your needs!!

CPR Instructor Bio: I have been a CPR instructor for over 20 years with the American Heart Association. I am also an Emergency Medical Technician. My favorite part of teaching CPR is sharing all the background info with my students so that what I am teaching becomes more real and understandable.

Nate Cieslak, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Northridge. 5 years of experience!

5 years experience teaching swim lessons!

Areas served: I’m willing to cover a wide area of northern LA! I go as far west to Thousand Oaks, to the most eaters point of of Glendale!

Swim Teaching: Hi there! I come from a long background of aquatics, and am always up for a challenge! I get my teaching experience and understanding on the mechanics of swimming, firsthand from 4 years of swimming on my high school team. I began coaching in the spring of 2012 for a small swim instruction company based in Moorpark CA, while simultaneously volunteering with the special olympics for three seasons as a coach in the SanFernando Valley. I pride myself on the fundamentals of water safety, on all levels of learning. I push the boundaries of comfort for my students at times (just as in any challenging subject of learning) but never force students, or have them do anything that exceeds their own abilities. I am patient dedicated, and have the same level of respect for ALL.

Lifeguard for Hire work: Vigilant, preventative, and alert, are all words that belong with a pool side lifeguard on duty. I can help bring a little extra peace of mind to any event or occasion. I bring to the table tactics similar to those of my swim lessons. On duty, I am constantly on the lookout for any possible problem(s), and to the best of my abilities prevent whatever I can before it happens. Water safety is my #1priority when I am present.

Nick, Swim instructor, Lifeguard & basketball trainer

DFW

Swim instructor for about nine years from facilities to private events. My goal is to Teach the basics on water safety and proper techniques when it comes to swimming.

Lifeguarding for about nine years from facilities to private events. My goal is to prevent things from happening before they get a chance to so your swim patrons are safe with me .

Serving: Dallas, Arlington , Fort Worth

Nico Teply

San Diego, CA

I have 2 years of experience in the fields of lifeguarding and swim instructing. I love working as a lifeguard and take the responsibility in ensuring the safety of everyone very seriously. I enjoy lifeguarding events because it allows me to make sure kids are having fun while staying safe and out of harms way. I’m currently an 18 year-old student athlete attending West Campus High School. I consider my education top priority, second to my athletics. I stay very active with wrestling, volleyball, and other high-intensity activities. I look forward to working with you!

Home are communities: Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Elk Grove

Also drives over to Sonoma and Napa Counties and the Bay Area, San Francisco City.

Norca Calderin, Swim Instructor

Washington DC

Onai Colon, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Beach Bum

San Diego, CA

Swim Instructor:

I have one and a half years of swimming instruction experience. I’ve taught clients from all ages and skill levels, including mommy and me classes and active duty swim lessons. I believe that learning how to swim should be fun, enjoyable, and safe.

Lifeguard: 

I provided lifeguarding services for Marine Cops base Camp Lejune for 2 years. During my time with them we were required to have 4 hours of training regarding lifeguarding every month. While I was working with them I also acquired my Lifeguard Instructor, and swim instructor certifications. The reason I enjoy lifeguarding so much is because, I believe that patrons of all ages should be able to enjoy themselves and feel safe in the water.

Serving: San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Point Loma

Pam, Swim Instructor, Dog lover and crazy cat lady.

NYC

I have loved to swim as long as I can remember. I swam competitively in highschool and as an adult I became an avid long distance open water swimmer. I have more than 15 years coachign experience. I started with young children in an afterschool program and have since taught private lessons to kids and accomplished competitive swimmers. I am currently a head varsity coach at the high school level and I also coach varsity water polo. I love to swim and be in the water and I love to teach people of all ages how to love the water too.

Serving: Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan

Patricia Seabourne, Swim Instructor and Mermaid

Laguna Niguel, 10 years experience :)

Common communities I’ve served: Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Ladera (and surrounding areas)

Hi, I have been a Scuba, and Swim Instructor for 10 years! I started swimming competitively during high school. I grew up on an island, swimming in the Ocean almost daily. I also have experience with synchronized swimming, and open water diving. I’m also a Marine Biology student, and have had many experiences interacting with marine life. As an Aquarist at the Georgia Aquarium, I had the opportunity to care for, and dive with whale sharks! I love being in the water, and teaching others how to enjoy it too 🙂

Ploy Laohatongtip, South Bay Swim Instructor :)

San Jose

Serving greater San Jose, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, and San Fransico for 3 years.

Hi my name is Ploy, I’m completing my third year at San Jose State University, majoring in Forensic Science. I’ve been in competitive swimming ever since I was 5 years old and continuing to swim at a masters program at a local community college. I also played water polo throughout the time I was swimming competitively. Even though I’ve been only teaching for 3 years, I specialize in water babies, toddlers, adults, and special needs students especially with ADHD, autism and cerebral palsy students. My mission is to give back to the community by teaching everyone how to be safe and comfortable in the water. Best Regards, Ploy

QI | Swim Instructor And Life Guard | San Diego, CA

Qi, San Diego Swim Instructor and Lifegaurd

San Jose

General areas I have served include San Diego

Swim Instructor Bio: Hi, my name is Qi and I am going into my 7th year as a swim instructor. I have taught lessons for various age groups, ranging from parent and child to adult lessons. What I enjoy most from teaching swim lessons is helping my students learn something new and being able to see them improve over time. I believe that anyone can learn how to swim as long as they believe in themselves and are willing to try something different.

Lifeguard Bio: Hi I’m Qi. I have been lifeguarding for the past 6 years. I enjoy making sure everyone is safe and having a great time at the pool. What I like most about lifeguarding events is being able to prevent any accidents from happening so that the parents can feel at ease while their guests are in the pool enjoying themselves.

Rachel, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for Hire – *Has Pool Access

Malibu

*Has Pool Access in San Jose

Aloha! My name is Rachel and I am from Hawaii, a Pepperdine University graduate and am planning to attend law school! I grew up swimming and swam all throughout middle school, high school and college. I began teaching swim lessons in 2012 and have taught children ranging in age from 2-12 years old. I taught lessons through USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming and private lessons as well. I hope to share my love for swimming with others by helping improve skills, techniques and confidence in the water!

 I also began lifeguarding 6 years ago and have lifeguarded swim practices, swim meets, swim lessons and private events along with swim lessons for 6 years. I love the water! I hope to lifeguard events in order to ensure the safety of all swimmers and patrons!

Raimy Williams, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for Hire

Huntington Beach

Hi I’m Raimy! I have been a swim instructor for 4 years total and a certified WSI (Water Safety Instructor) for 2 years. I love teaching swim lessons because it is such an important skill to learn in life and truly saves so many lives. I am very patient with new and/or scared swimmers. At a young age, I was a very fearful child in the water myself. I can empathize with a child who may be fearful and work past their uncertainties and get them swimming as quickly as possible!

I have 4 years of lifeguarding experience, anywhere from private pool parties to private swim lessons. I love lifeguarding for special events, because it gives every parent who may have a young swimmer, peace of mind knowing there is an extra set of eyes making sure their child is safe in and around a pool!

I serve the OC communities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Long Beach, among others. 

Regional Swim Instructor Manager Bettina Perkins

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.

Robert Bracken, Swim Manager Emeritus, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

Santa Monica, 40+ Years Experience

40+ years swim teaching experience! (we stopped counting after 40 🙂

Rob is also our recently retired Happy Swimmers Nationwide Swim Instructor Manager. He loves teaching in the water, and has agreed to continue serving his past years’ students on LA’s Westside: Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood Hills. He’s a busy guy, even in retirement!

His bio:

After retiring from a 25-year career with Air France at the end of 2006, Rob created a consulting company that specializes in several areas including swim instruction. He began swimming competitively in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) meets at the age of 10. By the age of 13, he was teaching swimming to neighborhood children including those with special needs and those with a fear of water. Rob thinks that being young at heart is a reason that both children and adults trust him. “After all, swimming is fun and that is what has to be conveyed to a student. There is nothing better than seeing a smile on the face of someone who has just overcome a fear or an obstacle to fulfill a goal.” With teaching water safety and confidence as the number one priority, he individualizes each lesson to the needs of the student with emphasis on creativity and fun.

*Has Pool Access in Palm Springs

Rudyar, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard for Hire, lover of the arts

Hallandale Beach


Since I was a child I was always close to the water, in my adolescence I spent three years in the national swimming school in Cuba, as swimming instructor since 1996 I worked several summers in Cuba. In 2007 I went to live in Spain where I also worked as a swimming instructor in 2012 I went to live in Sardinia, Italy where I worked as a private swimming instructor for three years, I like this job because swimming is the most complete sport, it is also very important to learn to swim by your own security, there is a risk of death by drowning very high in the world, I personally think that all people should know how to swim or know how to be safe in an aquatic environment

 As a lifeguard I worked two summers in Cuba, before starting in the university, where I studied pedagogy in appreciation of art. In 2007 I went to live in Spain where I also work as a lifeguard in 2012. I like lifeguarding because there is a lot of responsibility in safety of clients at beaches or pools, I like to know that I am able to react in a stressful situation, each situation is different in each place, the work dynamics are fun and also very serious

Sammy Womack, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Certified Food Enthusiast – *Has Pool Access

Swim Instructor: *Has Pool Access in Woodland Hills

Sammy Womack has spent the past three summers working at the pool as a private swim instructor. She took swim lessons as a child, and would like to give back to her community by teaching in the same way. She enjoys helping others and ensuring a safe and fun environment while teaching such an instrumental skill in the water. She hopes to become a veterinarian after she graduates from college.

Lifeguard:

Sammy Womack has spent the past three summers working at the pool as a lifeguard. She enjoys helping others and ensuring a safe and fun environment for all private events. She hopes to become a veterinarian after she graduates from college.

Serving: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Hollywood

Sarah Carter, Swim Instructor

Marina Del Rey, 5 years experience!

5 years experience, some of the communities I typically serve:Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica.

Hi! I was a competitive swimmer for 11 years, water polo for two (in college) and a swim coach for five; I am very knowledgeable and strong when it comes to water activities. Also as the oldest of five children I have worked in childcare for over 22 years, I have the patience and kindness tohelp your child feel more comfortable and confident in the water. I’m a dual Canadian/American citizen but have lived in five countries and four states and consider myself quite open minded and cultured. Newly married and living in Marina del Rey, I look forward to meeting and working with you! 🙂

Shannon, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire, Part-time surfer, Full-Time shark bait

Huntley Meadows Park

Hi, my name is Shannon and I’ve been teaching swim lessons for 5 years with ages six months to sixty! I’ve also worked with children for 3 years as a tutor and child care provider. I graduated from Hood College with a swim scholarship and earned a degree in Global Studies. I love teaching swimming because I love helping to teach kids to enjoy the water and water safety. I also specialize in new swimmers and swim team training.

I have been lifeguarding for 5 years and have had the honor of saving 7 lives. I have worked for large hotel environments on the Las Vegas Strip as well as small, fun children parties. What I enjoy most about lifeguarding is being able to watch others have fun and knowing that they will be safe.

I serve the Washington DC communities of Alexandria, Arlington, Washington DC proper, among others!

Shawn Fugere, Honolulu Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Honolulu

Stacey Sackin, Swim Instructor

Century City (West LA), 6 years experience!

6 years experience!

General serving the areas ofBeverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Bel Air, and West Hollywood

Hi, My name is Stacey. I been teaching swimming since 2000. This is my 6th year, teaching swimming with this company. I have experience with children of all ages and children who have have special needs. I use toys and songs to enhance learning. I like to be creative. I enjoy what I do. I am very excited to work with your child or children. To help them be comfortable in the pool.

Stefan Bechkovski

Stefan Bechkovski, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Santa Monica. 8 years experience!

8 years experience swim teaching, 11 years as lifeguard.

Generally serving the areas aroundWest LA, Beverly Hills, Brentwood

Swim Instructor Bio: Hi, My name is Stefan and I have been a swimmer all my life since I learned how to swim as a kid. I have been a competitive swimmer in school and college, a swim teacher, swim coach and recently a masters swimmer. I love teaching swimming and have tons of experience working with students of different ages from 2 to 80 (I am not kidding 🙂 For me swimming is just a lifestyle. Experience withSpecial needs students: Autism, downsyndrome, multipledisability(with or without mental disorder).

Event Lifeguard for Hire:I have been a certified lifeguard for the last 11 years. My lifeguard philosophy is based on prevention. I believe that every accident can be prevented on time by recognizing unsafe condition behavior etc. I love party lifeguard events meeting different people be a part of somebody’s celebration and important part indeed you make sure nobody get hurt and everyone leaves happy.

Extra specialties:ocean lifeguard experience

Steve Hurt, Austin LGI, Lifeguard for Hire, CPR Instructor

Austin

Swim Instructor Bio:

Teaching swim lesson skills has been a 10-year adventure. I enjoy knowing that the lessons I teach will help someone improve their quality of life as well as maybe even save their life one day. I have taught around 3,500 student swim lessons and it continues to be as fun now as when I first started teaching.

Lifeguard Instructor bio:

I am a lifeguard instructor and lifeguard instructor trainer. I have trained and certified around 800 lifeguards and 10 lifeguard instructors. I have been teaching lifeguarding classes for 10 years. I teach water front lifeguarding and water park lifeguarding.

General areas I serve include: Austin, San Antonio, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, and San Marcos

Advanced Certifications: Water Front Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Safety Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Trainer and Certified Pool Operator

Sydney Stolle, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Austin

Hi, I’m Sydney and I’m currently a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin. Being by the water is my favorite place to be during the hot summers in Texas. I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years and still enjoy swimming laps in my free time.
For the past five summers, I have been a private and group swim instructor for ages 3 to 20. I have a wide spectrum of experience from children who are afraid to get in the water to competitive swimmers who need stroke instruction.
I enjoy building trust with the children I’ve taught and allowing them to progress into confident swimmers. I believe encouragement goes a long way and try to make the learning process as enjoyable as swimming is to me!

For the past five summers, I’ve lifeguarded at a city pool and for private events. When life guarding, I work to maintain a fun and safe environment for everyone inside and around the pool.
Because I am constantly scanning the pool and assessing the swimmers abilities, I saved lives each summer that I was working and prevented more accidents by enforcing the rules of the pool as well as general pool safety procedures. Last summer I was head life guard for our staff before retiring from my hometown pool. I take pride in my job and strive to continue to be a dependable life guard.

I serve the Austin communities of Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, among others. 

Sydney, Swim Instructor

The Woodlands, 2 years experience.

Serving the areas of The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe. HAS ACCESS TO A POOL IF NEEDED.

Hello, my name is Sydney Bedell. I swam competitively for five years. I have taught children ages 2 to 13 with a variety of different skill levels through group and private lessons for two summers. I also worked at my school’s after school daycare my senior year of high school. I enjoy seeing kids progress and gain confidence in their swimming abilities. I am currently a college student attending Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. I am a International Studies major and a Women’s studies minor. I hope to pursue a career in helping women in developing countries.

Way to go Sydney, and good luck!

Taylor, Private Swim Instructor

Houston

Hi! My name is Taylor, I love the water and I have been swimming since I was four years old! I just finished my final collegiate season at Soka University. I have been teaching swim lessons for the past 5 years officially and unofficially for much longer. I love sharing my joy of the water with others and empowering kids to feel safe and confident in the water! I have a lot of experience working with younger kids as well as a lot of experience doing technique work! A fun fact about me is that I was a synchronized swimmer for 12 years!

I serve the Houston communities of Clear Lake, Pearland, Seabrook, Nassau Bay, among others. 

Teresa Shidler, Swim Instructor

McKinney

Tiffany, EMT, Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

San Clemente OC

I have been a swim instructor for two years. I have taught numerous people from infants, kids, teens, adults and even tri-atheletes. Many swimmers I have recently worked with have been the younger kids – infant to four or five – and have picked up a little bit of a specialty working with those who are special needs kids.

I have been an EMT and a lifeguard for three and a half years, I have worked on the beach front for a school in Southern California and at multiple pools in SoCal, and work as a standby EMT lifeguard for special events. I like to meet new people and have fun guarding while keeping people safe. I want to get into the Fire Department as a paramedic and lifeguarding is a good way to learn and be ready for anything that could arise.

I have experience as a Waterfront Lifeguard as well.

I serve the Orange County/Inland Empire communities of Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, among others.

Tiffany, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, and Photog Surfer Gal

San Clemente

I have worked as a swim instructor for three years, working with toddlers to adults working on better stroke and techniques. I really get stoked on the kids with the most progress at a young age.

I have been working as a lifeguard for four years, I am working on going to the beach as a guard someday, and I have a goal to become a firefighter.

I serve the LA, OC, and SD communities of San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, among others. 

TJ, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire, and Country swing dancer

Farmers Branch

Hi my name is Timothy Nabonne most people call me TJ or Tim. I have done lifeguarding since I was old enough to pass the exam. Ive also had the opportunity to teach and work with kids of all ages through the YMCA and other programs. My intentions in guarding are to bring a mixture of fun and safety to wherever I’m privileged to do so. An interesting fact about me is I also teach country style swing dance and two-step.

I serve the Dallas-Fort Worth communities of Dallas & Fort Worth proper, Farmer’s Branch/ Carrollton, Plano, Irving, Grand Prairie, among others. 

Travis Smith, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

DFW

Hi, my name is Travis! I’ve been doing private swim lessons for 3 years now working with around 15-20 kids ranging from ages 4-13. I think one of the things that make me special is my ability to connect with children and get them involved and happy with being in the water. The part I like most about teaching swim lessons is seeing the face of a child light up when they do something they thought was impossible. That feeling is completely unique, I also love that I’m influencing the kids in a positive way for the rest of their life. I worked as an AVID tutor at the high school and middle school level for 3 years as well! As you can probably tell I really love to teach!

 I’ve always loved swimming! The idea of becoming a lifeguard seemed like a dream! Now that I’m finally certified I’m excited to do my best and to ensure the safety of all clientele. A fun fact about me is that I learned how to swim at the age of 4 and I’ve been swimming ever since. I even ended up competing at a state level on my high school swim team! I also was in Boy Scouts till I was 18 and left as an Eagle Scout!

I serve the DFW communities of Dallas, Lewisville, Keller, Irving, Frisco, Grapevine, among others.

Trisha Commons, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR Instr. **CPR Angel of Life Award**

Westlake Village, 34 years experience!

**Happy Swimmers ANGEL OF LIFE AWARD** As lifeguard, Trish performed CPR on a 67 year old participant at a swim meet, and was credited by the Fire Department for brining the lady back. Love to you, Trish!
Serving the communities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, and the West San Fernando Valley, among others.
Lifeguard Assisting Instructor, WSI, CPR Instructor, First Aid, AED certified.

34 years experience teaching swimming lessons and coaching; with Happy Swimmers for 8 years. Experience with: infants, children, teens, educational disabilities, adults. Specialties: (She can do it all) and competitive swimming; age group coach; member American Swim Coaches Association.

*Has Pool Access in Westlake Village

Victor

Victor, Mansfield/Irving area Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Mansfield, TX

I have 3 years of lifeguard experience.

I started teaching swim lessons when I was 16, since I had just learned how to swim I understand the fear of the water. Not only that but with 4 years of experience now I can confidently say I can teach children how to relax in the water and then take it further from there. I want to be able to build a strong foundation in swimming with anyone I teach, and watch as it blossoms into a hobby or even a passion. A fun fact was that just last summer I two of the seven year old kids I had qualified for TAAF State Championship.

I’m looking to make an impact on the life’s of the people I meet. I want to be able to provide not only a fun but safe environment for everyone this summer. I enjoy the opportunity to be a role model for not only what a lifeguard should be, but what everyone should be in the water. Funny enough I didn’t learn how to swim in till I was 15 and now the water is a second home for me.

I serve the Dallas-Fort Worth communities of Dallas, Forth Worth, Arlington, South lake, and Richardson, among others.

Victoria, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for Hire, “Find me in the pool or on a plane”

Elk Grove

Hello! My names Victoria and I have been teaching kids to swim for over 3 years. Prior to swim instructing I was swimming at the competitive level for over 10 years. I love teaching kids of all ages and my experience ranges from teaching ages 4 months to adults. In my experience the earlier kids start the better, the water is waiting! I love teaching kids both the technical aspects of the strokes and also just helping them get comfortable in the water. Teaching swim lessons is so rewarding to me because I know I’m helping someone learn such an important life skill. A little fun fact about me is that I love to travel the world!

I have also been professionally lifeguarding for over three years! Lifeguarding is one of my absolute favorite jobs because I get to be by the pool, which I love, and also ensure that I’m keeping my fellow swimmers safe. My intention when guarding is to create a safe environment where all swimmers are at ease and having a blast in the pool. I love getting to watch people enjoying the water while knowing they are safe. 

I serve the Sacramento communities of Elk Grove, Sacramento, Davis, Roseville, among others.

Vlad, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, #TimeTraveler

Vail

I been teaching Swim Lesson for around 4 years already using Red Cross guideline techniques. A lot of the times I use my own imagination in order to have fun an an effective learning experience. Some of my background experience touched special children that needed extra help in order to remain confident in water.

Every weekend in one of the pools I’ve been working in weve scheduled event parties with usually families or a group of people (avg. 50) renting the pool. Usually we had to decorate the pool in one specific theme so everyone will have fun. In some cases a lot of kids were involved so we had to be extra prepared.

I serve the Arizona communities of Tucson, Phoenix, Scotsdale, Gilbert, among others. 

Wendi, Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Honolulu 18 years experience lifeguarding!

10 years swim instructor experience. I began swim instructing while working at summer camp working with young kids up through adults attending camps for the blind. Whether they’re a first time swimmer or an advanced swimmer, I love to see people become more comfortable in the water, challenge themselves to improve their skills, and enjoy the freedom and feel of the water.

18 years lifeguarding experience.  My lifeguarding career started with summer camp waterfront. Not much can beat helping people of all ages and capabilities safely enjoy the lake activities for the summer. Camp provided a wide range of lifeguard leadership from water ski shows and group water games, to canoeing rivers and kayaking to islands, and to blobs and rope swings. As a result, I lifeguard preventatively so that people can continue to enjoy the activities to the fullest.  Waterfront Lifeguarding and Scuba certified.

Areas served: Oahu Island, Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, North Shore

Whitney Spears, Swim Instructor, Singer & Cook

DFW

My name is Whitney Spears. I have lived in Dallas for two years, but grew up outside of Chicago and in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I have been teaching swimming during the summer on and off for 3 years. When I am not teaching swimming I am in the classroom, volunteering, singing, cooking, performing or working backstage at a play.

Teaching swimming is something that is continually rewarding as I have seen many children gain the confidence to swim on their own. I began teaching swimming out of college and have continued to teach during the summers. I have worked with children ages 3 year through adult. All ages are rewarding in their own way.

Serving: Dallas, Richardson, Allen and Plano

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.

Yasmin, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard & Part-Time Gamer

San Diego, CA

Hello, my name is Yasmin and I have been a swim instructor for a little over two years. I love watching kids learn and improve their skills. Working with kids is one of my passions, and I hope to keep fulfilling my passion through Happy Swimmers.

I also have been a lifeguard for a little over two years. I intend to serve as your event lifeguard and keep everyone safe while having fun in the water. I love guarding events because I like watching others have fun and enjoy a refreshing splash in the pool.

Serving: San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, La Jolla

Zac Fischman, Swim Instructor and Event Lifeguard

Calabasas, CA

Swim Instructor Bio:

I have been teaching at a swim school for three years. My students ranged in age from 2-15, as well as adults as old as 70. My freshman year in college I was honored to be able to teach adults with both mental and physical disabilities. Some of which had never been in a swimming pool. I really enjoy making a difference in peoples lives and possibly saving lives.

Lifeguard Bio:

I am American Red Cross certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, and AED, and have been the sole lifeguard on duty for camps as well private parties for four years now. While lifeguarding, my goal is to provide a safe environment that will ensure that people of all ages are able to enjoy their swimming and water experience. Lifeguarding allows me to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors while watching people having fun. A fun fact, I like to collect crystals and watch old classic movies.

Common areas I serve among others: Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Malibu

Ziggy, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

San Diego; 5 years experience!

5 years experience, communities served like Point Loma, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Del Mar

Water is my life! I have experience teaching swim lessons (levels ranging from mommy& me to coaching swim team), lifeguarding and competitive swimming. I absolutely love being anywhere near the pool or the ocean! I am inspired to promote fun in the water with an emphasis on water safety practices. I have a special passion for teaching, as I am currently finishing my credentials to be a kindergarten teacher. Teaching has taught me patience and attentiveness which is an instrumental component of serving my duties as a lifeguard to my best ability.

Extra certifications, specialties:  Waterfront/Lake certified lifeguard; Mommy and Me special training.

Zoe Portman, Swim Instructor

Los Angeles

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