Location: Phoenix – North/West: Waddell, Surprise, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear
Certifications: Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR
Jill Jensen comes from a long swimming background and loves working with children. She has over 7 years of experience teaching children to swim. Not only does she love teaching entry level swimmers, Jill swam in high school and thoroughly enjoys teaching swim stroke techniques to swim team level children. Jill attended California Lutheran University where she studied education and played water polo. She graduated in 2008 and continued her education and in 2010 she received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials. In 2012 she received her Master of Education in Teacher Leadership. She recently moved to Arizona and can’t wait to start teaching lessons again. Jill looks forward to teaching your child to swim! See you at the pool!
Amanda, Swim Instructor
Laura, Swim Instructor
Laura can come to you or if you don’t have your own pool, you can come to hers in Surprise.
Leandra, Phoenix Private Swimming Instructor
Hi my name is Leandra Ipina and I live in Surprise, Arizona during the summer but most of the year I live in San Diego where I am currently attending college. This will be my forth summer teaching lessons/ lifeguarding and my second summer with Happy Swimmers. I have been swimming since I was a 7 years old and have done everything from swim team and synchronized swimming to junior lifeguarding. I love summer because that is when I am able to guard and teach lessons. I enjoy spending time with kids which is why I enjoy teaching lessons so much! Let’s have a great and safe summer together!
Ashlyn, Phoenix Swimming Instructor
Main city regions I serve: Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale
This is my second summer with Happy Swimmers! I have been a lifeguard for 7 years and a swim instructor for 6 years. Certifications: I am certified in CPR/AED, Lifeguard Training and WSI. I was also a swim coach for 3 years and a water aerobics instructor for 4 years. I have experiences with children who have special needs such as autism and spina bifida. I also have experiences with coaching. I was a rec. team swim coach for 3 years.
My philosophy is to get the children comfortable enough in the water to where there know safety steps to take in case they would ever need to use them.
Nelson, Private Swimming Instructor, lives in Scottsdale.
He generally serves Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Mesa and has been a swim instructor over the course of 7 years starting in California and Utah. CPR certified, Advanced First Aid certified and W.S.I certified (past).
Nelson has experience teaching parent/toddler classes, but specializes in the 2 to 5 year old range. He has experience teaching children with autism and children in wheel chairs He shares: I lived in Rio de Janeiro for 3 years and speak fluent Portuguese and I played varsity water polo for 4 years in high school. What sets me apart as a swim instructor is my ability to get children to feel comfortable with me and feel safe while they are in the water. I excel at teaching children the basics of water safety, basic swim techniques but most important, I teach children to love being in the water and that is something that will carry on throughout the course of their lives.
Christina, Swim Instructor of Phoenix
Also regularly serving Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix
swim intructor/lifeguard for 3 years. Certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid. Experience in teaching all ages, including infant and parent classes, and water aerobics for adults. When teaching I really try to make my lessons fun and productive, focusing on water safety skills and giving positive encouragement for even the smallest accomplishments. I adapt the structure of my lessons depending on each child and their level of comfort in the water.