Private Swim Instructor

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

78645

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

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.

Amanda Wells, Swim Instructor, Bibliophile and semi-pro binge watcher

Phoenix

Hi there! My name is Amanda Wells and I love all things aquatic. I found my passion when I was eleven and saw Michael Phelps swim in the 2008 Summer Olympics. I immediately joined a club team and went on to become a lifeguard, swim instructor, and lifeguard instructor in college. During the school year, I teach eighth graders English Language Arts and Social Studies. My favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing my students become comfortable, confident, and independent in the water.

Serving: Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale

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.

Arya Hormozdyari, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Reseda

With 11 years experiencing in lifeguarding and swim instructor at pool and 87 events I do love to make the safe and fun environment for Host/Hostess and their guests in your special day.

Serving: All Los Angeles area

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.

Brett, Swim Instructor, Event Lifeguard & Sports Caster Aficionado

Long Island, NY

Event life guard for 2 years now with a certification of CPR. I really enjoy making sure people are safe and enjoying themselves. I’m surprised how many people like to have conversations with life guards, many people are interesting to talk to.

Same as life-guarding want to expand into swim instructor.

Fun Fact- I like making people laugh I have been a pool.

Serving: Port Jefferson, Middle Island, Setauket and Stonybrook

Port Jefferson- Southampton,Bridgehampton,West Hampton,Mattituck-Greenport

Bryanna Maty, *has pool access, Swim Instructor

Austin

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. 

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!

Daniel | Private Swim Instructor | NYC

Daniel Kourehjan, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, The guard tube gladiator

Paramus, NJ

I taught swim lessons at camp and privately for the last 5 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 8 years and teaching swim lessons for the last 5. 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 Marino, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard & Motivational Speaker

As a Miami Beach native, I’ve been enjoying our beaches and pools since I was a baby. Because everyone would tell me I was very good with kids and so comfortable in the water, I started teaching private swimming classes. I became a Lifeguard in 2015 and a Water Safety Instructor in 2016. I am told I motivate my students to improve their swimming techniques and to work hard to reach their swimming goals. I particularly like to work events as I enjoy meeting new people. I have repeat parents who call me to be a lifeguard at their kids’ parties. A fun fact about me is that I am probably one of the tallest lifeguards you can hire but can relate to your child as if I were as small as them.

Serving: Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca

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.

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, Festival gore and animal lover

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, Bellaire, Spring, Humble

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

Eric Deegan, Event Lifeguard and Professional Tree Hugger

Long Island, NY

Hello! I am Eric Deegan, I have been lifeguarding for roughly four years and my favorite aspect would be the people I have met along the way. I enjoy the excitement I get while monitoring over the swimmers and I love giving a helping hand. One fun fact i’d like to share would be that I like to play guitar and write songs during my free time.

Serving: Hamptons, Riverhead, Patchogue

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. 

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!

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

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!

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

James Seng, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Scientific Diver and Underwater Explorer

Los Angeles

After being trained by the Y in 2011, I worked as a waterfront/pool lifeguard and swim instructor. I have guarded and taught swim lessons at summer camps and at my local gyms since then. In 2015 I earned my BS in Marine Biology and became a scientific diver for ReefCheckCA and began volunteering with the girl and boy scouts marine day adventures in 2014. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge and love for all things aquatic and ensuring that everyone has a safe enjoyable experience.

Serving: Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Calabasas, Chatsworth

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

Jayne Hutcheson, Swim Instructor – full time animal lover and bookworm, part time traveler and art lover.

Washington DC

Having been a competitive swimmer for 13 years of my life, swimming is something I am incredibly passionate about! My career as a swim instructor began when I was just 14 years old. I taught private and group swim lessons at my club team to children aged 5-12 years old. After teaching private lessons for a year, my love for swim instructing expanded to coaching a SAIL swim team comprised of 90 – 120 kids aged from 4 – 18 years old. I coached the same team for 3 years, leading them to be division champions my 2nd year. While coaching I continued to teach swim lessons on the side. My private lessons ranged from children who were learning the basic building blocks of swimming (i.e. intro to water safety, putting face in water, floating, etc) to advanced competitive swimmers who needed help with stroke technique and racing strategy. I also taught swim lessons to adults, from those who just wanted to feel more comfortable in the water to those who wanted to swim in intramural teams for exercise and fun competition. One of my favorite things about teaching swim lessons is seeing the self confidence that people gain through being more comfortable in the water. Some of my favorite students have been those who were afraid to put their heads underwater, and then by the time swim lessons were over I couldn’t get them to leave the pool! I also really love teaching stroke technique to swimmers who want to improve competition form/times. My swim instructing philosophy is simple: I believe that everyone can swim! I believe that the water should never be scary, and that through positive experiences and encouragement swimming can be fun and safe for everyone.

Serving: Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Rockville

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

Company owner with 30 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 28 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

Jeremy Tate Phung, Swim Instructor and Adventure Seeker

Phoenix

I started off teaching lessons at Aquasafe swim school for 4 years and then moved onto teaching lessons with the town of Gilbert for the summers. Recently for the last 4 years now I have been the head coach of GCU’s club swimming program. I absolutely love being in the water and more important than just teaching children how to swim, I enjoy most helping them to enjoy the water too!

Serving: Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria

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. 

Julio Santos, Swim Instructor and Art fan

Orange County

I love to swim teach. I am very patient and encouraging. I like that I get to positively impact lives through this.

9 years experience teaching children’s swim lessons.

Also into basketball, boxing, chess, and rap music.

Serving: Fullerton, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach

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.

Kima, Swim Instructor: Hairstylist and lash tech

Houston

I’ve been teaching swim lessons since I was in high school, but professionally now for about 3 years combined. My specialties include dealing with children who are extremely afraid of the water and helping them see how fun the water can be. My favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing a child progress from being afraid of the water to being fearless! A fun fact about me is I have two left feet!

Serving: Bellaire, jersey village,spring, woodlands

Kimberly Lytle

Kimberly Lytle, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, LGI Trainer & Professional Shark Handler

Kissimmee, FL, 48 years experience!

I have been a swim instructor for 48 years. I was recognized as the Baltimore Regional Chapter Water Safety Aide of the Year. I am certified as an adapted aquatics instructor, Dan Marino Foundation Adapted Aquatics Instructor, and Human Kinetics Adapted Aquatics Instructor. I am the recipient of the Autism Speaks grant to provide free swim lessons to autistic children. Currently I am certified as a Water Safety Instructor Trainer where I have taught individuals to be swim instructors. I started one of the early baby swim programs in the United States in order to teach babies to swim float swim. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the State of Florida to approve new aquatic programs. I love all levels of instruction.

I have been a lifeguard, waterfront and waterpark lifeguard for 48 years. I am currently certified as a Lifeguard Instructor and Instructor Trainer with the American Red Cross. I have taught swimming for the same amount of time and am a Water Safety Instructor and Instructor Trainer. I audit waterparks and municipal facilities evaluating lifeguard and facility standards. I have received several certifications to teacher adapted aquatics and have received a grant from Autism Speaks to provide free swim lessons. I hold a master’s degree in education, was Teacher of the Year for my middle school and Top Ten Educator in the District. I was recognized as the American Red Cross Water Safety aide of the Year and then later the American Red Cross Instructor Volunteer of the Year. I served for ten years at the National Aquatic Safety School in Texas as an Instructor Trainer. As a Special Olympics Tier 2 Swim Coach I am eligible to take teams to national competitions. I am certified as a National Water Fitness Instructor and trained Total Immersion. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Aquatic Council overseeing the development of aquatics in the State of Florida. Also, on the Board of Directors for the State of Florida to approve new aquatic programs within the state. I am a member of Association of Aquatic Professionals, National Parks and Recreation, and World Water Park Association. I have hosted the World’s Largest Swim Lesson for 5 years achieving some of the top numbers in the world. In my spare time I am an avid scuba diver, runner, biker, and weight lifter. I compete in open water competitions with 12.5 miles being my longest distance.

Serving: Florida including Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and travel throughout the state,  also Texas, and Nationally as a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and WSIT.

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, Swim Instructor, Shark and Language Fanatic

Houston

Hi y’all! My name is Lauren Kelley and I’ve been teaching swim lessons to kiddos for 4+ years. I’ve been swimming myself since I could walk! I was a lifeguard for 6 years. Most of my swim instructor experience is with children from 2 years old to children who are in 3rd grade.

I know American Sign Language and am a speech-language pathologist; consequently, I have extensive experience with children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and have special needs.

My favorite part of swimming lessons is teaching kiddos how to be safe in the water–while having fun doing so! If I have the pleasure to meet you, ask me about my favorite shark!

Serving: Houston, Bellaire, Memorial, Katy

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!

Lindsey DeLuna, Swim Instructor & American Sign Language Interpreter

Orange County

I was a competitive swimmer and water polo player for over 10 years. I’ve taught swim instruction to swimmers ages two to eighteen. I even dabbled on the dive team for a bit, but found that swimming and water polo were my true passions. Being in the pool is my HAPPY place! Fun fact- my freestyle relay team broke a school record at the 2004 Sunset League Championship

Serving: Orange, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo

Lyndsay, Swim Instructor and Disney Parks Fanatic

Phoenix

I have almost 10 years of experience teaching swim lessons to group and also private. I started off myself on a swim team when I was 3 and continued until I graduated High School. I love to swim and be around the water. I love to make lessons fun with games and songs. I have been working with children of all ages for over 15 years. I truly love watching the learning process big or small with children.

Serving: Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

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. 

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

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.

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.

Meg, Swim Instructor, Event Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), Triathlete and Coach

Houston

My first experience teaching swim was initiation by fire. I was asked since I was a new lifeguard on my first job, if I could teach a swim lesson. That was definitely interesting. Since then, I have not only gained experience and certifications in swimming through the American Red Cross, the YMCA, USA Swimming, various swim schools, and now in conjunction with USA Triathlon and open water swimming. It is truly exciting to see someone gain confidence and the skills to achieve something not thought possible. One of my favorite races was because of the medal earned, not the swim itself!

Serving: heights, Bellaire, west university, Montrose

I have been guarding for 38years in various settings from surf to pool. It has been an interesting adventure. One of my fondest memories was jumping out of helicopters, while practicing drills with the Coast Guard. As an event guard, safety is my number one priority. I want your guests to have fun.

Serving: Houston — greater area

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.

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!!!😀

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

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

Nikki Duplisea, Swim Instructor & Part time Traveler

Orange County, CA

I have taught swimming in the public, private and parts of the world and states in the United States. I have taught all different types of methods, and styles of swimming. I have taught with the American Red Cross, City Recreation Departments, YMCA, YWCA and private backyard pools. I have also had my own business teaching swimming, but it all boils down to one thing and that is keeping you SAFE in the water and making you COMFORTABLE in the water!

40+ years experience 🙂

Serving: Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach and San Clemente

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, Swim Instructor and Mermaid and Shark Expert

Orange County, CA

I was born on an island and started swimming when I was three. I was a swimmer and a diver in high school and during college. I have a lot of experience teaching swimming from beginners to advanced. I’m also a Marine Biologist and a Scuba Diver. I love teaching swimming and helping people enjoy the water.

Serving: Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Coto de Caza, Aliso Niguel.

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!

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! 🙂

Serena Whitaker, Event Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Bird Enthusiast, Parrot Owner and trainer

San Diego, CA

I grew up with a pool in my backyard and so I learned to love the water at a young age. I have four years of experience working as a lifeguard in indoor and outdoor settings as well as guarding summer camp events. My first lifeguard and swim instructor job was at my local YMCA back when I lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After I moved here to San Diego in 2018 I continued to work as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the much sunnier California weather! I believe that water safety is extremely important and so I do not take my job lightly. Working as a lifeguard is lots of fun because I am able to interact with many people while also having the skills and training to keep them safe around the pool!

I first started teaching swim lessons at my local YMCA in 2017. Since then I have 3 years of experience teaching private and group lessons year round. I have the most experience with preschool age groups, but I have taught many lessons from parent-child to elementary levels. The best part about teaching swim lessons is that I get to see kids grow confident in themselves and learn life-saving skills. Teaching swim lessons is so rewarding because I’ve helped many kids learn to not be afraid of the water and learn the importance of water safety.

Serving: Fallbrook, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos

Sophia, Swim Instructor & Beach Enthusiast

Orange County, CA

I played water polo and did swim competitively for 4 years and have been coaching and teaching for 5 years. I have taught ages 2-17 and I take pride in my clients comfortability in the water after our lessons, I also have experience teaching students with special needs. I think making the lesson fun really helps with how much each student progresses and affects their will to learn the skills and practice them!

Serving: Fullerton, Anaheim, Newport, Orange

Summer Scott, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor & Photography Enthusiast

I have worked as a swim instructor for 3 years and it is one of the most fun jobs that I have had. I love helping children gain confidence in the pool. It is one of the most rewarding feeling in the world to watch a child progress in their swimming ability. I love working with older children between ages 5-12. I have experience working with young children and have been told that I have a talent working with scared children in this age group. I also have experience working with adults of all swimming ability. I am currently a master instructor for Lifetime Fitness.

I have been a Lifeguard for 6 years, three of those years I worked as a waterfront lifeguard at a camp in Austin, Tx. The last 3 years I have worked for Lifetime Fitness in San Antonio as an Aquatics Supervisor in this role I help run swim programming and lifeguard management. As a lifeguard my number one priority is keeping everyone safe and stopping disasters before they happen. I am a fitness enthusiast and I am currently in the hiring process for the San Antonio Fire Department.

Serving: San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas

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!

Whit Saunders, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, Soccer playing and gourmet chef

Houston

My swim instructing background is being an assistant coach for my neighborhood swim team where I ran practices and meets working on kids technique. More recently I’ve taught lessons at an indoor pool, and worked with a wider range of ages. My specialties include teaching flutter kicks and breast stroke arms. What I like most about teaching lessons is seeing retained development in the kids swimming, a fun fact is I’ve been swimming since i was 4.

My lifeguarding background is mostly at neighborhood pools on a 2 guard system. More recently I’ve worked a 3 guard system at an indoor pool. My intention while guarding is to ensure all patron safety. What I like most about lifeguarding events is the people you meet, and a fun fact about me is I have two other triplet siblings.

Serving: Houston, Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood

Zac, Swim Instructor & Fly Guy

6 years Experience!

My favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is seeing a child’s love for water and fun grow each and every class.

Serving: Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino

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