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Premium Instructors

Over 2,500 hours teaching experience!

Miguel

Miguel

Premium Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor Manager

About Me

DATE STARTED: August 2011

CERTIFICATIONS: Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED, Infant, Special Needs

FAVORITE STROKE: Breaststroke

FAVORITE COFFEE/DRINK:  Passion Tea Lemonade, Orange Juice

FAVORITE STORE:  Amazon

FAVORITE DESSERT:  Pan Dulce

SOMETHING INTERESTING:  I’m Bilingual

WHEN I LEARNED TO SWIM:  When I was 6

WHERE I LEARNED TO SWIM:  In a backyard pool.

FAVORITE COLOR:   Purple

FAVORITE DINNER SPOT:   Gogi House

FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT:   Denny’s, Dink’s

HOBBIES:  Movies, Music and Working on Cars

iTUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY:  Google Play

FAVORITE ONLINE STORE:  Body Building / American Muscle

Delila

Delila

Premium Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor

About Me

Date Started:   July 2017

Certifications:   Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED, Infant, Special Needs

Degree:   BA in Sociology with a minor in Child Development

Favorite Stroke:   Butterfly

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Vanilla Latte from Coffee Bean

Favorite Store:   Target

Favorite Dessert:   Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Something Interesting About You:   I’m double jointed

When I Learned to Swim:   When I was 4 years old.

Where I Learned to Swim:   Academy Swim Club!

Favorite Color:  Mint Green

Favorite Dinner Spot:  In-N-Out

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Denny’s

Hobbies:  Dancing

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:  Amazon, LA Apparel

De'yazn

De'yazn

Premium Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor

About Me

Date Started:   August 2018

Certifications:   Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; Infant; Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:   Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:  Godhi Leaf

Favorite Store:   Dick’s Sporting Goods

Favorite Dessert:   Cheese cake

Something Interesting About Me:   I was born in U.A.E

When I Learned to Swim:   When I was 6

Where I Learned to Swim:   In U.A.E

Favorite Color:  Green/Blue

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Olive Garden

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Halfway House Café

Hobbies:  Working out, snowboarding & fixing things

iTunes or Google Play:  Google Play

Favorite Store Online:  Kohls

Qualified Instructors

Amber

Amber

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    March 2022

Certifications:    Instructor

Favorite Stroke:    Freestyle

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Strawberry Lemonade

Favorite Store:   Amazon

Favorite Dessert:   Peach Cobbler

Something Interesting:    I am a Veterinary Assistant

When I Learned to Swim:   10 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  LA City Park Pool

Favorite Color:  Green

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Sakura Buffet

Favorite Dinner Spot:  My Kitchen

Hobbies:  Movies; Sports w/ family; Coloring; Painting

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Etsy

Bailey

Bailey

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    October 2021

Certifications:    Instructor; Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; Infant; High Functioning Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:    Breaststroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Pink Dunk w/ sweet cream cold foam or Oat Milk w/ mocha & sweet cream cold foam

Favorite Store:   Target, Hobby Lobby & Val Surf

Favorite Dessert:   Chocolate chip cookies & strawberry ice cream

Something Interesting:    I can do the eyebrow wave and am a hula hoop champ!

When I Learned to Swim:   5 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Philippines

Favorite Color:  Pink

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  iHop or Denny’s

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Spencer Makenzie’s

Hobbies:  Jet skiing, snoboarding, camping, anything outdoors

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Bri C.

Bri C.

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:   August 2021

Certifications:   Instructor; Osha & Blood Borne Pathogens Training; Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; Infant

Favorite Stroke:   Butterfly

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Mocha cookie crumble frapp

Favorite Store:   Sephora

Favorite Dessert:   Egg & nut free ice cream

Something Interesting About You:   I have scoliosis and spina bifida. Swimming at ASC helped me to strengthen my back and get me off a walker when I was a child!

When I Learned to Swim:   Infant

Where I Learned to Swim:     Academy Swim Club

Favorite Color:   Purple

Favorite Dinner Spot:   Olive Garden

Favorite Breakfast Spot:   Starbucks

Hobbies:   Writing, reading, and art.

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Bri N.

Bri N.

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    6/2/22

Certifications:    Instructor; BLS

Favorite Stroke:    Breaststroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Sprite

Favorite Store:   Urban outfitters

Favorite Dessert:   Coffee ice cream or chocolate chip cookies

Something Interesting:    I love concerts and live sports!

When I Learned to Swim:   Age 5

Where did I learn to Swim:  Here at Academy Swim Club!

Favorite Color:  Green

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Eggs N’ Things

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Cheesecake Factory

Hobbies:  Reading, traveling, going to the pool, spending time with family & friends

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Delanee

Delanee

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    July 2022

Certifications:    Instructor

Favorite Stroke:    Freestyle or Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Iced Vanilla Latte or Raspberry Iced Tea

Favorite Store:   Cotton On

Favorite Dessert:   Ice Cream & Cookies

Something Interesting:    I’ve watched almost all the Marvel movies when they were originally released. 

When I Learned to Swim:   Around the age of 4

Where did I learn to Swim:  Academy Swim Club

Favorite Color:  Blue

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  iHop

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Cheesecake Factory

Hobbies:  Reading, working out or traveling

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Jolyn or Amazon

Emily

Emily

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    October 2019

Certifications:    PADI Open Water Diver; Lifeguard, CPR, AED, First Aid; Infant;; High Functioning Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:    Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Chocolate Milk 

Favorite Store:   American Eagle and Pink

Favorite Dessert:   Fruit Pizza

Something Interesting About Me:   I volunteered at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

When I Learned to Swim:   4 years old

Where did I learn to Swim: The pool near the Santa Clarita Park.

Favorite Color:  Pink/Blue

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Cheesecake Factory

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Dinks

Hobbies:  Scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, listening to music and hanging with friends

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:  Amazon

Jack

Jack

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    July 2022

Certifications:    Instructor

Favorite Stroke:    Breaststroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Apple juice

Favorite Store:   Target

Favorite Dessert:   Brownies

Something Interesting:    I have a pet lizard named Barbossa

When I Learned to Swim:   When I was 5

Where did I learn to Swim:  Academy Swim Club

Favorite Color:  Green

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Brass Fork

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Topper’s Pizza

Hobbies:  Exploring & playing games

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Jaclyn

Jaclyn

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    October 2021

Certifications:    Instructor; Infant; Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; ; High Functioning Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:    Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Caramel or Vanilla Latte

Favorite Store:   Target

Favorite Dessert:   Chocolate Chip Cookies

Something Interesting:    I have a dual citizenship in Hungary

When I Learned to Swim:   5 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Academy Swim Club!

Favorite Color:  Blue or Yellow

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Saugus Cafe or Egg Plantation

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Shogun Sushi

Hobbies:  Baking, Hiking, Watching Movies

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon or Red Bubble

Kelly

Kelly

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    September 2021

Certifications:    Instructor; Infant; Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; High Functioning Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:    Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Peach Black Tea with Boba

Favorite Store:   Target

Favorite Dessert:   Chocolate Cake

When I Learned to Swim:   7 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  HOA Swim Team

Favorite Color:  Lavender

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Denny’s

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Any pasta place

Hobbies:  Reading, Listening to Music

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Xitlaly (Lally)

Xitlaly (Lally)

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    April 2022

Certifications:    Instructor

Favorite Stroke:    Freestyle

Favorite Store:   Barns & Noble

When I Learned to Swim:   Around 7 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Community pool in Littlerock

Favorite Color:  Lilac

Favorite Breakfast Spot:   Denny’s

Favorite Dinner Spot: Ramen Boy

Hobbies:  Read & Oil Paint

iTunes or Google Play:  Google Play

Favorite Store Online:   Etsy

Madison

Madison

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    March 2022

Certifications:    Instructor

Favorite Stroke:    Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Peach Green Tea Lemonade

Favorite Store:   Tilly’s

Favorite Dessert:   Strawberry Cheesecake/Choc Chip Cookie

Something Interesting:    Every Halloween, I custom make my own super fun, creative costume

When I Learned to Swim:   2 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Backyard pool

Favorite Color:  Pink

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Ravens Nst

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Flying Yolk

Hobbies:  Travel, Horseback Ride, Read

Favorite Store Online:   Pretty Little Things

Mot

Mot

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    June 2022

Certifications:    Instructor; CPR/AED

Favorite Stroke:    Breaststroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Brown sugar milk tea

Favorite Store:   Lulu Lemon

Favorite Dessert:   Tiramisu

Something Interesting:    I speak Thai

When I Learned to Swim:   2 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Academy Swim Club

Favorite Color:  Pink

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Kabuki

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Casa Canela

Hobbies:  Gardening

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Pacsun

Nicol

Nicol

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    March 2022

Certifications:    Instructor; Infant; High Functioning Special Needs

Degree:   BA of Science in Physical Therapy – specialist in Pediatrics (currently licensed in the UK & South Africa only), Hydrotherapy for Pediatric Neurological Dysfunctions

Favorite Stroke:    Butterfly

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Strong coffee

Favorite Store:   Lulu Lemon

Favorite Dessert:   Anything with chocolate

Something Interesting:    I’m from South Africa and I love to travel! So far, I have been to more then 48 countries!

When I Learned to Swim:   Baby (before I could walk)

Where did I learn to Swim:  South Africa

Favorite Color:  Teal

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  New to the area/country. Please recommend!

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Piccola Trattoria

Hobbies:  Cycling, CrossFit, Hiking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Swimming

iTunes or Google Play:  Neither

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Sabine

Sabine

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    October 2021

Certifications:    Instructor; Infant; Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; High Functioning Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:    Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Oreo milkshake

Favorite Store:   Val Surf, Hobby Lobby, Barnes & Noble

Favorite Dessert:   Chocolate chip cookie

Something Interesting:    I can eat a 4×4 In-N-Out burger in under 5 minutes

When I Learned to Swim:   4 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Philippines

Favorite Color:  Yellow

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Marston’s or Egg Plantation

Favorite Dinner Spot:  The Backyard or Chick-Fil-A

Hobbies:  Reading & Painting

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Sophia

Sophia

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    March 2022

Certifications:    Instructor

Favorite Stroke:    Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Carmel Macchiato

Favorite Store:   Forever 21

Favorite Dessert:   Tiramisu

Something Interesting:    I love to dance! And I have 2 dogs and a guinea pig.

When I Learned to Swim:   3 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Family friend swim instructor

Favorite Color:  Purple

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Starbucks

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Stonefire

Hobbies:  Dance; Writing; Beach; Painting

iTunes or Google Play:  Google Play

Favorite Store Online:   Shein

Tyler

Tyler

Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor

About Me

Date Started:    August 2021

Certifications:    Instructor; Infant; Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; High Functioning Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:    Breaststroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Black coffee

Favorite Store:   Target

Favorite Dessert:   Cookies

When I Learned to Swim:   3 years old

Where did I learn to Swim: Phoenix, AZ.

Favorite Color:  Red

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Maggianos

Hobbies:  Cars, leatherwork & guitar.

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:  Amazon

Substitute Instructors

Adrian

Adrian

Premium Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor

About Me

Date Started:   July 2017

Certifications:   Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED; Infant; Special Needs

Favorite Stroke:   Butterfly

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Iced Chia 

Favorite Store:   Zumies & Tilly’s

Favorite Dessert:   Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Something Interesting About You:   I have 3 little brothers I also teach to swim

When I Learned to Swim:   9 years old

Where I Learned to Swim:     Academy Swim Club!

Favorite Color:   Blue

Favorite Dinner Spot:   BJ’s

Favorite Breakfast Spot:   IHOP

Hobbies:   Hiking, Swimming and Reading

iTunes or Google Play:   neither

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon or Urban Outfitters

Ana

Ana

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:   July 2021

Certifications:   Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED

Favorite Stroke:   Freestyle & breaststroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   White Chocolate Mocha or home made Lemonade

Favorite Store:   Anything regarding sports

Favorite Dessert:   Tres Leches, strawberry cream

Something Interesting About You:   Love sports, play guitar, scuba diver, and played in the Guatemala soccer team.

When I Learned to Swim:   Baby – first time in the ocean was 5 months old!

Where I Learned to Swim:     Belize Islands – ocean

Favorite Color:   Blue & orange

Favorite Dinner Spot:   Anything with an ocean view!

Favorite Breakfast Spot:   Anything with pancakes

Hobbies:   Playing ping pong, guitar, hiking & meditation.

iTunes or Google Play:   iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon, Adidas, Arena

Emma

Emma

Premium Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor

About Me

Date Started:  October 2020 (worked for us previously from 2014-2016)

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED, Emergency Oxygen, Infant

Favorite Stroke:  Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:  Nutty Hawaiian (Honu Hut) or Nitro Cold Brew

Favorite Store:  Target & Dick’s

Favorite Dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookies

Something Interesting About Me:  I lived in Rhode Island for 4 years

When I Learned to Swim:   When I was 4 years old.

Where did I learn to Swim:  In a Backyard Pool

Favorite Color:  Blue

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Islands

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Egg Plantation

Hobbies:  Singing, Swimming & Hiking

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:  Amazon

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