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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

Kris

Kris

Premium Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor

About Me

Date Started:   March 2006

Certifications:  Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED, Infant, Special Needs, CA Multi-Subject Teaching Credential

Favorite Stroke:  Breaststroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Mocha

Favorite Store:   Target

Favorite Dessert:   Tiramisu

Something Interesting About You:   I taught English in Budapest, and I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Doe!

When I Learned to Swim:   When I was 3

Where I Learned to Swim:   YMCA

Favorite Color:   Blue

Favorite Dinner Spot:   Shogun sushi

Favorite Breakfast Spot:   Eggs N’ Things

Hobbies:   Writing fiction and playing Dungeons & Dragons

iTunes or Google Play:   iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   eBay

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

Delila

Delila

Premium Swim Instructor / Deck Supervisor

About Me

Date Started:   July 2017

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

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

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

Ana

Ana

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:   July 2021

Certifications:   Instructor, CPR, First Aid

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

Bailey

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    October 2021

Certifications:    Instructor

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

Brianna

Brianna

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:   August 2021

Certifications:   Instructor, Osha & Blood Borne Pathogens training

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

De'yazn

De'yazn

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:   August 2018

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

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

Emily

Emily

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    October 2019

Certifications:    PADI Open Water Diver; Lifeguard, CPR, AED, First Aid; Infant

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

Kelly

Kelly

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    September 2021

Certifications:    Instructor

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

Misty

Misty

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    September 2021

Certifications:    Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, CPR & Frist Aid

Favorite Stroke:    Freestyle

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Iced Caramel Coffee

Favorite Store:   Target

Favorite Dessert:   Anything Chocolate

Something Interesting:    I graduated High School at 16

When I Learned to Swim:   2 years old

Where did I learn to Swim:  Grandma’s pool & YMCA

Favorite Color:  Teal

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  Primo’s

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Gino’s

Hobbies:  Reading

iTunes or Google Play:  Google Play

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

Sabine

Sabine

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    October 2021

Certifications:    Instructor

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

Tyler

Tyler

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:    August 2021

Certifications:    Instructor

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

Teagan

Teagan

Swim Instructor

About Me

Date Started:   April 2019

Certifications:   Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED

Favorite Stroke:   Backstroke

Favorite Coffee/Drink:  Iced Tea

Favorite Store:   American Eagle

Favorite Dessert:   Sour Candy

Something Interesting About Me:  I want to be a surgeon!

When I Learned to Swim:  2 months old

Where I Learned to Swim:  Academy Swim Club

Favorite Color:  Blue

Favorite Dinner Spot:  Any Sushi Place

Favorite Breakfast Spot:  More than Waffles

Hobbies:  Horseback Riding, Snowboarding

iTunes or Google Play:  iTunes

Favorite Store Online:  Gymshark

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Swim Instructor

About Me

​Date Started:   June 2021

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

Favorite Stroke:   Freestyle

Favorite Coffee/Drink:   Vanilla Latte

Favorite Store:   Urban outfitters

Favorite Dessert:   Ice cream

Something Interesting About You:   I want to work in the medical field

When I Learned to Swim:  4 years old

Where I Learned to Swim:   Academy Swim Club

Favorite Color:   Blue

Favorite Dinner Spot:   In-N-Out

Favorite Breakfast Spot:   Starbucks

Hobbies:   Baking & Reading

iTunes or Google Play:   iTunes

Favorite Store Online:   Amazon

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