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Meet the Instructors

Tier 2 Instructor, Group Instructor

Hometown: Louisville 

Favorite hobbies? Going to the movies.

What is your favorite quote? If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

What is your Favorite book/show/movie? Fav book: Hunger Games. Fav Show: Naruto Shippuden. Fav Movie: Star Wars Episode 3.

What advice do you have for anyone learning to swim? Keep trying everyone is on their own timeline.

Why did you get involved in swimming? I have a passion for working with children and teaching swim lessons is a great way to get involved!

How long have you been a swim instructor? 3 years!

What is your favorite thing about teaching swimming? Smiling Faces after achieving a skill!

Tier 3 Instructor, Group Instructor

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Favorite hobbies? Working out, hanging with friends or binge watching a show

What is your favorite quote? “Without goals, training has no direction.” — Natalie Coughlin

What is your Favorite book/show/movie? Book- Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives From the People Who Lived It. Show- Friends. Movie-Anything Marvel.

What advice do you have for anyone learning to swim? The more time in the water the easier it gets. 

What advice do you have for someone who wants to work on their technique? Swimming is about being efficient. It  is not about swimming the most strokes but swimming the most strokes efficiently.  

Why did you get involved in swimming? I saw the swim team at JCC and wanted to be a part of it. I started at 5 years old and never stopped.

How long have you been a swim instructor? I have coached and taught swim lessons for 7 years but I swam competitively for 14 years  and swam on scholarship in college

What is your favorite thing about teaching swimming? Seeing the joy a swimmer has when they finally accomplish their goal. 

Tier 2 Instructor, Group Instructor

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Favorite hobbies? Walking my dog and sleeping.

What is your favorite quote? “Just keep swimming” – Dory

What is your Favorite book/show/movie? Movie- Steel Magnolias, Show- Grey’s Anatomy

What advice do you have for anyone learning to swim? Swimming is fun and water is not a scary place.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to work on their technique? Technique takes time and do not get frustrated if you do not get something perfect right away!

Why did you get involved in swimming? I feel it is important for everyone to learn how to swim.

How long have you been a swim instructor? 9 years.

What is your favorite thing about teaching swimming? Seeing the kids progress from being scared to independent swimmers.