Hi my name is Matthew, IÔÇÖve been instructing swimming for 15yrs I am a USMS Masters Member ID# 217R-09N11 I formerly facilitated a program with Chicago Mary Kaplan and Autism Speaks called ÔÇ£All in SwimÔÇØ focusing on teaching children on the autism spectrum or any form of developmental difficulties. IÔÇÖve also taught 3rd and 4th grade English and speak Spanish fluently. I studied at the School of the Art Institute Chicago majoring in Fine Art
Hello my name is Jameela Bridges. IÔÇÖve been teaching swim classes going on 4 years now, working with a variety of children from 6 months to 14 years. During that time I took side jobs babysitting and earning a certificate in ABA therapy, to meet the needs of children on the spectrum. I love teaching swimming because I learned to swim at a young age and I loved it. Swimming brought me some of the best memories in my childhood, it helped me stay safe while having fun.
Hey! IÔÇÖm Nick and I have taught lessons for three years, first working with the YMCA with children of all ages and adults. I have also worked as a junior camp counselor and a religious education aide for 4th graders.<br /><br />The greatest joy I have is in helping beginners become confident with the water creating a lifelong enjoyment of water as well as the safety benefits. I swam competitively but even though I wasnÔÇÖt Michael Phelps, the experience taught me to love water and I like to share that.
I'm Lorena and I've been teaching swim lessons for 10 years. I speak English and Spanish and I have a Bachelor's Degree as Occupational Therapist so I've worked teaching kids from infants 6 months old to adults 80 years old with and without disabilities. I love teaching swimming lessons because is so fulfilling to see how a person is able to accomplish water skills, with plenty of patience, effort, dedication, and commitment
Hi, my name is Clifford James Jr and I've been teaching swim lessons for 17 years with ages 6 months to adults. I've also worked with children for 2 years as a summer camp instructor. I went to Malcolm X College and earned a degree in healthcare as a Paramedic in 2012. I love teaching swimming because I learned how to swim at 15 and I want to spread that joy with people. I taught tiny tots 1 & 2, all levels of learning to swim, water polo, aqua aerobics, lifeguarding, and competitive swim team.
Hi, my name is Emily Lonie and I have taught swim lessons for 7 years. I have experience teaching all levels of swim lessons. I have a Bachelor degree from Columbia College Chicago in American Sign Language/ English Interpretation. I work full time as a Sign Language Interpreter in education. I have worked in elementary school for 4 years and high school for 7 years. I have decided to start teaching swim lessons again because it is something I have always really enjoyed.
Hello, my name is Allison and I am new to the Sunsational Swim Team but I've been teaching swim lessons for two years with ages 6 months to 7 years. I've also worked with children for two years as a babysitter. I am going to a University to earn a degree in Aviation Flight Management. I love swim teaching because I love seeing kids faces glow as they are "getting a swim." I just want to make a difference in kids lives that they will use forever.
Hi, my name is Ryan! I've been teaching swim lessons for 4 years with children ages 3-12 years old. I've worked with children for 7 years as a tennis instructor, camp counselor and soccer referee. I went to Case Western Reserve University and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I swam competitively in high school, college and as part of Triathlon racing to this day. I love teaching swimming because I'm able to share my passion and help others enjoy the thrill of making improvements!
My name is Helena and I've been teaching swim lessons for 2 yrs, mainly the ages 3-6 (some exp. with 6-12), along with being a lifeguard for 3 yrs. My skills are water safety and comfortability, floating, kicking, streamline and freestyle/backstroke. I have worked with children for 7 yrs as a babysitter, preschool teacher and student teaching. I go to Illinois State for my degree in Elementary Education because I love to be a part of the process when children grow and feel proud of themselves.
Hi! My name is Jack and I've been working with children from the ages of 4 to 12 for the past 5 years (teaching, counseling, swim instructing, and tutoring). I've been a lifeguard at a pool for 3 years and a white water course for 1 year for a total of 4 years of lifeguarding experience. I am going into my senior year at the University of Notre Dame working toward a degree in mechanical engineering. I love teaching swimming because I love working with kids and seeing them make progress.
Melrose Park, IL
Hi, my name is Adelaide and I've been teaching swim lessons for two years with ages 3-12. I have also been working with children for five years as a babysitter and swimming instructor. I attend Walther Christian Academy and will be graduating this year, finishing with my high school diploma. I love teaching swim lessons because I love working with children. I also have experience in being a competitive swimmer for two years.
Hi, my name is Brandon and I've been teaching swim lessons for most of my life with ages 2.5 to 19. I swam all four years of high school and I am currently enrolled at LA Film School and i am pursuing a bachelors in Digital Filmmaking. I love teaching swimming because i have a passion for swimming and i feel like everyone needs to learn the skill.
Hi, my name is Stacey. I've been teaching & coaching swim for twenty years. I teach all ages: from infants through seniors. I'm a former competitive swimmer, but now enjoy the water non-competitively. My background as a Mental Health Therapist & Yoga Instructor encourage success with my students, as I strive to best support their learning styles and help them to find rhythm and relaxation via their breath. I hope to instill confidence in my students & for them to ultimately enjoy swimming!
My name is Nyra and I have over 7 years experience teaching all age groups, babies to adults. I also have experience working with special needs, ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Additionally, being a competitive swimmer, I have head coached a park district team and offered private coaching.
<br />I have several techniques for acclimating swimmers to the water, for those who are still uncomfortable with it, as well as those with specific goals in mind. Let's learn to swim!!
Hello! My name is Audrey and I've taught swim lessons for the last five years with ages 2 to 12. I also teach preschoolers through Jumpstart and have worked at various summer camps over the past six years. I am currently finishing my degree in Psychology at the University of Chicago. Swimming has always been my greatest passion, and as I enter my last year of competitive swimming, I hope to help more children develop the same love of swimming I've had my entire life.
Kasey (Katherine) R
Crystal Lake, IL
Hi my name is Kasey Roberts! I am a teacher, former Div. 1 swimmer, and an all ages swim instructor for the past 6 years. Whether your swimmer needs basic water safety skills or stroke refinement, I can provide the instruction needed. I believe lessons should teach swimming is FUN! I graduated December 2018 with a degree in Elementary Ed. with endorsements in Special Ed. & Coaching from Iowa State. I hold ISU's school records in the 200 Breast & 200 IM and was a High School All-American.
Lissette Velasquez V
Hi, my name is Lissette. I have been a swim instructor for the past four years. I have had experience working with children through high school and also by working as a lifeguard. I have taught infants through adults. I have worked with children that have disabilities and autism. I was in the swim team throughout high school. I'm currently a student at Indiana State University majoring in Recreation Sports Management. I am excited to share my passion for swimming.
My name is Chad, I have 5 years of experience teaching swim lessons (ages 5-18), 5 years competitive swimming, and 6+ years lifeguarding. I've worked with children as a camp counselor as well as tutoring elementary ESL. I will be a senior at North Park University with a double major in Spanish and Education. My favorite part about teaching swimming lessons is watching the student's progression and seeing how it reflects in their attitude towards learning and self-confidence.
Hi, my name is Litzy and I've taught lessons with students as young as 6 months and as old as 15 years. I've also worked with children for several years as a babysitter and tutor. I love teaching swimming because it is a skill that everyone must know, and is very useful.
Hi, my name is Sofia. I am currently a student at Butler University. I am studying speech and hearing disorders. I absolutely love working with children. I have been a camp counselor for several years, been a babysitter, volunteered in after-school programs, and taught swim lessons. I was a junior swim coach and taught swim lessons from ages 5 to 12. I love spending time in the water and see the importance of swim safety and basic swim technique. I hope to have the privilege to work with you!