We realize the quality of our programs depends on the quality of
our instructors. For this reason, our instructors are chosen based
on their qualifications, communication skills, patience, and love
for children. Our structured training program ensures that each
student receives the finest hands-on instruction available. Regardless
of their age or skill level, students will discover that continuous
interaction with our warm and caring instructors develops trust and
stability both in and out of the water. We are pleased to give our swimmers a
qualified team of experienced, mature professionals who are devoted to making
a positive impact on their students.
Addison is currently attending Mira Costa College to complete his General Education.
Addison worked for over a year at the Boys and Girls Club where he assisted with
classroom activities. In addition, he held a position at LEGOLAND where he interacted
with children of varying ages. During his free time, he likes to swim for exercise on
a regular basis. His favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is being able to
interact and make personal connections with his students. Addison’s motto in life is
to experience new things and explore the world as much as he can.
Aidan is currently attending Brigham Young University to major in Business. During his
free time, he enjoys surfing, golfing, and music. Aidan began to swim competitively
during middle school and later went on to join the surf team in high school. His favorite
aspect about teaching swimming lessons is seeing his student' progress each time they meet.
Prior to Waterworks Aquatics, he interacted with children of varying ages working at Legoland
Waterpark. He also has experience teaching children how to surf. One interesting fact about
Aidan is that he likes turtles.
Alex is currently attending Mira Costa College to study Kinesiology. He has worked
at Waterworks as a lifeguard for over a year and a half. On his days off you may find
him surfing, swimming, working out, or playing with his dog, Coco. Alex was born and
raised in Carlsbad and was involved in swim team and water polo throughout high school.
He has surfed for over 8 years and has traveled throughout San Diego, Oceanside, and
Mexico. Alex also lived in Ecuador for a year and is bilingual! He is excited to
teach his students how to be comfortable in the water and have a fun time!
Alex has been involved in swimming his entire life and swam competitively in high
school. His passion for teaching is watching his children grow in a skill that is
so important in life. Alex has worked with children through his past experience
as a Lifeguard at Legoland, as well as his through his family of young cousins
and nephews. On his spare time, Alex enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, spending
time with friends, and going to the beach. An interesting fact about Alex is that
his name is spelt "Alexzander."
Amber is very athletic and spent 1 year on her high school Swim Team. In addition to
swimming and diving she also played soccer, volleyball and lacrosse. She has tutored
children ranging from ages 10 through 17. Amber also has over 100 hours of volunteer
experience at a therapeutic ranch for disabled children and is fluent in sign language.
She is currently attending Mira Costa College studying psychology and veterinary
sciences. Her favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is making a difference and
helping kids and adults of all ages.
Additional Specialties: Special Needs
Blake is majoring in Kinesiology at Palomar Community College. During his free time he enjoys
playing baseball, football, and MMA. He has 9 years of competitive swim team experience. His
favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is being able to work with students of different
ages and personalities. Before joining Waterworks Aquatics, Blake volunteered at North Coast Church
for 3 consecutive years, working with junior high school students. One interesting fact about Blake
is that he has played baseball for 16 years.
Brittany graduated from Cal State San Marcos in Visual and Performing Arts. During her
free time, she enjoys painting, photography and hanging out with her cat, Mr. Binx. Before
joining Waterworks Aquatics, Brittany worked as a Lifeguard Supervisor and also taught
swimming lessons at The Wave Waterpark. Her favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons
is seeing her students' smiling faces when they accomplish a new skill. Brittany has an
extensive background working with children of all ages. In 2008, she created all summer
camps at The Wave Waterpark. She also has 4 years experience working at a daycare center
and teaches are to over 200 student at MLK Middle School. One interesting fact about Brittany
is that she designed and painted a 60ft mural at Cal State San Marcos.
Caitlin comes to Waterworks with experience teaching children how to surf as well as teaching
English in Uganda. She has a passion for seeing children improve upon their swimming skills.
Caitlin swims competitive triathlons and enjoys surfing, climbing, and traveling. She has
backpacked across Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. Caitlin is currently attending Cal State San
Marcos with a focus on Bio-Chem.
Caz is currently studying Fire Science at Palomar College to eventually become a paramedic or fire fighter. In the
past Caz has regularly babysat for neighbors and family members and loves to work with children and see them grow.
He has been surfing and swimming in the ocean since he was six and even participated on his high school surf team.
With course work towards his EMT and as a Certified First Responder, Caz has found a passion for helping people. In
his spare time Caz continues to surf, swim and bike.
Chris is currently studying business management at Palomar College and has been a competitive swimmer for
the last 5 years. During his youth he participated in the Oceanside Jr. Lifeguard Program and worked his
way up the rank of Assistant Lifeguard. Throughout high school he was also a member of both the swim and
water polo teams. He loves helping kids become strong swimmers early in life because it gives them confidence
and the background to eventually learn to surf and be safer in the ocean. Chris's hobbies include
skateboarding, snowboarding, and bodysurfing.
Additional Specialties: Special Needs
Christina is studying Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at Palomar College with additional course work
in Early Childhood Development. She comes from a large family of younger brothers and loves to teach swimming
because of the difference that she makes in a child's life. In the past she was a regular volunteer for the
R.E.I.N.S Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in Fallbrook where she helped those with special needs build
self-confidence and experience emotional growth. In her spare time, Christina practices Yoga, reads, and
Coco is currently attending Kaplan College to become a Healthcare Rehabilitation Therapy Technician. Her love
for swimming came at the early age of 5 after learning how to swim. She is the oldest of 12 nieces and nephews
whom she helps babysit. Coco’s favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is being able to help her
students become great swimmers and being able to teach them a lifelong skill. One interesting fact about Coco
is that she can make her toes touch her head.
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Crystal is studying to become a Nurse at Mira Costa Community College. She discovered her love for swimming at
an early age after taking swimming lessons in elementary school. Crystal has an extensive background with children
of varying ages. She previously worked at Tobique Youth Center working with children ages 6-12. She also volunteered
at her local daycare center and is mother of an 8 year old child. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach,
exercising, and photography. Her favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is being able to make a difference
in her student’s lives by teaching them a lifelong skill. One interesting fact about Crystal is that she is a UFC
Holly is currently attending Mira Costa College majoring in Speech Therapy. She has been swimming since the age of two and
swam for the Oceanside Swim Club. During the summer she spends all her free time in her backyard pool. Holly loves
teaching children how to swim because it is a lifelong skill that children will enjoy forever. She has previous experience
working and observing children with special needs in her mom’s classroom. She has also had the opportunity to coach for the
Girls on the Run organization. During her free time, Holly likes to spend time outdoors, snowboarding, and hanging out with
friends. One interesting fact about her is that she is a certified SCUBA diver.
Jarisa is interested in eventually pursuing a career in the Cosmetology field at the Bellus Academy. She loves working
with children and has 6 siblings, 2 brother and 4 sisters. She developed a love for swimming after taking lessons as a
child. She has an extensive background working with children as a volunteer at her church for the past 5 years and as
a camp counselor during the summer months. In her spare time she loves to cook and bake all types of food.
Jessica comes to Waterworks with over 5 years of experience in a child care setting where
she worked with infants, toddlers, and school aged children. She is student at Miramar
College and is currently studying general education. In the past she was on a swim team
through the Boys and Girls club. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is knowing
that she gets to help someone learn a skill that is both important and fun. In her spare
time Jessica loves to dance, listen to music, and swim.
Joanna began swimming lessons when she was young which led her to swim competitively and play
water polo in high school! Upon graduation, she continued to play water polo at Palomar College.
When it comes to teaching swim lessons, Joanna loves the interaction with students and the bonds
that are built. She has volunteered at her mother's day care throughout high school and later began
coaching high school water polo. Joanna was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to Encinitas
as a child. She enjoys expressing herself through tattoo artwork!
Josh sis studying Business and Hotel Management at Palomar Community College. He has 3
years experience working with children of varying ages. He teaches 7-8th grade students
at his local church and has been a camp counselor at the YMCA for the past 2 years. Josh
also babysits his younger brother and helps him with his school work. His love for swimming
came after taking swimming lessons at the YMCA and later went on to join the swim team in
high school Josh's favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is being able to do what
he loves to do the most--TEACH!
Joshua has always had a love for the water. He learned how to water ski at the early age of 4. Joshua
joins Waterworks Aquatics with 2 years of experience as a lifeguard. He also worked 2 years in the “Kids
Care” program for Carlsbad’s elementary schools and interacted with kids of varying ages working at
Legoland. During his free time, Joshua enjoys working on motorcycles and cars and going to the gym.
His favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is building relationships with his students and
watching them grow as swimmers. One interesting fact about Joshua is that he loves to single ski and
learned how to by the time he was 6 years old.
Lindsay is attending Mira Costa Community College to major in Sociology. She joins Waterworks
Aquatics with previous experience as a swimming instructor at the Joe & Mary Mottino Family
YMCA, teaching children and adults of all ages how to swim. Lindsay also babysits children
ages 8-12 part time. In high school, she played competitive water polo and joined swim team
for 3 years in a row! Her favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is being able to
teach her students new things each time they meet. One interesting fact about Lindsay is that
she likes to run 5k marathons.
Lyndie joins Waterworks Aquatics with 2 years' experience teaching swim lessons at a local
waterpark. In high school, she played waterpolo and was on the swim team for 2 years as well.
In her free time, you will find her surfing, swimming or shopping. Lyndie loves teaching and
one of her favorite things is when her students' learn something new and how excited they
Michael comes to Waterworks with a history of competitive swimming experience.
Throughout high school, he played water polo for 4 years and swam for 3. Michael
has worked at Legoland for years and currently is an Assistant Scoutmaster. His
favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is that he can combine his passion for
working with children, with his passion for swimming. Michael enjoys reading comic
books and following sports. He is currently attending Mira Costa College with a focus
Mikey is studying Psychology at Palomar College and in the past has helped teach
children who he babysat regularly how to surf and body board. In high school he
participated in both the Water Polo and Swim Teams and he has been surfing for over
16 years. He loves teaching at Waterworks because he is able to surround himself with
people who share a passion of helping children learn to swim and love the water. In his
spare time Mikey spends time with his family and friends at the beach or in the mountains.
Paige is attending California State University, San Marcos to major in Special Education.
She started swimming at 2 years old and was part of a local swim team for 15 years. Paige
also swam for her high school's varsity swim team for 4 consecutive years. She has been
teaching swimming lessons since she was 215years old and has been babysitting for family
and friends since the age of 12. Her favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is
being able to teach her students a lifelong skill. Her favorite hobbies are swimming,
going to the beach, and hanging out with family and friends. One interesting fact about
Paige is that she loves to cook!
PJ's favorite hobbies are surfing, scuba diving, and playing music. PJ swam competitively
in high school after joining the swim team. He joins Waterworks Aquatics with experience
teaching surfing lessons and interacting with children of varying ages as a summer camp
volunteer. One interesting fact about PJ is that he used to be a farmer.
Tate is currently attending Mira Costa College to receive his AA with the hopes of
transferring to an X-Ray Technician school. He has been a swimmer since the age of
2 and began surfing when he was 5. To this day, Tate still enjoys surfing as well as
snowboarding. He comes to Waterworks with 3 years of experience working in his church's
child ministry. While the parents attended their church services, Tate would supervise the
children letting them have fun while still remaining safe. He has developed a passion
for watching children grow and excel in the forms of swimming and water safety.
Valerie is studying Biology at Mira Costa Community College. Before joining Waterworks
Aquatics, Valerie volunteered as a mentor and tutor for children at a local preschool.
During her free time, she enjoys swimming, sculpting, and cooking. Valerie has an
extensive swimming background. She played competitive water polo and joined swim team
during her years in high school. Her favorite aspect about teaching swimming lessons is
being able to work with her students in making them great swimmers. One interesting fact
about Valerie is that she has a freckle on her left eye.