Swimming is a sport/exercise that is not only fun but an amazing head-to-toe, low impact workout.
My love of swimming started at a very young age. I took swim lessons at my community pool in Los Angeles, and practiced the 4 competitive strokes I learned in my own backyard pool.
Water safety is a priority of mine. I strive to give everyone I teach the confidence to master swimming, and experience the enjoyment that comes with swimming.
In 2001, I became a Certified Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. I’m also certified in CPR and First Aide. Little did I know that a hand full of those students that I’ve taught would go on to join their high school swim team. Some have become lifeguards and swim instructors right here at Crown Valley Pool.
Students I’ve taught range in age from 6 mos. to 75 years young.
I love being in and on the water, so during my time away from the pool, you can find me down at the ocean. I’ve paddled and competed in Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe races for 14 years. I’m also an assistant coach for Dana Outrigger Canoe Club’s Keiki (children) paddling program, the Keiki range in age from 9-14 years.
I have recently started Stand-up Paddle boarding. I also dance Hula!
My wish is that everyone young and old could enjoy the water as much as I do.