Instructors

 

Erin Devlin McQuadeddd

I have a passion for swimming and teaching children and adults.

CREDENTIALS

Water Safety Instructor

Lifeguard Certification

First Aid and CPR Certification

EXPERIENCE

I have been a Private Swim Instructor for 40 years.

Taught private swimming lessons to adults and children

All Levels

Momy and Me, Children with Disabilities

Taught beginning diving classes

City of Orange Parks and Recreation at Villa Park High School

SWIM COACH, LIFEGUARD & SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Taught Swim Safety

Coached recreational swim team ages 5-6 years old

Taught swim strokes

Taught beginning diving

Accomplishments/ swim related activities

Competed in mini-triathlon

Recreational swimmer in ocean and pool since age 5 to present.

Stephanie Christman

I love water!

... so much that all my life friends and family have called me fish.

Aquatics has always been a big part of my life, from jumping in the pool at age 2, to swimming competitively through college. I earned my degree in health and physical education and followed this doing graduate work in excercise science & sports medicine.

I love that teaching swimming gives me a chance to share my love of water and to teach a skill that will be used for an entire lifetime. It's important to me to have a positive impact on children and adults by enabling them to love to learn to swim and be water safe.

Whether it is teaching beginners or helping experienced swimmers with stroke technique, I look forward to sharing my skills.

I am a certified Redcross WSI (Water Safety Instructor) and Lifeguard. I am also certified in CPR and First Aid.

 

Dawn Urbanek

Founder of Wild Child Water Play. I started this play based learn to swim program for my children fourteen years ago; because I wanted my children to be strong swimmers, and love the water as much as I do. In addition to the Wild Child Water Play program, I swam competitively through college. I have taught swimming lessons and Coached for over 30 years. My specialty is infants and toddlers. I have been teaching and developing the Wild Child Infant/Toddler program for 14 years. I am also a Red Cross trained Water Safety Instructor and hold a current Red Cross CPR/First Aid for Coaches certification. Wild Child Water Play is a member of the National Swim School Association.

Donna Molina

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.

Timothy Reed

Raised in Temecula Valley. Learned how to swim in Pre School, Loves fresh and salt water. Started competitive swim at the age of 11. Swam for MESA swim team until high school. 4 years of high school swim for Elsinore High School. Coached the Temecula Swim Club. Taught swim lessons and Coached for the YMCA Riptides of North Country San Diego. Loves: fresh vegetables and surfing. Dislikes: scary movies and wet socks. Fun always comes first no matter what sport is involved. "I'm a 9 year old stuck in a 22 year old body!"

Hannah Tamaddon

I have been around water all my life and love to swim. Starting at 3 years old, I began taking swim lessons at Crown Valley Pool and was taught how to swim by amazing instructors. I learned about water safety and how to swim competitive strokes as well. These swim lessons trained me well to swim competitively on swim team. I have been working with the City of Laguna Niguel as a certified lifeguard and swim instructor for the past six years and now teach at the same pool I took lessons at. Teaching others about being water safe and learning how to swim has become a passion of mine. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and love of water with all of you!

I am certified with the American Red Cross as a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor, which includes being certified in CPR and First Aid.

Alison Meanie

I love the water, especially being in the ocean! Since I was 5, I've been swimming competitively, as well as playing water polo.  I love working with children! The last four summers I've had tons of fun working at a summer camp for children with special needs, so I've had quite a bit of experience working with all kinds of kids. I'm a big sister to my little brother and sister, and have been teaching my little sister how to swim and feel comfortable playing in the water since she was a tiny tot. I am excited to be part of Wild Child, so that I can spend time sharing my passion for the water with my students, by helping to make them great swimmers who love the water as much as I do!

I am a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor and I have my CPR certification.