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Meet Our Instructors

Brooke
Hamilton/Ancaster

 

What you love most about being a lifeguard/instructor

The thing I enjoy most about lifeguarding and instructing is watching the students improve. I love seeing a student go from a new swimmer to a confident and strong swimmer. 

What are your teaching specialties?

I have been teaching children of all ages how to swim for almost 3 years now. In addition to children, I have experience with teaching adults and children with increased needs. I enjoy teaching people of all ages and abilities and I easily adapt my lesson plans to best fit their learning style or needs. I work to make learning fun and as engaging as possible. 

What are your credentials?

National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid with CPR-C, Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor, and Emergency First Aid Instructor

What is your education?

I am going into my third year at McMaster University obtaining an Honour Bachelor of Arts degree in social psychology with a minor in sociology.

Nyla Dundas

 

What you love most about being a lifeguard/instructor:

Since I was little, my happy place has always been the water. Weekly swimming lessons were the highlight of my week. I love seeing this same excitement in the kids I teach. I teach safety first but make sure we have fun while learning. Teaching has always been my passion, so much so that I am making it my life’s work. The smiles I see from students as they grasp a new concept is something I will never grow tired of seeing!

What are your teaching specialities? 

I have experience working with all ages (infant to senior). I consistently create and adapt specialized lesson plans to suit every individual’s needs; to ensure everyone is included! I have worked with many aspiring lifeguards, while teaching Bronze level courses.

What are your credentials?

I am certified in the following: National Lifeguard (NLS), Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Swim Instructor, Emergency First Aid Instructor, Standard First Aid – CPR C – AED, Aquatic Supervisor (AST), Pool Operator – Level 1, and High Five; Principles of Healthy Child Development. I am constantly updating my certifications and seeking out new courses to take, so I can be the best lifeguard/instructor!

What is your education?I am currently attending Brock University and enrolled in the Concurrent Education program. With this, I am perusing a BA in Integrated Studies and on track to earning a Bachelor of Education degree.

Rebecca
Mississauga

What I love most about being a lifeguard/ swim instructor?
is seeing all the progress that the students make and seeing everyone have fun while swimming. It truly is so rewarding when a child can overcome their fear of water and gain the confidence they need to succeed in  water.  
 What are your teaching specialties? 
 in is teaching Front Crawl as this is one of the most important and most used strokes in swimming. 
 
Credentials include National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid and CPR C, Airway Management, AED and Lifesaving Society Instructors. 
 
Education: 
I am currently attending my first year at McMaster university enrolled in the Health and Society program.

Kathryn
Oakville

What do you love the most about being a lifeguard/swim instructor?

Being a lifeguard/instructor gives me the opportunity to learn skills that I can use on and off of the pool deck, and carry with me for life. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s ability and help them grow. The simple satisfaction I receive from both the swimmer and their families makes it all worth it! 

What are your teaching specialties?
Having swam competitively for eight years, I specialize in stroke development/correction. I have experience working with children between the ages of 6 months and 65 years. I have experience working with children with special needs as well. 
What are your credentials?
National Lifeguard, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Standard First Aid + CPR “C”. 
What is your education?
I am currently in my second year at Wilfrid Laurier University studying Communications and Management. 
 
 
 

Alexandra
Milton

What you love most about being a lifeguard/swim instructor?
I enjoy creating connections with my students and I find it very rewarding to see them progress to the next level after I have dedicated time and effort into teaching them.
 
What are your teaching specialties?
I have almost four years of experience teaching infants to 90 year olds, so I know how to modify skill progression and tailor my lesson plans to fit each student’s capabilities. 
 
What are your credentials?
National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Lifesaving Swim Instructor, Emergency First Aid with CPR-C and AED, HIGH FIVE certified.
 
What is your education?
I am currently working towards obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Emilia
Burlington

What do I love most about being a lifeguard/instructor?
I love being able to help people succeed in strengthening their ability to swim. I think that being able to swim is one of the most important life skills. So being able to make connections and bonds all while helping someone becoming stronger in the water is pretty awesome!
What are your teaching specialties?
I was a competitive swimmer up until the age of 18 before I started school. So I am very strong in improving stroke technique and endurance. Also, I am very familiar with working with children as almost all of my work experience involved care of children, including those on the spectrum.
What are your credentials?
I am certified in National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Standard First Aid with CPR C, High Five; Principles of Healthy Child Development, Lifesaving swim Instructor, Swim Instructor, Emergency First Aid Instructor, Bilingual French B2 designation.
What is your education?
I am currently in my second year of an Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Resource Science at Trent University.
 

Thomas Caledonia

What do you love most about being a lifeguard/instructor?

Seeing progress in the swimmers provides a positive experience for both the instructor and the student. Teaching proper swimming technique, and safety are a top priority during swimming lessons and help the lesson to be both fun and safe.

What are your teaching specialties?

I have taught swimming lessons ever since I could get my instructor certification. I enjoy teaching first aid, and also working on personal best for time swims, and improving strokes.

What are your credentials?

Mental Health First Aid, Aquatic Supervisor Training, High Five Principles of Child Development, National Lifeguard Certification (NLS), Lifesaving Instructor, Standard First Aid.

What is your education?

I am currently enrolled in my 2nd year at McGill within the Physical and Health Education Program. I plan to continue my schooling to my master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

Lily Burlington

 

What you love most about being a lifeguard/instructor

I have been in swimming lessons since I was a toddler and I absolutely loved them. The most important thing to me about being an instructor and lifeguard is giving children the same opportunities I had when learning how to swim. I love to be able to make an impact and change in children’s lives and the connection that comes with that responsibility. I truly take passion in what I do and hope that more kids will love to swim the way I do.

What are your teaching specialities? 

I taught at the YMCA for two and a half years. I have taught group lessons and one on ones with a variety of ages; from a couple months old to older adults. I also have experience with teaching adaptive lessons, which helps those with disabilities become comfortable and confident in the water. As well, as I taught bronze and first aid courses and absolutely love those too.

What are your credentials?

National Lifeguard (NL), Lifesaving Swim Instructor, Pool Operator Level 1, Lifesaving Examiner.

What is your education?

I am currently attending first year at the University of Western Ontario, I am enrolled in the Social Sciences program.

Olivia Stoney Creek

What you love most about being a lifeguard/instructor

I find that being a lifeguard/instructor brings a new challenge every day. I love to see the excitement in a student when they grasp a skill they have been working hard at for days or weeks. I enjoy seeing students grow in confidence in and around the water and creating friendships throughout the course. 

What are your teaching specialities?

I feel that I specialize in teaching skills through diverse approaches. This skill allows myself as an instructor and the swimmer to find a learning method that best suits their confidence level, as well as gradually introducing a skill that may initially seem intimidating. 

What are your credentials?

Lifesaving Swim Instructor, Emergency First Aid Instructor, National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED, Emergency First Aid with CPR-B.

What is your education?

I am currently in my first year at Western University obtaining a major in Psychology.