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Amanda

Amanda is a senior in the Connell School of Nursing.  She has been a certified lifeguard for the past five years and a swim instructor for three years, working both at the Flynn Recreation Complex and at the Burbank YMCA in her hometown of Reading.  She spends her summers teaching both private swim lessons and camp swim lessons to kids ranging in ages three to ten.  As a nursing student focusing on pediatrics, Amanda loves working with children and is able to foster a safe and fun environment that will help your child to become comfortable in the pool.

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Brenna

Brenna is sophomore sociology major and a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Flynn Recreation Complex. She has done both competitive and recreational swimming her whole life and has been teaching lessons for the past three years. Brenna began work at her local YMCA in Upstate New York teaching children of all ages and skill levels. In the summers, Brenna has been working at a residential summer camp for children as a counselor, swim instructor, and lifeguard. Through her variety of experience, Brenna has learned many different techniques and methods in order to work with all swim levels and ages. Brenna truly loves being around the water and is excited to make it a fun and comfortable learning environment for everyone.

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Carolyn

Carolyn is a sophomore as an elementary education major in the Lynch School of Education. She is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and water safety instructor. She has been teaching swim lessons at a day camp in her hometown, Wellesley, Massachusetts, for the past two summers. She has worked with kids as young as three and as old as twelve. Carolyn enjoys seeing a child's face light up whenever they accomplish something new in the water. She strives to help every child feel safe in and around the water, as well as show them how much fun swimming can be.

 

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Darby

Darby is a freshman in the Connell Nursing School at Boston College. She is a Red Cross certified lifeguard and water safety instructor. She has guarded and taught lessons for over four years at private pools and summer camps. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Darby swam competitively for a club team throughout elementary and middle school and on the varsity swim team in upper school. She thinks swimming is great for fitness as well as building confidence. Darby likes to work with any level from beginners to advanced swimmers. Darby loves teaching swimming and is excited to become more involved in the Boston community.

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Estelle

Estelle is a sophomore psychology major at BC. She is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and swim instructor. She swam competitively on a club team based out of Harvard for over 10 years, and she also swam varsity for her high school team. She began teaching 2 years ago at MIT, helping both children and adults develop their comfort level and swimming skills in the water. She can't wait to continue teaching for her second year at BC, and is excited to pass on her knowledge and excitement about swimming to both children and adults.

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Estephen

Estephen is a sophomore enrolled in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is also a member of the BC Men’s Swimming and Diving team, and swims butterfly. He has swam competitively for 10 years, starting on club swimming in his hometown of Long Beach, CA. He has been a swim instructor for four years, and has worked with all ages and levels, from infants to club-ready swimmers. Estephen loves working with children and using his expertise in the water to better develop your child’s swimming skills. 

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Gabriela

Gabriela is an international studies major.  She is a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Flynn Recreation Complex.  She has been a competitive swimmer since she was 7, all the way up to the Varsity level.  She has been working in her hometown community center pool for the last three years.  As an instructor, Gaby has taught private lessons for kids with little to no swimming experience, skill refinement, and endurance training for kids in various swimming levels and has coached a competitive swim team.  As a swim instructor for kid’s camp this summer, she has mastered teaching Red Cross Levels 1-6. Gaby is very enthusiastic and loves seeing kids develop better swimming skills throughout each class.

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Jacci

Jacci is a lifeguard and swim instructor in the Flynn Recreation Complex. She grew up spending her summers at the beach taking swimming lessons. She has taught swim lessons for five years.  Prior to becoming a teacher, she was an assistant swim instructor.  Throughout the years, Jacci has taught all ages and levels, from babies to adults.  Jacci mostly teaches younger kids and adults but she enjoys teaching anyone who is willing to learn.

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Jake

Jake is a junior economics major and a film studies minor at Boston College.  He has been swimming since he was 6 years old, and has been lifeguard certified for the past four years.  Jake played varsity water polo for four years in high school, and coached a recreational swim team over the summer.  He has been helping teach children ages 3-6 how to swim since he was 14 years old, but due to his experience with children up to 18 years old on the recreational team, is comfortable with coaching swimmers of all ages and ability levels. 

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Jason

Jason is a senior at Boston College studying finance and accounting. He has been teaching swim lessons and coaching for the past three years. In addition, Jason has been competing in the sport of swimming for the past 13 years and currently swims for the Boston College Eagles. He enjoys helping others improve in the water and reach their goals, whether that be getting accustomed to beginner swim techniques or more advanced stroke work.

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Joni

Joni is a pre-med biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She is a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Flynn Recreation Complex. Prior to Boston College, she swam competitively and was captain of her high school Varsity swim team and club team.  She has taught large groups for 3 years at a school program as well as private lessons over the summer. Joni has gained experience teaching children of all levels, from kids who simply needed to get accustomed to the water to kids who were refining their strokes and building endurance.  She loves watching children progress in their skills and enjoys seeing them find their love for the water.

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Katherine

Kate is a senior at Boston College studying Biology. She has been certified as a lifeguard for four years, and has been teaching swim lessons to children ages 18 months to 16 years for the past three summers. She also coached a recreational swim team for two summers at a local country club. Prior to coming to BC, she swam competitively on a club team for 7 years, and was captain of her varsity swim team in high school. This year, Kate has also been volunteering with Project Swim, a BC run club that offers swim lessons to autistic children. She enjoys helping others reach their goals and improve in the water, and understands the importance of providing a comfortable and fun atmosphere in the pool. She is excited to start teaching at BC, and hopes to share her love of swimming with all those she works with.

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Katie

Katie is a junior at BC. She’s been swimming competitively for over 10 years and assistant coaching for five. She has been teaching group and private lessons to kids of all ages (6 month - 15 years) as well as some adult lessons.

 

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Kevin

Kevin is a sophomore at BC in the School of Arts and Sciences.  He has been a certified lifeguard for four years and a WSI certified swim instructor William Lawrence Camp, and is excited to meet new children and adults in the Boston area.  Kevin has spent his last four summers teaching daily swim classes to children ages 8-15.  He loves to have fun, but is also motivated to significantly improve the swimming abilities of those he teaches. 

 

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Lauren

Lauren is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and swim instructor with a passion for swimming and teaching. Growing up, she spent her summers swimming on a swim team from age six through high school. She has taught lessons for the past four years to kids mostly ages 3-14, but has experience working with kids and adults of all ages and levels. Lauren loves connecting with kids to help them develop their swimming skills and confidence, and understands the importance of providing a comfortable and exciting environment in the pool. During her lessons she integrates a variety of skills and techniques while emphasizing the importance of safety and fun!

 

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Sarah

Sarah is a freshman communications major at BC. She is an American Red Cross-certified lifeguard and swim instructor. For five years she swam competitively with a USA club team in California, and she also swam for, and was captain of, her high school swim team. Two years ago, she began teaching Swim America lessons, working with children ages 3-12 in order to accustom them to the water, develop their swimming skills, and train them for competitive swim teams. She is excited to begin her time teaching at BC, and to share her passion for swimming with the amazing community surrounding Boston College.