Gabriela Aleman is a pre-med biology 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 two 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. Gaby loves seeing kids develop better swimming skills throughout each class.
Brenna Andreozzi is a 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 the it a fun and comfortable learning environment for everyone.
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.
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.
Jacci Cousins 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.
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.
Trace Fairbaugh is a rising senior psychology and biology major. She has been a lifeguard and swim instructor for the past 5 years both at BC and in her home town of Baltimore. She swam competitively for seven years, including at the Varsity level, and has plenty of knowledge about refining stroke and working on endurance. Trace also has lots of experience teaching children how to swim. She really enjoys working with children from six months to ten years of age. Swimming is one of her passions, and she really enjoys giving back and providing others the opportunity to love swimming as much as she does.
Amanda Farrell 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.
Luke is a freshman at BC in the Carroll School of Management. He has been a certified lifeguard for three years and a WSI certified swim instructor at his local swim club, and is excited to meet new children and adults in the Boston area. Luke is the eldest of three siblings, and swam competitively, so he has experience with younger children and stroke refinement. He loves to have fun, but is also motivated to significantly improve the swimming abilities of those he teaches.
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.