Availability: Sundays 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Josh is a junior in Boston College’s School of Arts and Sciences. He’s been competitively swimming for over 14 years and is currently a member of the Men’s Varsity Swim Team here at BC. He enjoys the sport of swimming and is enthusiastic towards helping others improve their aquatic ability.
Availability: Mondays 4:30 - 5:00 pm & Wednesdays 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Sean is a junior pursuing a major in International Studies and minors in Chinese and History. He is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and swim instructor. Originally from Pasadena, CA, Sean has over 12 years of competitive water polo experience and is also a member of the Boston College Men’s Club Water Polo team. He has worked at the Flynn Recreation Complex for the last 2 years and is enthusiastic about helping new swimmers improve their technique and comfort in the water.
Availability: Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Fridays 5:30 - 7:00 pm, and Sundays 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Jillian is a senior at Boston College studying Education and History with a minor in Special Education. She is originally from Rochester, NY where she has worked as a camp counselor, lifeguard and swim teacher and has experience with all ages and levels of swimmers. As an education major, she has been able to refine her skills working with students with special needs as well as treating all students with respect and integrity. From all of her experience working with children in and out of the pool, she has a variety of techniques to ensure children are safe in and around the pool. Being certified as a lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor has helped Jillian realize her passion for teaching as she can see firsthand her students grasp concepts. Jillian can’t wait to continue her passion for teaching in the pool.
Availability: Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Wednesdays 4:00 pm, and Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Estelle is a senior studying biology at Boston College. She is an American Red Cross certified 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 over 4 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 fourth year at BC, and is excited to pass on her knowledge and excitement to swimmers of all levels.
Availability: Wednesdays 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Carolyn is a senior in Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. She is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and water safety instructor. She has been teaching swim lessons for four years now. 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.
Availability: Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm & Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Gabriela is a senior here at Boston College. She is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Economics and a minor in History. She has taught swim lessons her entire time at BC. She loves working with all age groups and swimming abilities. Her experience on a competitive swim team from elementary school up to the end of high school gave her the ability to technique refinement as well as endurance training. In her summers she has served as aquatic director at summer camps and given her lots of experience with kids from ages 2-14. Gabriela is Red Cross first aid and lifeguard certified as well as water safety instructor certified. She has taught swim lessons in her home in Long Island since she was 16.
Availability: Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Alyssa is a senior at Boston College studying Psychology with a Clinical concentration. Alyssa is originally from Santa Cruz, California and has over 12 years of competitive swimming and water polo experience, as well as over 2 years of coaching and teaching swim lessons. Alyssa has worked at the Flynn Recreation Complex for the last year and is looking forward to this year of teaching swim lessons and helping swimmers reach their goals.
Availability: Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm and Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Taylor is a junior in CSOM pursuing a BS in Management with concentrations in Finance and Corporate Reporting & Analysis as well as minors in Mathematics and History. Taylor hails from Yorktown Heights, New York and has been swimming since he was six. Before college, Taylor swam year-round competitively for nine years. Since arriving on The Heights Taylor has competed for the Men’s Club Water Polo team and now serves as a team officer. Taylor is a Red Cross certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. Additionally, Taylor spent the summer after his freshmen as an Assistant Swim Coach for his local recreational team. Taylor very much looks forward to sharing his love and enthusiasm for swimming with all who are seeking lessons!
Availability: Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Neil is a junior in the Carroll School of Management, studying Finance with a minor in Applied Psychology & Human Development. Originally from Long Island, NY, he swam on his high school's Varsity swim team, as well as a club team throughout high school. At BC, he is a member of the men's club water polo team. Neil has worked as a lifeguard for over three years and a swim coach for a summer league on Long Island. He is excited to help new and experienced swimmers become more comfortable moving through the water and develop proficiency in their stroke.
Availability: Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Sundays 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Brenna is a senior at Boston College studying Sociology and Education. This will be her fourth year working in the Plex Aquatics Department. Brenna has been instructing swim lessons for all ages and ability levels for 5 years. During the summer, Brenna is a unit director at a YMCA residential summer camp in Upstate New York. This year, she is excited to work with swimmers to help develop confidence and ability in the water. Brenna's focus is on personal growth for each swimmer in a safe, fun environment.
Availability: Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Wednesdays 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Fridays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Cole is a rising junior in the Carroll School of Management studying Finance and Marketing. He is a member of the Swimming and Diving team and currently holds Boston College school records in the one-meter, three-meter, and platform diving events. He’s experienced in teaching all age and skill levels from beginner to advanced and has been coaching for a year at BC and Charles River Diving Club.
Availability: Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm, and Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Jeff is an incoming freshman this year at Boston College. He is from Orange County, California and will be studying Political Science in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences at Boston College. Jeff has been swimming since he was 3-years-old and is finishing up his first year of teaching lessons. He is energetic, friendly and hardworking. He wants to work diligently to help kids learn how to swim and be safe around the water at all times. He looks forward to meeting you and cannot wait to begin swim lessons!
Availability: Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Estephen is a Senior enrolled in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is also a member of the BC Men’s Swimming and Diving team, primarily swimming butterfly. He has swum competitively for 10 years, starting with 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 will use his expertise in the water to better develop your child’s swimming skills.
Availability: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Paige is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Psychology and Hispanic Studies. This is her second semester working at the plex pool. She is originally from New Jersey, where she worked as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and teaching assistant at the Goddard School for Early Childhood Development. Paige has tons of experience working with children and loves to help young swimmers become more comfortable and safe in and around the pool as well as to help older swimmers refine their skills.
Availability: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Sam is a sophomore at Boston College studying biology. Originally from East Windsor, CT, she began swim lessons herself at age 5 and has gone on to get her American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor certifications. She has lifeguarded for four years, and has taught swim lessons both as an assistant and head teacher for the past three. Sam has experience teaching a wide age range – infants as young as six months to adults – and also has worked with swimmers with special needs to get them comfortable and safe in (and around!) the water. Come join her in the pool, she can’t wait to meet all those looking to improve their skills!