Now Hiring for Port Charlotte!
Samantha has been teaching swimming lessons for over five years. She served as a Lifeguard and Coach for the Englewood YMCA Sharks Swim Team, and also taught private swim lessons for a local country club. She has experience teaching and coaching all ages and abilities, including special needs. She is also available to teach swim lessons in Spanish and Chinese. Samantha is the daughter of a Pastor and loves kids having come from a family of seven brothers and sisters.
Brad was born and raised in New Zealand and has been around water all of his life. From a young age he was training and competing in swimming and surf lifesaving at meets throughout New Zealand and Australia, and more recently he has competed in the Taupo Half Ironman, triathlons, marathons and ocean swims throughout New Zealand. Brad spent several years as head coach of both the Omanu Swim Club and Mount Maunganui Swim Club, working with beginners, masters, and elite athletes, teaching and inspiring his athletes to achieve their goals. Brad is also an ISSA qualified personal trainer who believes overall fitness is a key component to swimming success. Brad moved to Sarasota in 2015 with his wife and two young children. In his free time he enjoys rugby, fishing, kayaking, surfing and reading.
Bambi is originally from Western Pennsylvania and moved to Venice in 2014 with her family. At age 15, Bambi started teaching and lifeguarding. Bambi swam competitively for 20 years. She swam at the YMCA, for her high school team, and for 4 years at Slippery Rock University of PA, eventually competing in the Masters Swimming Program. After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism / Recreation Management, Bambi worked as an Aquatic’s Director for the Phoenixville and Spring Valley YMCAs in the Philadelphia area. While working at the YMCA, Bambi oversaw all swim programs, taught swimming, was a lifeguard, & lead water aerobic classes. After starting a family, Bambi stepped down from her management position but continued teaching swimming and lifeguarding. Bambi has taught all levels and abilities - including babies, preschoolers, swim team members, children with special needs, and adult beginners. Bambi has 3 children of her own and has taught all of them to swim at a young age. She has a passion for teaching swimming and loves seeing her clients succeed!