Nicholas Smith was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He was a competitive swimmer for 16 years and was honored to serve as the captain of the Little Indians and the Titans. His primary events were Individual Medley, butterfly, and distance freestyle events. His competitive coaching background has included serving as a Titan Swim Camp Counselor for Westminster, where he coached athletes ages 7-18 for multiple weeks over the course of three summers. He also has eight years of experience lifeguarding, teaching swim lessons, and serving as a pool manager at the Mack Park Community Pool. He has taught private lessons, group lessons, and lessons for people with special needs. Nicholas is also an advanced open water SCUBA diver. Nicholas is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of South Florida in School Psychology. His ambition is to become a licensed psychologist, pursue a career in higher education, as well as maintain a private practice. He is a passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan and avid reader. Nicholas loves working with children and cannot wait to help your family become more safe in and around the water.
Charlotte grew up outside of Washington, DC and is a recent graduate of Eckerd College. After volunteering with The Peace Corps in Ecuador, she decided to return to the warmth and sunshine of Tampa Bay! Charlotte has had a love for the water ever since she can remember. She joined the swim team at the age of five and happily made her varsity swim team in high school, being named captain her senior year. Charlotte continued expressing her love for the water by life guarding and instructing at a summer camp in West Virginia for six consecutive summers. She has been Lifeguard and Waterfront certified, including CPR and First Aid, with the American Red Cross since 2009. Charlotte is also employed at The Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg where she doubles as the Development Coordinator and a substitute teacher. She loves working with kids, teaching swimming lessons, and traveling in her spare time. Charlotte cannot wait to help your family succeed in the water!
Christine began her career in Aquatics as a swim instructor and lifeguard at her local YMCA when she was 16 years old. Fast forward 8 years and she has now worked with numerous programs and gained experience with a variety of ages and skill level. She also has experience teaching children with special needs. Christine seeks to gain the trust of each of her swimmers and never forces them to do anything they aren't comfortable with. Safety is her number one concern and she will teach your swimmer all about how to be safe in and around the water! She is enthusiastic and will be more excited about your swimmer's progress than they are. She is not shy with babies and LOVES parent-child classes! She has a passion for teaching and helping your swimmer to be as safe and as comfortable in the water as possible while still having fun. She is also a certified yoga instructor and will often incorporate some of the different breathing and relaxation techniques in her lessons. Christine can't wait to help you accomplish your swim goals!
Alicia was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She has two older brothers and she's been a swim instructor and lifeguard for 3 years. Alicia has taught a variety of age groups swim lessons, including infant, toddlers, and young children. She is a certified lifeguard, as well as holds certifications for CPR, AID, and first aid. Alicia recently moved to the Tampa Bay area and is very excited to teach water safety and stroke refinement to young children.