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Meet the Teachers

  • Adhya Spencer

    Name: Ms. Adhya

    Levels: All levels and all ages, including infants and toddlers.

    Certifications: ACIC, CPR, ISS, LFL, SDS, TSS

    She is trilingual, speaking Spanish, Portuguese and English. She comes from an extensive swim background, swimming on a full scholarship in college, and teaching lessons in the ocean in Brazil! She is highly knowledgeable in stroke and swim technique. This calm and patient mother strives for balance and harmony in all that she does. She is a certified yoga instructor, and primary school teacher, which makes her a warm and loving fit for our swimmers!

    Instructor of the Month: June 2018

    Shifts: Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


  • Anthony Herrera

    Name: Mr. Anthony

    Levels: All levels and all ages.

    Certifications: CPR, LFL

    Mr. Anthony has an enthusiasm that you can feel through his lessons and classes. He is one of eleven siblings! He is bilingual in both English and Spanish. In Mr. Anthony's free time he loves being outdoors and climbing mountains. He can usually be caught in the pool playing with the toys. He is a warm and loving teacher, and even our littlest swimmers are drawn to him! Your child will love him and learn to love the water at the same time.

    Shifts: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 4 -7 p.m.
  • Alexis Jakuszeit

    Name: Ms. Alexis

    Levels: All levels and all ages.

    Certifications: CPR, LFL

    Ms. Alexis is fun, exciting, loving and passionate! She is great with all ages and skill levels. Every job she has ever had is working with children. She loves to teach them and watch them grow. She has a passion for health and fitness, and as a Colorado native, loves the Denver Broncos!


    Shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Art Luna

    Name: Mr. Art

    Levels: All levels and all ages, specialty: stroke development.

    Certifications: CPR, ISS, LFL, SDS, TSS

    Mr. Art is bilingual in English and Spanish. He is amazing with all children, but works especially well with ages 4 and up. Mr. Art is soft spoken, and a very calming teacher. He is great with children of all abilities, and excels with autistic children! If your child is striving to go to a swim team, Mr. Art is the perfect fit. He will get your kiddo swim team ready, and perfect their strokes at every lesson.

    Instructor of the Month: September 2017

    Shifts: Sunday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday 3 - 7 p.m., Tuesday 4 - 7 p.m., Thursday 4 - 7 p.m., Friday 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


  • Brittany Merritt

    Name: Ms. Brittany

    Levels: All levels and all ages, including infants and toddlers.

    Certifications: CPR, ISS, LFL, TSS

    She recently received her undergraduate degree in Theatre with a minor in Dance and Music with an emphasis on Opera Performance. You will definitely hear her singing in the pool with kids, and it's AMAZING. Ms. Brittany's enthusiasm is contagious. She loves swimming and teaching, and will pass her passion to every kiddo she teaches. Instructor of the Month: July 2018

    Shifts: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


  • Callie Rutledge

    Name: Ms. Callie

    Levels: All levels and all ages, including infants and toddlers.

    Certifications: ACIC, CPR, ISS, LFL, SDS, TSS

    She is a mom to a beautiful little boy, and loves teaching all ages. She is such an outgoing, loving and fun instructor. She gives just the right amount of cuddles, while helping kids to achieve their swimming goals. Safety is very important to Ms. Callie. You will love her energy and enthusiasm in the pool and with your kiddos.

    Instructor of the Month: May 2018

    Shifts: Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday/Wednesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday 2 - 7 p.m.
  • Ciara Page

    Name: Ms. Ciara (pronounced like Kira)

    Levels: All levels and all ages.

    Certifications: CPR, LFL

    Ms. Ciara is fun, but also passionate about teaching kids to be water safe! When Ms. Ciara is not in the pool she is going to school for American Sign Language (she's almost fluent)! She has been doing martial arts for ten years, and teaching it for five years. She also trains service dogs for medical alert, and loves all animals! Instructor of the Month: September 2018


    Shifts: Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 4 -7 p.m.


  • Jessika Klocker

    Name: Ms. Jessika

    Levels: All levels and all ages.

    Certifications: CPR, LFL

    Ms. Jessika loves teaching kids to swim! She makes learning and swimming fun. She loves reading, baking, and puppies, which all just make life better.


    Shifts: Monday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 4 -7 p.m.
  • Kory Skalsky

    Name: Ms. Kory

    Levels: All levels and all ages, including infants and toddlers.

    Certifications
    : CPR, ISS, LFL, TSS

    She is a fun, loving mom to 4 beautiful kids (1 set of twin girls) who keep her very busy outside of the pool. *Fun fact: Ms. Kory is a twin herself!* Her funny, outgoing, and upbeat attitude make learning enjoyable! She will welcome your kiddo with a warm smile and is always ready for cuddles and hugs between easy swims and back floats!

    Instructor of the Month: January 2017

    Shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Melanie Carpenter

    Name: Ms. Mel

    Levels: All levels and all ages.

    Certifications: ACIC, CPR, LFL

    Ms. Mel was a lifeguard at one of the biggest water parks in the world, and not a day went by that she didn't have a save. She takes water safety very seriously, while making learning to swim fun! As an adventurer, she loves to travel and learn about new cultures. She is passionate about creating art and refurbishing old furniture. This sweet mom of a beautiful little girl, will connect with your kiddos quickly as they learn to swim.

    Instructor of the Monday: August 2018

    Shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



  • Michelle Preble

    Name: Ms. Michelle

    Levels: All levels and all ages, including infants and toddlers.

    Certifications: CPR, ISS, LFL, SDS, TSS

    Ms. Michelle is outgoing, funny, charismatic and one of the most fun instructors! She is a mom of 3 kiddos, certified yoga instructor, and loves fitness and the outdoors! When she's not at the gym or pool, she can be found at the lake, camping, fishing, and paddle boarding. Her favorite part of teaching is making the kids smile and laugh, while learning a valuable life skill! You and your child will love to learn to swim with Ms. Michelle!

    Shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4 - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


  • Naomi Serrano

    Name: Ms. Naomi

    Levels: All levels and ages.

    Certifications: CPR, LFL

    Ms. Naomi teaches all levels. She is excited to swim with your child, and connects well with kids of all ages. Ms. Naomi is an ABA therapist (by day), working with kids with autism, she is kind, passionate and patient. She has two dogs and loves to hike. Her favorite stroke is freestyle, and your child will love learning it from her. She moved to Colorado for the snow and is a huge movie buff! Ask her what her favorite movie is when you see her!

    Shifts: Friday 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.












  • Rachael Schiller

    Name: Ms. Rachael

    Levels: All levels and all ages, including infants and toddlers.

    Certifications: CPR, ISS, LFL, SDS, TSS

    This Colorado Native loves the outdoors! When she's not in the pool she loves hiking, camping, exploring lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Because of her love of the outdoors, she also has a deep love and respect for the water, which she passes on to all of her swimmers. Her strong passion for water safety drives her to teach kids to swim. She is gentle and loving, but will push your little one out of their comfort zone, while giving tons of love and hugs!
    Instructor of the Month: March 2018

    Shifts: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 4 - 7 p.m.

  • Shay Almonte

    Name: Ms. Shay

    Levels: All levels and ages.

    Certifications: CPR, LFL

    Ms. Shay teaches all ages and levels and is bilingual in both Spanish and English. She is a fun-loving and passionate preschool teacher, with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a mom to a beautiful baby girl. She loves participating in musical theater, and puts on a yearly musical with her class.

    Shifts: Monday 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.












  • Tyler Stryfler

    Name: Mr. Tyler
    Levels:
    All levels and ages 4 and up.
    Certifications:
    CPR, LFL, AKCI

    Mr. Tyler teaches Aqua Kids, small group lessons, and kiddos over 4 years old. This dad (you will see his little guy floating and learning to swim at Little Fins), is full of fun! Our Aqua Kids program is awesomely tough, 4 kids, 1 instructor, no sitting on the wall! Mr. Tyler rocks it! The kids absolutely love him and his non-stop, moving, fun, fast-paced lessons. He has an extensive swim background, and is great at teaching ages 4 years and up how to swim! These classes are EXCLUSIVELY held at the Academy location.