Our SwemSchool team is like a family and we pride ourselves on our commitment on hiring diverse aquatics professionals from the communities we serve.
Trish Miller is the CEO of Swemkids, a nonprofit organization that provides underprivileged children with access to swimming lessons and water safety education. Trish's personal experience of nearly drowning while in college shaped her career and passion for teaching children to swim and stay safe in and around the water.
Trish's passion for swimming and water safety education extends beyond her work at Swemkids. She is a frequent speaker and advocate for drowning prevention, and has been recognized for her contributions to the field with several awards and honors. In her free time, Trish enjoys swimming, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Shawn was born on September 13th in New York City. However, Shawn has been in the Atlanta area for most of his life and attended high school in Lithonia, Georgia. In Shawn’s free time, he enjoys dancing, photography, eating pizza and gourmet popcorn, and watching his favorite movie, Jawbreaker. Shawn, who is new to the aquatics world, will be conquering his own fears in the water. We are excited to provide members of our team with the opportunity to experience the freedom of swimming. His favorite part about working at the SwemSchool is getting to know the families and hearing their stories regarding their progress.
Instructor Brandon was born on September 13th and is from Atlanta, Ga. In Brandon’s free time, he enjoys playing instruments, spoken word, eating sushi and watching his favorite movie, Save the Last Dance. Brandon, who has been swimming since the age of 9, learned to swim by taking lessons at a city pool. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing his students progress.
Amanda was born on November 7th and is from New Jersey. In Amanda’s free time, she enjoys watching t.v., eating buffalo wings and watching their favorite movie, Spice World. Amanda, who has been swimming since she was young, learned to swim with her father. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is helping swimmers reach their goals.
Evan was born on April 23rd and is from South Boston, Virginia. In Evan’s free time, he enjoys hanging with friends, eating pizza and watching his favorite movie, Escape room. Evan, who has been swimming since he was little, learned to swim by taking group lessons. His favorite part about teaching swim lessons is when the kids get comfortable enough to jump into the pool.
Ava was born on January 8th and is from South Boston, Virgina. In Ava’s free time, she enjoys drawing, running track, eating all types of foods; Asian, Mexican, Italian, and watching her favorite movie, End Game. Ava, who has been swimming since the age of 5, learned to swim when her mom enrolled her in swim lessons. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing the kids grow using the skills she taught them.
Cortney was born on April 20th and is from Lansing, Michigan. In Cortney’s free time, she enjoys drawing, eating crab legs, and watching her favorite movie, Coming to America. Cortney, who has been swimming since 6 months old, learned to swim when her mom enrolled her in swim lessons. Her favorite part about teaching swim lessons is seeing the joy on kids' faces when they accomplish something they were scared to do.