Amanda D.


Now entering her 7th year with Head Above Water, Amanda's been swimming competitively since middle school and through high school at West Genesee Sr. High in Syracuse, NY. Whilst swimming, she picked up her lifeguard certification and she has now been teaching lessons for over 10 years. She's taught ages from infants to teens. Amanda's been in Los Angeles ever since graduating from Video Symphony as a certified editor in film. Amanda loves to teach children and can't wait to help your kids become better swimmers!

Ages Amanda Works With: 6 months through Adult
Amanda's Schedule: Saturday mornings

Areas Amanda Teaches: Central San Fernando Valley

Client Reviews


"It was another amazing swimming season for my kids with Amanda! They love being in the water - they are little fish - who are water safe and love to explore the entire pool (shallow to deep end and from surface to underwater - even in the deep end!). I cannot thank Amanda enough for another great experience! We have been so pleased with the instructions my kids have received and the fun they have had with Amanda - she is amazing! We so appreciate all that she continues to do for my kids!"

-Lisa M., West Hollywood, Summer 2015

Read on to get to know Amanda even better...


Q1: Where did you grow up?

Syracuse, NY


Q2: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

TBack to Scotland because there is beautiful scenery, the people were amazing, and the castles everywhere. Also the accent!


Q3: What is your favorite thing about being a swim instructor?

I love being able to help someone acquire a skill that will last them a lifetime!


Q4: Who is your hero?

My mom because she raised two kids and taught me to be a strong, independent person who takes charge and gets things done. 


Q5: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

French fries - they're delicious!

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