Ashley R.


Ashley is a transplant from Connecticut and is now in her 7th year with Head Above Water. She swam competitively for over 13 years and has been teaching swimming for over 10 years. Currently, she works as an Education Manager for Discovery Cube in Los Angeles and Santa Ana and she thrives on helping children learn new things in and out of the pool. Her love of the water and incredible enthusiasm ensure every child will not be able to wait for their swim lessons!

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

Areas Ashley Teaches: Central San Fernando Valley

Client Reviews


"We're loving Ashley! My son took to her instantly and she's great about switching gears, whenever he indicates disinterest, she quickly has something new for him, that's also teaching a new skill! He's already putting his 'eyes' in,'diving' for toys and improving his kicking. He LOVES humpty dumpty's!" 

-Heidi R., Hollywood Hills, Summer 2015


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


Q1: Where did you grow up?

New Haven, CT (near Yale University)


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

Machu Picchu. I love Andean history and would love to hike Incan trail up to the city and walk around.


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

Teaching a life-saving skill and staying connected to my past. Interacting with kids and getting them to love swimming because of me is great too!


Q4: Who is your hero?

Walt Disney


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

Chocolate Chip Cookies - I love sweets!

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