Emily A.


Emily was born in Phoenix, Arizona but spent most of her childhood life in Indonesia, where her love of swimming and everything aquatic related blossomed. She grew up surfing, racing sailboats, snorkeling, and swimming in both pools and the ocean. Upon moving back to California her sophomore year of high school, she joined a recreational swim team and became a lifeguard and swim instructor by her junior year. Her passion for teaching swim lessons grew as she taught children from as young as 6 months to as old as 14 years, in both private and group settings. Having grown up her whole life around the water, her number one priority when teaching is safety. And number two of course is to have fun!

Ages Emily Works With: 6 months through Adult
Emily's Schedule: Monday-Friday + Sunday

Areas Emily Teaches: San Fernando Valley

Client Reviews

"We had our first lesson with Emily and she was wonderful!!! Dylan warmed up to her immediately. she is just lovely and awesome!!! 🥳 looking forward to Dylan learning to swim with Emily! Thank you again and for setting us up with Emily!" 

-Michelle G., Chatsworth, Summer 2020

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


Q1: Where did you grow up?

Arizona, Indonesia, and California

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

I would like to go back to visit Indonesia because I miss it!

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

Seeing the progress from each and every student, and seeing them have fun.

Q4: Who is your hero?

My mom, because she does it all & is the kindest person I know.

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


Serving Los Angeles Since 2002!

© 2020 by Head Above Water, Inc.