It's great to have Gina back with Head Above Water for her 8th season! She is certified as a Water Safety Instructor through the Red Cross and has over 10 years of experience teaching swim lessons to children and adults in all levels from beginner to advanced. Gina graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Part of her studies included coursework in aquatic therapy and exercise. She is also a certified personal trainer. Gina stresses the importance of a customized approach to help swimmers learn at their own pace. Gina loves the water and the beach and enjoys teaching her students techniques that will enhance their swimming skills and encourage self confidence in the water. She is excited to be a part of the Head Above Water team and looks forward to continuing to inspire and educate future swimmers!
Ages Gina Works With: 6 months through Adult
Gina's Schedule: Monday through Friday
Areas Gina Teaches: San Gabriel Valley
"We have a parent-and-me group class taught by Gina and everyone in our group LOVE our lessons! We have very young swimmers, but Gina is completely understanding, helpful, instructive and fun! I cannot wait to see how our little one keeps progressing through the years. She's wonderful and I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
-Jayma J., Los Feliz, Summer 2017
"We were very happy with our group parent-and-me lessons!! Gina did a great job. We took lessons at the pool in our building so there were oftentimes distractions and other children around, but Gina handled it all very well. And most importantly, our swimmers learned a lot! We'll be back next summer, if not sooner!!"
-Joe L., Glendale, Summer 2017
Read on to get to know Gina even better...
Q1: Where did you grow up?
Q2: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Somewhere tropical. I love the beach, water sports, and relaxing in a beautiful environment.
Q3: What is your favorite thing about being a swim instructor?
My favorite thing about being a swim instructor is seeing students progress and learn and feel confident with their abilities as a swimmer.
Q4: Who is your hero?
My mom, for always being there.
Q5: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Probably sushi - I love sushi!