James S.


We are extremely excited to welcome James back to the pool for his 2nd season with HAW! James has been teaching swim for over 8 years. He began his teaching career with the Y in 2011 and received his BS in Marine Biology in 2015, during which time he also became a Master Scientific SCUBA diver. He has taught basic water safety through advanced swim techniques to ages 6 months to 64 years old. His love for the water and natural energy has kept him teaching swim year after year. His favorite part of teaching is when he sees a student of his who was afraid of the water doing the back stroke while exclaiming, "LOOK AT ME!" He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and love for the water, teaching everyone to have a safe and fun time in the water!!

Ages James Works With: 6mo. through Adult
James's Schedule: Friday - Sunday

Areas James Teaches: All Valley Areas

Client Reviews

"James is awesome!!! Our son absolutely loves him. He makes it fun. That's key!"

-Christopher L., West Hollywood, Summer 2020

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


Q1: Where did you grow up?

Tracy, Ca

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

I would love to go to Iceland so that I can dive the continental divide.

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

Seeing my students succeed!

Q4: Who is your hero?

My mom because she has been there for me through everything. She is a symbol of all the strength and loyalty that I aspire to.

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


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