Jane was born in New York City, moving here with her family when she was 7 years old. She attended Woodbury University where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design with a minor in Art. She and her sister were avid swimmers; she did water ballet while her sister stayed with swimming freestyle in swim meets. In her twenties she began working with kids in the pool for Crystal Scarbourough in the West Los Angeles area and continued teaching privately after she left. She came back to the Beverlywood Swim School (same pool, new owners) in 2012 and worked there until they closed their doors in January 2019. She works with babies 4 weeks old and up all the way through adults of any age. She is especially good at getting adults relaxed and comfortable in the water. But she also loves working with babies and watching them learn to swim and the independence and joy it brings to them. She believes you should teach your child to swim at an early age---it is the cheapest insurance you could ever get for them!!
Ages Jane Works With: 6mo. through Adult
Jane's Schedule: T/W/Th afternoons and Sat mornings
Areas Jane Teaches: Valley areas and Overland Pool
Read on to get to know Jane even better...
Q1: Where did you grow up?
Los Angeles, Ca
Q2: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Scotland, Ireland and Wales. I missed them when I went to England and my ancestry is 95% British. I just feel like I have really missed out on a wonderful area of the world.
Q3: What is your favorite thing about being a swim instructor?
I love to see children and grown ups getting to know the water. I think for small children they become more aware of their surroundings and verbalize sooner, if just to say NO! :)
Q4: Who is your hero?
It's not one person--I think fire fighters are the bravest people in the world because they fight the enemy with water!!
Q5: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?