We are thrilled to welcome Jesica, aka Jes, to the Head Above Water team!! In addition to being one of our most experienced swim instructors, Jesica has come on board to assist Head Above Water with business development in 2020. A recent graduate of Cal State Los Angeles (class of 2020!), Jesica learned to swim in high school and has been in love with water ever since. She has been working in the aquatics field for over 5 years, both in and out of the pool. She has worked in variety of aquatic environments and held various positions including: Lifeguard Raging Waters, Lifeguard and Guest Management for the Disneyland Hotel and Resorts, Lifeguard/Swim Team Coach/Aquatics Manager for the City of Baldwin Park, Girls Water Polo Coach for Sierra Vista High School, and most recently Aquatics Director for the Santa Anita Family YMCA. In addition to coaching swimming, Jes has experience coaching young kids in baseball, t-ball, basketball, and soccer. She has also done a multitude of volunteer work over the years at summer camps, preschools, elementary schools, and special events at her son's school. A fun fact about Jes is that she LIVES TO EAT! Most of all, Jes loves being in the water and watching children learn and grow and she is very excited to get in the pool and bring joy to children and peace of mind to parents.
Ages Jesica Works With: 6mo through Adult
Jesica's Schedule: Monday-Friday
Areas Jesica Teaches: All Areas
Read on to get to know Jesica even better...
Q1: Where did you grow up?
Baldwin Park, CA
Q2: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Africa because it has always been my dream to go on a safari and learn about the culture.
Q3: What is your favorite thing about being a swim instructor?
Watching the joy of a child's face when they take their first swim across the pool without any help.
Q4: Who is your hero?
My various teachers in school because without them I wouldn't be who I am today.
Q5: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?