We are thrilled to have Lora back with Head Above Water for her 4th season! As an LA native, Lora has been around water since she can remember! She grew up both sailing and swimming at a very young age. A kid at heart, Lora has spent many years working with kids in a variety of aquatic and outdoor capacities. She has been a Head Sailing Instructor at Catalina Island Camps and Head Lifeguard at Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, where she also taught swimming lessons. In addition, she has also had the opportunity to work at Club Med with kids teaching snowboarding, skiing, sailing, wakeboarding and waterskiing. In addition to teaching swim lessons, she also works as as a teacher aid for Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District during the school year and as a special education teacher aid for the district during summer school. In her spare time, Lora spends a lot of time with her 6 year old niece who also keeps her on her toes! And for any of you UC folk out there, Lora is also a University of California Santa Barbara Alumnus.
Ages Lora Works With: 2 years through Adult
Lora's Schedule: Saturdays
Areas Lora Teaches: West LA
"Lora B. is extremely professional, knowledgeable, friendly, personable... she is absolutely amazing and my daughter loves her! She has made major progress in the short amount of time she started lessons, and very eager to complete her last lessons! Our experience with Lora B. has been absolutely wonderful!"
-Natasha B., West LA Pool, Summer 2018
"We just started our classes with Lora for the 2nd summer in a row and I have to say, it's SO great to have the same instructor for another year. The consistency is much appreciated and the kids love Lora - They jumped in right away like no time had passed."
-Rachel G., West LA, Summer 2018
"From our very first class, the experience was much better than we even anticipated!! Lora was great in every way, on time, kind and funny. My daughter kept telling me how much she loved her class and now she always looks forward to the days that we have swimming lessons!"
-Pedram B., Westwood, Summer 2017
Read on to get to know Lora even better...
Q1: Where did you grow up?
Marina Del Rey/Venice, CA
Q2: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Around the world I would go because I want to see it all!
Q3: What is your favorite thing about being a swim instructor?
I love seeing the growth of the student and I get to promote a safe and fun experience!
Q4: Who is your hero?
Wonder Woman! She is strong-willed and a lover of peace and highly compassionate.
Q5: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Breakfast, because it starts off the day in a great way! I can also have it for dinner!