Shanna S.


Shanna grew up in Santa Monica, California and started to swim at the age of 2. She’s had five years experience as a junior lifeguard at the beach and four years experience teaching swim lessons at the Santa Monica Swim Center. Her freshman year of high school is where she started her water polo career, leading her team to a CIF championship and earning CIF First Team as well as Team and League MVP. She continued her water polo career with an athletic scholarship at Azusa Pacific University. In her free time she volunteers at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter and the Westside foodbank. She is excited to share her passion for the water!

Ages Shanna Works With: 2yr through Adult
Shanna's Schedule: Weekends

Areas Shanna Teaches: West LA areas

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


Q1: Where did you grow up?

Santa Monica, CA


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

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to the Galapagos Islands because 1. it looks beautiful and 2. the interesting wildlife!

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

The moment the swimmer realizes they can do something on their own and be confident with it.

Q4: Who is your hero?

Ashleigh Johnson because she is not only a phenomenal water polo player, but a great activist for social justices.

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

To be honest, I would eat anything my mom makes from scratch, but I especially love her bbqs!

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