Back for her 3rd year with Head Above Water, Taylor has quickly become one of our most popular swim instructors in the valley! Originally from Long Island, NY, Taylor graduated from USC in 2012 where she also served as head Lifeguard. Taylor has a long aquatic background with close to 10 years experience as both a lifeguard and swim instructor. She is extremely passionate about getting swimmers to be as in love with the water as she is. With Taylor, your child won't want to get out of the pool!
Ages Taylor Works With: 2 years through Adult
Taylor's Schedule: Every day EXCEPT Friday
Areas Taylor Teaches: Central San Fernando Valley
"Taylor is great!! My son, Eli was super nervous and Taylor did a great job making him feel comfortable. She treated him with respect and pushed him a little but not too much."
-Jill B., Studio City, Summer 2016
"Calder is pool safe thanks to Head Above Water, and Taylor is an absolute gem! Could not be happier with the progress she's made already! "
-Haley T., West Hollywood, Summer 2016
"We started with Taylor yesterday and couldn't be more thrilled! She is so great with Addison, and Addison has taken to her immediately. Addison was begging me this morning to take her to swim lesson again and she keeps asking me if she gets to come back for another. Our hope was to get Addison eager to get into the water and comfortable enough to start learning techniques so she could master swimming and already we are seeing results in two short days! Thank you!! Looks like a great partnership, glad we found you!"
-Marla R., Studio City, Summer 2016
Read on to get to know Taylor even better...
Q1: Where did you grow up?
Long Island, NY
Q2: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Australia! It's been at the top of my list of so long and I have yet to go. I would like to eventually stay there for a month and then go to New Zealand as well.
Q3: What is your favorite thing about being a swim instructor?
Handing out with kids! Their enthusiasm and personalities are infectious!
Q4: Who is your hero?
Comedy-wise, Dick Van Dyke and Lucille Ball. In general, my mom. She is a retired NYPD sergeant and she's just such a strong woman and human being in general.
Q5: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Either any type of cereal with almond milk or pizza, but only if it tastes like NY Pizza!