Tim W.


Now in his 2nd season with HAW, Timothy was born and raised in Jamaica and recently graduated from the University of Southern California. He learned how to swim at the age of 3 and joined his school swim team in kindergarten. He continued swimming for the next 15 years up to the collegiate and Olympic level. A fun fact is he was one of two swimmers to represent Jamaica at the Rio Olympic Games. Timothy advocates for water safety so he became a lifeguard and a swim instructor. His favorite part of teaching lessons is seeing a person’s face light up with joy when they accomplish something new in the water.

Ages Tim Works With: 2yr through Adult
Tim's Schedule: Saturday/Sunday

Areas Tim Teaches: DowntownLA and surrounding areas

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


Q1: Where did you grow up?

Kingston, Jamaica

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

Tokyo, Japan to explore the food and culture.

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

Seeing a person’s face lit up with joy when the accomplish something new in the water

Q4: Who is your hero?

Alia Atkinson because she has accomplished so much as an athlete and advocate, but is still one of the most humble and caring people I know.

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


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