Born to be in the water, Lisa has been teaching swim lessons for over 36 years. Having worked in the West University area since 1992, Lisa's swimming background and years of instructing several generations of West University youngsters gives her a definitive edge over swim instructors in the area. In the early years, she ran track for her middle school and was on the swim team every summer until she left home to attend Southwest Texas University. There she not only swam competitively but earned degrees in Business Administration and Kinesiology. After college she took a break from the water and was involved in restaurant management but ultimately her passion for swimming and love of the water led her to change her career path and become a full-time swim instructor. Holding certifications in CPR, WSI, First Aid and Lifeguard Training, Lisa has all the knowledge and tools to teach beginning-advanced swimmers in a safe and secure learning environment. Lisa works with students of all ages, infants thru adults, and also offers lessons for students with special needs. Lisa is currently contracting through the new West University Recreation Center which is heated and indoors. With so many years of experience, Lisa has become one of the premier swim instructors in the Houston area. Come and join in the wonderful experience.
Thanks to the addition of Ms. Nina to our swimming academy, we now have an international flair to our team. Ms. Nina attended the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she subsequently earned her degree in such. Ms. Nina's extensive background in working with preschool, primary and elementary school children and her own love of the water has propelled Nina into an awesome swim teacher. Nina's dedication, strong work ethic and high energy bring an amazing amount of depth and passion to all her lessons. Nina has signed on as a year-round full time instructor with our academy. In her free time, Nina enjoys playing guitar, photography and an endless love for animals and nature. We are excited to have her join out team.
Born and raised in Houston, Dominique began swimming with the Westland YMCA at age 4. At age 6 he joined a summer league with the YMCA and earned an opportunity to compete in the “LONE STAR STATE SWIM MEET” in Dallas at the Natatorium. He received several medals and earned personal recognition as a High Point Leader in his age and gender groups.
At age 8, Dominique competed in the Houston City-Wide meet which he took 4 of the 8 first-place medals for (fly, backstroke, breast, and freestyle strokes) in his age groups. Dominique joined HCAP (Harris County Aquatics Program) as a USA Swimmer. At age 10, he earned an invitation to swim in the “Gulf Swimming Invitational” in First Colony and USA Competition Series at Texas A&M. Dominique competed in the USA Swim Meet held at Texas A&M at age 11. At age 12 he qualified for the “TAGS” (Texas Age Group Swimming Championship) meet in Dallas.
Dominique graduated from HISD’s High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. He later attended Houston Community College.
He has 5 years of experience as a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard with the YMCA. Dominique is certified by the Red Cross and YMCA as an Swim Instructor and Lifeguard. Primary responsibility was planning, organizing and safely leading participants through swimming classes, teaching swimming skills to participants of various ages and backgrounds, as well as performing the essential duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard.
Bow was born and raised in Thailand. She started swimming when she was 4 years old and joined her school swim team at 6. She swam competitively through junior high and high school. Her specialties are free-style and breaststroke. Her swimming journey was put on hold she when went to study abroad and pursued her career as a biochemistry researcher. Bow started teaching swimming one year ago when she moved to Houston with her family. She enjoys spending time with kids in the pool. She is also a mom of a beautiful 2 year old girl, who inspired her to become a swim teacher.
Megan was born and raised in Houston and has been swimming her whole life. Growing up, she and her sister Maddie were involved in summer league swim team from the time they were toddlers through high school. She swam competitively for Lanier Middle School and Lamar High School and played Water Polo for several years. She has always had a love of the water and a love for teaching. Megan currently teaches toddlers at Southampton Montessori School and is thrilled to take the skills she's developed in the classroom and use them in the water.
Born and raised in Houston, Maddie began swimming at the age of 5 years old with Maplewood Swim Team. She and her sister swam in summer league through High School. She also swam competitively for Pershing Middle School and Lamar High School, and played Water Polo for Lamar and West Houston Water Polo Club Team. Maddie loves swimming and enjoys teaching children of all ages. She is also a mom of a 2 year old son, who loves swimming too.