A lifelong swimmer since the age of 5, I never thought my career would involve swimming. It was only after I decided to stay home with my kids that I got involved with my community swim team that was just getting organized. A few short years later I discovered that the pool was my calling and I started my new career.
I have taught and coached at several levels over the last 20 years including: Learn-to-Swim, Summer League & USA Swimming Teams as well as US Masters. I am a USA Swimming Certified Coach with my American Swim Coaches Association Level 3 Education Certification. I started our community’s swim team in 2005 and continue coaching both at the Age Group as well as High School levels for many years. I spent the last 10 years overseeing and growing award winning Aquatics Programs for LifeTime Athletic, USFitness (formerly Sport&Health) and Kids First Swim Schools. I have come full circle to lead LetSwim into its next phase.
I started instructing while serving in the Marine Corps over 25 years ago. This set the stage many years later when I began teaching part-time for Kids First Swim Schools. Shortly thereafter, I became a successful swim school Manager for Kids First and then their DC District Manager. I was instrumental in assisting the Kids First Corporate office in hiring, training and opening more than 25 schools in the mid Atlantic region. Now as the co-owner of LetSwim, I am excited to bring my years of teaching and managing experience to your community.
I have been working with LetSwim for 8 summers now. I am the Community Manager for Brambleton, Willowsford and One Loudoun communities. I am also the Private/Semi Private Lessons Coordinator for all LetSwim communities. I love working with LetSwim families ensuring they receive the best customer service experience. I handle your registration questions & class scheduling issues. I also oversee the instructors in my communities so please contact me with your feedback. It has been an exciting opportunity to see your children grow throughout the years! I look forward to helping your children reach their swimming goals in a fun enjoyable atmosphere.
Eva loves working with children. At John Champe HS she enjoys her Early Childhood class teaching and developing activities for her students. She learned to swim at an early age through LetSwim and she can't wait to teach your children too! Eva will be teaching lessons in Willowsford Lodge and Westridge pools this summer!
Brandy grew up swimming. Most recently, she won first place in her age group in the swim from Alcatraz to the San Francisco Bay & third in overall ladies. She spent the past two years coaching developmental programs in California where she equipped athletes with the essential swimming techniques to prepare them for competition. As a Division I athlete with ten years of experience as a Master swimmer, she meets all swimmers where they are to help them achieve their goals. Brandy is our Masters Coach and is available for Private & Semi Private lessons in Brambleton.
Savannah has been swimming since she was 3 years old. Still an active swimmer, she loves working with kids. She feels a sense of accomplishment every time a child learns a new skill. Savannah currently attends WVU studying Political Science. This is her 2nd season with LetSwim. She will be working in Piedmont and Dominion Valley this summer!
Josephine is excited to teach your child to swim and bring them to the next level! She loves helping children achieve their goals no matter what they may be. She grew up swimming on multiple different swim teams and is currently training for a half ironman. While Josephine was swimming for the Meadowbrook Makos, she also coached for the team. As a coach, she not only helped with the swimmers’ fundamentals, but she also acted as a role model for the team. Josephine also enjoyed coaching for the Special Olympics Swim and Track Teams for 3 years during high school. She will be working at Piedmont and Dominion Valley this summer and looks forward to meeting your swimmer!
Katie completed her 1st year at Northern Virginia Community College. She has swam competitively her whole life on multiple swim teams. She is also a local summer swim team coach at Virginia Manor. She has been working with LetSwim for 5 years and one of our most sought after instructors. She is excited to be working with you and your children again this summer in the communities of Brambleton & Willowsford.
Kimberly is a senior at Rock Ridge High School, with plans to attend NOVA next year to study Journalism & Creative Writing. This is her third summer working with LetSwim. I am very excited to get back in the pool teaching both new and returning students. Kimberly will be teaching lessons this summer in Brambleton and WIllowsford Sycamore House pools.
Rachel is a rising junior at Briar Woods high school. She participated on a competitive swim team for 10 years, and has been swimming since she was two years old. She spent last summer working as a swim coach on a local team and many years before that as a junior coach. Rachel is now a part of the Briar Woods Varsity Crew team. She loves helping kids grow their confidence in the water and she is very excited to be working with your kids this summer! You will find Rachel in Belmont this summer.
Helen is an American Red Cross WSI certified swim instructor with 3 years of experience teaching both group and private lessons. She has 12 years of competitive swimming experience on various teams. Helen has a passion for teaching and children, and takes great joy in watching her swim kids’ skills progress throughout the summer. She has experience with children of all ages and abilities, including children with special needs. She is looking forward to meeting your kids this summer! She will be teaching lessons at both Piedmont and Dominion Valley.
Sarah has been swimming her whole life, but more recently got involved in competitive swim. She swims for her high school, Justice High School, and also teaches during the school year at Kids First Swim Schools. Sarah loves to help kids reach their goals in swimming and she cannot wait to work with your kids! She will be teaching this summer at West Ridge and Virginia Manor!
Katie is a rising senior at Broad Run High school with plans to study nursing in college. She began her love of swimming at an early age, and has many fond memories of being a participant of her community neighborhood summer swim team. She is looking forward to creating a safe and enthusiastic environment to teach your children to love swimming as much as she does. She has a passion for working with children and being of service. She can’t wait to get back in the pool. Katie will be teaching lessons at Brambleton and Willowsford Sycamore House pools.
Maegen Peppe is a rising senior at Broad Run High School. She has a passion for helping others. Maegen started swimming at 3 years old and has been on multiple different swim teams including her school's varsity team. She can't wait to help your kids learn this vital skill. Maegen will be teaching lessons in both Belmont and One Loudoun this summer.
Amber has grown up swimming and taking care of kids, being the oldest of 6 siblings. She was on her high school's swim team for 2 years & was an instructor for the Special Olympics during that time. Currently she is studying at NOVA & working as a nanny/sitter part-time. She is passionate in what she does and would love to teach your children every step of the way. She loves working with children from infant to teen with all different kinds of learning styles & personalities. She will always strive for success with your child's learning. She will be teaching Privates in Brambleton and Willowsford Sycamore House this Summer.
Kara is an LCPS Early Childhood Education teacher. The 2020/2021 school year will be her 3rd year working for the county. I have also taught swim lesson to all ages for the past 5 years. I was a swimmer myself, swimming for 6 years on a swim team. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with your children this summer. Kara will be teaching lessons at Belmont CC this summer.
Isabel has always loved swimming! In high school she took an early childhood class and decided she wanted to work with kids. She got a job with Kids First Swim School in Falls Church so she could combine both her passions. She worked there for 2 years. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the kids faces when the master a new skill. Isabel currently attends NOVA and is planning to transfer to JMU and pursue a degree in child education. I am excited to get back in the water to work with the kids and help them become amazing swimmers!! Isabel will be teaching at the Willowsford Lodge pool and available for privates in VA Manor and Dawson's Corner.
Reagan has been swimming her whole life. She has swam competitively since the age of five and recently graduated Paul VI HIgh School after being captain of the swim team. She has coached her summer swim team the Lenah Run Froggers for the past four years and this will be her second summer working with LetSwim. Reagan loves swimming as well as teaching children and can't wait to teach more children how to swim! Reagan will be doing lessons in Dawson's Corner and Lenah Run.