Meet The Swim Pro Team

Sophia HarrisonMary Gonzalez

Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

Sophia is an experienced swim instructor and has been a high-level competitive swimmer for the past six years. She has competed at many national level swim meets and is looking forward to continuing her swimming career at Amherst College this Fall. Sophia loves to swim and looks forward to sharing her love for the sport through teaching others. Sophia teaches with patience and hopes to inspire others in truly enjoying every part of swimming. Sophia has been trained to teach The Swim Pro Adult Learn to Swim Method.

Mary GonzalezMary Gonzalez

Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

Mary has three years experience teaching swim lessons, and four years working with children in after school programs. She believes that everyone should be water safe and enjoy swimming as a lifelong skill. She has taught all levels of swimming, from toddlers to adults. Mary uses her years of teaching experience to help develop individualized lessons based on each students unique learning style. She hopes to help you become a confident swimmer and loves feedback to help her tailor lessons to the goals of each of her students. Mary has been trained to teach Adults using The Swim Pro Adult Learn to Swim Method.

Briana QuinteroBriana Quintero

Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

Briana swam competitively for four years and has been teaching swim lessons for just as long. Briana’s motivation to teach swimming stems from her belief that swimming is a necessary life skill and a healthy asset to have. Briana’s main goal is to help her students feel comfortable and confident in the water by making learning fun and individualized to fit the needs of every unique student. She has a range of experience teaching children and adults; as young as six months old to age 60+, and swimmers in the beginning through advanced levels. Briana will make learning how to swim fun and enjoyable for anyone, at any age, at any level. Briana has been trained in The Swim Pro Adult Learn to Swim Method.

Esma BouzinaEsma Bouzina

Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

With over 8 years experience as a competitive swimmer, including 4 years competing at Junior Olympics and Far Westerns level, Esma passionately and enthusiastically extends this knowledge to her students. When her competitive swimming career ended with an injury, she became inspired to teach others. In the water, Esma is professional, yet down to earth and immediately gains the trust of her students. Esma is driven to ensure the safety and success of every student from competitive to beginner level using her training in water safety and The Swim Pro Adult Method.

Danielle BousheyDanielle Boushey

Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

Danielle comes to The Swim Pro with over 4 years experience teaching swim lessons and many years as a competitive swimmer herself. She has taught children as young as 6 months and adults aged 60+ and is qualified to teach beginning through advanced swimmers. It’s never too early or too late to learn to swim with Danielle! Danielle has been trained to teach The Swim Pro Adult Learn to Swim Method.

Sven SchutzSven Schutz

Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

Sven uses a lifetime of swimming experience along with 6 years of teaching experience at The Swim Pro. Having taught at several local swim schools, he has taken the best of many different approaches to teaching swimming and created his own unique method. Sven has a passion for teaching children and adults skills that will keep them active and safe in the water. He ensures his students have a fun experience, while learning swimming practically and efficiently. Sven is described as calm and patient by his students and uses his contagious personality to quickly develop a positive rapport with them. Sven enjoys teaching all ages and stages, from Toddler Pre-Swim to Adults and has been trained by Kelly McPhail, owner of The Swim Pro, in The Swim Pro Adult Training Program.

Laura Seales

Specializes in Adult Instruction

Laura brings 20 years of swimming experience and 5 years teaching experience to The Swim Pro. Laura uses her degree in Psychology to help people understand and conquer their fears. Her combined knowledge of the human mind and The Swim Pro teaching methods make her an excellent instructor! Over and over her clients describe her as instrumental in helping them finally learn to swim. Laura would love to give everyone the chance to fall in love with swimming.

Nate Robinson

Operations Director 
Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

For nearly 20 years Nate has been enriching lives through multi-disciplinary tutoring, counseling, mentoring, coaching and is working on his Teaching Credential. Nate combines these skills with over 15 years of swim instruction wisdom to bring The Swim Pro Students a rich learning experience! Nate can quickly improve technique and incorporates games to enhance learning. Using The Swim Pro Adult Training Methods developed by Owner/Instructor Kelly McPhail, learning to swim as an Adult is an easy goal to attain. Nate’s expertise in Advanced Stroke Development is valuable in preparing his students for competitive swimming.

Mendy YuenMendy Yuen

Scheduling Director 

Mendy has 8 years of experience as a marketing project manager in the high tech industry. She brings her passion for working with people and organizing complex schedules to The Swim Pro. Mendy, herself, had fear of water as an adult and learned to swim with the help of The Swim Pro. Now she takes pride in being part of the team that helped her overcome her challenges with water. She also has two young boys learning how to swim at The Swim Pro.


Kelly McPhailKelly

Founder and Creator of The Swim Pro Method

Since 1994 Kelly has been teaching swimming to adults and children and has a reputation for being able to teach anyone to swim. A strong desire to teach the “unteachable” and a lot of faith led her to start The Swim Pro in 2006. Her background includes a degree in Psychology and Behavior Modification training, which she uses to help people conquer their fear of water. Kelly developed her own unique teaching method that has been proven 100% successful in taking non-swimming Adults and turning them into efficient swimmers. She has since certified many instructors in The Swim Pro Method for teaching Adults.  Kelly believes it is never too late to learn to swim!

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