Meet The Swim Pro Team

Richard DalyRichard Daly

Specializes in Adult and Children’s Instruction

Richard combines a lifetime of pool and ocean swimming experience along with his skills attained from being a NCAA Division 1 Men’s Water Polo player at Santa Clara University to teach swimming and water safety. During his time on his high school swim team, he broke San Diego City and County records. Richard has a deep passion for teaching children and adults the essential skills to be safe and proficient in the water. Richard is a finance major at Santa Clara University that approaches teaching very analytically and systematically. His students describe him as patient and comforting as he uses his positive energy to make learning enjoyable. Richard 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.

Sven 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.

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.

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!

Heather DriscollHeather Driscoll

Scheduling Director 
Specializes in Adult Instruction 

Heather has been teaching swimming to adults since 2002. Her passion for swimming started at a young age as a competitive swimmer and continued in college swimming for the University of Wisconsin. Since joining a U.S. Masters Swimming team in 2000, Heather has achieved national and world rankings. Heather teaches a wide range of adults from those new to the water to competitive swimmers and avid triathletes. Heather’s main goal is making swimming fun and her energy is contagious. She is a certified Level 2 U.S. Masters Swimming coach and has been trained by Kelly McPhail, owner of the The Swim Pro in The Swim Pro Adult Training Program.


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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