Splash! Training Supervisor Shelby

Training Supervisor Shelby has taught and managed in the swimming world for over 15 years. During those years of teaching swim lessons to multiple age groups and levels, she has learned to work with different personalities, learning abilities, and cultures. She enjoys the challenge of meeting the individual needs of each child, being recognized by the National Swim School Association by receiving the outstanding teacher award. As a pool manager and general manager of a swim school, she understands the unique health benefits that swimming and water exercises have in the health world. She knows that health and wellness affect our quality of life and it is her hope to encourage people to make healthy life choices through her classes and interaction with students and parents. Shelby’s certifications are in American Red Cross Lifeguarding /First Aid/CPR, AED and AEA Water Fitness Certification. She also holds Swim Angelfish Methodology Certification. We are very lucky to have Shelby as our Splash! Training Supervisor & Splash! Angel Program Director!

Splash! Office Supervisor Andrea

Office Supervisor Andréa is excited to join the Splash! team. Though she doesn’t teach in the water, she has taught theatre classes and directed plays for children for several years and loves working in fun, educational environments. Outside of Splash!, Andréa is an actor. You can find her on various Milwaukee stages and, occasionally, in commercials. Her free time is spent planning adventures with her family and dog.  We are so glad to have her in the position of Splash! Office Supervisor. 

SPLASH Julie Anderson

Adult Instructor Julie Anderson

ALTS Instructor Julie Anderson comes to us as our first Adult Learn to Swim, certified instructor. She had extensive training through US Masters Swimming and specializes in teaching adults who are fearful of the water how to swim by integrating yoga based breathing and relaxation techniques. Julie was a high school swimmer and All- American swimmer at University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire. After a career as a Pediatric RN, and raising 3 children, she returned to competitive swimming in 2014 and competed at US Masters Nationals. That same year, she placed in the top 50 in breaststroke at the FINA World Championships. In addition to working with non swimmers, she is also certified to teach stroke technique and refinement. Certifications in Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, CPR/ first aid/AED and BLS/CPR for Healthcare providers. We are very honored to have Julie as our Splash! ALTS instructor Julie also from time to time teaches some of our children swim classes. 🙂

Splash! Swim Instructors

We are so thrilled to have each & every one of these amazing individuals be a part of our Splash! teaching staff!

Ms. Allison

Ms. Allison is originally from the Marquette, Michigan area in the U.P.  She just moved to Grafton, WI, this summer. She currently attends Concordia University Wisconsin, and is enrolled in the Accelerated Occupational Therapy Graduate Program. She will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitative science in May 2021, and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in December of 2022. Her plans for the future would be to work as pediatric Occupational Therapist in a children’s hospital, school or outpatient setting. As a child, Allison took swim lessons at her local high school and loved it. As a child, her favorite part about camping was always going swimming. She also loved going to the beach in Marquette, right on Lake Superior. When it comes to working with children, she has volunteered as a crew leader for her church’s vacation bible school for many summers. She has also done babysitting and nannying. She has also been a camp counselor for her home town school district’s annual camping trip for 5th and 7th graders. She has also served as a behavior technician for a child with autism. She has certified with OSHA, CPR and First Aid, and currently will work toward other certifications. Allison wishes to teach her swim students how fun swimming can be, and how it can be a lifelong activity. She likes how therapeutic water can be from a rehabilitation perspective and, she loves the wellness and fitness it can provide.  She also wants kids to not be afraid of the water and learn important water safety skills to prevent drowning. She loves swimming because it is a great workout, and there are many opportunities it gives her – such as snorkeling in Hawaii. Besides swimming, Allison’s other interests include cooking new recipes, mountain biking, downhill skiing and making videos and editing them. 

Ms. Anna

Ms. Anna is originally from Germantown, and attends Germantown High School. Her plans for the future are to attend college and obtain a career in a STEM field. Anna took swimming lessons during her younger years, and she currently swims for the Rocket Aquatics swim club, the high school girl’s swim and dive team. Besides teaching at Splash, Anna has other experience working with children through babysitting & volunteering as a summer camp counselor. She is certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, Lifeguard and as a Water Safety Instructor. She hopes to teach her swim students that the water isn’t something to be afraid of, and she wants them to know that swimming is fun! In addition to loving the water, Anna also enjoys baking and listening to music.

Ms. Brooke

Ms. Brooke resides in Mequon, and currently attends Homestead High School. She has spent 7 years on the Schroeder Swim Team, and has been swimming since the age of 4 years old. Brooke is CPR & Life Guard Certified. Besides the sport of swimming, she loves to play soccer. She hopes to bring to her swim students all the experience she has gained from participating on swim teams and in competitive meets. She appreciates how her Splash! swim students put a big smile on her face every time she comes in to teach. 

Ms. Sarah F.

Ms. Sarah loves adventures and has always found water to be a wonderful avenue for them. A recreational swimmer who took lessons as a child, she appreciates the independence and fun that swimming skills offer. While studying overseas she became scuba certified and participated in marine archaeology. She began working with children 12 years ago on overnights aboard the historic submarine USS Cobia. The last several years she has provided childcare for some fantastic private families. Now that those kids are a bit older, teaching at Splash! is a wonderful way to combine a love for the water and for helping children along their journeys. As they learn to swim, she hopes to help her students be self-confident through achieving big and little successes, and to encourage them to persevere through challenges. She adores the babies at Splash!, but enjoys teaching the Minis and Preschoolers just as much! Sarah also loves being with her son, being outdoors, cycling, yoga, reading, and making things.  

Mr. Max

Mr. Max is from Whitefish Bay and currently attends Whitefish Bay High School. He plans on attending college in the future. As a child, he started swim lessons at the age of 5. He loves working with kids, and has past experience with having younger brothers and providing lots of babysitting. He really wants his swim students to enjoy the water and have it be a fun place to be, as well as learn the skills of swimming & drowning prevention. In addition to swimming, Max plays volleyball and runs track. He also volunteers at The Miracle League in the summertime. 

Ms. Brooke

Ms. Brooke resides in Mequon, and currently attends Homestead High School. She has spent 7 years on the Schroeder Swim Team, and has been swimming since the age of 4 years old. Brooke is CPR & Life Guard Certified. Besides the sport of swimming, she loves to play soccer. She hopes to bring to her swim students all the experience she has gained from participating on swim teams and in competitive meets. She appreciates how her Splash! swim students put a big smile on her face every time she comes in to teach.   

Ms. Jenphoto coming soon- is originally from Richfield, WI and is currently attending Concordia University. She is studying Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech/Language Pathology). Her plans are to continue to grad school for further education. Jen has experience working with children through babysitting, working in a daycare, and also teaching swim lessons for 2.5 years before coming to Splash! as an instructor. She is CPR & AED certified, and is working towards further certifications. She loves teaching swim lessons & seeing the face of a child realize they can do something they previously thought impossible. Jen grew up around water and believes it is very important to know water safety and basic swimming skills/techniques. Jen also thinks that water is an excellent stress reliever, as well as a great way to have fun and burn energy. She really likes that swimming can be enjoyed individually or with others.  In addition to teaching swim lessons, Jen also works with Zoey the Comfort Dog who is based out of CUW, and she also plays Ultimate Frisbee.

Mrs. B

Mrs. B (aka Kim) – is originally from the Chicago Area, and now resides in the Richfield, WI area. She went to school at several institutions including North Central College where she studied Elementary Ed (BA);  Northern Illinois University  – MS Ed Psych / Doctoral Candidate (ABD) ; Western Illinois University EdS/Ed Admin. Her plans for the future are to enjoy each day as it comes! (Awesome advice! 🙂 ) Mrs. B says she can’t remember a time when she and her family were not in the water, swimming, boating, etc. That is why she moved to the Richfield/Bark Lake area to keep up the opportunities near the water with her grand-kids. Mrs. B has lots of experience working with children, including teaching swimming. She loves teaching, and she feels can contribute to the love and enjoyment of being in the water. She is certified in CPR, AED, First Aid and will be renewing her Red Cross Lifeguard soon. She volunteers at her church, and loves playing with her grand-kids, doing crafts, and exploring many academic areas.

Ms. Elizabeth 

Ms. Elizabeth was born in Illinois, and has lived in Mequon for 13 years. She is a junior & is currently home-schooled. She plans to attend college, and is interested in exercise science/physical therapy. Elizabeth has always been around swimming because all of her siblings are competitive swimmers at Schroeder, or at their colleges. She took swimming lessons, and did swim team for a while, but ultimately concentrated in a different sport. She is now a Diver at Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center. As a diver, she enjoys jumping into the water and having fun it it. Besides now teaching swimming lessons, her experience working with children includes teaching gymnastics and baby sitting. She hopes to show her Splash swimmers that water & swimming can be fun, while also teaching them the safety required to be in and around the water.  In addition to swimming, and going to both beaches and water-parks, Elizabeth also enjoys water-coloring, reading, and playing with her cockapoo named Harry.

Photos & bios coming soon for: Ms. Lucia * Ms. Gabby * Ms. Stacy * Ms. Sarah J * Ms. Nancy * Ms. Alex.

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