Meet the All-Star Team!
Miss Amanda (Swim Instructor)
Miss Amanda joined the All-Star team in 2011. It is very important to her that all children are safe in the water and can enjoy the water as well. She feels that swimming and swim lessons can be a valuable and exciting experience for children of all ages. Amanda enjoys watching the children progress in swimming, as well as making sure that it is a fun experience and learning environment.
Since the age of one, the water and swimming have been a huge part of Amanda’s life. At the age of three, she became a part of the recreational swim team “Woodlands”. She quickly fell in love with swimming and the water. At the age of seven, Amanda moved from the recreational swim team to the USA swim team “Terrapins”. When she turned 12, she started playing water polo and fell equally in love with that.
Amanda attended Clayton Valley High School where she was on the varsity swim team for all four years, as well as on their water polo team. After high school, Amanda attended Diablo Valley College where she continued to swim for another two years. During this time, she also coached the Junior Varsity swim team at Clayton Valley High School. After DVC, Amanda transferred to CSU East Bay where she graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies. In the future, Amanda plans to return to school to get her teaching credential.
Miss Tiffany (Swim Instructor)
Miss Tiffany joined the All-Star team in April 2017 after relocating to California from Texas. Her love of swimming began at age three and continued through high school. Prior to joining All-Star, Miss Tiffany worked as both a lifeguard and a preschool teacher.
Miss Tiffany feels passionately about the futures of both children and young adults alike, and plans to continue her education to become a teacher and then eventually a college professor. She enjoys working at All-Star because she loves being able to combine a teaching role with her love of swimming and the water. Additionally, she finds the environment at All-Star to be comforting and warm, where everyone is treated with care. In her spare time, Miss Tiffany enjoys painting and the outdoors.
Miss Jessica (Swim Instructor)
Miss Jessica joined the All-Star team in June 2018. She has a lifelong love of the water that began when she started swimming in her grandma’s pool as an infant. She joined a swim team at age nine and loved it!
Miss Jessica has taught private lessons to all ages for over ten years. She started coaching for the Colville Sharks in 2005 and swam and coached competitively until relocating from Washington in 2017. Miss Jessica has held positions as an Assistant Novice Coach, Novice Coach, Novice Head Coach, Assistant Head Coach and Head Coach.
Miss Jessica has studied Computer Science at DVC and will begin at CSU East Bay in Fall 2018. In her spare time, Miss Jessica enjoys backpacking, rock climbing and triathlons.
Miss Trini (Swim Instructor)
Miss Trini joined the All-Star team in February 2018. She has always loved being around the water and loved going to the lake in the summer as a child.
Miss Trini has an extensive background working with children. She has been a preschool teacher since 2014, and previously worked as a gymnastics instructor for eight years and a nanny for seven years.
Miss Trini graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Mills College. If she is not in the water, you can find her at the beach, or spending time with her friends and family.
Miss Alaina (Swim Instructor)
Miss Alaina joined the All-Star team in February 2019. At 3 years old, her love for swimming began with private swim lessons. At age 7, she joined the recreational swim team “Aquaknights” and later swam for the “Terrapins” and “Sea Wolves”. Her freshmen year, she swam varsity for her high school, then played water polo. She began teaching swim lessons in high school and realized her passion for working with kids.
Alaina attended California State University, Sacramento in the fall of 2015 and graduated in December 2018 with a degree in liberal studies. She plans to get her teaching credential in the future to become an elementary school teacher. Miss Alaina enjoys watching her students succeed, while creating a positive learning environment. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends.
Miss Tania (Swim Instructor)
Miss Tania joined the All-Star team in the summer of 2014. She is a former preschool teacher, and has been teaching swim lessons for over 10 years. Miss Tania has worked with people of all ages and believes that swimming is not only a life skill, but that it’s a pastime that all should enjoy.
Miss Tania has always enjoyed being around the water, and many of her early years were spent boating on the lake with her family. She went on to attend San Francisco State University and obtained a B.A. in Child Development. If Miss Tania is not in the water, you can find her hiking with her dog or cooking a new dish with her husband.
Mr Junaid (Swim Instructor)
Mr. Junaid joined the All-Star team in February 2020. His love of swimming began at the age of 2 and continued through high school. Whether it is a beach, lake, ocean or a swimming pool. Mr. Junaid has always loved being around water.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Mr. Junaid move to California when he was a year old. He attended Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon where he was on the swim team. He also started playing water polo in freshman year and fell in love with that. By senior year, he was the captain of his water polo team.
Mr. Junaid has previous experience working with children. He has been a basketball coach for his little brother’s Youth Hoop Team in San Ramon. He is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science. If he is not in the water, he is either playing basketball with his little brother, walking his dog Chester, or spending time with his friends and family.