Liz Bridgford, Swim School Director & Instructor 

Liz began her teaching career in 1996 at Grandview Swim School in Monterey Park. She swam through out high school and continued teaching during the summer months at Grandview. A year after graduating from high school she was invited to be the JV swim coach at Gabrielino High School. In addition to coaching she taught swim lessons for the city of Sierra Madre for two years. In 2010, she began teaching swim in South Orange County while obtaining a Masters in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. After successfully running her own private swim school for five years, she has now become a part of the world renowned Nadadore Foundation.

 

 
  Laura Warhurst , instructor  Laura earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Chapman University and her Secondary Teaching Credential from UCI. She taught high school biology for 7 years before having 3 children of her own, currently ages 9, 7 and 4. She enjoy’s teaching because she loves seeing the joy on a kid’s face when they accomplish a new skill they have been striving to achieve. Laura is looking forward to starting her second year as an instructor. She says “I believe that being around water should be a fun and enjoyable experience and I truly believe every child should learn to swim.” 

Laura Warhurst, instructor

Laura earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Chapman University and her Secondary Teaching Credential from UCI. She taught high school biology for 7 years before having 3 children of her own, currently ages 9, 7 and 4. She enjoy’s teaching because she loves seeing the joy on a kid’s face when they accomplish a new skill they have been striving to achieve. Laura is looking forward to starting her second year as an instructor. She says “I believe that being around water should be a fun and enjoyable experience and I truly believe every child should learn to swim.” 

  Steven Derman , instructor  Instructor Steve Derman swam for the Mission Viejo Nadadores for two years. During his time there, he swam mostly with the National Team under Coach Richard, Coach Rose, and Coach Bill. Steve has been working with the Mission Viejo Nadadores Swim School since August of 2016. He has experience teaching children of all levels and ages, from beginners to advanced. Steve is a graduate of Aliso Niguel High School and swam on the school team for three years. He is currently enrolled at Saddleback College and is majoring in Political Science. Steve loves working with children and hopes to create a warm and friendly place where both students and parents can feel relaxed and have fun.

Steven Derman, instructor

Instructor Steve Derman swam for the Mission Viejo Nadadores for two years. During his time there, he swam mostly with the National Team under Coach Richard, Coach Rose, and Coach Bill. Steve has been working with the Mission Viejo Nadadores Swim School since August of 2016. He has experience teaching children of all levels and ages, from beginners to advanced. Steve is a graduate of Aliso Niguel High School and swam on the school team for three years. He is currently enrolled at Saddleback College and is majoring in Political Science. Steve loves working with children and hopes to create a warm and friendly place where both students and parents can feel relaxed and have fun.

 
  Brad Matsumoto , Instructor  Brad started swimming on the Nadadores swim team when he was five years old. He continued swimming for the team for 13 years.  In high school he swam as a national team member, as a Nadadore. He was also a Varsity swimmer for Capistrano Valley High School.  In 2015, Brad became an assistant coach for the Satellite Program for the Nadadores Within one year he was promoted to head coach. In addition to coaching, he was asked to share his talents with the swim school and began teaching lessons in 2016. He enjoys seeing his students progress through and hopes in the future his students will surpass his highest level of swimming.   

Brad Matsumoto, Instructor

Brad started swimming on the Nadadores swim team when he was five years old. He continued swimming for the team for 13 years.  In high school he swam as a national team member, as a Nadadore. He was also a Varsity swimmer for Capistrano Valley High School.  In 2015, Brad became an assistant coach for the Satellite Program for the Nadadores Within one year he was promoted to head coach. In addition to coaching, he was asked to share his talents with the swim school and began teaching lessons in 2016. He enjoys seeing his students progress through and hopes in the future his students will surpass his highest level of swimming.

 

  Kristin Youdall ,    Office Manager  Kristin is a true Southern California girl growing up swimming at the beach and the local pools. For over 8 years, Kristin ran a strict production calendar and deadlines for a major clothing brand. She is a mom to three young children and is excited to work with the Nadadores Swim School to ensure that every child that is booked on our schedule becomes a stronger swimmer.

Kristin Youdall Office Manager

Kristin is a true Southern California girl growing up swimming at the beach and the local pools. For over 8 years, Kristin ran a strict production calendar and deadlines for a major clothing brand. She is a mom to three young children and is excited to work with the Nadadores Swim School to ensure that every child that is booked on our schedule becomes a stronger swimmer.

 
  SAVANNAH Dupuis ,          Instructor  Savannah has been swimming competitively since she was five years old.  She swam under Coach Bill Rose for two years, and she currently trains under Mark Schubert as a Mission Viejo Nadadore National Team member.  In high school she was part of the varsity swim team all four years, and she was awarded the MVP for three of those years.  She taught water safety to elementary school students with the help of USA Swimming starting at a young age. Savannah is very passionate about swimming and encouraging others to love the water just as much.  She is an experienced swim teacher for all levels of swimming.  In 2016 Savannah competed for a Division I college swim program, and she will be returning to Division I swimming in Fall 2018 at the University of Kentucky.

SAVANNAH Dupuis,          Instructor

Savannah has been swimming competitively since she was five years old.  She swam under Coach Bill Rose for two years, and she currently trains under Mark Schubert as a Mission Viejo Nadadore National Team member.  In high school she was part of the varsity swim team all four years, and she was awarded the MVP for three of those years.  She taught water safety to elementary school students with the help of USA Swimming starting at a young age. Savannah is very passionate about swimming and encouraging others to love the water just as much.  She is an experienced swim teacher for all levels of swimming.  In 2016 Savannah competed for a Division I college swim program, and she will be returning to Division I swimming in Fall 2018 at the University of Kentucky.

 
  TIANI LAVANCHY ,              Instructor  I have been swimming since I was 4 and haven't stopped since. I started with lessons and swam competitively in middle school. I played water polo and swam at Tesoro High School and am currently on the Nadadores Masters Team. In my free time I like to listen to music, go to the beach, and go hammocking. I’ve coach for the Nadadores Swim Team, Summer Junior Teams and have enjoy teaching lessons with the Nadadores Swim School.

TIANI LAVANCHY,              Instructor

I have been swimming since I was 4 and haven't stopped since. I started with lessons and swam competitively in middle school. I played water polo and swam at Tesoro High School and am currently on the Nadadores Masters Team. In my free time I like to listen to music, go to the beach, and go hammocking. I’ve coach for the Nadadores Swim Team, Summer Junior Teams and have enjoy teaching lessons with the Nadadores Swim School.

 
  LAURYN Feilmeier ,          Instructor  I have been teaching swim lessons for about 5 years now and I love every minute of it. I played water polo and swam all four years in high school and for two years at Orange Coast College. I transferred to Chico State in the fall of 2016 and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. I have a passion for teaching and always have since I can remember, and this is right up my alley! I hope to change the life of every student and swimmer for the better at every chance I get. (Summer Teacher)

LAURYN Feilmeier,          Instructor

I have been teaching swim lessons for about 5 years now and I love every minute of it. I played water polo and swam all four years in high school and for two years at Orange Coast College. I transferred to Chico State in the fall of 2016 and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. I have a passion for teaching and always have since I can remember, and this is right up my alley! I hope to change the life of every student and swimmer for the better at every chance I get. (Summer Teacher)

 
  Evin MACKIE ,                    Instructor  Evin has been teaching swim lessons to kids of all age groups and experience levels for the past 5 years. He swam competitively and played water polo for 4 years at Capistrano Valley High School and for an additional year at Saddleback College. When teaching, Evin knows how to motivate his swimmers to do their best and learn the proper techniques quickly while also having fun and staying safe.

Evin MACKIE,                    Instructor

Evin has been teaching swim lessons to kids of all age groups and experience levels for the past 5 years. He swam competitively and played water polo for 4 years at Capistrano Valley High School and for an additional year at Saddleback College. When teaching, Evin knows how to motivate his swimmers to do their best and learn the proper techniques quickly while also having fun and staying safe.

  Kimmie SCHAFER ,             Instructor  Kimmie swam for the Nadadores for four years and then continued swimming and playing water polo for San Juan Hills High School. She is currently attending Cal State University San Marcos and serves as the treasurer for the swim club there. Kimmie hopes that every parent and child sees the pool as a safe place to have fun year round. As an instructor, she love to see kids learn and grow as they work their way into becoming a better swimmer.

Kimmie SCHAFER,             Instructor

Kimmie swam for the Nadadores for four years and then continued swimming and playing water polo for San Juan Hills High School. She is currently attending Cal State University San Marcos and serves as the treasurer for the swim club there. Kimmie hopes that every parent and child sees the pool as a safe place to have fun year round. As an instructor, she love to see kids learn and grow as they work their way into becoming a better swimmer.

 
  JESSICA  CINNAMON,          OFFICE/MARKETING  Bio Coming Soon.

JESSICA CINNAMON,          OFFICE/MARKETING

Bio Coming Soon.