Abby was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. She will soon be graduating from Heritage Academy in Mesa. She is very involved in school and is the student body president, vice president of pep club, a member of the swim team and president of the Governor’s Youth Commission, which is a youth group that helps their peers through education. She is the youngest of 4 children and is an Aunt to 5 nieces and nephews! Her hobbies include going to art museums, listening to music and anything to do with food. In her family food brings people together and that is time she cherishes.
She is passionate about kindness. She feels people would be happier if we were all kind to each other. Her future goal is to travel as much as possible but for now she is going to focus on school. Being a swimmer at heart is what drew her to Hubbard and being able to work with kids. She loves to connect with kids and getting to do that in the water takes the cake!
Alex was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She spent her first two years of High School attending Thunderbird HS and then transferred to Horizon HS. She is involved in student council, Spanish club and was a cheerleader Freshman year. She was Secretary of student council for two years and was Chairperson of the Blood Drive. Her family consists of her older sister who is starting her first year of college and a step brother who attends Horizon with her. Last Summer she had her best vacation yet at Mission Beach with 4 friends. They stayed in a beach house and spent lots of time at the beach.
Alex enjoys working with special needs children and hopes to become a special needs teacher after college. She was inspired after volunteering at a special needs school with her cheer team. Her family and friends are very important to her. Her friends have impacted her life, and her bond with her family is very special. As a child she spent most of her time in the water and was a competitive diver so chlorine is in her blood. She has been teaching swim lessons at Hubbard since August 2016. She works at Hubbard because she absolutely adores children and loves teaching. Being able to teach them in the water is an absolute bonus!
Alexandra was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is currently attending The University of Cincinnati for Operations Management and International Business. She is involved on campus with Greek Life, Non-Profits and Yoga. She has two younger siblings, also both in college and a furry sibling, a Great Pyrenees named Samson. Her family lives in Cincinnati and is very active in the medical community and homeschool community. Her passion in life is nonprofits, specifically those that are community focused. She works with many programs like the YMCA, LifeForward, and Junior Achievement to teach children basic business tools, sports, and help new moms. In her free time she loves to hike, backpack and canoe. She has traveled all over the world to hike including Mexico, India and most of Europe. Her favorite being Alaska, where she has gone many times.
Her future goal is to graduate from college and work at a non-profit in Cincinnati and then continue her education with an MBA. Her community is very important to her. “I've seen communities pull together through the hardest times and I believe a strong community is vital for a thriving environment. That is why I love to work with nonprofits serving low income children, because community starts young.” She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since January 2017. She loves to work with children and loves to swim. She is excited to teach children how to correctly and safely swim so they can enjoy being in the water.
Alyssa was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She graduated from Cactus High School and is currently attending Glendale Community College. Her family consists of 2 older brothers and a sister. She also has 3 dogs one of which is a puppy. She is passionate about children and animals and hopes to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education or Veterinary. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since December 2016. She loves the environment at Hubbard and the kids are so fun!
Amanda was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and learned to swim at Hubbard! She graduated from Horizon High School in 2016 and now attends Paradise Valley Community College. Her family consists of her parents, brother and 2 French Bulldogs, Oreo and Domino. In her free time she enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, hanging out with friends and playing board games. She is passionate about kids and learning and hopes to have her own children in the future. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since October 2016 and loves working with the kids and watching them grow!
Amber is currently attending Grand Canyon University as a junior in the fast-track nursing program, and will graduate December 2017 with her BSN. She plans on being a pediatric nurse because she loves kids and their zest for life. She spends most of her free time hanging out with family and friends, and considers her religion an important part of her life. Amber has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since October 2013 and won outstanding teacher of the year award in 2016.
Ana was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attended High School at Thunderbird Adventist Academy and is currently attending PVCC. She is interested in attaining her Fire Science degree. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since October 2015. She is the youngest of four children and has two brothers and a sister. Some of her hobbies include hiking, camping, and surfing in California. She works at Hubbard because she loves to see children succeed and loves the family environment.
Andrew Boys attends Loveland High School and volunteers for the school’s athletic training staff. Boys is an honor roll student and is also a member of the National Honors Society. Andrew has a passion for physical therapy and hopes to study the trade in college in the next couple of years. For the moment he works with the athletic training staff helping the football players at Loveland.
Boys has used his experience with athletic physical therapy in the water. He knows a lot about the human anatomy and tries to implement his knowledge into his lesson plan. Andrew also enjoys wrestling and enjoys working with young athletes.
Andrew was born in Apple Valley, MN and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from North Canyon High School and was a member of the Track Team and Cross Country Team. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Integrated Studies. He married his wife Hillary in November 2016 and has 2 fur babies, Juniper who is a vizsla and Pappy who is a german shorthaired pointer. He also has one sister who lives in Minnesota with her husband and his niece and nephew. In his spare time he goes to a lot of concerts and enjoys hiking, backpacking, and car camping. He is always interested in trying new restaurants and is a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan. He is passionate about music and plays the acoustic guitar and sings. He has even played at restaurants and bars in Phoenix!
Andrew has been a part of the Hubbard family since August of 2007. He has held many jobs at Hubbard and is currently the General Manager of the Mesa Riverview location. He loves working at Hubbard because he gets to have fun with children while teaching them life saving skills. His future goal is to backpack the entire Pacific Crest Trail, or at least the Arizona Trail.
Andrew was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2010.
Andrew was born in Cooperstown, NY. He graduated from Arcadia High School and is now at Arizona State University. Andrew has been with Hubbard for five years! Andrew has one sister and two half brothers. Being active is a hobby of Andrew’s, he enjoys basketball, baseball and football. It is important to Andrew to be healthy and studious. He works at Hubbard because he enjoys working with kids. Teaching the various skills of sports and swimming is a thrill to Andrew.
Angelica was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is a Senior at Xavier College Preparatory where she is a student ambassador. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since May 2015. Her family includes two sisters and a dog. In her free time she loves to volunteer, dance, bake, and play with her dog. She values her family, friends and school. She works at Hubbard to make a difference in children’s lives by teaching them swimming skills that will last their lifetime.
“Put your name on it” is a common phrase that you will hear from Ann Marie. She says it with pride because she has lived it for years and continues to do it as she works to improve and grow the Hubbard Family Swim Schools and Hubbard Sports Camps. She has put her heart and soul into the business that her parents, Bob and Kathy Hubbard, - founded years ago. She believes that the Hubbard camps and swim schools provide tremendous opportunities that impact the families in our communities and for swim school students and campers to learn healthy life skills in a fun, loving environment.
Ann Marie understands the importance of a strong business model while believing in the reason she is in business; to better the lives of children and impact staff. Ann Marie has been director of the Sports Camps since 1996 and helped her parents start the Hubbard Family Swim School in 1999. In 2004, she joined the Hubbard Family Swim School full time with her husband, Pat Sunderhaus. Ann Marie spends her summers focusing on the camps and at the swim school she helps with hiring, system development and guiding Bob, her dad. Ann Marie attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she earned her undergraduate degree in business. While at Xavier University, she excelled as the goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team, who were Atlantic 10 Champions her senior year. In 2015, she was inducted into the XU Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a leader and a soccer player.
She continued her soccer career after college playing professionally with the Arizona Heatwave and the Cincinnati Ladyhawks. During that time she entered the coaching world, training youth teams and eventually finding her way back to Xavier University as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer team for four years. While coaching, she earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. Ann Marie was born in Cincinnati but grew up in Phoenix. She is a graduate of St. Thomas the Apostle and Xavier College Prep. Ann Marie is married to Pat Sunderhaus, Regional Manager and Director of Operations at Hubbard Family Swim School. They are proud parents of Frank, Kevin, Molly and Travis, four great kids who love the water and a variety of sports. They love their family time and staying active.
Annika was born and raised in Peoria, AZ. She graduated from High School a year early and will be attending ASU in the Fall. She will be studying Kinesiology with a certificate in Children’s Health. Her goal is to be a Pediatric Physical Therapist. Annika grew up swimming at Hubbard and is the oldest of six kids.
Her family is her number one priority but she also enjoys crossfit and swimming. She loves being around children and watching them learn and grow. She has been a swim instructor since May 2016.
Ariana was born in Fairfax, Virginia on Fort Belvoir. She was raised as an Air Force kid so has been many places. She has lived in Virginia, Mississippi, California, Texas, Alaska, North Carolina and now Arizona. She is currently attending Liberty High School and participates in jazz, pep and concert band. She is also a member of NHS and will be joining the swim team.
She is the oldest of four children and her mom Kara also works at Hubbard. She has been teaching swim lessons at Hubbard since April 2016. Her hobbies include reading books, playing instruments, singing and drawing. She loves working at Hubbard because it is where she learned to swim and loves to give back.
Audrey was born and raised in Phoenix. She graduated from ASU with a degree in Elementary Education and taught Kindergarten for four years. Audrey's son Griffin has been a Hubbard swimmer since he was 8 weeks old.
Audrey enjoys spending time with family and friends, dining out, traveling, and watching the Arizona Cardinals. She also enjoys serving at her church. Her son, family, friends and faith are very important to her. She works at Hubbard because she loves kids and enjoys making a difference in their lives by teaching them how to swim.
Austin was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. He attended Sycamore High School and was members of swim and dive team, student council Class Secretary, marching band (Field Commander for 2 years), theater, winter drumline, men’s volleyball, show choir, and step team.
He is currently studying at Cincinnati State completing his Associate of Arts degree. He plans to transfer to UC and complete his BA in theatre/math education and BFA in Scenic Design at CCM. Austin is the youngest of three sisters and one brother. He also enjoys singing, dancing, and acting. His family is very important to him. Austin loves to teach kids and watch them grow into amazing swimmers.
Austin was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015
Barbara is from Phoenix. She truly loves children of all ages and thinks it’s very important to always keep a positive attitude. Barbara has two fantastic grownup sons for whom she used to be a Cub Scout leader! Her favorite things to do are hiking, camping, cooking, and biking.
Bill was born and raised in Sisters, Oregon. Later his family moved to San Jose, california where he attended high school. He attended college at Azusa Pacific University and earned a degree in Cinematic Arts Production. After graduation he worked as a freelancer in the film industry. He is the middle child of triplets, a minute younger than his sister and a minute older than his brother. He will be marrying his beautiful Fiance, Allie in September 2017! His favorite vacation was visiting Europe on his 18th Birthday! He is passionate about his family, bay area sports teams, his photography and film.
Bill has coached water polo and swimming previously. He played high school water polo year round, competed on the swim and hockey teams and played drums in a jazz band. In his spare time he loves to watch and play ice hockey. His future goals include having a successful photography and film business and coaching a high school water polo team here in Phoenix. He began teaching swim lessons at Hubbard in August 2016. He and his fiance have 2 cats and hope to add 2 dogs to their family very soon. He enjoys working at Hubbard because he loves swimming and coaching. He feels teaching children how to swim and enjoy it is very rewarding.
Blaire was born and raised in Phoenix. She spent 7 months in Cork, Ireland, studying the culture, language and dance before graduating from the University of Arizona with a business marketing degree in December 2002.
Blaire does almost everything at Hubbard. She is an instructor, supervisor, and trainer. Blaire is married to Otto who used to work at Hubbard. They were the first couple to have met at Hubbard and become married. They have six beautiful children, Tommy, Maggie, Joe, Will, Rosie and baby Gracie.
In her free time Blaire enjoys swimming, hiking, scrap booking and playing with her kids.
Blaire was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2005.
Bob & Kathy Hubbard, founders of Hubbard Family Swim School (HFSS), have 8 children and 20 grandchildren. Bob grew up in New York and developed his passion for swimming while working as a beach lifeguard. Kathy developed her passion for swimming in a competitive environment.
The 90’s found Bob and Kathy Hubbard in Phoenix, running Swim Programs and Summer Sports Camp at Phoenix Swim Club. In 1998 Bob and Kathy founded the first Hubbard Family Swim School location and Hubbard Summer Sports Camps.
Kathy graduated from Xavier University in 1972. She soloed in a Piper Cherokee at age 16 and NAUI certified in 1967. Kathy qualified for the 1968 Olympic Trials and swam competitively through college. In 1984 she made finals at the Masters National Swimming Championships just to prove that old moms can swim! In 1988 she was the first woman inducted into Xavier University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. She served as chairman of the US Swim School Association (USSSA) Infant Toddler Committee for 10 years.
Bob worked in a variety of positions for American Continental Corporation, serving as President of Medema Homes in Colorado, and American Founders Life Insurance in the 70’s and 80’s. The 90’s found Bob and Kathy Hubbard in Phoenix, running the Phoenix Swim Club. In 1998 Bob and Kathy founded the first Hubbard Family Swim School location in Phoenix on 32nd Street and Thunderbird and began running the first location of Hubbard Summer Sports Camps.
Bob has been involved with the USSSA since 1998, as a board member and also serving as president. He is a presenter of the USSSA Infant Toddler Instructor course. He is a founding member of the Central Drowning Prevention Coalition of AZ as well as being a speaker at a number of National Drowning Prevention Alliance Conferences. He calls about 10 charity auctions a year. His healthy passion is biking with a group of old guys that gets him out on most of the roads in Phoenix.
Bob and Kathy love to travel, love to learn and love to share their stories about the swim school industry around the world. They are three time Keynote Speakers at the Australian Swim Coaches & Teachers Assn., addressed the World Aquatic Baby Conference, in Malmo, Sweden & Wellington, New Zealand and the Birthlight Conference in Cambridge, England. They have also received numerous awards and recognitions from the US and Australian Swim School Associations.
Brianna was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ where she attended Cactus High School and participated in Student Council and the COOP Program. She has three older siblings, two brothers and one sister. Brianna has been a Swim Instructor with Hubbard since May of 2015 and she chose to work with us because she enjoys working with little kids and she loves swimming! Brianna feels that the safety of children is extremely important. In her free time, Brianna likes to play soccer and listen to music.
Bridgette was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently attending Thunderbird High School. She is very involved in extracurricular activities including Swim Team, Track, Performance Dance, National Honor Society and Brain Bee. Her family consists of 2 sisters,1 brother, 2 cats and 2 dogs. She loves spending time with her family and friends and going out to eat. She got to do both when on her favorite vacation to the Bahamas aboard a Disney Cruise! She is passionate about school and learning proven by her 4.0 GPA and AP classes. Her future goal is to attend a college in California and go to Medical School. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since December 2016. She enjoys working with the kids and thinks it is the funnest job!
Brit was born and raised in Arizona. She is currently enrolled at GCC working on her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. Her next goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has a twin sister named Brec and yes, they have played tricks on people! Her favorite hobby is singing and she has been practicing since she was little. She also loves to play any type of sport even if she is not good at it. In her spare time she likes to go hiking and go on any type of adventures with friends and family. One of her favorite vacations so far has been her trip to Poland. She went for two weeks with a girls group she was singing with. They were on tour and technically working but it was an amazing experience that she will never forget.
In high school she played volleyball, soccer, track and field and choir. She also helped coach soccer with her mom when she was not playing sports. She has a pitbull named Jax that is her baby and she has had since 4th grade. She is passionate about making people happy. Whether it is through teaching or music she just wants to impact people in a positive way. Her future goal is to move to Hawaii and become an elementary school teacher. They are in desperate need for teachers there and she would like to help and live like she is on vacation. She has been working for Hubbard since January 2014 and wears many hats there. She can be seen in the snack bar, daycare and in the water teaching swim lessons.She loves working for Hubbard and impacting children’s lives in a positive way. She feels it is such a blessing to teach them life survival skills.
Brittany was born and raised in Bellevue, Kentucky. Brittany has three sisters and two brothers. She is attending Cincinnati State to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She graduated from Bellevue High School where she played basketball, soccer, and volleyball and she ran track and cross-country. She was also a member of the Honors Society and the FCA in high school. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sports and being outdoors. She works at Hubbard because she wants to help kids learn to swim so they can be safer around water.
Brittany was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015
Brittany was born and raised in Phoenix AZ. She is currently attending Horizon High School where she is a Senior. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since May 2016. She enjoys spending time with her family which includes her parents and older brother.
She loves being outdoors and staying active. She works at Hubbard because kids make her heart happy! She feels so fortunate that Hubbard is such a rewarding and fun place to be.
Burkley was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. He is currently a Junior at Mesa High School where he is a member of the swim team. He is a distance swimmer and was ranked 25th in the State this year! He has a twin and younger brother and sister that are twins and his family is foster caring for a 6 month old baby girl. When he is out of the water he enjoys being in the wilderness, camping and creative writing. He has a passion for being creative and imagining up stories that pop into his head. His future goal is to attend college and go into forensics as a criminal investigator. He loves to serve and help others as well as improving himself whenever possible. He is happy to be teaching swim lessons at Hubbard and hopes to save money for his future.
Caitlynn was born in Arizona. She attended Cactus High School where she was involved in the yearbook. She has been a swim instructor since October 2015. She is the oldest of three girls. She loves photography, family and school. She loves working at Hubbard because she wants to pursue a career in teaching and loves working with kids.
Camille was born in Ontario, Canada and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She is attending Centennial High School where she is learning to be a Sports Med Trainer. Camille has been a Swim Instructor since May of 2015 and she chose to work with Hubbard because of our Core Values, sense of community, and having the ability to help children achieve their goals. Camille has one younger brother and her interests are rock climbing, reading and music. Camille feels that education, the environment and living life to the fullest are the most important things in life.
Candice was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is currently attending Mason High School where she is in the Marching Band. Her family consists of one sister and two brothers. One of her brothers played football for the Detroit Lions! In her free time she enjoys drawing and playing volleyball. She was lucky enough to go participate in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena California! She is passionate about Marching Band and working with children. Her future goal is to attend college at BGSU and major in Criminal Justice and American Sign Language. She has enjoyed her job as a swim instructor since November 2016.
Candie was born in Nebraska, raised in the midwest and currently lives in Scottsdale. She attended Xavier College Prep and received a bachelors degree from the University of Arizona. Her family consists of her husband, Kevin, two sons and one daughter.
Candie enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading and traveling, especially to California and Ohio. Her favorite sports team is the Arizona Wildcats. Family and friends are very important to her. Swimming has been a huge part of her life since she enrolled her children at lessons at Hubbard. She works at Hubbard because she believes in what lessons can do for kids!
Carmella was born and raised in Phoenix and has also lived in California. She attended Apollo High School where she played water polo and was on the swim team. She also attended Phoenix College and Scottsdale Community College. Carmella's family consists of her brother, her sister and her husband, Paul.
Carmella enjoys reading, drawing, surfing and paddle boarding. Family is very important to her. Carmella works at Hubbard because she loves helping people to overcome fears and accomplish lifelong skills.
Carmella was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015
Carrie is a Phoenix native. She attended Xavier College Preparatory for High School and NAU and ASU for college. She and her husband Mike, have 5 children ages 14-25. Carrie is the oldest of 9 children! Growing up in a big family has instilled a sense of family being a priority.
In her spare time Carrie enjoys hiking, making photo books of her family's adventures, attending an occasional book club with friends and most of all traveling with family. “We hit the beach whenever we can and travel to great places we can hike.” Carrie works at Hubbard because of its family environment and she truly believes how important swim lessons are for kids.
Cassio is from New York City. Cassio’s family includes his wife of 31 years Noel and their two children Tara (Age 27 ,5th grade teacher & newly married) and Cassio (Age 25, GM at Fitness One). He worked for the City of Phoenix Aquatics for 22 years as a WSI and LGT Instructor and pool manager. During the school year, Cassio teaches social studies at Mt. Ridge High School and coaches boys basketball. He enjoys scuba diving, juggling, running triathlons and rooting for his LA Dodgers.
Cas was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2009.
Chad was born and raised in Arizona. He is currently a senior at Horizon High school and is on the swim team. He has one younger brother, Chase.
Chad enjoys swimming and traveling. He has been to 10 countries. Having fun and being close to friends and family is very important to him. He works at Hubbard because he enjoys working with kids.
Christian was born and raised in Phoenix. He graduated from St. Mary’s high school and is currently attending Phoenix College. He has two brothers and one sister. Christian loves the outdoors; his favorite activity is hiking. His family and friends are very important to him as well as helping others. He works at Hubbard because he loves teaching kids and enjoys seeing them reach their goals.
Christian was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015.
Christopher was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Paradise Valley High School where he participated in marching, concert and jazz band all four years. He was also on Varsity Swim all four years at PVHS! Chris has been a Swim Instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since April 2015. He is an only child and lives at home with his mother. Chris feels that a job, no matter how small, should better the world in some way. He really enjoys working with children for many reasons, one of the greatest things about them is that they have a refreshing outlook on life.
Claudia was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She has one younger brother who she says is fifteen going on three. She will be starting her senior year at BASIS Phoenix in the fall. Claudia enjoys watching and playing all sports, even golf! She swam with Phoenix Swim Club for four years and with Moon Valley Country Club for one year.
She works at Hubbard because she used to attend our Sports Camp and she loves it! She also loves working with kids. Claudia feels that good experiences are important as well as bad ones, bad experiences can help you learn and have better experiences in the future.
Danielle grew up in Ohio but has spent half her life in beautiful Charleston, SC. Thinking she wanted to be a social worker, she stumbled onto a job out of college at a therapeutic wilderness camp for youth at risk. This experience opened her eyes to how helping others can be accomplished outdoors in a nontraditional setting where hands on learning and adventure where key ingredients. She then went on to Georgia College & State University and received her Master's in Education with emphasis in Outdoor Education Administration. Upon graduation, she worked for the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission for thirteen years. In that time she oversaw the summer camp program for ages 6-16 with day camps, overnight trips, and week long expeditions, and also managed the challenge course. She has experience with youth, family, and adult programming where the "sport" was camping, backpacking, hiking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, zipline and challenge course.
Working with youth has been the backbone to her career and she is excited to be with Hubbard Sports Camp. She enjoys training staff, singing songs with campers, and popping into group just when they're in need of a little pick me up. She enjoys yoga, disc golf, food truck festivals and exploring her new home state of Arizona with her husband Douglas and their son Boone.
Deb was born and raised in Pueblo Colorado before moving to Phoenix. She is married with 5 wonderful kids and life is good! Deb has been with Hubbard Family Swim School since August of 2000. She has an education background in child development, physical fitness, and an associate's degree in business. She has competed as a tri-athlete and enjoys mountain climbing, backpacking, running and photography. Learning and teaching is her life's passion and these come to life in the water and the wilderness. Her teaching philosophy is: To teach, inspire, motivate, and encourage all children and parents. NEVER underestimate anyone's ability!
Deb was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher awards in 2004.
Denise was born and raised in a quiet little suburb near Chicago, IL. She lived there for 17 years before moving to AZ. She grew up taking swim lessons and swam competitively for for a couple years. She is currently studying towards a major in Business Management and a minor in Psychology. Outside of school, she teaches Sunday School class to 4th-6th graders.
She has been working at the Front Desk for Hubbard since April 2016. Her hobbies include playing the piano, singing, and longboarding around the neighborhood with friends. She is the youngest of three girls and has two older sisters. She loves working at Hubbard and is reminded of the excitement she had as a child going to swim lessons.
Ed was born in Phoenix and is the baby of a family of six – four boys and two girls. Ed studied Early Childhood Development in college; which comes in handy when teaching his students. Ed taught swim lessons in Australia from 2002-2003. Ed was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2004.
His teaching philosophy is to find and expect the best out of each student while encouraging individuality. He enjoys volleyball, building anything, and hanging out with his wife Christine and their 4 children.
Edmund was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, Edmund lived in San Antonio for a summer and became a Spurs fan and then pretty much lived in the movie Hoosiers in a small town in Indiana. Edmund is now back in the valley where he belongs. His mother is Kelly Hubbard, you will catch her molding the young minds of the students at Xavier College Preparatory. You can find his dad, Richard Hubbard, rolling on the west side in his caution yellow jeep with his mind on the Arizona state legislature.
His brother Will is in Ohio teaching swim lessons and telling stories. Edmund has a Degree in Journalism from Arizona State University and says that friends, family, his career and professional wrestling are most important to him. He is a Director at Hubbard Sports Camp over the summer and teaches swim lessons at Hubbard the rest of the year. Edmund says that he has the best job in the world and it’s the best because he gets to teach children. In the span of thirty minutes he gets to be a child’s hero, best friend, idol, and teacher. In his free time, Edmund likes to write, play music and try new things.
Erika was born in Mexico and came to the United States when she was 5. She has lived in Cincinnati for 9 years, is currently a Xavier musketeer and is on her way to get a bachelor’s degree as a marketing major. At Xavier she loves to volunteer and play recreational volleyball. Her family includes her mom, dad, her older brother and her two dogs.
Erika loves swimming, animals and being outside. She enjoys being active and helping others. She is a huge Xavier Musketeer fan and a Michigan State Spartan fan. She loves watching football and college basketball. The most important things to Erika are her education and her family. She works at Hubbard because she loves making kids smile and she lifeguards and wants to help them be safe.
Erin was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico. She graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics. She also obtained an Associates of Arts in Baking and Patisserie. Prior to having her son she worked as a baker in some of the finest restaurants in Phoenix. She married her husband in 2013 and had her son 2 years later. Her family also includes 2 dogs, Henry and Daisy. In her spare time she enjoys baking, hiking in the mountains and reading.
Growing up music and swimming were an important part of her life and she is enjoying introducing her son to both! In high school she was on the swim team, theater, musical theater, band and choir. Her future goals include growing her family, teaching her children and establishing a career that helps her do that. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since September 2016 and feels it is a great environment that teaches important life skills. “ Being able to work somewhere that offers a true service to others is rare and is a blessing.”
Erin is from Phoenix and graduated from Xavier College Prep in 2001. She competed in swimming at Penn State University and graduated with a major in English and Journalism and then taught kindergarten in VA for a year.
Erin’s hobbies include hiking, outdoor activities, working out and hanging with family. Erin ‘s family includes husband Craig, son Cannon and a spoilt cockapoo named Jack! “My goal with every lesson I teach is to make the kids smile and laugh. I want the kids to love to come to Hubbard to learn to swim.”
Erin was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.
Erin was born and raised in Phoenix. She graduated from Shadow Mountain High School. Erin is the oldest of three with two younger brothers. She is very close with her family.
Erin is an avid traveler. She also enjoys paddle boarding, painting, drawing and anything related to art. Family is very important to her. She prides herself in her family values and is happiest when spending time with family. Erin works at Hubbard because she enjoys the positive energy from the students and staff.
She received the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2016.
Erynn was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Glendale, she also lived in Prescott for five years. She graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University wit a BS in Global Security and Intelligence Studies and with a minor in Criminal Psychology. She is an only child. Her family consists of her boyfriend and their beautiful son, Jax, and their whippet mix dog, Layla.
Erynn loves adventure. She enjoys swimming, hiking, world travel, and exploring different cultures. Her favorite places to visit are Italy, Ireland, Austria, and Austin, TX. Family, friends, and having a positive attitude are very important to her. She works at Hubbard because she loves the fun family environment. She enjoys making kids smile and have a great time while they learn new skills. She also loves the positive energy from the kids and staff.
Esther was born in Washington but lived most of her life in Wilsonville, OR. She was homeschooled K-12th grade and attended Clackamas Community College at the age of 17. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since September 2015. She has 3 sisters and a brother and two children with her husband. Her hobbies include anything crafty such as sewing, knitting, crochet, doing puzzles and reading. She is passionate about swimming and loves to teach swim to children. Hubbard is the perfect job for her because it gives her the chance to pass her love of swimming on to children and teach them to respect the water.
Fernanda was born in California and moved to Arizona when she was 6 years old. She is attending Kellis High School where she is the Vice President of DECA and also involved in Cross Country. Fernanda is a Swim Instructor with Hubbard and chose to work with us because she loves having the ability to teach a valuable skill to children and make a difference in a child’s life.
Fernanda says that family is most important to her, she has a 5 year old sister and a 15 year old brother. In her free time, Fernanda likes to read! She also really enjoys participating in DECA which she has been involved in since her freshman year.
Gabrielle was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a BA in Secondary Education. She furthered her education at Story Brook where she received a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Math. She was a teacher for two years in New York and developed a passion for sharing knowledge in a fun way! She believes getting the children to have fun while they are learning ensures they will succeed. Gabrielle has been at Hubbard since February 2016 and wears many hats at Hubbard that include swim instructor, booking center, and Site Supervisor. She loves Hubbard for the family values of the business. She comes from a family of three children that includes an older brother and younger sister. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, camping and cooking. Since moving to Arizona, she has made it her goal to travel to the surrounding areas as much as possible including California, Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado.
Hailey was born and raised in Phoenix AZ with her family that includes an older sister and younger brother. She graduated from North Canyon High School and is currently attending ASU where she is majoring in Psychology and minoring in History.
She loves to sing, act and dance. She spent a year in New York where she was able to attend many Broadway shows and eat lots of yummy food! She loves working with children and helping them learn to swim and be safe around water. She has been working as a swim instructor since May 2016.
Haley was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ. She is currently attending Horizon High School where she is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and Dance Motion Performing Company. She works in childcare and teaches swim classes at Hubbard and has been part of our team since January 2016. As a child she took swim lessons at Hubbard and the swim instructors and experience she had made a lasting impression on her. She would love to have the same impact on her students.
Halle was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently a Senior at Sandra Day O’Connor High School. After graduation she hopes to attend GCC and U of A. She wants to pursue a career in medicine and hopes to be a Pediatric Heart Surgeon. She is swim instructor, deck sub and works the front desk at Hubbard. She has worked for Hubbard since February 2016. She has one brother named Aaron. In her free time she loves to sing, read, write and go shopping! She is passionate about her family, friends, laughing and good food. She wants to work at Hubbard because she wants to be responsible for teaching kids skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
Hannah was born and raised in Ohio. She is currently attending Sycamore High School where she plays water polo and is on the swim team. In her free time she loves to play ultimate frisbee! Her family consists of her parents, brother Zak and 2 dogs and 2 cats. She is passionate about helping others and this summer is going on a mission trip to Guatemala. She loves to be in the water and work with kids so Hubbard is the perfect fit for her. Her future goal is to pursue a career in the medical field.
Hillery was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attended college at Northern Arizona University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She has been married to her loving husband for 15 years and has two wonderful boys, ages 13 & 10. In her free time she enjoys going to movies and cuddling. She loves organizing things too! Hillery has been working in the Booking Center and Front Desk for Hubbard since January 2017. She believes in the Core Values of Hubbard Family Swim School and appreciates that her children have a love of the water from learning to swim here.
Izzie was born in Denver, Colorado, raised in Scottsdale and now lives in Peoria. She is currently attending Sandra Day O’Connor High School. She is in the middle of her 2 siblings, an older sister Caitlin and younger brother Blake. She also has many cousins that she is close to, her oldest cousin Chad actually works for Hubbard Family Swim School! In her free time she likes to play basketball for fun and takes figure skating lessons. Her future goal is to become a professional figure skater. She is excited to be teaching swim lessons at Hubbard since that is where she learned to swim! She loves working with kids and helping them learn to swim the same way she did.
Jade was born in Oklahoma but moved to Peoria, AZ when she was 2. She will be a senior at Mountain Ridge HS in 2016. She has been teaching swim lessons at Hubbard since February 2016. Jade’s family consists of 2 step brothers, her parents, two dogs and a Macaw named Cocoa that can talk! She loves music and listens to it all the time. She loves to swim and was on a swim team for 13 years. Her family is her priority and she would not ask for another family if given the chance. They have all helped raise her and she credits them all for who she is.
She works at Hubbard because of her love for swim and passion for working with children. She loves to help the kids understand that swimming is an important life skill that everyone should learn when they are young. She says everyday at work is a good day no matter what because the kids are unpredictable and keep her on her toes.
Jeff was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated high school from Cactus where he swam varsity and performed in theater. He is currently attending Paradise Valley Community College. In the future he hopes to be a Marine Researcher. One of his favorite hobbies is is surfing, in California of course not here in the desert. He also loves fish, but not eating them! His family consists of his little brother Aiden, mom, dad and dogs Stinky and Tyde. He plans on returning to Australia someday to dive and further explore the Great Barrier Reef.
He has been a swim instructor and Deck Supervisor at Hubbard since December 2014. He loves making the world a better place! Whether it be through swim lessons, studying the ocean, or picking up a piece of trash that someone left. He loves working at Hubbard because he loves the sport of swimming, but because of the kids as well. “There is a capacity here at Hubbard to teach way more than a swim lesson, and I have found that is the best part.”
Jess was born in California but moved to Kentucky at a young age. She studied Biology at Northern Kentucky University. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since July 2016. Jess is the youngest and shortest of 4 children.
She recently got married in August 2015 and moved to Phoenix in July 2016! In her free time she enjoys cooking, trying out new recipies and being outdoors. Her family and happiness are her priorities and she feels no amount of money or “stuff” matters without those things first. She works at Hubbard because we provide a safe, family oriented environment for kiddos to learn to swim. She feels it is an honor to be a part of this caring and knowledgeable team!
Jessica was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She attended Xavier College Preparatory for high school and was a member of the varsity swimming team, participated in a variety of theatre productions, and was a student ambassador. While in high school she was chosen to be a youth ambassador for the City of Phoenix and travelled to Himeji, Japan for a couple of weeks. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at ASU and graduated from Saint Louis University in May 2016, where she majored in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She has two siblings, Christina and Ricky, both of whom have worked for Hubbard in the past!
Jessica has a passion for working with children of all ages and abilities, whether it is helping them improve their swimming abilities or their speech and communication. Being able to make a difference in the lives of others, no matter how small is very important to her. Her future goal is to become a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She began working for Hubbard as a swim instructor in January 2013 and would return for Summer’s while in college. “ I believe that knowing how to swim is an important life skill, especially for those who live in Arizona. Since no two days, or even lessons, are the same, I am always presented with a new and exciting challenge at Hubbard.”
Jessie is an Arizona native. She graduated from North Canyon High School in 2001. Jessie has been teaching swim lessons and coaching swim teams since 1998 with the City of Phoenix, Shadow Mountain HS, North Canyon HS, private lessons in Flagstaff and of course Hubbard Family Swim Sschool.
You can find Jessie in the water teaching at 32nd street, or Managing the Booking Center.
Jessie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2010.
Jill was born and raised in Somerset, PA. She moved to Arizona and attended Ironwood High School. She graduated from Humbolt State University with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Cultural studies. Jill had the opportunity to live in Moldova through the Peace Corps and also received a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification while living in Thailand. She is the middle sister of three girls. She is married to her best friend from high school, Matt, and they have a son named Reese.
When Jill is not teaching or swimming with her son at Hubbard she enjoys swimming with friends and family. Fine arts are her passion and she really enjoys underwater photography. She also enjoys eating healthy, cooking and reading. She believes it is important to make each moment count and not take things for granted. Her favorite quote s are “Everything happens for a reason,” “Be the change you want to see in the world,” and “Love what you do, and do what you love.” She sees Hubbard as a wonderful place to come with her son and thinks it is awesome that he was swimming before he was walking. She hopes to share the joy of water with kids and families while teaching safety, which in turn will save many lives.
John is the youngest in a family of seven and was born and raised in Cincinnati. For the past 16 years, he has managed a successful woodworking supply business in Cincinnati. Prior to that John oversaw the Home Health Care division of SuperX drugs in the Southwest Ohio / Kentucky region. He and his wife Helen are both graduates of Xavier University. Their two children, Bonnie and Kevin, compete on the Oak Hills High School swim team and enjoy a variety of other activities.
In his spare time John enjoys woodworking and various home improvement projects. He also is interested in youth soccer and baseball. His family, education and friends are very important to him. He works at Hubbard because he loves the family atmosphere, the solid core values and the opportunity to positively effect the lives of children and their families.
Bio coming soon!
Judy has been the bookkeeper for the Hubbard Family Swim School since 2009. She was born in Portland but has lived in Phoenix for most of her life. She is married and has 2 adult children. In her free time she enjoys trying new locally owned restaurants and traveling.
Julian was born in Chicago and moved to Arizona when he was 13. He went to Horizon High School and attended U of A for a year before transferring to ASU. He is pre-med at ASU and is majoring in Biology. He has been a swim instructor for Hubbard since July 2016. He has two younger siblings, Sebastian and Sophie. He plans on joining the Crew team at ASU this year. He is an adrenaline junkie and loves to cliff dive and hike, and would love to go base jumping and skydiving someday. He believes in living life to the fullest. He works at Hubbard because he loves the water and working with kids.
Kacey was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. She graduated from Ironwood High School in 2015 and was a member of their volleyball team for 3 years. She is currently studying Nursing at Grand Canyon University. Her family consists of 4 children and a beautiful German Shepherd/Lab puppy named Bear. She enjoys traveling to the beach and Disneyland and believes no time there is a bad time.
She is passionate about her future career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and her family. Her future goal is to have a family of her own and still have time to travel and enjoy life. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since January 2017. She works at Hubbard because she enjoys working with children and feels that all children should learn to swim. She believes being in the water has so many benefits for children but wants them to always be safe.
Kara was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. While in the air force she lived in several places including Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, Alaska and North Carolina. She graduated for Eau Claire Memorial High school. She received her degree in avionic system technology from the Community College of the Air Force. She is married to her best friend and has four beautiful children who all swim at Hubbard.
One of her hobbies is obedience training and working with neglected animals. She enjoys riding horses, baking swimming, bike riding, camping, hiking, fishing and archery. She is active with the arthritis foundation as tow od her children have Ankylosing Spondylitis. Also she is active with the youth group at her church. She is also a lover of the arts. The most important things in her life are her family, God and always setting a good example. She works at Hubbard because as a parent she fell in love with the environment. She lives that she can work with kids and be excited in the morning to see what challenge may be put in front of her.
Karen has worked for the Hubbard Family Swim School since February 1999. She fell in love with Hubbard’s Core Values and that they treat everyone as family! She helps all your little ones register and check in for their swim classes. Karen was born in Phoenix (an actual Phoenician!) and previously worked at American Express for 19 years.
Karen is married to Peter (33 years!) they have two wonderful sons and daughter in laws. Brad and Danielle and Kyle and Christy. Brad and Danielle have blessed her with two awesome grandchildren, Brady (5 years old) and Avery (4 years old) Karen and her family have many hobbies, including camping, hiking, traveling and swimming.
Karina was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Peoria, AZ. She attended Cactus High School where she played volleyball, was on the Performance Dance Team, played soccer, ran track and was on the swim team. She is currently living in Mesa, AZ and is attending ASU. Before attending ASU she played collegiate volleyball for South Mountain Community College. Her family consists of 3 younger siblings and 3 dogs. In her free time she enjoys dancing, playing volleyball and relaxing in the pool. Her hobbies include seeing any kind of movie, trying new restaurants and hiking.
Karina joined the Hubbard team in January 2017 as a swim instructor. She has a passion for leaving positive influences on people and wants to impact as many lives as possible. She works at Hubbard because she loves hanging out with kids no matter what the activity is. She feels children are the building blocks to our future and she wants to make sure they have the best time in their childhoods.
Katelyn was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. She came to AZ to attend GCU and loved it so much has moved back with her entire family! She graduated from GCU with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Physical Education. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since June 2016. Her hobbies include reading, DIY projects and her dog. She and her family watch a variety of sports together but swim is her all time favorite. She loves spending time with her family and friends and is very much involved with her church. Swimming has been a huge part of her life. She loves teaching, but teaching swim lessons is where her heart is.
Kathryn was born in Canada, moved to Arizona when she was a baby and lived here until age 11. She then moved to Seattle, WA and lived there for 11 years. She just moved back to AZ to go to school. She is attending Grand Canyon University and is pursuing a degree in Physical Education. She comes from a very close family with an abundance of love to go around. She has three sisters and a brother all of whom she considers her best friends. Before high school she was involved in swim and dance but had to choose one while in high school. She chose ballet and worked out with the Cross Country team. She is always up for an adventure and loves to travel near or far to create memories and experience the world. She loves to be outdoors hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, running, swimming or playing sports.
One of her favorite trips has been to Zambia where she volunteered for a year tutoring children. Her favorite vacation though has to be visiting Kauai to celebrate her father beating cancer! Her future goals include staying involved in her church, finishing her degree and becoming a physical education teacher, eventually getting married and having and adopting children. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since September 2016. She works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids in the water but feels that at Hubbard it is so much more than a swim lesson.
Katie grew up in San Jose California, with 4 of those years in Tucson during middle school. She swam competitively for 12 years in CA and Arizona. She moved to Phoenix in 1994 to attend ASU where she graduated with her degree in Social Work. She went on to Ottawa to complete her teaching certification in 2000. She enrolled her oldest daughter in a little snapper class at Hubbard when she was 9 months old, and has been working for Hubbard since 2001. Katie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.
All 4 of her kids have gone through the Hubbard program and her step-son works at the summer sports camp. She brings many years of experience to the water as she has taught swim lessons since she was 15. Katie and her husband Ramsey stay busy with all their sports. Tyler her step-son, received a full ride scholarship to play football for Fresno State University and won AZ state wrestling title for 5A II in 2010. Kiara swims for Scottsdale Aquatics and does baton with her school, Zack takes gymnastics and wants to start diving, and Kallie swims at Hubbard and takes gymnastics.
In her spare time Katie likes to shop and travel and goes to many football games! Family is very important to Katie which is why she loves working for the Hubbard's.
Katie Reeve has worked with both the HFSS Sports Camp and the swim school since 1999! Katie attended Xavier Prep and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2002 with a business degree. After realizing that her heart was with children, she continued her education at ASU West and received her teaching certificate in 2004. She taught Kindergarten in the Washington School District for 3 years. She and her husband, Tommy are happily married with three sons, Tommy, Ryan and Patrick.
Katie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2009.
Kelly was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Loveland High School and was involved in yearbook, student council, volleyball and cross country. She is currently a student at the University of Cincinnati studying Psychology. Her future goal is to receive a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Her family includes her mom, dad, older sister and 2 dogs, Ollie and Boomer. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, reading and playing with her dogs!
Kelly is passionate about always being positive and putting smiles on others faces and making their day better. In the future she hopes to travel the world and see all 7 wonders of the world. Her family and friends are her priority as well as living a healthy lifestyle. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since December 2016 and loves working with kids and watching them learn and grow. She believes swimming is a crucial part of development and wants to teach children the right skills to help them be safe.
Kevin was born and raised in Phoenix. He is currently attending ASU and majoring in Pre-Medical studies. Kevin has three sisters, Madison, Megan, and Ashley and one brother, Joshua. Kevin enjoys watching movies, reading, playing ultimate frisbee and football, and hiking. He has been a swim instructor since May 2012.
Family is the most important thing in his life, along with friends. He finds that he is best at helping others. Each time he gets in the water, his goal is to ensure that each child has a positive experience and is successful in learning the necessary skills. Most of all, he loves making class fun!
Kevin was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015
Kim was born in Cincinnati and raised in Dayton, OH. She attended Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing in Dayton, OH and graduated with a diploma in nursing. Her first job after nursing school was doing open heart surgeries. She attended College of Mount St. Joseph and graduated with her BS in Management of Nursing Services. Recently she received her Advanced EMT certification and is currently working as an EMT in addition to her position at Hubbard.
She has been married to her husband for 29 years and has 2 grown children that swam at Hubbard and one grandson that is a current student at Hubbard. She is looking forward to learning and growing with the Hubbard Family and loves to help children love the water as much as she does!
Kristiana is a Phoenix native. Growing up she participated in Swimming, Volleyball, and Cheer. She received her BS in Marketing from ASU and went on to work for Cigna as a sales rep for California. She traveled back and forth to Cali and loved ending her work day on the beach but realized she didn't love her job.
By luck a friend suggested HFSS and she found her niche working as the Account Manager/Marketing Coordinator/Site Manager/Teacher. Kristiana is married and has a son named Jake. In her spare time Kristiana enjoys camping, running, snorkeling, going to the beach and working on her house (her nickname is Mrs. Bob Villa)! Most important to her in life is her family and faith.
Kristin was born in Boston, MA and moved to Arizona when she was 10 years old where she has lived ever since. Kristin graduated high school in 2002 in Mesa, AZ. She joined the Hubbard Team in May of 2015 and she chose to work with us because she believes in our core values! Kristin enjoys all the friendly faces at work and loves working to better children’s swimming skills that could someday save their life!
Kristin is very close with her mom and in her free time she enjoys cooking and baking fun treats and also exercising to burn off all the food she makes. The most important thing in life to Kristin is her family and changing her life in a positive way as well as trying new adventures.
Kyle was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He moved to Arizona in August 2016 to attend ASU and study Business/ Finance. In his free time he participates in intramural sports on campus including Basketball and Baseball. He and his brother, Patrick grew up playing many sports including Baseball, Football and Basketball. He loves hanging out with friends and being involved in social events/activities.
He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since February 2017. He is passionate about making a positive influence on other people’s lives while demonstrating a drive to complete whatever tasks are thrown his way. His goal for the future is to lead a successful life based on his personal values and morals through determination and good work ethic. He is hoping his time at Hubbard will help him develop a strong foundation for the future.
Kyle was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Sunnyslope High School in 2015. He is currently attending Phoenix College and plans on attending ASU for Sports Business. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since June 2016. He has a very active and fit family that is always playing sports.
His favorite superhero is Batman and he loves watching sports, working out, doing cross-fit and making kids smile whenever he sees any. His family and making others smile is what gets him through his day! He loves working at Hubbard because he loves being around kids and making them laugh and happy.
Kylie was born in Tucson and moved to Flagstaff when she started college. Kylie graduated from NAU in 2010 with a degree in early childhood and special education. Kylie and her husband Mike have 2 wonderful children a son named Andrew and daughter named Alyssa.
Kylie loves hiking and spending time with her family. Her family and her children are very important to her. She loves Hubbard because it is a great, caring environment where she has the opportunity to teach kids new skills.
Larissa was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently a Senior at Thunderbird High School and participates in Swim Team, Orchestra, and is secretary for National Honors Society. She is also a part of the AP and Honors program. She plans to attend Grand Canyon University next year and major in Social Work. In her free time she is very involved with her church and participates in annual mission trips. Helping children in the small towns they visit is very rewarding for her. Her family and friends are also very important to her.
Larissa started competitive swimming at 5 years old and it has been a major part of her life ever since. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since January 2017 and loves sharing her love for the water with the children she teaches.
Laura was born, raised and currently lives in Mesa, AZ. She graduated in May 2016 from ASU with a BS in Health Education and Health Promotion. She has been working at Hubbard since December 2014. She is a group instructor and works at the front desk. Her family is very close and consists of 3 older siblings and two incredible and supporting parents. She loves anything that has to do with water. Summer is her favorite time of year because she gets to go paddle boarding and swim in the ocean.
Laura is passionate about helping people. “All I want out of life is for people to look at me and think that I have done something to better their life.” In high school she was in a club called Reading is Fundamental and she would go to neighboring schools and tutor the kids. In the future she would like to own a business that helps people reach their health goals. She feels it is important to do the best at everything she puts her time into. She works at Hubbard because she loves the people, co-workers and families, and the whole environment. She thinks teaching children to swim is important, saves lives and keeps them active.
Lauren was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She is currently a Senior at Centennial High School and has plans of pursuing a pre-med concentration in college. While in High School she has been the Student Council Class President (4 years), Vice President of Future Health Professionals, and been on Varsity Swim Team. She is the youngest of 5 kids and loves spending time with her family and 3 cats. She is passionate about learning and being in the water both competitively and leisurely. She aspires to graduate from medical school and become a pediatrician.
She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since February 2017. She loves working for Hubbard Family Swim School because it is exciting to share her passion for swimming with kids that are so eager and happy to learn! “Hubbard is a positive environment with core values that inspire employees to make every lesson fun and productive for the child.”
Lauren was born and raised in Bellevue, KY. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 2012 and is currently studying Special Education at Northern Kentucky University. She has one son named Carter.
Lauren enjoys playing with her son, being with family and friends, and playing soccer. Family and friends are very important to her. She works at Hubbard because she loves the family friendly environment and working with children.
Lauren was born in Spokane, WA,and lived in Lake Tahoe, CA. She attended Imperial Valley College and received her associates. She moved to Tempe and currently is studying Speech Pathology at Arizona State University. She has one little sister.
Lauren enjoys playing and coaching volleyball. Family and education are very important to her. Her Chiweenie, Maxwell is also very important to her. She works at Hubbard because she loves the family environment and believes in providing the best swim experience possible.
Lauren was born in Wichita, KS but has been raised in Mesa, AZ. She is currently a Senior in High School at Mountain View High School. Her extracurricular activities include National Honors Society, Orchestra, and Varsity Soccer. After High School she plans on attending ASU and majoring in Kinesiology. She has been teaching swim lessons for Hubbard since May 2016. She is an only child and lives with her mom and step-dad. She has been playing soccer for 14 years, including club soccer for the last 8 years. She will be the Varsity Captain of her High School team this year. In her spare time she loves babysitting children and tries to do it as much as possible. She works at Hubbard because the bonds that are made with the students and their families are incredible. She loves knowing that she is teaching the students skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
Lauryn was born and raised in Avon, Indiana. She attended Avon High School where she was a member of DECA, and participated in Show Choir for 3 years. She is currently attending Xavier University, where she is studying Nursing. She was an only child until at 8 years old her Mother and Step-Father had her brother Aiden. Her family also has two dogs and a very fat cat. She has a passion for travel and loves going on road trips and discovering new places, with people she has never met before. She has a love for music and is constantly playing music in her room and car.
Her goals for the future include graduating from college feeling as though she is ready to conquer the professional world. “I want to push myself to accomplish my professional dreams as a Nurse, and my recreational dreams such as traveling the world.” While she is in school she is teaching swim lessons at Hubbard. She works at Hubbard because she loves to swim and most importantly loves kids of all ages.
Lizzie is from Phoenix. She graduated from ASU with a degree in Elementary Education. In addition to school and work she does ministry work with 8th graders and high school students at Sts. Simon & Jude. She has been teaching at Hubbard Swim School since the Spring of 2001; she is both a swim instructor and deck supervisor. Her family includes her husband Simon, Mom, Dad, two brothers and one sister.
Lizzie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2006.
Lizzie was born in Minnesota and lived there for 9 years before moving to Arizona. She graduated from Cactus HS in 2013. She was on the HS swim team and involved in Young Life and FCA. Lizzie is a Swim Instructor and works the Front Desk at Hubbard. Her family includes Mom, Dad, older brother and younger sister, a cat and dog and her grandparents. In her spare time she likes to read and horseback ride. Lizzie loves the color purple and Jesus. She has taught Sunday school for over 5 years. She is a funny, energetic person who loves working with and teaching children.
Lizzie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2014
Loralee has worked for the Hubbard Family Swim School since Spring 2001. She is a Phoenix native. She has worked in her family’s business, PJ’s Flowers and for America West Airlines. Hubbard Family Swim School is her favorite!
Loralee is married to Dave, a paramedic for the City of Phoenix Fire Dept. They have three wonderful daughters; Kati, Bailey and Mackenzie and two Granddaughters, who Loralee says are perfect. Her hobbies include her family, tennis, glass blowing and stained glass, spending time on her boat or going to the beach. She is also acquiring her pilot’s license in her spare time.
Loralee was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2005.
Lucas graduated from Thunderbird HS where he played football, basketball, track and was involved in the DECA club. Lucas loves kids and thinks they are super fun to be around. He enjoys tutoring and helping others. He has one sister, who is also a counselor and swim instructor at Hubbard. His hobbies include playing sports and hanging out with friends. Lucas’ faith is very important to him.
Mackenzie was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently a Senior at Shadow Mountain High School where she plays the Flute in the school’s Marching Band. She has been teaching swim lessons at Hubbard since June 2016. She loves working with children and wants to be an elementary school teacher after college. She also loves to swim and is a swimmer on her high school team. Her favorite stroke is the butterfly. In her free time she enjoys reading and loves fiction the most. She works at Hubbard to not only teach children to swim, but to teach them respect, honesty, loyalty and most important how to be safe.
Maddi was born and raised in Glendale, AZ. She attended two high schools Northwest Christian and Ironwood. She is currently attending GCU where she is pursuing her Nursing degree. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since July 2015. Her priorities are school and her family that includes her older brother. She loves going camping, seeing movies and spending time with friends and family. She loves working at Hubbard because it gives her the chance to work with kids and have an impact on their lives.
Maddi was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ with her two brothers. She attends Paradise Valley High School where she is currently a Senior. Maddi has worked at Hubbard Family Swim School as Swim Instructor since May of 2015 and she chose to work with Hubbard because she wants to teach swimming skills to others and gain skills for her future! In her free time, Maddi likes to read and write and she feels the well being of others is one of the most important things in life.
Maia has lived in Cincinnati all her life. She attended Wyoming City Schools up until the eighth grade and transferred to St. Ursula Academy for high school, where she currently attends. Maia is involved in Mock Trial, Model United Nations, and theater on and off stage for school. She is also a school ambassador, tutor, and babysitter.
She hopes to pursue a career in theater and the arts when she graduates. She loves playing and listening to music, volunteering, completing art projects, and being with friends in her free time. Maia used to work at a pre-school and loves being with kids, which is why she wanted to work here at Hubbard.
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Mary was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. She graduated with Honors from Kettering Fairmont High School in 2014. While in high school she was captain of both the Varsity Swim team and Varsity Field Hockey team. She was also involved in muse machine, student council, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, French Club and was managing editor of the yearbook. She is currently pursuing her Nursing degree at Xavier University. Her goals for the future are to become a nurse and do what she loves, helping people!
Her family includes her brother and sister in law that are expecting their first child in March as well as three Weiner dogs, Rudy, Tunie and Maxx. She loves to travel and has been to France, Spain, Monaco, England and Italy! Her favorite vacation thus far was by far her trip to Hawaii for her brother’s wedding. She is passionate about helping others as well as her family, friends and education. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since September 2016. She works at Hubbard because she gets to help children learn to swim and can’t think of anything cooler than that!
Marylu enjoys helping run the snack bar here at the Hubbard Swim School. She has been married for 27 years and has two adult sons and two grandchildren. When she is not helping kids pick out snacks, she enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her family.
Matt was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Matt graduated with Honors in MIS from Xavier University, OH in 2005 and went back to earn his MBA in 2007. He competed on the XU swim team and broke the school record for the 200 and 400 IM and the 200 breaststroke. He and his wife Maureen are totally devoted to their four children, JoAnna, Brian, Nora, and Amy. Matt can think of nothing better than teaching kids to swim because it provides amazing opportunities for them…..he met his future wife in the pool at Xavier University.
Matt was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2012 and currently serves as a member of the US Swim School Association Board of Directors.
McKenna was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently a Senior at Mountain Ridge High School. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since January 2016. She is the oldest of four children and has two sisters and a brother. Her hobbies include hiking, volunteering, playing guitar, and tech. Her priorities are her family, friends, work, school and her dog. She works at Hubbard for the kids. She loves teaching them and getting to know their personalities.
Megan King was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She swam competitively for Centennial High School and is now attending Glendale Community College to pursue her degree in Nursing. Megan has many roles at Hubbard Family Swim School. She contributes as Instructor teaching Little Snappers, Group Classes and Hammerheads, Megan is also a Deck Supervisor. In her family she has a little brother who is 8 years old. Megan loves to hike, travel and read. Megan says that she works at Hubbard because she absolutely loves to swim and being able to teach kids the lifelong skill of swimming.
Megan was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2014
Meghan was born in Illinois and has moved quite a few times before coming to Arizona She attends High School at Notre Dame Preparatory where she is involved in several clubs. She has been a Girl Scout for over 10 years! She also loves reading, hiking and adventures. She loves to see once afraid children fall in love with swimming and believes children should not fear swimming. She loves teaching children how to swim and how proud they are once they have learned.
Melissa was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Phoenix as a child. She was raised here and is now raising her children here. She attended college at ASU and received a Bachelor’s degree in Human and Family Development. She is a mom of three kids Josie, Max, and Gus and my husband works as a Phoenix Firefighter. She was formerly a Lambros and started a trend within her family as all of her siblings have, at some point, been a part of the Hubbard Family! She started working for Hubbard at 16 years old and stayed here until she got married! Her husband was in the Navy so they moved to California for 6 years and have recently moved back to Phoenix. “ When thinking of going back to work, I knew Hubbard would be the best place for me. It was like coming home to the place I grew up!”
Melissa is passionate about kids and giving them the best opportunities for success. She finds kids fascinating to watch develop and see how they can learn so quickly. She is focused on keeping her family healthy and giving them opportunities to grow. She believes that kids should be introduced to swimming at an early age for both developmental and safety reasons. She loves being a part of something so important for the development of young children, especially since it will benefit them for their entire life.
Micah was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe and raised in the neighboring country of Mozambique as a missionary kid. His family has moved back and forth from the U.S. to Africa multiple times. He is the eldest of two boys and has one dog. He was home schooled for high school and now attends Paradise Valley Community College where he is studying Nursing. His future goal is to become a Pediatric Nurse and use this work overseas as a missionary. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, soccer and spending time with family and friends.
Micah has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since October 2016. He is passionate about showing people love and going out of his way to help. He works at Hubbard because he has seen what great work they are doing for such amazing children.
Naja has lived in a few States including Illinois, Missouri, California and now finally Arizona. She attended the Art Institute of LA where she studied media arts/animation and marketing/advertising. She has traveled the world for modeling/acting jobs and even performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade! She loves anything artistic and works as a freelance artist/ graphic designer. She also loves fashion and music and coaching runway/acting. Her future goals include launching a swimwear and t-shirt line. Currently she is a swim instructor with Hubbard and her son is a Little Snapper at our Peoria location.
She is passionate about doing her best as a wife and mother and fulfilling her dreams. One of which includes buying a home by the age of 30. Naja loves working with children and loves the stress free environment that Hubbard provides.
Naomi was born and raised in Phoenix, but has also lived in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA. She attended Xavier College Preparatory where she was involved in spirit line, track and diving. She graduated from the Art Institute of Phoenix with a degree in Computer Animation. Her family consists of her husband Bill and daughter Kaitlyn.
A fun fact about Naomi is that she used to work as a Prize Coordinator for the game show “Wheel of Fortune”! She enjoys hiking, gymnastics, swimming, running, bike riding and hanging out with her family. Spending quality time with her daughter and being a good mom is very important to Naomi. Naomi works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and enjoys the family environment.
Naomi was born at Luke’s Air Force Base Hospital in Glendale, AZ. She graduated from Northwest Christian High School and was a Student Ambassador, in National Honors Society and had 4 years of American Sign Language. She is currently attending Phoenix College to get certified in ASL in hopes of becoming an interpreter for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Her love for children is a big part of her personal makeup. She has been blessed with an amazing family that consists of her parents and 2 younger siblings. She also has 3 dogs, 2 Shih-Tzus and her personal favorite a 75LB Airedale, Rex. In her spare time she loves to go on adventures and travel. She has found true joy through her many Mission trips to Mexico and Africa. She loves stepping out of her comfort zone in hopes of making the world a better place.
She is passionate about serving others, especially children. Her heart is drawn to children of all ages and she loves putting smiles on their faces. She looks forward to having her own children and hopes to marry her best friend. She plans on living life to the fullest and taking every opportunity to better herself. She loves the atmosphere, staff and the kids at Hubbard Family Swim School. “It is a great and positive environment to be in. Working here truly brings a smile to my face each day.”
Natalie was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from Pinnacle High School in May 2016 and is currently attending Paradise Valley Community College. Her plan is to earn a Science degree and transfer to the Honors College at NAU in two years. In High School she was a member of the swim team for 2 years, as well as competed on the girl’s lacrosse team for 3 years and sang in the choir all 4 years. While participating on the lacrosse team she helped the team win a State Championship. She loves to sing, dance and play piano. She loves all things to do with art including painting, coloring and writing. She also loves hiking and outdoor adventures. She is very close to her parents and older sister Olivia who lives in Manhattan, NY working at a foundation helping those in need. She has been teaching swim lessons at Hubbard since July 2016. She works at Hubbard because she loves kids and believes it is important to teach them water safety and skills.
Neena was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attends Thunderbird High School where she has been involved in cross country and track and continues to participate in key club and photo club. Neena has been a Swim Instructor with Hubbard since May of 2015 and chose to work with us because she finds it exciting to teach kids how to swim. Neena loves working with young children and hopes to become a Teacher one day.
Family is very important to Neena, she has two siblings. Her brother is in the Marines and is currently deployed and her sister is attending the University of Arizona and is currently doing a semester abroad in Chile. In her free time, Neena likes to retreat to her family cabin in Prescott and she also loves photography!
Nicole was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended St Thomas the Apostle and Xavier College Prep for High School. She has been married for nine years and they have three children Bella, Maximus and Mila. Her family also includes 3 step children and 3 dogs! In her free time she loves to travel with her family. They were lucky enough to attend the Men’s World Cup in Brazil and Women’s World Cup in Canada! They are huge soccer fans and enjoyed time on the beach and hiking while in Brazil. She is passionate about her family and loves to do as much together as possible. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since December 2016. She wanted to become a part of the Hubbard team because they share her Core Values. “ Hubbard is very family focused and I love that.”
Nicole was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently a senior at Thunderbird High School. She swim for her High School team and has been swimming competitively for many years. She was introduced to swimming at Hubbard as a child and has had a love of swimming ever since. After college she would like to work in the Biomedical field working directly with patients. She is an only child and lives with her mom and is extremely close to her. She is passionate about music and has been playing the piano for 11 years. On the side she also likes to write fiction. Nicole has been teaching swim classes at Hubbard since June 2016. She loves working with children and loves to swim so feels Hubbard is the perfect fit for her!
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Nina was born in Tampa, Florida but moved to Cincinnati with her parents and older brother when she was 3 years old. Her mom used to bring her to Kids First a lot when she was little; in fact, this is where she learned to swim! She’s gone to Catholic schools her whole life and currently attends Mt. Notre Dame HS. Science is her favorite subject and she is planning for a career in healthcare when she graduates in 2017.
She loves listening to music, working out, and spending time with friends and her black Manx cat, Kasha. She was on a competitive dance team for three years and danced at the Nationals competition in Orlando, Florida twice. Disney World is her favorite place! She became a certified lifeguard and started teaching swimming lessons at Hubbard in the summer of 2015.
Noelle was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Arizona in 1998. She graduated from Highland High School and attended ASU and Chandler-Gilbert Community College for early childhood education. She also attended graduate aesthetics school. Noelle has three kids, Jayden, Kylar and Layton.
Noelle coached high-school swim for three years. She enjoys being outside and around water, especially at the beach. Noelle also enjoys sewing and spending time with her kids. Spending time with family and friends is very important to her. She works at Hubbard because she always loved teaching swim lessons. She enjoys working with kids and watching them grow and learn.
Paige was born in The Woodlands, Texas and moved to Middletown, Ohio October 2015. In the future, Paige plans on pursuing a Bachelor’s in English. She has worked as a swim instructor at several different places in Texas since she was sixteen and before that participated in a summer league swim team during her childhood. In her spare time Paige enjoys playing video games, writing and crocheting.
Pat serves as our Regional Manager and Director of Operations.
Pat grew up in Cincinnati as one of 5 kids in the Sunderhaus clan. He is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH with a degree in Athletic Training. He went on to become the Head Athletic Trainer for 6 years at his alma mater, Saint Xavier High School. He loved the tremendous experience of working with such high quality athletics.
Pat found his way to Phoenix with the help of his wife, Ann Marie. They met through friends in 2001 in Cincinnati. In 2003, Ann Marie invited (hired) Pat to be a director of the Hubbard Summer Sports Camp and that was his introduction to the Hubbard world. He instantly loved the energy, the passion, and the commitment to customers, staff, and children. Ann Marie and Pat were married in 2004. The joys of their lives are their children Frank, Kevin, Molly and Travis. Faith, family and friends are most important to him.
He loves a job where he can wear shorts and no shoes and no one cares. Pat also “loves the amazing staff that challenges me to be better every day. We have tremendous role models, personally and professionally.”
In the many years of playing sports, 12 years of coaching and the 6 years working at St. Xavier, Pat has gained valuable lessons in working with children and young adults, in and around athletics. He believes that children are precious and adults are responsible for providing the opportunity of growth into fine young people. Hubbard gives him the opportunity everyday to touch the lives of so many people and make a difference.
He firmly believes in the Hubbard Core Values of “Do Small Things with Great Love – Everyone is Family – Whatever It Takes” and also lives by the Jesuit philosophy of “Men for Others.”
His goals? Make a positive difference in the lives of those I interact with everyday Be the best husband possible With Ann Marie, raise our children with quality values, respect for others, and the drive to succeed in whatever they choose to do.
Pat was the recipient of the United States Swim School Association’s Outstanding Teacher award in 2010. He also served on the USSSA Board of Directors.
Patrick was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. and is #6 in a family of 8 kids! He attended Brophy until Junior year then moved to Montana and graduated from Flathead High School. After leaving Montana, Patrick lived in Flagstaff, Cincinnati and then back to Phoenix. He is married to Jamie (who he met while teaching at Hubbard) and they have a son, Calvin, who loves to swim. He worked at Hubbard from 2002-2009 as an instructor, deck supervisor and rec team coach. After a hiatus of moving around and trying different jobs (woodworking, landscaping, outdoor retail) he has found his way back to Hubbard as a teacher and a deck supervisor!
Towards the end of his high school career Patrick was introduced to the world of the outdoors. He went on his first backpacking trip (21 days in the Bob Marshall wilderness) and spent a lot of time snowboarding and fly fishing in the mountains of Montana. These days his hobbies mostly revolve around being a dad. He loves to spend time with his siblings, nieces and nephews and watching all the cousins play together. His future goals include becoming a fixture at Hubbard and being a positive and loving pillar in his family’s life. “ I spent 7 years moving around the country and trying different jobs but could not find a place that gave me as much satisfaction as Hubbard. Being able to pass a love for water on to children makes coming to work everyday exciting!”
Rae was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. She has lived in Colorado Springs, CO, Eureka, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Ada, OK and finally Phoenix, AZ in 1995. She graduated from Gateway Community College’s Medical Radiography program. She has been a Hubbard parent since 2014 and started working for us in February 2016. She is the youngest of five children and is married with a daughter Emma. Her favorite thing to do is hang out with her daughter. They love to feed the ducks at the park and peruse Farmers Markets. Her priorities are her family and faith and being a good wife and mother. She loves working with kids and seeing them grow and get better. She believes learning to swim is very important for all children especially in Phoenix where we have so many pools.
Ryan was born in Peoria, IL and grew up in Peoria, AZ. He currently attends Peoria HS. He has a stepsister, Courtney. Ryan loves to draw and participate in physical activities. Ryan likes to be with his friends and family and always doing what’s right in any situation.
Ryan was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2014
Savannah was born and raised in Chandler, AZ and currently lives in Phoenix. She attended U of A for a couple years and has since transferred to GCU. She is majoring in elementary education and hopes to be student teaching in Phoenix soon. She has been a member of the Hubbard family since she was 15 years old! She has worked sports camp, as a swim instructor and in the childcare. When not working or attending school she enjoys reading and eating entire jars of peanut butter at one sitting. Her family includes her parents, younger brother Jack and 3 dogs Louie, Pugsley and Sadie.
Savannah hopes to be the best 2nd grade teacher ever! She wants to teach her students to be kind and inquisitive. She feels the most important thing in life is to be a good person and send positive vibes out to everyone you meet. She works at Hubbard because she believes that the company as a whole trains their employees to be kind, hard working and overall good people.
Simon was born and raised in Phoenix. He swam competitively from the age of six through high school. His family includes his beautiful wife, Lizzie, their two dogs, Wynona & Alice, his parents and sisters. Simon enjoys reading, swimming, cooking, eating, exercising his dogs, video games, and company with family & friends. While he began at 32nd St, his time at Hubbard is now spent at our Peoria location as General Manager. If you have interacted with him, you know that he enjoys every moment that he's here.
Simon was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.
Stacy attended Peoria High School and was involved in many activities while there. She played sports year round including swim team, soccer and softball. She also did 4 years of marching band and concert band. In her free time she created a volunteer organization that had the goal of encouraging teens to make a difference in their communities. She went on to graduate from NAU with a degree in History and a minor in museum studies. She participated in the Marching Band and Symphonic Band while in college and volunteered to help the bands in her free time. She loves to play sports especially soccer. She spends most of her free time reading or crafting and loves all things history and could talk about it for hours!
She has been with Hubbard since October 2016 and works the Front Desk and Booking Center. She fell in love with Hubbard at her first interview when she learned about our values and goals. “It is a place that wants to help one another and the people of their community.” Stacy wants to have a positive impact on the world and to make a difference.
Stephanie was born in Morelos, Mexico and moved to the United States when she was 8, and has lived in AZ ever since. She attended Cactus High School and was on the swim team all 4 years. She is currently attending ASU with a major in Political Science. In her spare time she she loves to spend time outdoors hiking, camping, stargazing and rock climbing. Her family includes her mom, older sister, 4 dogs, 8 cats and a fish. She is passionate about helping people who are in need and animal rights. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since November 2016.
Her future goals include graduating from ASU and attending Law school. She hopes to become an animal rights lawyer and help change the treatment of animals in large scale factory farms. She believes it is crucial to create communities where people show respect, care, love and unity for each other. She hopes to make an impact on those she meets. She loves working at Hubbard because she is part of a team who genuinely cares for their core values which are very relatable to the ones she holds.
Tammy was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her bachelor's degree in Asian Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She also studied at Nagoya University in Japan for a year. Tammy has 2 children who she happily gives up almost all of her free time to. She also enjoys reading, travelling and photography. She hopes to have an impact on every child she teaches at Hubbard. Her goal is to make sure kids are having fun, learning new skills and techniques all while being safe in and around the water.
Tiahna was born in California. She moved to AZ and graduated from Shadow Mountain High School and is currently attending PVCC to become a nurse practitioner and minors in dance. She loves the Performing Arts and has been performing in theatre, short films, commercials, singing gigs and dancing since she was five years old. Both her parents are Navy Veterans and moved to Arizona after retiring.
Making people happy is a priority to her which is why she wants to be in the medical field. She loves working at Hubbard because it includes two of her favorite things kids and water! She also has a love of cheesecake. She has been working in daycare and as a swim instructor since March 2016.
Tim was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Shadow Mountain High School and is currently enrolled at Northern Arizona University where he is pursuing a degree in Music with a minor in Creative Media and Film. He is involved in many extra activities in Flagstaff. Most prominently, he is an executive member of a club called The Underground Foundation (or TUF). What they do is support local art in any way they can including putting on shows for local bands, visual artists and poets!
He says that he works at Hubbard because he loves the staff and the kids. The Hubbard Swim School family has taught him so much, in both a professional and personal setting. He works here to learn more, and to spread the knowledge he has already gained to fellow co-workers. More than anything though, Tim feels it is extremely fulfilling to teach kids how to swim, and form bonds with them that could not be formed in any other way.
Tim plays the saxophone, he also writes a lot of music, and regularly plays gigs with fellow musicians. He believes that in life, it's important to have fun. Tim says that he has never learned more, whether it be academically or socially, than when he was enjoying what he was doing. He feels it's important to have fun, because it makes all the other important things in life much much easier.
William was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. He attended Peoria High School where he played many different sports. He has always loved playing sports and was on the swim, football, track and volleyball teams. He lives for adventure and loves to go out with friends and try something new every weekend. His future goal is to become a History teacher for High School or College kids. He is passionate about kids and loves seeing the excitement on their faces every day. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since October 2016.