Adam was born in Cottonwood, AZ and raised in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ. Adam attended college at NAU and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He and his wife Megan, have been married for 4 years. They have 2 beautiful children, Marlee and Judah. He and his daughter actually share the same birthday! They have 1 dog, a Mini Dachshund, Ellie May, named after Ellie May Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies. In his free time he enjoys traveling, camping, reading and cooking. He is passionate about serving his community and helping others. He met his wife while serving in the Children’s Ministry at CCV and has spent the last 5 years in vocational ministry. He previously worked for Hubbard Family Swim School from 2006 to 2012 and loved it so much returned full time in November 2017. He loves being able to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. “Swimming is a vital skill when you live in AZ. Growing up in AZ my siblings and I were always in the pool and enjoyed family trips to the lake. Seeing kids develop that same love of the water is a rewarding job!”
Alison is originally from Washington, then California and has been in Arizona since High School. She has a daughter Payton and a fur baby, a Maltipoo named Cooper. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and has participated in a few Obstacle Course Races recently. She is passionate about spending time with family and enjoying the simple pleasures. She enjoys watching her daughter grow and learn and traveling. She has returned to Hubbard Family Swim School, after a long hiatus, as a swim instructor and Little Snapper Teacher. “Hubbard has always been such a positive and family friendly environment. I enjoy teaching, and getting to participate in such big accomplishments for these kiddos.”
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 was born in Okinawa, Japan and has lived in many places including Virginia, Arizona, Nevada and South Korea. She is currently attending Centennial High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Society and the Volleyball and Softball Teams. She has two siblings, an older sister and younger brother, and they are all almost ten years apart. In her free time she enjoys traveling and playing softball and volleyball. She is passionate about helping others and giving and receiving respect. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since November 2017. She works at Hubbard because it gives her the opportunity to help children. Her future goal is to attend college and major in Political Science.
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 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.
“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.
Anna was born in Phoenix and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In high school she kept very busy being involved with National honor Society , cross country, swimming, triathlons, flag football, archery club, hiking club. She recently graduated from Nevada School of Massage Therapy. In her free time she trains for Triathlons! She is passionate about traveling the world, running, hiking and biking. Her future goal is to return to school and study Kinesiology, start a family and become a physical therapist. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since September 2017. She was attracted to working at Hubbard because she never wants to stop learning about aquatics.
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.
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.
Ben was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. He graduated from Westwood High School. While in high school he was a member of the swim team, choir, orchestra, participated in a musical production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and participated in track and field on high jump and long jump.He also worked as a merit badge instructor at Camp Raymond for BSA teaching rowing and canoeing. After high school he served on a mission trip and lived in Chile for 2 years! He has a large family that consists of 7 kids! In his free time he enjoys playing the piano and cello, swimming, reading, playing video games and watching aneme.
Ben is passionate about swimming and music. He has a personal goal to be swimming for the rest of his life and loves playing the piano for hours on end. His future plans are to attend ASU majoring in Computer Science and then continue to advance his career and provide for a family of his own. His family, church and friends are what is most important to him. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since May 2017. He works at Hubbard because he enjoys working with kids and the water.
Beth has lived in Kentucky, Michigan and Arizona. She attended ASU for undergrad and graduate school. She majored in Early Childhood Education and minored in Mathematics. She received her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Mathematics Education. She has always loved to swim and grew up in a huge family with 12 kids! She joined her first swim team at 4 years old, and still loves to swim, although not competitively any longer. Teaching and swimming are two of her passions and Hubbard brings those together! She also loves to travel, and has the opportunity visit several countries over the years. Her favorite trip was when she was 10 years old, her family flew to St. Vincent in the Caribbean to visit her oldest sister who was there with the Peace Corps. Her free time these days are spent with her husband and their three children, who are hilarious and so much fun. She also trains for triathlons! A few years ago she competed in her first triathlon and successfully completed the sprint distance.
Beth is passionate about early childhood in general, and specifically, mathematics for this age group. “I love the way their brains work and the way they problem-solve and am fascinated by the research which supports alternative ways of learning to the way many of us learned during our early school years. I am also passionate about swimming; Hubbard has long since struck a chord in me with its philosophy, and I am excited to be on board!” She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since November 2017. “I love that Hubbard is a bright light in the world of swim instruction, and I am fully behind the core values. I want to be able to send my own children there, and since I am passionate about teaching and swimming, it was a great fit!”
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 founded Hubbard Family Swim School & Hubbard Sports Camps in 1998, a job that they are grateful for every day, and which has led to many professional presentations and positions including US Swim Schools Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bob’s highlights include growing up in NYC, ocean lifeguard, cheerleader, auctioneer, and music lover. His healthy passion is biking with a group of old guys that gets him out on most of the roads in Phoenix. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in psychology(1973) and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati (1976). He worked as a lawyer and as an executive in a variety of industries including homebuilding, life insurance and hotels.
Kathy’s highlights include NAUI scuba certified (1967), Olympic Trials (1968), XU Athletic Hall of Fame (1985) and living life with 8 children all involved in sports of some sort.
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 and Bob are seasoned presenters of the Infant Toddler Workshops and the business and management aspects of the Learn To Swim business and are requested speakers throughout the USA and the world. They now have 4 swim schools with over 150 employees.
Bob and Kathy love to travel, learn and share their enthusiasm for the swim school industry. They have 8 children and 21 grandchildren.
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & POSITIONS
USSSA National & Spring Conferences Presentations 1996 to Present
Australian Swim Coaches & Teachers Annual Conference, Keynote Speakers
Gold Coast, Australia 2005, 2010, 2013
World Aquatic Babies Conference
Malmö, Sweden 2005 Wellington, NZ 2008
Birthlight Conference Cambridge, England 20016
National Drowning Prevention Alliance Conferences
USSSA Infant Toddler Committee Chairman - Kathy 2005 to 2016 currently a member
USSSA President, Vice-President and Board Member since 1998 -- Bob
Central Drowning Prevention Coalition of AZ Founding member
USSSA Guiding Light Award, 2004 Kathy & Bob
USSSA Guiding Light Award, 2006 Kathy
USSSA Above and Beyond Award Bob & Kathy
Safer Three Foundation Bob Founding Board Member
USSSA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 for their outstanding contribution to the Learn to Swim Community
WADC Lund, Sweden presenters 2018
Nelson Vargus Aquatica Congress presenters Mexico City 2018
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.
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 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.
Brooke was born and raised in Wisconsin until her move to AZ four years ago. She graduated early from Perry High School in December 2017. She is currently studying to be an EMT at EVIT and will be attending ASU in the Fall of 2018. She is the only child and is extremely close to her parents. In her free time she enjoys studying medicine and boxing! She is passionate about helping others and spreading love. “I enjoy studying emergency medicine because it gives me the unique opportunity to help others in their most desperate time of need.” Her future goal is to attend Medical School at U of A and to become an E.R. Doctor. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since February 2018. “Hubbard is unique because it always puts its employees and customers first. It promotes a safe and loving environment to all who enter. Everyone who works there loves what they do and it makes for happier employees and customers.”
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.
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 39 years Noel and their two children Tara and Cassio, both teachers and their 5 grandchildren, Chase, Rylan, Aviana, Adelyn and a baby to show up in Sept. He worked for the City of Phoenix Aquatics for 22 years as a WSI and LGT Instructor and pool manager. Cassio is a retired high school teacher of 36 years,currently teaches for Rio Salado Community College and is an assistant soccer coach for Goldwater High, where his son is the head coach. He enjoys scuba diving, juggling, running triathlons, rooting for his LA Dodgers and traveling. This past year included a trip to the Galápagos Islands.
Cassio was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2009 and currently helps the Hubbard program by teaching Lifeguard Training to staff.
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.
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.
Courtney was born in Lemoore, California and moved to Los Angeles for college at Loyola Marymount University. She studied Business Management and walked on to the LMU Water Polo Team! After graduation she moved to Phoenix, AZ. She is the oldest of 3 children, and has a younger brother and sister. She loves working with children, both in the pool and out, as well as photography. She hopes to make a difference in children’s lives whether it be teaching them to love water or something outside the pool. She has been a swim instructor and deck supervisor with Hubbard Family Swim School since September 2017. She enjoys working at Hubbard because the core values are something we should all try to achieve everyday and of course the kids! “I want to be able to incorporate those values not only at work but in everyday life.”
Danielle was born and raised in New Hampshire and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2015. She attended Colorado Technical University for college and received a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cyber Security. She is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources. She has been married to her husband, an Army Veteran, for 10 years and they share a son together. Her son swims at Hubbard and was just moved up to a Hammer Head! In her free time she enjoys kayaking with her husband and son and collects Wonder Woman items. She is very passionate about her family which includes a cat, 3 dogs and a ton of fish! She was drawn to working at Hubbard because of the family feel and the support that each employee provides to each other.
Deb was born and raised in Pueblo Colorado before moving to Phoenix. She is married with 5 wonderful kids and blessed with 3 amazing grandkids! "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.
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.
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, daughters Quinn and Marlow 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.
Fiona was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived all over the world. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University and is Pre-Law. In her free time she plays collegiate Lacrosse and models for Dillard’s. She enjoys playing sports, learning languages and baking desserts. Her future goal is to become a Corporate Attorney or an FBI agent. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since May 2017. She loves helping children and watching them improve.
Gabby was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. She is currently a student at The New School for Arts and Academics. She is involved in the school’s theater production team, National Honor Society and Thespians. In her free time she loves to swim, make ceramics and sing. Her future goal is to attend college and study Theater Production and American Sign Language. People, animals and the planet are of the utmost importance to her. She believes that every person deserves to feel loved and hates seeing people feel bad.
Gabby worked for Hubbard Sports Camp over the Summer as a Camp Counselor and Swim instructor and loved it so much that she decided to work for the swim school year round! “I love working with kids and I love swimming! I learned to swim at Hubbard and am so happy to be able to work here. I think that comfortable, confident swimming is one of the most wonderful skills a person can have, and I love being able to help teach that to children.”
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.
Grace was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attended Bourgade Catholic High School where she was a member of the swim and basketball teams and performed in the Fall Play and Spring Musicals. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University and Majoring in Early Childhood Education and is part of a mentor program within her degree. She is the fifth of five children born from two amazing parents. All of her siblings have worked for Hubbard Family Swim School or Sports Camps! “My sister, Melissa, started the 'tradition', and we all followed! My oldest brother, Kyle started the camp tradition; I was even one of his campers for a day! Zach and his wife are one of the "Hubbard couples," and they were just blessed with their second child! My closest brother, Jake, just graduated from GCU, where he swam for four years.” She has been a counselor at Hubbard Sports Camp for three years and is continuing on with the swim school.
Grace grew up very active and continues that into her current life. She enjoys adventures, climbing trees and driving with no specific destination. Her life revolves around her family and friends as she believes it should. Her future goal is to become a Preschool teacher, and run a school that partners with a nursing home for the elderly. “That way, I can educate the next generation, while putting smiles on the faces of the generation that educated me.” She is passionate about working with children because she wants to help them grow into the people they aspire to become. “I think it's important to treat kids the way they should be treated when they are grown. If you treat kids like they are the kindest, smartest, most amazing people in the world, then that is who they will grow up to be. So that is what I do.”
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.
Hailey was born in Wilson, North Carolina. She is currently attending Liberty High School and participates in NHS, SNHS, Key Club and Ceramics. She and her parents love to binge watch shows together, hike and do anything they can with one another. She has an older brother and is soon going to be an Aunt for the first time! In her free time she volunteers at the Humane Society and watches crime shows or anything that involves mystery. She is passionate about right for animals and children! Compassion for others is extremely important to her. “Everyone leads a different life and sitting down to listen is significant.” She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since August 2017 and loves the kids! “They make my day and I want to watch them grow as swimmers.”
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 in Melbourne, FL but was raised in Laurel, Montana. She attended high school at Highland Senior High School where she played Varsity Volleyball and was a Cheerleader. She is the middle child of 2 brothers and 2 sisters and has a 16 month old daughter. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking and reading. She is passionate about instilling a love for books and reading in her daughter. She reads to her everyday and believes all parents should start reading to their children at a young age. Her future goal is to return to school and get her BSN. She first came to Hubbard Family Swim School with her daughter in a Baby Splash class and fell in love with the positive environment at Hubbard. She now teaches Little Snapper classes!
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 a loving husband and two wonderful boys. 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.
Jane was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is #9 of 11 children! She loved growing up in a big family. They often headed for the waves at Santa Monica Beach and all grew up swimming, diving and some even did water ballet! They enjoyed singing as a family and once appeared at the Hollywood Bowl! She and her husband Steve have 4 children who are all on their way to becoming adults. Their children all grew up swimming for the Marlins swim team at PCDS here in Phoenix and all swam for Arcadia High School. Every summer she and her siblings, and their husbands and wives carry on the family tradition and head to the beach and let the 26 cousins jump the waves.
She has been a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for the past 6 years. She has had 6 children, one at a time, from extremely sad, tragic and unbelievable circumstances. “I have found it rewarding and challenging to connect with each child, to inspire and encourage, love,develop patience and more love.” She also has a therapy dog, Lola that she takes to Crisis Nursery and Good Samaritan Hospital to visit patients. “It's been very rewarding and fun to see people engage with her and experience a little happiness, even if it's for a few minutes.” She is passionate about her family and enjoys having her children (and their little ones) support one another. “I love seeing the good in them and watch them face challenges in their lives with hope and faith.” Her goal for the future is to learn all she can at Hubbard Family Swim School. It is important to her to have a positive attitude working with children and adults. She finds satisfaction in seeing kids have confidence and love for the water.
Jared was born and raised in California. He recently moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend ASU and major in Criminal Justice. In High School he was a member of the swim team and swam the Butterfly and the Individual Medley. Growing up he had many pets and currently has a cat, pond full of Koi and a few Parakeets. He one day hopes to have a dog. His future goal is to become a Federal Agent. Specifically a member of the Criminal Investigation Division. He also has a goal of climbing Machu Picchu this Summer. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since August 2017. He first came to Hubbard because swimming is something he is passionate about. “After my continuous interview, I realized how good it felt to make even a small difference in a person’s life and how fun it was to do so. I am honestly very grateful that I was given the opportunity to work for the Hubbard Family Swim School.”
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, later studying Biology at Northern Kentucky University. She has also lived in Florida and Wisconsin, before discovering the desirable, warm weather of Arizona with her husband in July of 2016. They recently purchased their first home here and are thrilled to call Arizona their home now!
In her free time she enjoys cooking, trying out new recipes 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 enjoys all of her time at Hubbard in a variety of roles, including the GM at our 32nd St. location. Jess works at Hubbard because we provide a safe, family oriented environment for kiddos to learn to swim.
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.
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.
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.
Katie was born in New York but grew up in San Jose,California, with 4 of those years in Tucson, AZ during her middle school years. She swam competitively from a young age of 6 all the way through high school, 12 years! She moved to Phoenix in 1994 to attend ASU where she graduated with her degree in Social Work. She went on to University of Ottawa to complete her teaching certification in 2000. She enrolled her oldest daughter in a Little Snapper class at Hubbard Family Swim School when she was 9 months old, and has been working for Hubbard since 2002. All 4 of her kids have gone through the Hubbard program and her oldest two have worked at Hubbard 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 kids sports. Tyeler her oldest son received a full ride scholarship to play football at Fresno State and now plays in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints! Kiara her oldest daughter swims for her high school and loves theater. Zack her younger son wants to follow in his brother's footsteps and is now playing football for his high school and Kallie the youngest has found the love of softball! All 4 are great swimmers too!
In her spare time Katie likes to travel and hang out with family and friends. She travels to many football games and keeps busy with her family's activities. Family and learning to love the water is very important to Katie which is why she loves working for Hubbard Family Swim School.
Katie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.
Kaylynne was born in Colorado Springs, moved to D.C. when she was 2 while her mom attended Georgetown and moved to Phoenix at age 4. She is currently attending Ironwood High School with dual enrollment at Glendale Community College. In her free time she loves going to concerts and has attended over 20! She also enjoys traveling and playing the piano. Her future plans are to attend college and study Cyber Security and Psychology. Her family, friends and achieving her goals are most important to her. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since January 2018. She was drawn to Hubbard because she loves learning new things and helping others. Kaylynne learned to swim at Hubbard and was excited at the opportunity to work for a company that influenced her so much.
Kaytlin was born and raised in Peoria, AZ. She is currently attending Liberty High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Team and NHS. Her family consists of her brother, sister, two dogs, a cat, two hamsters and a hedgehog! In her free time she loves to dance and babysit her little cousin. She is passionate about her cheer team and being the best person she can be. Her future goal is to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since February 2018. “I love working with kids and saving lives is very important to me and being able to do it everyday is the best part of my day.”
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
Kristiana is a Phoenix native. Growing up she participated in Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Cheer. She received her BS in Marketing from ASU and went on to work for Cigna as a reagional sales rep. 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.
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 as well as her new husband Talin. 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. Her future goal is to attend nursing school with the end goal of being a Pediatric Nurse. 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.
She grew up in a very small town (about 2,000 people) where her softball coach also ran the local swim program at a special needs camp where she first started teaching swim lessons. Lauren credits her family for what she's been able to accomplish so far, and chose to work at Hubbard because of the strong family values and the amazing opportunities that it provides for instructors and its students alike.
Lauren was born and raised in Arizona and currently resides in Scottsdale, AZ. She was a competitive swimmer all through school and swam on Club teams year round. She is currently attending Scottsdale Community College and will be completing her Associates in Business. She will then be transferring to ASU to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. Swimming has always been a huge part of her life and her parents taught her water safety at a young age. She continues to swim in her free time and loves the challenges it brings. She also enjoys reading, drawing and being by the pool. Her family, faith and swimming are most important to her. She is grateful for the opportunity to work at Hubbard Family Swim School. She respects the core values and believes swimming is extremely beneficial for every child to learn.
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.
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 Scottsdale, AZ. She is currently a Senior in High School and plans on attending ASU in the Fall of 2018. She hopes to study Economics and Political Science. Her future goal is to attend Law School. In her free time she enjoys boxing, road trips, shopping and seeing movies. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since April 2016. She works at Hubbard because she believes the skills of swimming are an important part of a child’s life.
Maddie was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ with her two brothers. She recently graduated from Paradise Valley High School and will be attending Paradise Valley Community College in the Fall. Maddie has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since May of 2015. 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, Maddie likes to read and write and she feels the well being of others is one of the most important things in life.
Maddie was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently attending Xavier College Preparatory and is a member of the rowing team and Key Club. She is the oldest of four children, three girls and one boy. Her hobbies include going to movies, rowing and binge watching Netflix! Her future goal is to attend Fordham University or U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She would like to become a lawyer, but first wants to attend the 2024 Olympics for Rowing! She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since June 2017. She works for Hubbard because she loves the kids and swimming!
Mariah was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University where she is majoring in Healthcare Administration. She is set to Graduate December 2017. She has been a member of the Hubbard Family Swim School Team since July 2011! She can be seen in the water teaching, at the front desk and as a Deck Supervisor. She is the older of four kids and is very close to her family. In her free time she loves to travel. This past summer she travelled alone to eleven European Countries for six weeks! She loves exploring different cultures and architecture. Her future goal is to move abroad at some point. She has stayed at Hubbard Family Swim School because she loves making a difference in kids lives. She also loves the family dynamic for the Hubbard staff.
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
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.
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. She is a member of the Student Honors Association Council at her school. 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 works at Hubbard because she loves building friendships with kids and believes it is important to teach them water safety and skills. Natalie has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since July 2016.
Nick has lived in many places including Russia, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota and California. That has probably influenced his love of adventure! He is passionate about teaching children how to swim and be safe in the water which drew him to Hubbard. He has been a swim instructor at Hubbard Family Swim School since January 2018. His future goals are to study Forensic Science and continue teaching swim lessons. In the meantime he is enjoying being a part of the Hubbard Family.
Nicole was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ. She is currently attending Xavier College Preparatory and is a member of the Varsity Swim Team, Photography Club and NHS. When she is not competitive swimming she enjoys playing piano, doodling and reading. She is very passionate about helping others and wants to make the best of her life by helping those around her. Her friends, family and religion are the most important things to her. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since May 2017, and is excited to teach kids how to swim just as she did.
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!
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.
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!”
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
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.
Skylar was born and raised in Arizona. She is currently a student at BASIS Phoenix where she takes pride in being a member of the Advanced Band and NHS programs. Her family consists of her and her 2 sisters, one of whom is her twin! She spends much of her free time practicing Irish Dance. She has a passion for conserving the Earth and protecting endangered species. Her future goal is to attend and graduate from college and become highly respected in her field. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since May 2017 and loves being in the water and interacting with children.
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.
Susana was born in Phoenix, AZ and has lived in both San Antonio, TX and Fort Wayne, Indiana. She spent the last 13 years in Tucson, AZ and has recently moved to Avondale, AZ. She was homeschooled in high school to focus on her swim career and her goal of swimming at a Division 1 school. She attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. She swam all 4 years at U of A and was a member of the NCAA Championship team in 2008. She is married to her husband Andrew and they have 4 kids 5 years old and under! She was part of Bob and Kathy Hubbard’s program at Phoenix Swim Club and still remembers having to complete her 5 minute swim as a Lobster!
Susana is the oldest of 7 kids! She is passionate about her family and her Catholic faith. She is also very passionate about swimming and athletics in general. “I believe living a healthy and active lifestyle is a huge factor in being the best versions of ourselves.” In her spare time she loves to read and hopes to get back into running some races soon. Her future goals are to run a triathlon and build a home with her husband. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since February 2018. “Since I've spent most of my life here in Arizona, I have heard more heartbreaking stories involving children and water than I can count. It's my hope that by helping children to appreciate the water for the force of nature that it is...I can help prevent those tragedies. Plus, as a former swimmer, I love the water. Chlorine is in my blood for good! I hope to help inspire that love in others.”
Sydney was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently attending Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and is a member of the Swim Team and Track and Field. She also participates in Rotary Club and sings in the Bella Voice Choir. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and taking photographs. Disney World is her favorite place to be in the world! She developed her love for swimming right here at Hubbard Family Swim School! She and her brother learned to swim at the 32nd Street Location. “I want to be able to teach not only water safety but the love of swimming for enjoyment and exercise.” Her future goal is to attend college and continue helping people.
Taylor was born and raised in Peoria, AZ. She attended Cactus High School and was a member of the Volleyball team. She is currently attending Glendale Community College. Her family consists of her parents, grandmother, 2 brothers and a sister that also works for Hubbard Family Swim School! She also has 3 dogs, Ace, Noelle and Pearl. She loves to teach children and has coached volleyball in the past. Her future goal is to have a big family and a stable job. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since June 2017. She loves working with the kids!
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.
Tracy has lived in many places throughout her life. She was born in Cleveland, OH and has lived in Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Orlando, FL and Phoenix, AZ. She attended Xavier University for college and was a member of the soccer team. Attending Xavier University runs in her family, her father, older brother, 2 uncles and 3 cousins are all graduates. She loved her years at Xavier University so much that after graduation she stayed on as the strength coach! She then moved to Florida where she met her husband. She loves sports of all kinds and has been coaching since 1996. She truly enjoys mentoring young people to be positive, productive members of society. In her free time she enjoys reading true crime novels and relaxing at home.
She loves teaching and mentoring athletes/youth of any age. “I've always thought of my "classroom" to be the soccer field or weight room. There are so many life lessons to be learned through sports and activity that can help you deal with the reality of life.” She loves to keep in touch with her former athletes to see how they are doing in life and what successes they are enjoying. “I have been blessed to work with so many different young people and am excited to continue using my experiences to help more people grow.” She hopes to grow and learn new things to use in her passion for teaching. She works at Hubbard Family Swim School because of the servant-hearted mindset. “When you treat people as family and show them that you are loved and supported, great things happen. The Hubbard Family has proven this over time and to be a part of it has been a blessing over the past few months and I look forward to knowing more family members and continuing the mission of the company.”
Zac was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He currently attends Madison Highland Prep where he is a member of the track and cross country teams. Last year he placed 3rd in the 300m hurdles at the State Conference! He is the oldest of 4 boys and has identical triplet brothers who are only 16 months younger than him! In his free time he enjoys skateboarding at home on his quarter pipe or with friends at the local skate park. He is also a youth ambassador for the American Diabetes Association. He has a passion for helping others and wants to be an Endocrinologist when he gets older. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since July 2017. He works for Hubbard because he enjoys teaching others.
Zach was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He is currently a student at Mesa Community College and is studying Nursing. He hopes to maintain good grades and eventually get a job in a hospital as an RN. His future goal is to become a CRNA. In his free time he rides dirt bikes and goes camping. He loves old cars and playing sports like football, basketball, baseball and running. His hobbies include drawing, playing with his sugar gliders, gymnastics, working out and driving his dog around the block so she can stick her head out the window! His family keeps busy with his 4 younger sister and many pets that include 3 dogs, 4 sugar gliders, 2 lizards, 2 birds and 1 fish!
Always doing the right thing and encouraging others to do the same is most important to him.
He also hopes to own his dream car, a 1967 Chevrolet Impala 4 door hardtop someday. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since August 2017. “I love working with kids and it's important that they know how to swim, because it could save their life one day.”