Jan 13, 2023

Berrin Yavuzer

  • Age Group Coach - Senior Coach - Masters Coach
  • Orinda, CA, USA
Full time Senior Coach Age Group Coach Assistant Coach Masters Coach

Personal Summary

Berrin Yavuzer

Age Group Coach - Senior Coach - Masters Coach - Swim Instructor


26 El Toyonal

Mobile: (510) 778-4458 

Email: berrinyavuzer@gmail.com  



2020 – 2023 - ASCA Level 1-2-3-4

2017 – 2023 - Coaching and Swim Instruction Courses from USA Swimming

2018 – California College: Early Childhood Education: 12 units

1986 – 1991 Marmara University, Art Institute Bachelor of Art in Movie and Television Production Istanbul, Turkey


Current   Certifications

Since January 2021 – Lifeguard

Since February 2020 – ASCA Level 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Since November 2019 – USA Swimming – USAD Coach’s Advantage Tutorial

Since November 2019 – USA Swimming – Athlete Protection Training

Since November 2019 – USA Swimming – Club Leadership and Business Management 101

February 2019 – Certified Pool / Spa Operator

Since December 2018 – Masters Swim Coach

Since May 2018 – USA Swimming: Heads-Up Concussion Training  

Since October 2018 – Age Group Swim Coach

Since February 2018 – USA Swimming - Maintaining a Positive Culture

Since February 2018 – USA Swimming -Preventing Bullying

Since February 2018 – USA Swimming -Safe Sport

Since January 2018 – In Water Safety Training for Swim Coaches 

Since December 2017 – Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED

Since December 2017 – Adult Learn to Swim Instructor  


Work Experience  

2022 – Present – WCAB 10 & Under Assistant Coach 

2021 –  Present – OCC Assistant Coach

2017 – Present – Private swim lessons

2020 – 2021  Shadowing OA swim team

2019 – 2020 – Emeryville Aquatic Club – Age Group Coach

2019 – 2021 –  Albany Unified School District – CA, High School Resource Para-Ed.

2017 – 2019 – Albany Unified School District – CA, TK/K/1-12, Lead Para-Ed., Special Ed.

2018 – Oaklantis Swim Team - Swim Instructor / Coach Subbing

2017 – Richmond Plunge Adult Learn to Swim Instructor – with Coach Carol Nip

2015 – 2017– AAA Swim Team Volunteer 

2004 – 2020 – Coaching my two kids. 

1999 – 1991 – Assistant Director, Post-Production, Announcer, News Editor - TURKEY


  • AJ B.  Coach Berrin was amazing - she and her son taught my two beginner swimmers (9 and 11) for only a week so far but the improvement is tremendous! Their form, speed, and skills have improved which is great, but beyond that, they actually enjoy her class! They are on the swim team and they dread going every day, but now they feel better about swimming thanks to Coach Berrin! I highly recommend her if you have kids who are iffy about swimming - she may turn them around in no time!

  • Kyle l.  Coach Berrin was terrific with my daughters (10 & 12 yrs). Berrin and her son (who swims for Orinda aquatics) were able to help my kids reach their goals by improving techniques to help them reach faster swim times.

  • Fumiko A.  Our daughter has been taking swim lessons with several instructors and Berrin is hands down the best we have worked with! We've sen more progress in the pool after a few lessons than after many many lessons elsewhere.

  • Susie B.  Coach Berrin was fantastic! Our kids absolutely loved working with her and her son. We've never seen our daughter (age 5) this comfortable in the water, and our son (age 7) learned freestyle swimming in just one lesson! Highly recommended.

  • Katie V.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with “coach B” (as my 3yr old son calls her). She did an amazing job at building a nice trusting relationship with him right from the start...which is usually a struggle with him. She is very professional and responsive. I love that she texts me reminders each week. Her rates are very good especially for the quality of teaching she gives. My sons swimming improved immediately after 2 sessions. She also keeps me in line on remembering that pool safety is the most important thing and made sure my son first mastered floating on his back and being able to get out of the pool. I am beyond grateful we found Coach B! I would highly recommend her.

  • Karin B.  Coach Berrin is teaching our two boys (7yrs-6yrs) to swim and they love working with her. We have seen significant improvement after just several lessons. We Definitely recommend her!

  • Sunny C.  My youngest son is extremely afraid of water. His previous swimming lessons got interrupted by the pandemic. Coach Berrin was able to teach him using her pool and has been very patient and encouraging when teaching him how to conquer his fears and learning basic skills. She is nice and easy to communicate with. Thanks coach Berrin! -Sunny

  • Jazmin G.  Berrin is amazing! She bonded so well with my boys she was so friendly , patient , professional and so much fun made the kids feel comfortable and confident in the water Socrates was most impressed that he could finally go on water slides on our vacation because he can swim all by himself. He had so much fun in the water and we knew he was a lot safer because of his swimming level. It made it a great summer for us all. She is the best!

  • Sylvia Widjaja I highly recommend Berrin Yavuzer as a swim coach at your facility. I have pleasure working with Berrin for the past few years. She is very driven, careful and observance in swimmer’s need. She has always been driven to continue to improve her skills, obtain more certifications throughout her career . She has great verbal communication with parents and swimmers.
    Her ability to connect with her swimmers and her talent at demonstrating strokes has been excellent. Berrin always accomplish her tasks within timely manner and look for the best outcome for her swimmers. 

  • Rima Elmouzayen It is my pleasure to recommend Berrin Yavuzer for the position of swimming instructor. I have met Berrin personally through our jobs as a Special Education Para Professional. She is very warm and goes over the limit to excel at her job. When I found out that Berrin teaches swimming, I was so excited and asked her to teach my son who is a teenager with attention deficit disorder. Berrin was so helpful, paid close attention to my son and his challenges in swimming. She was very friendly and experienced by being his swimming instructor. I highly recommend her for her outstanding character and personality.
    She will do great in this position she is applying to.

  • Zhuying Gan Coach Berrin is very nice and patient with every student. She holds a very serious and sincere attitude to coaching. I love her contagious enthusiasm that motivates the students. My son became more involved and developed better skills in swimming because of coach Berrin!   

  • Aiming (Macy) Chen  Very happy with her coaching.