Jan 31, 2024

Berrin Yavuzer

  • Coach Berrin Swim School
  • Orinda, CA, USA
Part time Senior Coach Age Group Coach Masters Coach

Work Experience

Berrin Yavuzer       

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

Mobile: (510) 778-4458     

Email: berrinyavuzer@gmail.com  

Education     

Since 2020 – ASCA Level 1-2-3-4      

2018 – California College: Early Childhood Education Certification: 12 units       

Since 2017 –  Coaching and Swim Instruction Courses from USA Swimming    

Since 2017 –  Coaching and Swim Instruction Courses from ASCA    

1986 – 1991 Marmara University, Bachelor of Arts in Film 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 – 2024 – 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   

Since 2017 –  Private Swim Lessons – Private Swim Coach   

2024 - Campo High School JV Coach

2023 – June - August – PLS Age Group Coach

2022 – 2023 – WCAB 10 & Under Assistant Coach   

2021 – 2023   Orinda Country Club, Assistant Coach    

2020 –  2021 – Shadowing OAPB Coaches      

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   

2019  – 2017 – Richmond Plunge Adult Learn to Swim Instructor  

2015 – 2017 – AAA Swim Team Volunteer (Photographer, Apparel, Social Media Director)    

1989 – 2001 – Assistant Director, Post-Production, Announcer, News Editor - TURKEY       

 

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Sharron S.
Coach Berrin was terrific with my fearful grandson. She was able to get him back to the water and positive about his experience.
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May 11, 2024
Meira A.
My three kids loved the swimming lesson. My overly-anxious 5 year old got right into the water-Coach Berrin was gentle and communicated with them the whole time.
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Sep 5, 2023

Erika O.
Was so nice to met coach Berrin, my daughter liked to take swimming lessons with her. She is patient and very professional. I stopped the classes because we moved to another state but if I could I would love to continue with her. My daughter improved a lot with her.
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May 26, 2023
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!
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Aug 14, 2021
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
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Aug 8, 2021
Bob F.
Berrin and her son, Theo, are consummate pros, giving my 7 and 9 year old grandsons four wonderful lessons. Great for learning and fun. Highly recommended.
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Jul 28, 2021
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.
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Jul 27, 2021
Erika M.
Coach B and Tao are phenomenal instructors. I cannot speak highly enough about our experience. They are so amazing with young kids. Extremely welcoming and patient. All my son talks about is his swim lessons with Coach B and Tao. He’s a happy little fishy. Highly recommend!!!!
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Jul 27, 2021
Eddy c.
both our daughters (7yo + 5yo) love working with coach Berrin! coach Berrin was quick to assess their existing skill levels, identify areas for focus, and formulate classes that were both interesting and fun for the kids, while solidifying the fundamentals and improving their overall swim form. occasionally Berrin will also enlist help from her son, Theoden, who is also a ridiculously talented swimmer; Theo's patience and ability to work with our kids belie his age.
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Jul 25, 2021
Limor S.
We really enjoyed our experience with swim Coach Berrin. I learned some great tips for my 2 year old and she was great with this age being prepared with lots of toys to engage him. I highly recommend her!
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Jul 25, 2021
Kyle l.
Coach Berrin was terrific with my daughters (10 & 12 yo). 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.
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Jul 25, 2021
Mak T.
Great training, our son can't wait until the swimming lesson day(s), he loves it.
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Jul 24, 2021

Mark K.
Berrin is an excellent swim coach - my 7 year old son couldn’t swim when we came to Berrin and a few weeks later was able to swim a full lap with perfect form - we couldn’t be happier
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Jul 22, 2021
Fatima M.
Coach Berrin is heaven sent!!!! She's knowledgeable patient and kind. Our seven old is timid around water but Coach Berrin makes learning how to swim fun!!!! She has boost our little one's confidence. We knew she was the right swim coach for us on the very first lesson.
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Jul 9, 2021
Cliff T.
Berrin done a wonderful job with our 3 1/2 old. She immediately made him feel comfortable and he has made amazing progress in his swimming. Can't recommend her enough!
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Jul 8, 2021
Nema H.
Coach Berrin is wonderful! She’s so patient with our 3 year old. Within the first 2 lessons he was in the pool beginning to learn to swim. Coach is also very responsive and an excellent communicator with us and the kids. I highly recommend in her if you have young ones you want to learn to swim.
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Jul 7, 2021
Ben R.
Coach Berrin was very helpful and patient with my son in his first swim lesson. I will definitely be coming back and recommend her lessons for others.
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Jul 7, 2021
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 seen more progress in the pool after a few lessons than after many many lessons elsewhere.
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Jul 7, 2021
Elaine S.
My daughter is making lots of progress
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Jun 30, 2021
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.
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Jun 18, 2021
Rupa J.
Coach Berrin is very professional and an excellent coach. We are older people and she was very patient and absolutely great. Exceptional, I would highly recommend.
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Jun 17, 2021
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!
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Jun 13, 2021
Emily F.
Berrin was great! She was incredibly prompt and responsive. We met at a local pool and she helped me feel comfortable in the water. I really loved that she tried a variety of different exercises with me until the lesson stuck!
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Jun 12, 2021
Haley M.
Coach Berrin is so great with our kiddos!
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Jun 11, 2021
Leigh K.
Excellent!
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May 31, 2021
Aaron B.
They did a great job!
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May 30, 2021
Alexander S.
Amazing swimming coach. Highly recommended!!!
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May 23, 202
Brian H.
Berrin does a wonderful job teaching my two young boys to swim. She uses a play-based approach and instantly gained their trust and comfort by engaging them at their level and making it fun. She knows kids, and she knows swimming education. Very happy that we found her.
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May 22, 2021
Karen Burns
Coach Berrin is teaching our two boys to swim and they love working with her. We have seen significant improvement after just several lessons. We Definitely recommend her!
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May 13, 202
Roya T.
We hired Berrin to teach our 3 1/2 year to swim and are absolutely thrilled beyond belief we made that choice. She and her son are simply amazing — if you’re looking for a swim instructor look no further. They are both immensely knowledgeable on all things swimming, very warm and genuine, and incredibly patient. During our first session, she spoke directly to our son and began building her connection right away. He now talks about her and her son daily, and can’t wait for his lessons. She’s patient, creative, and makes the instruction fun. She took time to understand and get to know our son and tailors his sessions to areas where he needs to get more comfortable and improve. Again - I can’t emphasize enough how happy we are. My only wish is that we started earlier with Berrin!
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May 10, 2021
Jen G.
My 3.5 year old has loved her two lessons with Coach Berrin, and has been able to happily do things in the water with Coach that she was terrified of before! Berrin has a wonderful spirit that immediately put my daughter at ease. My daughter wants to say “I love you Coach Berrin, thank you for teaching me how to swim crawl in the water!”
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Ai Ming C.

Very happy with her coaching

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Mar 23, 2021

Kenny L.

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!

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Mar 22, 2021

Rima E.

Berrin is so friendly, and she is very professional!

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Mar 22, 2021