I am a former swimmer, and I have practiced teaching swimming in my native country Belarus since 1999. I gained tremendous experience and confidence while I was practicing. I enjoy teaching and I am an experienced swimming instructor/coach.
I have expertise and determination in teaching athletes of 6-16 years old. My students had achieved success in native and international competitions, including National Competitions for Junior Swimmers in Belarus and Lithuania (2013-2015), and even Junior Olympics and Far Western in the US (2010-2012).
In 2017 I moved to the US and started practicing swim coaching at Macher Swim School in Columbia, Missouri. I was a Deputy of the head coach. I lessoned every day and helped my students achieve success in Missouri competitions, including Show me Game in Missouri (2018-2021).
I am easygoing and well-liked by all my colleagues. My key for success is to prioritize my work and being organized. I am punctual and reliable, being someone, you can count on to show up and get the job done.
A strong program management and development professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) Mass Communications (Sports Communication) and Bachelor of Arts Technical Communications with a minor in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. My professional experiences are in the recreational facility industry for accumulated 10 years and 4 years previously in higher education operations management. My professional experiences have enhanced my teamwork, detail, communication, and operational skills. I have been a part of multiple teams from operating an amusement/waterpark to managing a non-profit based department. Much of my education is with media writing and digital design. My portfolios highlight my experience working across various genres and platforms. As a professional writer and designer, I take particular care with issues of digital optimization, visual effectiveness, and linguistic precision. As well as I specialize in professional program management, teamwork, facility operations, and training.
Skilled in Program Management, Student Leadership, Staff Training/Development, Operating Procedures, and Risk Management.
Aq. Director, Trainer, Communication, Community Out Reach
Age Group Coach - Senior Coach - Masters Coach - Swim Instructor
26 El Toyonal
Mobile: (510) 778-4458
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
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
2023 - June/August - Pleasanton Seahawks Age Group Coach
2022 – 2023 – WCAB 10 & Under Assistant Coach
2021 – 2023 – 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
2015 – 2017– AAA Swim Team Volunteer
2004 – 2022 – Coaching my two kids.
1999 – 1991 – Assistant Director, Post-Production, Announcer, News Editor - TURKEY
Age Group Coach - Senior Coach - Masters Coach
Orinda, CA, USA