Our Instructors

Daniel Watts

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 Swimming has been a key part of my life. I've swam for 8 years competitively and still continue to swim competitively. I've swam at regional and state level completions. I enjoy working with all ages and abilities of swimmers. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and thrive in the water. I want everyone to be able to have the proper skills to remain safe and comfortable in the water.  

Galen Heuer

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Growing up I’ve always been the first one in the water and the last one to be dragged out. As someone who has always loved swimming and also has a passion for teaching, being a swim instructor with Cyan is a great opportunity for me and combines two of my favorite things. I’m excited to be able to make a difference in kid’s lives and help them grow into safer and stronger swimmers.

Shyanne Phillips

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Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve taken a huge liking to the water. I was never afraid to jump right in. When I was younger, I took swim lessons as soon as I possibly could, which later progressed to group lessons. Then private lessons where I build up my endurance to swim across the whole pool. At the time, I thought I was pretty cool. During my summers, I would spend all day in the pool or lake until it was time for my mom to drag me out at the end of the day. I’m excited to get back into the pool and help build up the confidence for the ones I get to teach in the water! 

Jesse Sadler

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 I've been swimming ever since I came to the U.S. Swimming has been a big part of my life for more than 12 years and it always will be. It has helped me to stay busy and grow as a person. Now that I don't swim competitively anymore, it doesn't mean I  have to stop swimming, but instead I want to help others learn the sport. Swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime.  I hope I can help kids to learn how to swim in the safe environment of Cyan Swim Academy. Along the way l make it fun, make sure they also get a little workout, and  make new friends.  

Ryan Curtis

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Growing up in a small town with a fairly large swimming facility meant that a lot of time was spent at the pool. Whether it was taking swimming lessons, watching all the bigger kids swim across the entire pool and wishing that someday I would be able to do that, or practicing my best belly flop off of the diving boards, some of my fondest memories were created around swimming and water.

Fast forward to high school where I swam competitively, and further forward as I became a Swim Instructor at a summer camp on the east coast for many summers.

Getting the opportunity to give swim lessons to babies, children with physical handicaps, as well as 1-on-1 and group lessons was a great learning experience that showed me how impactful helping others succeed and grow can truly be.

Lia Carroll

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I started out swimming at a very young age as a baby and always loved the water. I then continued to peruse my love of the water and take swim classes leading to joining the swim team. Swim team involved practices every other day and many swim meets. Swimming is a great life skill to know and I’m so grateful that I was able to participate in swim team. I enjoy working with a variety of different age groups and skill levels. It is most rewarding for me as an instructor to see my students progress and ultimately assist them in achieving their goals!

Roshni Prabhu

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 I have been a competitive swimmer for 15 years as a member of a local aquatic club in India and also participated in Asia Pacific international swim meet. I graduated from Kasturba medical college, India. I believe swimming is the best sport which gives the whole body exercise with minimum injury and is suited for all age groups. To me, swimming is a life skill that every individual should acquire and enjoy.

Timothy Parent

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I began swimming when I was four years old, and started competing when I was five. Because of the support of my coach and family, and my own dedication to the sport, I started to rank nationally when I was just ten years old and was ranked first in the country when I was fourteen in the 400 IM. I swam with and against many Olympians, and even though I didn’t make it to the Olympics myself, swimming helped me get into dream school: Harvard University. I competed for four years in college and have continued to swim since then as a way to relax and meditate; swimming truly is one of the best forms of exercise, and I love helping others learn this important and beneficial life skill.

Cody Pardi

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I like water, a lot. I've been swimming in water for as long I can remember. For over a decade I was a competitive swimmer, with a taste for long distance butterfly and freestyle. Teaching and sharing my passion for swimming is my second love. I've coached all ages and all skill levels for over four years.

"Once more upon the waters! Yet once more. And the waves beneath me as a steed That knows his rider."

Sahara Amaya

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My earliest swimming experience was at the age of 5. My parents encouraged the practice of jumping in to new skills and expanding from there.  As one of the first children in my family to learn to swim, I provided support to my many cousins learning to take their first kicks in water. And, with a family the size of mine, I always had the opportunity to take care of children. Naturally, I gained love for being around little ones and watching them succeed. By creating a safe and comfortable environment for all learners, I hope to build their confidence and overall skill. 

Logan Osborne

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A native Washingtonian and swim enthusiast, I have been in and around the water since I was a young kid. I grew up in Moses Lake WA and started swimming competitively during junior high; continuing through my senior year of high school. I have used his swimming skills to earn my open water SCUBA certification and have taught swimming lessons for the past 6 years. In my free time I enjoys running and playing video games. Currently, I am working as a Facilities Coordinator at Microsoft and is hoping to pass on my love of swimming to anyone I meet. 

Amber DeCamp

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I have been in and around the water for as long as I can remember. I began swimming competitively in a summer swim league when I was six years old. Since then I haven’t stopped and I also swim for my high school’s team. My favorite stroke is definitely the butterfly. Sharing my love of swimming, and the water, with others is something I care deeply about. 

Andra Sipos

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I have been swimming since I was two years old and swam competitively for 8 years. The sport helped to develop me not only as an athlete, but also as a person. I have always loved teaching and I can’t wait to help others discover a love for the water just like I did. I believe that it is important for everyone to feel safe and comfortable in and around the water.

Grace Neirby

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Swimming has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a little kid I was never afraid of the water, and was always one of the last kids out of it. My love of swimming led me to competitive swimming for 6 years. Working with kids is also something I’m very passionate about, so sharing my love of the water with them and showing them how to be safe in the water is amazing. My hope is to build a connection with every child I work with and to teach them to love swimming as much as I do! 

Angelyiah Lim

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Swimming has been second nature to me ever since I blew my first bubbles underwater as a baby.  From then on, whether it was competing in meets or leisurely swimming, I’ve enjoyed every moment in the water. Now, I’m excited to switch roles and pass on my swimming experience to your child so that they can love the sport as much as I do and reap the various benefits!

Michelle Pineda

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When I was a little kid I was never afraid of the water. I was always the first one and last one out the water. As the oldest grandchild in my family, I was given the chance to teach while also have fun when they were in the water. Here at Cyan, I love spending time with kids while building a connection and teaching them new skills. It brings me joy and happiness and I would love to share that with them. 

Fiona Wang

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Ever since I joined competitive swim team in elementary school, I’ve spent countless hours in the pool, loving every moment of it. This has led me to believe that swimming is not only a great way to exercise, but an important life skill that everyone should learn. I’m excited to have the opportunity to pass my knowledge onto the many eager young learners to help them love swimming as much as I do! 

Sirish Gurung

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I swam competitively for past 15 years. I have been to many different countries to train with different coaches around the world and learn as much as I could. I was always interested in expanding my knowledge and be a perfectionist. I started racing in the international stage since 2012 and some of the major international tournaments were Rio Olympics 2016, Fina World Championship, Asian Games, etc. 

Being an Olympian, people wanted me to share my knowledge and passion to their kids so we started organizing summer and winter camps in my country. I loved sharing my knowledge with the little kids. I have always loved teaching people how to swim. 

I was also lucky enough to have attended FINA Coaches clinic (Level 1 & 2).


Tyler Ramos

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My first experience as a swimmer was taking lessons as a young kid and enjoying being in the water. I have been an avid swimmer ever since I learned that my dad didn’t learn how to swim until he was an adult, even after growing up on an island. As I started swimming in high school, I learned that swim is not only great exercise but it is fun. I enjoy spending time swimming, hanging out with my younger cousins, and scuba diving where I can see all the cool sea life.

April Ames

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I grew up in a house that had a swimming pool in the backyard, so swimming became a part of my life at a very young age. My first water and swimming experiences happened before I was even one year old! I then took lessons later on in life to better my skills. 

Between summers at the lake, working for camps, and spending countless days at the pool, I’ve taught many people how to swim and have loved the water over the years. I’m fun, friendly, and I can’t wait to teach you to swim!

Camille Ulloa

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Bio coming soon 

Anna Merlino

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I started swimming at a very young age and have always loved the water. I swam competitively for 8 years on summer league and did two years of high school swim. Swimming has always been a huge part of my life and has helped me grow as a person. I think that swimming is an important life skill and I hope to teach kids to feel comfortable and love being in the water. I love working with kids and I hope to pass on my passion for the sport. 

Rachel Slemons

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I grew up swimming in the many lakes and pools around Eastern Washington with my family. I learned early on the importance of learning to swim in order to enjoy the water safely. One of my first jobs in high school was lifeguarding and my favorite part of the job was teaching swim lessons, which I did seasonally for 6 years. Currently I am a mental health counselor and fully believe in the connection between the mind and the body for health and learning to swim at an

early age is a great way to kickstart whole body wellness.