Miss Sharlee

Before I started my 15-year swim instructor career, I was a nationally ranked high school cheerleader in California and Hawaii. This taught me valuable life and team skills that I implement on a daily bases with my swimmers.

I have been a swim instructor for 15 years and began coaching about 5 years ago. I have always been inspired to create a swim team that incorporates both competitiveness and fun. I strive to create a constructive community for our team that encourages positivity, good sportsmanship, and camaraderie between teammates. Swordfish began about three years ago and we continue to grow daily. I love working with children, and teaching both in and out of the water has become a true passion of mine.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

Sandwiches. I could eat it for every meal of the day.

What is the most rewarding aspect of coaching for you?

Being able to see these swimmers, whom I have had since they were babies, turn into competent swimmers excelling both in and out of the pool has to be the most rewarding part of coaching. It’s amazing to see them go through each stage of swimming and see their confidence and love for the sport grow.