All of our teachers are known for their genuine love and respect for young children. They are mature, highly trained, and experienced in working with young children.
Our year round professional aquatic staff includes Margie Hemphill, Jennifer Hemphill, Danielle Walker, Angela Tibaduiza-Young, “JD” Jennifer Dean, and Dani Becker.
Founder / CFO Executive Director
Margie has worked with children, many with special needs, in educational, recreational, and aquatic programs since 1970. Her degrees are in Early Childhood Development, Recreation Business Adm, and an ECE teaching credential. Her education, work experience, and aquatic background led her to develop the curriculum for Little One’s Swim’s infant and early childhood aquatic programs. The modern day early childhood swim curriculum is based upon the groundwork of Margie and her fellow peers from the early 70’s. Margie is proud to have been one of the pioneers of an early childhood approach to teach babies to swim. She continues to this day to teach her method, train, share, and exchange information internationally.
CEO General Manager / Instructor / CPO
Jennifer has been involved with Little One’s Swim since she was a newborn; first as a participant then onto teaching and administration, to general manager. She has worked with babies through elementary age children since 1996 in educational programs, childcare, and aquatic programs. Her college courses included Early Childhood Development and Child Psychology. She was an accomplished USS swimmer from 4 years old into high school years. Her talents and love of children are shown in her teaching, coaching, and general management at Little One’s Swim.
COO General Manager / Instructor / Coach
Danielle, born a stone’s throw from the beaches of Southern California, has always had swimming in her blood. She began swimming at two years old and participated in her 1st swim meet at the age of four. During her High School career Danielle was an integral part of winning 3 CIF Swim Championships. She earned a full ride scholarship to UNR where she competed in swimming and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree. Danielle has lifeguarded, taught lessons, and coached the Sparks Piranhas Club Swim Team for numerous years. Danielle became part of the Little One’s Swim Family in 1998. She has experience working with physically and emotionally challenged students and is a patient, innovative and a practical leader who has a success driven personality. Danielle brings Little One’s Swim her knowledge and expertise in office management, instructing, and coaching.
Instructor / Coach
Angela was raised in Nevada going to the local pools for swimming. During her elementary grade school years she was active in running. When she was thirteen years old, she suffered a running injury in which she rehabilitated in an aquatic therapy program. From this experience it fostered a love of the water so she pursued various aquatic training. During college years she began lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. Since 1988, her passion of water and wanting to help people, lead her into the career of aquatics for all ages, which includes lifeguarding, lifeguard training, instructing, coaching, and aquasize. Little One’s Swim has had the benefit of her passion, knowledge, and talent in teaching, coaching, and working at the front desk since 2007.
Lindsey was raised swimming and playing in water since she was a newborn, first with Little One’s Swim and in her California backyard pool, then into other pools and natural bodies of water. She has helped with Little One’s Swim in various capacities since 2003. She swam competitively from 4 years old into high school. Her strong swimming skills have given her the opportunity to dive, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, jet ski, wind surf, kayak, amongst other water activities. Lindsey’s, Naima Photography, specializes in underwater portrait photography. She is Little One’s Swim Professional Photographer. You can view samples of her photos on our website, our FB, at www.NaimaPhotography.com, and her FB fan page Naima Photography.