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About our Instructors

All instructors are Certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.

AMBER BALTZER

Amber has participated on swimming, diving, and water polo teams throughout her life. She was a Lifeguard throughout all her high school years and has also been a Lifeguard at various events and parties since high school. She has been teaching swimming since 1997. In 2000, she started Amber's Swim School. She graduated college as a certified Kinesiotherapist in which she helps children with special needs discover and develop their motor planning skills. She has been an Adapted PE teacher and a Behavior Therapist. Through all of her experience she has not only learned the importance of water safety but has also learned the importance of teaching others these important skills.

CORAL KOLLER

Coral grew up in Huntington Beach. She has been an avid swimmer her whole life and loves being in the water. She grew up being on swim teams and playing waterpolo for many years. She has been teaching children how to swim for over 5 years now. She has taught group lesson, private and coached swim teams. She loves being able to help kids learn to love the water and become water safe! When she is not teaching children how to swim, she is teaching kids in a classroom! She is currently in the process of getting her teaching credentials to be an elementary teacher. She loves being in the water and helping children and adults learn to swim and increase theirs swimming skills!

JULE PELACHE

Jule is originally from the Bay area, and has grown up swimming. At age 15, she took the lifeguard training course through the American Red Cross, and began lifeguarding at the local community pools. She got certified through the American Red Cross as a Water Safety instructor in 1995 and has been teaching swimming ever since. She has taught both group lessons, as well as private lessons, but enjoys the private lessons more. Children learn so much better when they are taught one on one! As a mother herself, she has a love for children, and shares in the same excitement as her students do, when they achieve new levels in their swimming abilities. Jule is also certified in First Aid and CPR through the Red Cross. Jule also is willing to travel to individuals' homes to teach in their own pool.

NATHAN RITTER

Nathan was raised in Huntington Beach, CA. He has loved swimming his whole life. He has participated for many years in swim teams and as well as four years of Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards. He is a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor and really looks forward to teaching at Amber's Swim School! During fall and winter, he studies accounting at BYU. He loves teaching, kids, and helping them learn to be safe in and enjoy the water.

TARA SILLASEN

Tara Sillasen grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. She is attending Southern Utah University and is pursing a degree in nursing. Tara loves children, is kind and patient. She has nine years of experience in HB Junior Lifeguard training, and has worked as a lifeguard for a community pool. She loves swimming and knows the importance of being water safe. She is certified in CPR, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and is a Certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Tara started teaching swimming at Amber's Swim School in 2011 and loves her job!