Bridgewater Swim Academy is very proud to present our amazing team of instructors. Each member of our talented instruction team is CPR and AED certified. Some of our instructors offer years of competitive swimming experience and others bring us many years of experience in working with children of all ages. Together, we have created a talented and qualified team of teaching expertise to students of all ages and stages. We strive to maintain instructors that provide each and every student with the best quality experience possible.
Since childhood, swimming and water sports have been at the center of Holly’s life. Her passion and dedication for swimming earned her the opportunity to swim for the University of Oregon as a Division-1, Pac-12 competitor.
With more than ten years of swim instruction experience, Holly is now the owner of Bridgewater Swim Academy, a swim school in Reno, Nevada, where she offers high-quality, customized swim instruction.
She has competed in many Olympic distance triathlons and to-date has run two marathons, including the Boston Marathon. Holly is the proud mother of three children, a devoted athlete and fitness enthusiast.
Hello, my name is David. I grew up in the pool and swam competitively from the age of 5 until I was 18 years old. I was a lifeguard and swim instructor at the local pool and college pool in my hometown of La Grande, OR.
I retired from the Coast Guard after 21 years of active duty, at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During my time in the Coast Guard, I kept up with my swimming, took on responsibilities as a surface swimmer, and later trained up-and-coming surface swimmers. While stationed in Port Angeles, WA, I was a volunteer swim coach for our local team. My main focus was one-on-one stroke work.
I am an avid mountain biker, enjoy building trails and riding bikes. I would have to say this is my favorite hobby. I have completed two Xterra Off-Road Triathlons, enjoy open water swimming, and trail running. I have been happily married for 19 years. We have two beautiful daughters, one miniature Schnauzer, and one standard Schnauzer, that keep us very busy. The mountains are a very big part of our life, and we absolutely love the opportunities this area brings. I look forward to meeting and working with everyone at Bridgewater Swim Academy.
Hello, my name is Gianni but all of my teammates and friends call me “G”. I am from Lodi, California but for the past three years I have lived in Reno. I started swimming at the age of 6, began competitive swimming at the age of 11 and now I am on the UNR swim team. I am majoring in wildlife ecology and conservation and plan to graduate in May of 2022. I am the oldest of four girls and have taught all my younger sisters how to swim. I enjoy being around little kids and teaching them to have a love for the water.
Hello, my name is Autumn Warren and I am from Gardnerville, Nevada. I am currently studying Integrated Elementary Education with an emphasis in English Language Acquisition and Development at the University Of Nevada, Reno. I swam competitively in high school then I became a lifeguard and swim instructor for almost three years starting the summer after high school. I also served as head lifeguard at a summer camp for the summer. Currently, I am a substitute teacher, as well as a swim instructor at Bridgewater. I am blessed to be able to have a passion and patience to work with children. I love helping students achieve something that often comes as a challenge. Teaching swim lessons is what made me realize I want to pursue a career in the education field. I can’t wait to get to work with you all!
Hello! My name is Riley Shepard and I currently attend the University of Nevada, Reno studying public health and community health sciences. I am originally from Livermore, California where I have previous experience as a swim instructor. I have always loved being around children, especially helping them in the water. I have been swimming since I was a baby which led me to join my high school swim and water polo teams. I swam competitively when I was a child, as well as, in high school. I love going to Lake Tahoe and relaxing on the beach with my family. When I’m not swimming, I am usually hanging out with friends or re-watching Marvel and Star Wars movies.
Hello, my name is Kayleen and I am from Henderson, Nevada. I began swimming at a young age, loved it and started swimming competitively in high school and worked as a Lifeguard. I moved to Reno to study Pre-Elementary Education in college. I am excited to be a part of the Bridgewater family!
Hello, my name is Sarah! I grew up as a military child and have had the opportunity to live all around the world. I moved to Reno 4 years ago, and have enjoyed exploring and living here. I started swim team at age 5, and swam competitively up until the last few years. I love to work with children and am very excited to be apart of the Bridgewater family! In the fall I will be attending BYU Provo where I will be studying Kinesiology/ Sports Medicine.
Hello! I am from Chandler, Arizona and have been swimming since I was 5 years old. I currently reside in Reno and am pursuing a degree in Information Systems with a minor in Business Analytics. I also have been lucky enough to continue my swim career at the University of Nevada. I have always loved being in the water and working with children and I can’t wait to share my passion with everyone at Bridgewater Swim Academy.
Hello, my name is Madie! I am originally from San Diego and moved to Reno in 2016. I have always had a great love for any body of water whether it be the ocean, the lake or the pool! I swam competitively throughout my middle school and high school education and found that it brought me not only a feeling of great achievement but it also gave me the chance to meet some really great people. My favorite strokes are freestyle and butterfly and my favorite event to compete in is the IM (individual medley). I am currently getting my associates degree at Truckee Meadows Community College. I look forward to meeting and providing swim instruction to clients of Bridgewater Swim Academy!
Hello! I am from San Rafael, California, and began swimming at age 7. I have had the great opportunity to swim in college while pursuing my education. In high school, I worked at my local swimming pool as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and camp counselor. I have always loved working with kids and being in water. I am starting my sophomore year at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I will be studying Public Health and Pre-Nursing. After school, I plan to work as a nurse in the ER.”
Born and raised in Las Vegas, I now reside in Reno in order to pursue a higher education and compete as an athlete at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am currently a sophomore working toward a degree in Biochemistry in hopes of becoming a pharmacist.
I have been in the water my whole life thanks to my father, but I began competitive swimming when I was 11 years old. I have competed for Panama, representing them on an international level and I am fortunate enough to have traveled to meets in Barbados, Nicaragua, and Panama. I have a passion for swimming and I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm with everyone here at Bridgewater Swim Academy.
Born & raised in Las Vegas, I began competitive swimming at the age of 6 and have been lucky enough to pursue swimming in college; first at the University of Houston & then at the University of Nevada for my last two years.
I am majoring in journalism with hopes to become a sideline host or sports broadcaster.
I grew up in Las Vegas and moved to Reno to pursue my undergraduate degree as I love the outdoors and four seasons. As a child, I was entranced by any river, ocean, or pool that I saw and I knew that swimming was going to be a part of my life. I swam competitively off and on with BCH Swim Team.. In high school, I swam for my local club swim team and the varsity swim team where my favorite event was the 100M breaststroke. Before starting my life in Reno, I worked as an Au Pair in the small European country of Austria. Currently, I am a Masters student at UNR studying History with a sub-concentration in Spanish Literature. I’m delighted to spread my passion for swimming and the water, something I know has given me a life-long love of physical fitness and a determination to reach my goals.
Hello my name is Delilah Hohenstein but you may call me Lilah. I am currently attending TMCC full-time and pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. I am a swim instructor, daughter, Girl Scout Leader, babysitter and florist. I was a competitive swimmer for 10 years and now I use that skill to train others. During my years of swimming, I have learned more than just what happens in a pool, I’ve learned how to be confident, helpful, reliable, and so many other important traits. Now I am so grateful for the opportunity to pass that on.
Hello, my name is Michaela Davis, I started swim team at the age of 11 and continued until I was a senior in high school. Having been a lifeguard for the past 7 years, I partially live in the water. I was born and raised in Yerington, NV and have a degree in Psychology from Westfield State University in Western Massachusetts. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, yoga, the outdoors, and am an avid Disney fan.
Hello, my name is Leia. I have been swimming competitively since I was 9 years old for my home swim club in Port Angeles, Washington. My love of swimming led me to join my high school team, become a lifeguard and teach private group lessons. Over the years, I have developed a passion for teaching children to learn how to swim for their safety and enjoyment. I am excited to be a part of the Bridgewater Swim Academy family.