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.

Holly Sprague
Holly SpragueOwner

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 a fitness enthusiast.

AshleySwim Instructor

Hello! My name is Ashley (feel free to call me Ash) and I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV with my three brothers. In my free time, you can often find me reading, working out, and hanging around with my cat Valentine. I am in my fourth year at the University of Nevada, studying Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and on track to graduate in Spring 2023. I have very much enjoyed living in Reno with the beautiful weather, outdoors, and loving community. Getting in the water was always my favorite way to beat the heat during my summers in Vegas and it’s always felt very therapeutic to me. I started swimming competitively at 13 at LVSC and was also on my high school swim team. My favorite stroke is breaststroke and events are the 100 breast and 200IM. I have lots of experience working with kids and adults of all abilities. I can’t wait to get in the water and help all my students grow into strong and confident swimmers at Bridgewater! 

MaiaSwim Instructor
Hello, my name is Maia! I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. I grew up with a family member who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Growing up, I would sit in on his therapy sessions and get a better understanding of how to positively impact children who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders. This inspired me to pursue a career in child clinical psychology! 
After high school, I decided to move out of state to attend the University of California – Irvine to pursue my dream career. I am a double major in both Psychology and Education. After getting my bachelor’s, my goal is to achieve my Masters in Developmental Disabilities and then my Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology. 
Even though Southern California is where I now reside for much of the time, Reno is still my home. I will be working at Bridgewater Swim Academy during my breaks away from school. 

I have lots of experience working with children who are on the Spectrum. Furthermore, I love making a child’s day and trying to make every experience I have with a child a positive one. I cannot wait to get to know your children and spend time with them in the water! 
JeremySwim Instructor
Hi! My name is Jeremy. I was born and raised in the small town of Tracy, California. I moved to Reno with the plan to graduate in Nursing at the University of Nevada Reno. When I was in the fourth grade, I set my mind on taking on the role of nursing. My family has a lot of medical issues, which inspired me to go into nursing.
Since I was a child, I have always spent time in the water! Having a pool in the backyard and being taught to swim as a young child, I fell in love with swimming. I pursued many water sports including water skiing and wakeboarding. I am super excited to meet everyone and help everyone to reach their swimming goals. Hope to see you in the water soon!
IvySwim Instructor

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 100-meter 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’s 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.

AlyssaSwim Instructor

Hi! My name is Alyssa and I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I am currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno, and am studying Information Systems. From what I can remember, I have been in the water my whole life.  I started lessons at a very young age and started competitively swimming at the age of six.  I was on a couple of teams including Sandpipers, Patriots, LVSC, and a couple of more along the way.  All throughout my swim experience, I loved working with other teammates to help each other grow and learn in swimming.  And, I am super thrilled that I am able to join and be a part of the Bridgewater Swim Academy family and help children of all ages learn and meet all of their swimming goals!

AlanaSwim Instructor

Hi there! My name is Alana and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada. I am currently studying Information Systems at the University of Nevada, Reno. I have been in and around swimming my entire life. I began lessons around the age of four and progressed to the swim team at the age of six.  From there, I swam competitively on Sandpipers, the YMCA team, the Patriots, and LVAC swimming teams along with swimming for my high school. I am so excited to be able to help all of my students achieve any and all of their swimming goals! I can’t wait to be a part of the Bridgewater Swim Academy family!

MadolynSwim Instructor

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 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 associate’s degree at Truckee Meadows Community College. I look forward to meeting and providing swim instruction to clients of Bridgewater Swim Academy!

AutumnSwim Instructor

Hello, my name is Autumn 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 the 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!

ValSwim Instructor

Born and raised in Las Vegas, I now reside in Reno in order to pursue higher education and compete as an athlete at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am currently 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.

GianniSwim Instructor

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 majored in wildlife ecology and conservation and graduated 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. 

MontanaSwim Instructor

Born and 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 and then at the University of Nevada for my last two years.

I majored in journalism with hopes to become a sideline host or sports broadcaster.

DestinySwim Instructor

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.

MichaelaSwim Instructor

Hello, my name is Michaela, I started on the 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, and the outdoors, and am an avid Disney fan.

JadynSwim Instructor

Hi! My name is Jadyn. I was born and raised in Reno. I’m currently studying to be a nurse at the University of Nevada, Reno.  I swam competitively for 12 years at both my high school, North Valleys, and Reno Aquatics. I was a lifeguard for 3 years and now I teach and license lifeguards. Also, I taught swim lessons for the City of Reno. I love being able to teach children about water safety while still being able to enjoy our time in the water.