Hi there! My name is Emilia. I am currently studying at McGill university in the faculty of Science. I have been instructing swimming lessons for 3 years now, ages starting from three months to adults. I have worked both for the City of Ottawa as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor, Camp Counsellor and at reception in community centres. For the past three summers I was employed by 5 Star Camps in Carp as Head Lifeguard. I love working with children, customizing lessons and activities to their personal needs and interests. I am a strong believer in safety and comfort in the water; for this reason I ensure both are reflected in all my instructing and guarding. I am fluent in Spanish and French. I am an enthusiastic and creative individual, and I can promise you a fun learning experience in H2O!


I have both my Swimming Instructor and Advanced Swimming Instructor qualifications, as well as AED and O2. I have recently re-certified all of my CPR and lifeguarding credentials.


I enjoy working with kids and toddlers.