Meet our Experienced Instructors!

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Rorie

Hi I am Rorie. I have been swimming all my life.

My mom ran a swim program teaching swimmers in our backyard when I was growing up. So I started teaching with her when I was just 8 years old.

 

I was a competitive swimmer, swim coach and continued teaching swimming lessons. I have done a lot of other things: Artist, Art teacher, Mom, Fitness Professional, Wilderness Instructor, creator of and run camps, Divinity sessions, facilitated women's retreats and would still always teach swim lessons. I have created swim programs and taught in Guam,California,Texas, Georgia, New York, Bali,Florida and currently in Virginia and Hawaii. I truly am part mermaid. Pretty much anything water calls to me. I absolutely love being in my JOY and sharing the water world with others. I can't wait to meet you in the pool!

Margaret

Aloha, I’m Margaret, you’ll find me involved with all aspects of the business including swim instruction, recruiting, marketing, social media, and finding ways to create a joyful environment for our teams and swimmers! I want to insure plenty of support for our new swimmers, teaching them to be safe and have a healthy respect for the ocean.

I love the joy of working with parents & tots and children! Especially, how excited they are when the training clicks, and they begin to swim on their own for the first time. 

 

Fun fact: I used to own a scuba diving business in NYC and have been able to explore and dive with sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and sea life in the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the Caribbean Islands.

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Halie

Hi, I'm Halie. I have been teaching for my mom (Rorie) and a wide variety of other programs for twenty years. I have also worked as a lifeguard, swim team coach, and aquatics supervisor. I love sharing my joy of the water and my passion for the pool with all my swimmers. I also recently graduated with my master's and now work as a librarian.

Jade

Hi, I'm Jade. I have over 14 years of swim instruction experience teaching swimmers of different ages and abilities. I specialize in working with people who have water anxiety and various mental and physical challenges.  I enjoy using creativity to make classes both fun and engaging, while emphasizing the importance of developing water safety skills and a healthy respect for the water. Over the years, I've gained experience training under several swim programs and maintaining various certifications. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to pass along the joy of swimming to all my friends and family.  I have even taught my four young children to swim, and they share in their mother’s love of swimming in the ocean. Very excited to work with you and your family this summer!

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Mary aka Mermi

Hi, I'm Halie. I have been teaching for my mom (Rorie) and a wide variety of other programs for twenty years. I have also worked as a lifeguard, swim team coach, and aquatics supervisor. I love sharing my joy of the water and my passion for the pool with all my swimmers. I also recently graduated with my master's and now work as a librarian.

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Mary aka Merme
 

Aloha Swimmers - I am Merme!

I'm a returning Instructor for In Joy Swimming and am ready to teach your children how to swim!

Water is a powerful and magical force of nature. We are blessed to be surrounded by lots of water here in Virginia Beach, it has been my playground my entire life.

Respect for the water and safety is an important part of our swimming lessons. We teach swimmers how to enter the water and exercises that will strengthen muscle memory.

Please join me for lessons at one of our heated pools or your private pool - Come swim with me!

My hobbies are swimming, stand up paddling, yoga, hiking and traveling. I am a former special education teacher and have been a real estate agent for 21 years in Virginia Beach.

Wendi

Aloha my name is Wendi and I am so grateful for the element of water . It has brought so much Fun, Clarity, Healing, a Sweet Kinship or Positive Purpose or symbiotic relationship to my life.  I am appreciative to have my own hydrotherapy business Hearts  As One LLC where I swim animals who rehabilitate in the water  on Oahu Hawaii. My mom started the Otter swim TeamWhen I was 4 years of age and she ran Crandall Swim Lessons with my sister Rorie and myself in New York for over 30 years. We are a water  OHANA (family). I am also a huge fan of surfing, swimming and dancing in the Ocean .   I am looking forward to dancing/swimming w/ InJoy clients this summer.  I appreciate this opportunity to bee  in the water  w/ kids again. 

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Kylor

Hello, my name is Kylor, and I have been around water since the beginning. I started helping with In Joy Swimming when I was 9 and have been a full-time instructor for over 10 years. I grew up next to a pool or a beach, constantly running around in the summer in swimsuits. There is so much joy and magic getting to play in the water, and learning how to swim can truly change people's lives! Between growing up next to the beach, swim teams, and teaching swim lessons, I ended up making water a part of my professional career too, as a marine ecologist! 

Jenna

Hi swimmers!
My name is Jenna, but you can just call me Jen. I’m originally from Molalla, a small country town in Oregon, and have been a swimmer since before I could walk!

 

 My swim instructor journey began in Oregon, at 15. I was on the local swim team and competed in the varsity district competition as a sophomore and senior and was a lifeguard and swim instructor. Swimming is a great tool to have in your pocket!

 

My husband and I moved to Virginia back in 2013, so he could continue his Naval career. A few years later, we welcomed our beautiful daughter into this world! She has been in the water ever since she could hold her head up. She’s definitely my little mermaid!

 

 I absolutely can’t wait to meet you, and help you on your swimming journey!

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