Meet Our Staff
Coach Paul (General Manager)
Coach Vickie (Instructor)
Miss Debra is new with Aqua Wave Swim School. She is a mother of a 35-year-old son whom she raised in the swimming world. Her passion has been swimming since she was 11 years old when she swam for a summer swim team in Nebraska. She followed her dream of teaching when she first started in Hawaii in 1982. She then moved back to California in 1985 and started teaching in Santa Ana. She also taught at Tustin High, Canyon High, Anaheim Hills, and Big Bear Lake. She is a graduate of Riverside Community College with an AA in Childhood Studies, then moved on to Fullerton Junior College for 2 years. In Fullerton she swam in her first competitive meet, since she was 11, and played the first Women’s Team at FJC for water polo. She went on and became a graduate at Cal State Fullerton in 2000 with a degree in Kinesiology.
She loves to teach and watch her students grow. Her experience has provided her with the passion and patience to work with children of all levels of needs and abilities. She has worked with swimmers with special needs of all ages and levels. Outside of AQua Wave she volunteers her time for a, local, summer special needs surf camp and is a member of the Acjachemen Juaneno Band of Mission Indians in San Juan Capistrano.
Miss Megan joined the AQua Wave family in 2019. She loves interacting with children of all ages. She grew up training with her world champion, Ironman winning, mother. This lifestyle has provides Megan with skills that include a combination of structure and compassion. She has a positive and vibrant attitude that helps children feel confident, motivated, and excited to swim. She is also is fluent in English and Arabic!
Heidi (Swim Team Manager)
Heidi has been with AQua Wave since May 2017. She received her BS in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Fullerton. Her passion is working to educate and inspire our future generation. She helps with our swim team and scheduling our swimmers! You may not see her in the office, but behind the scenes she helps our office staff and is a wealth of information.
Laura (Office/Retail Specialist)
Ms. Laura has two children, one in college and one in high school, so she loves to interact with your little ones and learn their favorite lollipops! She has a background in leadership, business management, and customer service. She is in the office full time and is the go to for any questions. She is a wonderful assett to AQua Wave and is extremely knowledgeable in anything related to your family account. Her favorite pastimes are reading, road trips, and adventures with her kids. She makes the best coffee at AW!
Diane has been with the AQua Wave family for many, many years. Every one of her five children swam here, and now we are happy to have such a creative mind in our office. She is our “designated decorator,” which means all of the decorations you see for the holidays were hand chosen and put up by her! She also did the border of our bulletin board and much, much more!