WETS Swim Instructor Biographies
Donna Morel is an award winning Red Cross Master Instructor Trainer, Water Safety + Life Saving Instructor and Former Competitive Speed + Synchronized Swimmer. She is the creator and owner We Teach Swimming (WETS), a private swim club that specializes in teaching children water safety and how to swim with confidence.With 35 + years of teaching and instructor training expertise Donna created WETS results-driven and progressive teaching method by combining over 60 years of best practices and innovative techniques with the Red Cross Swim Levels + Water Safety curriculum. She makes learning to swim a fun and rewarding experience for children with small class sizes to give more individual attention and personalized instruction. She also teaches Swim Patrol and Bronze Star levels of the LifeSaving Society.From water safety and life saving aquatic skills all the way to developing endurance and strong strokes to synchronized swimming and pre-swim club. Explore her learn to swim programs, instruction videos, water safety presentations and success stories at www.weteachswimming.ca, find her on twitter @DonnaMorel and become a fan at www.facebook.com/weteachswimming
Being around the water, in the water and watching my Mom and the instructors teach swimming has been a part of my whole life. I love to swim and it is even more fun to help the swim students learn to love the water too!I have been a competitive swimmer for 6 seasons since I was 10 years old, and this year I became an assistant competitive swim coach. For 2 summers my uncle sent me to Berkley for a competitive swim camp lead by the USA Olympic swim coach, Teri McKeever. It was great! My other interests are soccer, hanging out with my friends, traveling and computer games.
Hello, my name is Karlie Stella. I have been involved in aquatics for 9 years and have taught swimming lessons for 6 of those years. I have been a lifeguard since I turned 16 and I also have certifications in Standard First Aid level C with CRP and AED, in addition to those certification I also have my WSI. What I love most about swimming lessons is watching my students grow so much in over such a small amount of time. I have a true passion in getting others to love the water and be as comfortable in it as I am. I am a very energetic, out going and positive person. Along side those personality traits I am a very detailed and organized person.
When I’m not at the pool or studying for my Business Degree, I love swimming in the lake, taking my paddle board out in the mornings. I love to be down town taking in all the local activities and events.