DONNA Morel - Owner of WETS
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
SUSIE Morel - Human Resources Manager
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.
SAVANNAH Vongphit - Swim Instructor
Hi Everyone! My name is Savannah. I previously was a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the City of Regina for 2 years and then moved to Kelowna to attend UBCO to study Medical and Molecular Biology. My favourite part about teaching is seeing children’s growth and progression as a swimmer. As an instructor, I am enthusiastic and fun to ensure everyone enjoys the experience of swimming lessons! Outside of swimming, I love to hike and being outdoors. I also love to travel and experiencing new places.
JENNA Holland - Swim Instructor
Hello! My name is Jenna Holland. I have been involved in aquatics since the 5th grade when I first joined swim club. Since then, I have enjoyed over four years of lifeguarding both at local pools and on the ocean on Vancouver Island. I have been teaching swimming for two years and my favourite part is seeing kids grow more confidence in their swimming skills and in themselves! I love encouraging my students and sharing my love for swimming. While not at the pool you can catch me studying chemistry, biking, skiing or surfing! I am very excited to learn from Donna, the experienced team at WETS, and all of the students here!
Danielle Hofer - Marketing Manager
Danielle is the Marketing Manager for WETS. She has been with WETS for 5 years and manages the communications for WETS, creates the newsletter, manages the social media accounts and creates print and digital media.
Danielle is also the Outreach Officer at Women's Enterprise Centre, a not for profit that supports women business owners in BC. In her role, Danielle coordinates the WEC Regional Ambassadors and does outreach to partners and other service providers around the province. As a member of the client services team, she connects clients to the resources they need to succeed in business.
Danielle has a business degree from the Okanagan School of Business with a major in Marketing. Danielle also is the President of JCI Kelowna (Formerly the Kelowna Jaycees).
Callie Martin - Swim Instructor
Hi! My name is Callie. Before WETS, I was a Lifeguard and Aquatic Instructor for the Township of Langley since 2018. I moved to Kelowna to attend UBCO with hopes to become a high school teacher. My favorite part about swimming lessons is seeing the improvements that the kids make, and how proud they are of themselves. I am a very enthusiastic instructor in the hopes of making the kids more confident and increase their love for the water! When I'm not teaching, I love to paint and spend time with my friends and family.