Premier Swim Academy in Rancho Cucamonga was developed as a ground up, purpose built facility, specifically designed to teach children and adults how to swim in the most effective way possible. The facility boasts a large indoor teaching pool, locker rooms and a guest viewing area. The entire facility is temperature controlled to provide swimmers a 90 degree warm learning environment, while guest can watch lessons in our air conditioning viewing room.
Dan Berzansky founded Premier Aquatic Services in 2011. As a competitive swimmer, Dan taught swim lessons every summer throughout high school and college. In college, he swam on scholarship for Division I Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. He was captain of the men’s college team his junior and senior year and is a five-time conference champion. After college, Dan was hired to open the aquatics program at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Orange County in Irvine. While there, he built a vibrant learn-to-swim program and started the OC Waves Club Swim Team, a USA Swimming sanctioned (USS) club program, which has produced scores of highly successful swimmers. In 2011, Dan graduated with his MBA from Pepperdine University and proceeded to leave the JCC.
In all, Dan has over 20 years of coaching and teaching experience, as well as over 14 years of experience in the recreation field with a focus on project management. In addition, he has over 17 years of experience as an instructor for the American Red Cross where he has taught classes ranging from CPR/AED classes, Professional Rescuer, instructor courses and lifeguarding and First Aid classes. In his free time, Dan is a Director for Stop Drowning Now, a drowning prevention education program which provides free drowning prevention education programs for children.
Dan currently lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with his wife and three young children.
Ryan began swimming for Hillside Aquatics when he was 4 years old. After swimming for over 15 years, Ryan was offered an athletic scholarship to Concordia University Irvine. There he obtained his Bachelors in Communications and his MBA. While attending school in Irvine Ryan fell in love with coaching and teaching swim lessons again. This led Ryan to pursue a career with Premier Aquatics in 2011. Ryan has now been teaching and coaching for over 15 years.
In his free time, Ryan likes to hang out with his friends & family, go camping, and travel.
Wally works as the General Manager for Premier Swim Academy. He has previously worked at Indiana University and Seattle University in their aquatic recreation programs and has been teaching swim lessons since 2012. While finishing his M.S in Kinesiology at Indiana University, Wally was able to focus on Aquatic Recreation and Underwater Physiology and has a passion to stay involved in the field!
Originally from Indiana, Wally’s first job was as a lifeguard on Lake Michigan and his involvement in aquatic recreation only grew from there. He continued to be a competitive swimmer for 6 years, only to switch sports and begin playing ultimate frisbee. He is certified through the American Red Cross as a Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor, the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance as a Certified Pool Operator, through PADI as a divemaster and through AIDA as a 1-star Freediver.
Wally loves working with Swim Instructors on “soft skills” and continued education. If you can’t find him at Premier Swim Academy he’s likely with his dog, Naga and there is probably a disc nearby for at least one of them.
Hello! My name is Melissa and I am the Administrative Director here at Premier Swim Academy in Rancho Cucamonga. Swimming and working with the community has been a huge part of my life from a young age. My very first job in high school was lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons at my local pool in the city of Covina. From there I went on to gain my degree in Teacher Education, where my love of working with children and their families continued to grow.
I started with Premier in April 2021 as a front desk admin and have had the wonderful opportunity to advance into my current role. During my time here I have enjoyed getting to know the families and students that come through our doors, as well as working with a great team! Being able to help families register for our programs, answer your questions, and take care of your scheduling needs has been a great experience so far. When I’m not spending my day at Premier, I’m probably taking care of my 3 cats, 2 pups, turtle, and plants!
Hello, my name is Sal. I grew up in Orange County California where aquatic sports are a way of life. I started swimming and playing waterpolo competitively at 12 years old and continued through high school and club water polo in college. I have been teaching and coaching swimming for over 6 years now and there is nothing else I enjoy more than sharing my knowledge and experience to those starting out in the sport.
I’m Shayne, I’ve been with PSA since we opened in 2020. As a swim instructor I’m dedicated to finding new and entertaining ways to teach your kiddos how to appreciate the water as much as I do. I’m best known for my crazy high fives that make any other high five feel a bit lacking. As Facility Manager, i work to make sure the Students, Parents and Instructors are all on the same page about all aspects of their learning to swim journey.
Greetings, my name is Gibran, I am a Facility Manager and Swim Coach at Premier! I’ve currently been with Premier Swim Academy for the entirety of its existence in Rancho Cucamonga and enjoyed every moment of it! Teaching and being part of the community I also live in has been such a pleasure and rewarding aspect to my daily life. As a parent myself with children in swim lessons at Premier I can honestly say this staff and the swim curriculum is top notch! I recommend lessons not only to families with children who want to learn how to swim, but also to adults who could use some guidance or have fitness goals. I look forward to meeting you all, please feel free to say hi anytime you come on by!
Hello everyone my name is Katie. I have been working at Premier Swim academy for about 2 years. I started off as an admin for the front and office and moved my way up to be an Operations Manager for the Admin side! I genuinely enjoy working for Premier Swim Academy due to the staff and customers making it such a positive workplace! Some fun facts about me are that I absolutely love muscle cars, specifically the 69 Corvette Stingray, I own a beautiful German Shepard named Loki, I love scary movies, I LOVE THE GRINCH, and I love going on spontaneous adventures with friends and family! Some of my hobbies are playing video games, detailing cars, and working on my car! Some of my interests are going to car meets, modifying my car, music festivals, Anime and Harry Potter! A couple of goals I have are becoming a Detective, traveling the world, and owning my dream cars. My favorite color is light pink, favorite movies are Big Hero Six, Interstellar, and As Above So below. Can’t wait to meet you!
Hello my name is Xochitl and have been with PSA since June of 2021! I love working here seeing the progression in every individual that comes by each day. Being able to teach water safety skills as well as competitive swimming skills has been a very fulfilling experience for me especially after seeing the outcome. Fun fact about me: I was on my high school’s varsity swim team and now I am in college to become an elementary school teacher. Tambien hablo español
Hi my name is Mia and I am a senior at Los Osos High School. Ive been working at Premier since June of 2021. I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the beach. I love seeing how happy my swimmers are in the water. After High School, I wish to further my education in the medical field. I look forward to meeting more amazing kiddos and helping them become water safe!
Hello! My name Faith and I am swim instructor here at PSA since April 2021! I am currently 18 years old and a senior in high school. I am planning on attending Cal Poly Pomona in the fall to pursue my interests in completing my Bachelors degree. As for hobbies I own five horses, all of whom keep me very busy, and I absolutely love Star Wars! I am so excited to teach students of all ages and I look forward to my future classes! See you all soon!
Hello everyone! My name’s Hope Sawyer! I am sixteen years old and a junior in high school! I am the oldest out of five siblings and I love pirates! I look forward to walking the plank with all you skallywags. Yo-ho-ho!
Hi, my name is Noelle and I’ve been working at Premier since July 2022. I have been swimming since I was little and always loved it, I later joined my high school waterpolo and swim team. Now that I have graduated from high school I am currently working on a psychology degree so I can pursue forensic psychology. I can’t wait to swim with you guys and see your smiling faces!
Hi friends! My name is Riley, I have been a swim instructor at Premier since July of 2022. Since I was 3 years old swimming has always been a huge part of my life, from surfing, to waterpolo, to swim teams. Besides teaching swimming I am currently in college pursuing a degree in nursing. If I’m not teaching I’m probably spending time with my family and friends or going out and trying new fun activities. Fun fact about me is I love trying new coffee shops whenever I can. The water has always been a place of happiness for me so I am so excited to share that with my students! Hope to see you soon!
Hello, my name is Elijah! I taught myself how to swim at 7, and am super glad I get to teach other kids how to swim! I would have loved to have an instructor teach me water safety and all the ways of successful swimming! I love and have been teaching kids skills I am strongly passionate about!
Hi my name is Kim ! I am swim instructor here at PSA. My favorite part of working here is hearing about the children’s days and their stories they like to tell me. I am also Senior Class representative of Key Club at Etiwanda high.
Hi PSA families! My name is Brianne and I have been working at Premier Swim Academy for a little over a year now. In my free time I love to bake, listen to music, hang out with friends, and binge my favorite tv shows. I love interacting with our students and getting to know the families that attend lessons here at our Rancho Cucamonga location.
Hi my name is Dejah and I am a swim instructor here at PSA. I’ve been working here at Premier since May of 2021. I’m a sophomore in College studying Kinesiology to become an athletic trainer for college sports. My favorite part about working here at this facility is getting the opportunity to see all the smiling faces as the kids walk on deck ready to take on their lessons. I look forward to getting to work with new swimmers and help them learn to love the water.
Hello my name is Donna! I love teaching the kiddos how to swim. One fun fact about me is I taught myself how to swim at 15 months! Ever since then I loved the water. A few things about me is I have a huge family, I’m the last girl out of 7 siblings! Also I love to travel, and I’m very much obsessed with Chick-Fil-a. I love to make swim class a fun environment, I can’t wait to meet you!
Hi, my name is Eunice and I’ve been working at premier since June 2022. Since I was little my dad taught me how to swim and later in high school I joined the swim team so I’ve always loved being in the water. Now here I am teaching kids, adults, and babies how to swim. I’m also a Spanish speaker. I’m so excited to meet you guys!
Isaiah is working at Premier while being a full time college student! While he’s still figuring where his life will go, he most certainly wants to do something creative. And while he may not be a professional, one of his biggest passions is assembling and painting miniatures.
Hi my name is James Barbour and I’ve been working the front desk here at PSA for almost a year now! In my free time I like training MMA, hanging out with friends, and hiking with my dog. My favorite part about my job is helping out families that are super excited to have their kids swim, setting up an account and getting them started with swim classes.
Hello! My name is Mady and I am one of the swim instructors here at Premier. I grew up being drawn to the water which lead to playing club swim for 2 years and water polo for 3 years along with lifeguard programs over the summer. I strive to make all the students I work with feel safe and excited to be in the water and look forward to every lesson. When i’m out of the water, I am usually crocheting stuffed animals for my business, riding my horses, or broadening my studies to become a teacher. I look forward to meeting each one of you silly geese!
Hello, my name is Adam and I’m a swim instructor here at Premier. I’ve gotten more into swimming in the past couple of months and it’s been a blast! I’m currently in school while I teach classes here. I can’t wait to have fun classes with you guys!
Hi! My name is Jack Ramos. As a swim instructor I love watching the students grow and gain confidence in the water. Outside of the pool, I love going on hikes and doing photography. I also really like to learn new skills such as working on cars and learning how to draw. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your swim goals!
Hey guys! My name is Angelina and I’ve been at premier since September 2023. I attend Rancho Cucamonga high school, I play water polo, and I swim. I love being able to share my passions with you and be able to teach you! See you on the pool deck!
Hello, I am Dante! I became a competitive swimmer at age 11 and continued through highschool. I started teaching swim lessons at the age of 15 and will always pursue teaching in the water.
When I turned 17 I started my coaching swim career that now spans over multiple teams which started as a Jr. Coach under Mike Dickson of Hillside Aquatics who ignited my passion for coaching where I coached all levels from ages 5-18 and then I became the Assistant Senior coach and Age Group coach. After the pandemic I also coached for Victory Aquatics becoming the Junior Olympic coach for 2 years and then Yucaipa Swim team for another year. I am currently in college and enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program at Mt.SAC. I joined PSA in 2023 and I can’t wait to see you by the pool deck!
Hi, I’m Giselle! I’m a swim instructor here at Premier Swim Academy. I love anything outdoors like going on hikes, going to the river, and even dirt bike riding! I have been swimming competitively for 5 years and currently compete with my college team. I can’t wait to meet and swim with you!
Hello, I’m Sofia! I’ve been part of the Admin staff here at Premier since last April 2021. Maybe I’ve already taken your call! I love interacting with every family and helping out as best as I can. Fun fact about me is that I love languages. I’m studying French although I’m not quite there yet. However, I’m fluent in Spanish. Así que cualquier duda que tenga, no dude en hacérmelo saber que con gusto le ayudo.