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Dan swam competitively and earned his undergraduate degree from Division 1 Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York and he earned his MBA from Pepperdine University.
Dan is the Vice President of Stop Drowning Now, a national drowning prevention education program designed for use in the elementary school setting. He is also the upcoming Vice-Chair of the Orange County Drowning Prevention Task Force.
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; through the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance as a Certified Pool Operator; through PADI as a divemaster, and through AIDA as a 1-star Freediver.
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.
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.
One of my favorite programs at Premier Swim Academy is our Parent and Me program. It’s so much fun seeing how well the little one’s bond with water!
Fun fact about me, I am currently enrolled in Chaffey College looking to attain my Associates Degree in Vocational Nursing!