Meet the Instructors

Instructor availability is subject to change. 


Abby Hilst

I recently graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from ISU and currently teach in Peoria.  I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to teach swim lessons at Five Points. I've been fortunate to work with an endless amount of terrific children and families. I swam competitively since the age of six for several local swim teams. I was an assistant coach for the Water Warriors and Metamora Area Swim Team. I've volunteered for HISRA's Special Olympic Swim Team, I've taught at several facilities where I have worked with all ages and all skill levels! I have a lot of incredible experience working with children with special needs and view swimming as an essential skill to have for all learners. I am still just as much a student as I am a teacher in the water. I am constantly learning new ways to help others feel safe in the pool. 

Abby has no current openings. 


 Acacia Tully

I have been swimming almost my whole life, I've been on year-round teams since I was 5 which has helped me gain experience in every part of swimming. I can teach beginner swimmers all the way up to those wanting to become competitive swimmers. I would love to work with all ages, abilities, and skill levels. I am also available to teach special needs lessons. I truly believe swimming is a skill everyone should learn. If you are thinking of signing up for privates, I would love the opportunity to help you reach your goals! 

Acacia is available Sunday's at 12:55, Monday's at 6:20, and 6:55 PM, and Wednesday's at  6:55 PM. Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Acacia!


Aidan Cramer

Swimming has been one of my passions my whole life. This summer will be my tenth year on the swim team. I would love to teach kids of all ages and can teach any skill level. I will always work my hardest to help your child with any instruction they need to reach their goals. My favorite part about being a swim instructor is seeing the progression from the first lesson to the last. I would love the opportunity to teach your child!

Aidan is available Sunday mornings.  Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Aidan!


Allie Rose

Swimming is a huge part of my life and I have been on swim teams for eight years. I love working with children from ages 4 to 15, and I can teach any level from beginner to advanced. My favorite part about teaching lessons is seeing every swimmer progress from when they started. I would love the opportunity to teach your children. 

Allie is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after 5:30 PM and Sunday's 3:00-5:30 PM. Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Allie!


Aubrey Edwards

I believe being a strong swimmer is one of the most important skills to learn at some point in a person’s life. I learned to swim at a young age, and quickly learned that it is a fun activity and a great way to exercise. I work well with kids and adults of all ages and I hope to get to know you and/or your child so swim lessons can be comfortable and fun!

Aubrey is available on weeknights and on Saturdays and tries to have a flexible schedule.  Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Aubrey!


Bridget Huizenga (picture to come!)

 I have always loved swimming, and think it is a very important and useful skill to learn. I am able to teach beginner to early intermediate swimmers. I am also able to teach children with special needs. Growing up I played many sports so I understand the time, dedication, and patience it takes to learn new skills like swimming. I would love the opportunity to teach your kids all the wonders of swimming. 

Bridget is available Monday-Thursday after 4:30 PM and Sundays after 1 PM. Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Bridget!


Cayden DeShon 

 I have been on the swim team for 6 years, and I am currently on swim team at Metamora. I was also a lifeguard for two years where I learned important skills to keep people safe in the water. I believe swimming is a great exercise that is fun for both kids and adults. I love working with children of all ages and skill levels. My best strokes are freestyle and breaststroke. I love teaching kids how to perfect their strokes and breath properly. I can't wait to teach your child!! 

Cayden is available on Sundays. Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Cayden!


Emma Springer (picture to come!)

I am senior year at Metamora. I swam competitively for about 7-8 years with Metamora Area Swim Team and DOCS. I can teach any level from beginner up to those who wish to begin competing. I enjoy working with kids 4 and up. I love teaching lessons to spread the joy that swimming can bring, especially when I am able to help give people the sense of accomplishment that comes when they learn a new skill. I would love to teach your child!

Emma is available on Monday and Wednesday evenings after 6:00 PM. Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Emma!


Grant Anderson 

I have been on the swim team for as long as I can remember. I am currently on the varsity swim team for Washington High School. Swimming is something I have always enjoyed and I believe that it is a skill everyone should learn. I enjoy teaching children and adults of all ages. I would love to be able to teach you or your child!

 

Grant is available most weekdays after 2:00 PM and weekend mornings. Click here to request Grant for private or semi-private lessons.   


Hailie Grawey 

I am passionate about teaching, swimming, and working with children between the ages of 3-7. I believe that swimming is a very important skill for child development. I love that I have the ability to help them grow and improve during lessons, it's my favorite part about working with kids! I look forward to teaching your child how to swim!

 

Hailie is available Monday-Thursday after 5:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday's before noon. Click here to request Hailie for private or semi-private lessons.   


Macy Williams

I have lived in Washington my whole life and swam on the Washington Water Jets Swim Team for 6 years. I enjoy teaching kids of any age or ability level. My favorite part about teaching lessons is being able to work with kids and to watch them progress in swimming. I would love the opportunity to teach your child. 

 

Macy is available Monday evening and Tuesday-Thursday eveningClick here to request private or semi-private lessons with Macy!


Madison Renken

I love teaching children how to swim. I have swam since I was young and would love to share that passion with the kids I teach. I enjoy teaching kids 3 and up and I love seeing the smiles on their faces when they learn new things. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to teach your child. 

 

Madison is available Tuesday and Thursday's 11:00-2:00, Friday's after 9:00, Saturday's before 1:00 PM, and Sunday's after 9:30 AM. Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Madison!   


Paige Witte

Swimming is something I've always found joy in. Whether it's going to a pool with my friends or swimming to get a great workout. I love to work with beginner to early intermediate children (6 months to 7 years old) because at these ages you get so many "ah ha" moments when the child masters the skill they have been working on. I have been a runner all of my life so I understand that skills have to be repeated in order to master them in the correct way.

Paige has no current openings. 


Regan Bell

 I am a student at Washington Community High School. I swam for both Washington Water Jets and Docs. I feel swimming is an important skill to have for the safety of children and helps build a strong athletic foundation.  I love teaching kids ages 2.5 to 9 at a beginner and intermediate skill level. I have always loved the water, and I am excited to help others feel the same! It is exciting when a child overcomes their fear of water. I really enjoy working with kids, and I know working with kids will always be a part of my life. I am available on evenings and weekends 

Regan is available on Thursday evenings. Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Regan!


Sophie Bonati

I’ve always been a fish in the water. Throughout my childhood, I went through various swimming lessons and have been swimming all my life. I have a huge passion for working with children, and I love having the opportunity to teach children how to swim. Children have so much potential and it’s such a joy to see their improvement after being pushed out of their comfort zone. I would love the opportunity to teach your child!

Sophie is available Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday anytime.  Click here to request private or semi-private lessons with Sophie!


Not sure which instructor to request?

We would be happy to pair you with an available instructor based on your listed preferences. Click here to submit your lesson request.