The Team

Sara Kate A.

Water-Safety Mentor

I am currently a student at the University of Tennessee finishing my degree in Speech Pathology. I participated in a year-long internship at a school for children with disabilities, which was one of the best experiences of my life! I hope to continue working with kids with disabilities after I graduate. I have worked as a lifeguard at a waterpark. I also taught swim lessons before coming to All Knox Swim. In high school, I was a competitive swimmer. I am excited to use my experiences with a wide variety of people to help my students learn to swim!

Fun Fact: I can sign in ASL.

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Kali A.

Water-Safety Mentor

I am a Sophomore at UT planning to become a Vet. I love working with large animals, like cows and horses. I’m from Sevierville and even worked as a lifeguard at Splash Country! I learned to swim as a young kid from my uncle who basically threw me in. I did Color Guard through high school, which gave me the chance to mentor younger middle school students doing Color Guard. Swimming has always been a fun past time for me, so I am grateful for the chance to help others enjoy swimming too!

Fun Fact: I am fluent in ASL.

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Grace M.

Water-Safety Mentor

I am currently a student at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky working on a Pre-Med route. I swam previously on a competitive swim team, but decided from a young age to also do archery. I am glad I did both! I ended up sticking with archery and have been part of the archery team at U of C. I have previously been a lifeguard at Kentucky Splash Country. I was also heavily involved with 4-H, first as a program participant and eventually as a volunteer. Can’t wait to help kids in in a new way: learning to swim!

Fun Fact: I am part of the National Champions U of C Archery team!

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Lily W.

Water-Safety Mentor

I currently attend Maryville College where I am studying Exercise Science. I played volleyball and softball in high school, but sadly had to quit due to some injuries. Because of this, I am passionate about helping young athletes perform at their best while avoiding injuries. I volunteer with the kids community at my church, which I really enjoy. I learned to swim as a kid and have enjoyed swimming ever since. I am looking forward to working with people this summer on improving their swimming skills.

Fun Fact: I was the captain of my high school volleyball team.

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Jacqueline C.


I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s in Hispanic Studies. I also completed my Master’s Degree at UTK in Education and taught Spanish for 3 years before having our daughter. I took swim lessons every summer growing up and loved spending time with friends and family in the pool, lake, and ocean. I don’t remember a time where I wasn’t able to swim or didn’t feel safe in the water. I am thankful to get to work with all of you to answer any questions and get you swimming!

Fun Fact: I am fluent in Spanish.

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Thomas C.

Lead Water-Safety Mentor

I don’t remember my dad teaching me to swim because I was so young. I swam in summer swim leagues most of my life under the coaching of my dad. I also started teaching people to swim with my dad in 2009. I eventually swam for the University of TN NCAA DI Swim Team. I have a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, a Master’s in Special Education, and 5 years of Special Education experience under my belt. I am passionate about water safety and look forward to helping you meet your swimming goals!

Fun Fact: I set the Shelby County Record in the 50 Yard Breaststroke.

This could be you or someone you know!

Water-Safety Mentor

We are looking for awesome people to come work for us this summer! Know someone who is a good fit? We offer a $100 credit for swim lessons if the person you recommend works for us. Check out our JOBS page to learn more and apply!


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