Meet Our Swim School Family
Owner of Davina’s Swim House
Davina has been teaching swimmers since 1993. She believes that every swimmer deserves to have an individualized swimming experience. Davina enjoys weekends at the cottage skiing with her 3 kids. She loves being the foundation of DSH and holding the house together with her husband Geo!
Davina sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Swim School Alliance and the United States Swim School Association.
Owner of Davina’s Swim House
Geo started running the swim school full-time with Davina in 2006. Geo enjoys building projects and relaxing with his family on his boat at the cottage. Geo loves being the foundation of DSH and holding the house together with his wife Davina!
Kate has been teaching swimming since she was 16 years old. Her love of teaching the little ones and the advanced leadership programs has kept Kate in the water and on the deck. Kate loves all water-related activities in the summer, and skiing in the winter. She loves cooking and hanging out with her family and Kota, her rescue dog. Kate’s favourite room is the pool deck watching the smiles on the staff and swimmers.
Aaron has been working at DSH since 2006. As the Operations Manager, he takes pride in his pool as well as his staff. Aaron likes to watch the Habs beat the Leafs in the playoffs in his spare time and hang out with his wife and 3 pets. His favourite room at Davina’s Swim House is the Foyer so that he can stand at the front door and greet all of our happy swimmers – he knows them all by name!
Manager of Customer Satisfaction
Debbie has been with DSH since the very beginning! She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two amazing kids. Debbie’s favourite room at Davina’s Swim House is the Play Room, where she gets to play endless games with all the kids!
Customer Service Manager
Latesha has over 5 years of Customer Service experience. She studied Social Service Work and loves working with kids. On her free time, Latesha enjoys making natural skin oils and body jewelry. Her favourite room at DSH is the Viewing Gallery, from where she can see all swimmers grow and get more confident!
Manager of Aquatics & Programs
Katie has been teaching swim lessons since she was 16 and working full-time in the aquatics industry overseeing programming, staff development, and teaching advanced leadership for over 9 years. Katie brings enthusiasm and a love of working with children and youth to her role, she enjoys spending her free time downhill skiing in the Winter and participating in all things water-related in the Summer (ex. swimming, waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and white-water rafting). Her favourite room is the pool itself – interacting and working with all our swimmers and staff.
Manager of Aquatics – Marlee
Elliot has been working in aquatics for the past 10 years in both the public and private sectors. He is very excited to be part of the warm, friendly, and welcoming environment of Davina’s Swim House. Elliott studied theatre in both high school and post-secondary and particularly enjoys spending time watching movies and television shows. He does his best to keep up to date with the latest releases, but to also honour the classics. Elliott also enjoys travelling and seeing the world. His favourite room is the reception area – Elliott loves to see our happy swimmers come eagerly to start their lessons and excited to collect their stickers on their way home.
Assistant Manager – Outboard Pools
Maks began his aquatics journey as an instructor at Davina’s Swim House when he was 17 years old and has developed a love for teaching people how to swim. What started as a hobby is now a career as Maks is able to pass down his love for swimming to every happy swimmer in the pool. His hobbies include enjoying the great outdoors, creating delicious foods, and spending time with friends and family. Maks’ favourite spot at DSH is the pool itself, particularly the lane where he can practice and teach proper technique for all strokes with all swimmers!
Assistant Manager – Marlee
Clair has over 9 years of experience working in aquatics for the City of Mississauga as an instructor and Deck Coordinator, and she also worked as a Customer Service Representative for the city. Clair has a diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services from Humber College and she loves spending time playing soccer, enjoying the outdoors, or doing aquatic-related activities. Clair’s favourite thing about working in aquatics is seeing the excitement that people get when they conquer a new skill.
Assistant Manager – Carluke
Kat has a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie University. For the last 15 years, Kat has been involved with various youth sports, camps, and aquatics programming in Toronto. She has experience teaching Aquafit, Bronze courses, Junior Lifeguard Club, Parent & Tot and OFSAA-level swim teams. Kat enjoys spending her free time playing curling. A Toronto sports fan of The Arrows, Blue Jays & TFC. Her favourite thing about swimming is when swimmers go from Love to Swim into leadership courses
Communications & Social Media Coordinator
Valentina is a passionate digital marketer that loves taking great pictures of our swimmers and creating entertaining content for our followers. She is a die-hard fan of all things Disney (Star Wars & Marvel included) and what she loves the most is going horseback riding. Her favourite room at DSH is the Pool Deck, where she can watch all our swimmers learning and having fun.
Deck Lead – Carluke
Ken has over 7 years of aquatic experience from pools and beaches to teaching kayak and canoe classes. He loves making swimming fun and incorporating unique games and activities to ensure there is never a dull moment in the water. He began working at Davina’s four years prior and began his full-time position as Deck Coordinator at our Carluke pool one year ago. He has a passion for games of all kinds from quizzes to board to video and everything in between. He will often create his own games for his family and friends to enjoy. His favourite spot at DSH is the viewing gallery where he has many lovely chats with the parents of swimmers and is also home to the photo gallery of all of our DSH Family.