Meet Our Swim School Family

Davina Lopez - Owner of Davina's Swim House

Davina

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.

Geo - Owner of Davina's Swim House

Geo

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 W - General Manager at Davina's Swim House

Kate

General Manager

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 L, Operations Manager at Davina's Swim House

Aaron 

Operations Manager

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!

Debbie G

Debbie

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!

Latesha - Customer Service Manager at Davina's Swim House

Latesha

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!

Katie, Programs and Aquatics Coordinator

Katie

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.

Riley J - Assistant Manager of Aquatics & Programs at Davina's Swim House

Riley

Assistant Manager of Aquatics & Programs

Riley has been working in aquatics at DSH since he was 13 years old. He has taken an interest in advanced lifesaving courses such as Bronze Cross and National lifeguard as well as aquatic supervision and management. Plus, he’s been deck supervisor for three years. Riley really enjoys training future Lifesavers and Lifeguards and the ability to make a difference for the people coming to DSH to learn a life skill. His favourite food is pasta, and he loves spending time with his three cats: Callie, Ruby and Pepi. When not working, Riley likes to go camping, canoeing and, if on vacation, surfing!

Elliott, Manager of Aquatics at Marlee

Elliott

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.

Clair O - Assistant Manager Marlee

Clair

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.

Ken M - Decklead at Carluke

Ken

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.

Daina K - Deck Lead Carluke

Daina

Deck Lead – Carluke

Daina has been part of the DSH Family since 2015. She studied Child and Youth Care at Seneca College and started working at the Marlee location as a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, and then transitioned her leadership skills into becoming a full-time Deck Supervisor at Carluke. Daina’s favourite things to do are to spend time with her family and friends, work towards her personal fitness goals, enjoy outdoor bike rides and go for hikes. Her favourite room at DSH is the pool since she is passionate about helping swimmers succeed in the water!

Valentina Navas - Communications & Social Media Manager at Davina's Swim House

Valentina

Communications & Social Media Manager

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.