Kalani Ortiz

Swim Experience
Kalani has been a RedCross certified lifeguard and water safety instructor for 5+ years.  Her passion for swim instruction came from not only her previous experience working with children and young adults but her passion for education and incorporating these lessons of working with the water.  While she has experienced working with both children and young adults, she has primarily worked with ages 8months-6years old and enjoys creating a safe and fun space for beginner swimmers. As a native speaker she has also enjoyed integrating her first language of Spanish in her lessons for Spanish speaking community members. Kalani also has experience working with children with autism or on the spectrum. When not in the water, you’ll find Kalani snorkeling off in Trinidad Bay or in Trinidad marine lab working on her Master's thesis project growing bull kelp!