Meet Our Swim Instructors

MarichuMarichu Flores - General/Adapted Swim Instructor

ALMA MATER: St. Paul College of Manila, Philippine (BS Food and Nutrition)

My personal goal is to be active through my daily activities to gain strength, physically and mentally, to help me reach my professional goals to teach and help SJSU Timpany Center clients of all ages in their physical, emotional, and mental aspect of their life.

Achieved or accomplished First Aid certification for Adult, Child and Infant.

Fishing: Ocean or shore Fishing, crabbing, oyster harvesting
Planting Indoor/outdoor: Bonsai, Orchids, Flowering, cactus, vegetables and tree pruning. Two strings kites flying, Embroidering, sewing and silk-screening machine operator. Drawing, sketching and graphic designing. Photography. Book Binding machine operator. Hobbies: Teaching * Dancing * Sports * Kayaking * Bicycling * Walking * Cooking * Bird watching.

DennisDennis Young - Swim Instructor / Lifeguard , Aquatic ExerciseAssociation - (AEA) Autism Spectrum Aquatics Certified

San Francisco born and raised, A bit different than most of the staff at TC, since I have an Industrial Engr degree from UC Berkeley and I'm one of the oldest, yet newest swim instructors at TC.  You'll know me by the grey hairs and you'll know that I am one of the "senior" staff. I started out at TC as a volunteer ( I manage TC's website as well as TC's other IT needs) after being a member for more than 8 years before asking to contribute more as a staff member. 

TC has taught me that the job of a swim instructor requires a passion and dedication to service and its rewards are not always tangible. The smiles and achievements of my students however are more valuable than the tangible. It takes patience  (and sometimes a smile), communication, and much attention to work with our students , especially the ones with special needs in our adapted lesson. Adapted lessons are a new one for me, but I am learning much from the more experienced instructors. Since our students have unique needs it's alway a grand adventure with sometimes an unplanned journey.