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Our Team

Get to know your local SafeSplash El Dorado Hills team!

Darin Mai, Owner and Competitive Coach

Darin has experience coaching at both the collegiate and USS level. Coach Darin has worked with swimmers who have gone on to become National level swimmers, as well as Far Western and Junior Olympic champions. Coach Darin currently coaches Aquasol, competitive swim team and Union Mine High School. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors for Sierra Nevada Swimming and chairs the Technical Planning Committee. He is recognized both locally and nationally for his abilities to create great swimmers and great people.

Kristin Mai, Owner

Kristin Mai, M.S., OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who has worked with children for over 20 years and has experience in both the school and clinic settings. Kristin currently provides school based occupational therapy services to students with special needs.  Kristin also enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters, loves running, and enjoys many other sports throughout the year.


I've been coaching since 2005.

Favorite stroke is Butterfly.

Everyone should do a manta ray night scuba dive. 

Josh Smart Assistant Aquatics Director

Swimming since 2004.

I like my water fresh.

My spirit animal is the giraffe!

Samantha Woo Lead Aquatics Director

My favorite stroke is Backstroke.

I teach swimming because I love to be part of an experience where an individual, young or old, masters a new skill!

I like my water warm!

Aimee Lehr Instructor

More info coming soon!

Alexis Smart Client Service Specialist

I have been to 40 out of the 50 states in this country!

I love going to the beach, doesn't matter if on the East or West Coast - I love to be near the water!

My favorite color is yellow because it is such a happy color!

Ashlyn Glancy Client Service Specialist

I’ve been coaching since 1998.

I swim because I feel free during and content after.

I teach swimming because it’s what I was born to do.

Brian Heise Instructor

Competitively swimming since 1993.

Favorite stroke is breaststroke.

The beach is my favorite place, but swimming in the ocean makes me nervous. 

Chrissy Gaewsky Instructor

I love to travel!

I enjoy camping, boating, game nights, and cooking with the family!

Two of my favorite foods are sushi and tacos!

Erika McCarty Client Service Specialist

More info coming soon!

Jenna Getz Instructor

Favorite stroke: freestyle

I’ve been coaching since I was 15- 1995

I love to swim the kelp beds of La Jolla

Jordan Zacharia Instructor

I love to snorkel in the ocean.

I like my water salty and warm or cold and rushing.

My spirit animal is a horse.

Katie Nichols Client Service Specialist

I've been swimming since I was seven years old. (2009)

My favorite stroke is butterfly, but I'm best at freestyle.

When I'm not swimming, I love to bike and read.

Megan Baker Instructor

I've been teaching/coaching for over 25 years.

I teach because I love to see the growth in our students.

Everyone should try swimming with dolphins. 

Rich Farley Instructor

My spirit animal is a bear!

I love to relax in the spa!

My favorite element is earth!

Riley Thompson Instructor

I love to water ski.

I like my water warm. 

Everyone should try water rafting.

Shannon Bradford Client Service Specialist

I have swum competitively since the age of seven. I swam for league, year-round, and intramural college teams.

My favorite events were the 500-yard freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly. I have been a swim instructor for four years.

During high school, I also volunteered as a coach for the Special Olympics.

My favorite thing about coaching swim lessons is getting to share my passion for swimming with others.

Julia Somera Instructor

SwimLabs Swim School

El Dorado Hills

We’re here 7 days a week — Call us!
(916) 900-6550
5009 Windplay Dr. Ste E, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762   eldoradohillsinfo@swimlabs.com

Class Hours

  • Monday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
  • Thursday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT


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Jeff W.

“It's so useful to see video of your actual swimming and then immediately see video examples of ideal technique.”

Abigail. B.

“All three of my kids made huge improvements on their techniques and loved every minute of lessons with the fun teachers!”

Connie G.

“We have really seen improvement in my son's swimming technique and his overall enjoyment of swimming since we started SwimLabs.”