MEET OUR TEAM

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lindy magness | general manager

Lindy is excited to return for her third summer with SWIM S’COOL, now as the GM! Fueled by coffee, ☕️ Lindy has been teaching swim lessons for 8 years now and is passionate about water safety and encouraging confidence in young swimmers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Originally from the Midwest, Lindy is a graduate student over in Harrisonburg, studying Clinical Counseling and Religious Studies, a self-proclaimed nerd. In her spare time, she can be found playing (hiking, running, kayaking, etc.) outside with her husband, Christian and their rescue pup, Bentley.

VIJAY CHHABRA | INSTRUCTOR

I am a rising senior at St. Anne's Belfield and am a year-round swimmer for CYAC. I starting swimming at age 6 for my summer league and hope to swim in college. I was born in San Antonio, TX and am a huge UVA and Washington DC sports fan and when I'm not swimming, studying or sleeping I like to play ping pong.

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vaya chhabra | instructor

Hi I'm Vaya! I'm from Charlottesville, Virginia and have lived here my whole life. I love to play volleyball, sing, write, and swim. Swimming has always been important in my life, and I am so excited to spread the joy of swimming through SWIM S'COOL.

 
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emma woodworth | Instructor

My name is Emma Woodworth, and I am from Waynesboro, Virginia. I am a rising senior at Waynesboro High School and Shenandoah Valley Governor's School! I swim for CYAC in Charlottesville, and swimming is my number one favorite thing to do. I am excited to work at SWIM S'COOL because swimming is my passion, and I love to share my passion with others while also teaching life saving skills!

 

laine quillian | instructor

My name is Laine Quillian and I am from Charlottesville, Virginia. In the fall and spring, I play soccer for either a club or school team. I recently started running indoor track in the winter which has been a lot of fun. Also, I love to ski, hike, be outdoors, and work with little kids. I am very excited to work at SWIM S'COOL because I am looking for a summer job that will teach me skills I can use in the future and give me a great working experience, which I believe is just what working for SWIM S'COOL will do. Additionally, SWIM S'COOL takes part in drowning prevention movements; I think it is extremely important that kids know how to swim to prevent this risk, which is why I would love to be a part of spreading awareness.

 
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Mackenzie Scheel

I'm super excited to work at SWIM S'COOL because its always enjoyable to be around kids. Teaching little one's how to swim is important and a skill everyone should be able to accomplish. Having this job will also teach me responsibility and will be an amazing experience. During my free time I love playing sports like soccer, basketball, and I also like to swim. I was born in Falls Church, Virginia and moved to Charlottesville around 5 years old. One fun fact about me is I have a twin brother named Dylan.

 
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eliza thorndike | instructor

I am a sophomore at Albemarle High School, where I am enrolled in the Math Engineering Science Academy. I am a member of the Albemarle Rowing Team and have been swimming for the Fairview Swim Team for the past ten years. I have also played soccer since I was five. As part of my Leadership class at Albemarle, I have been volunteering at Greer Elementary School. I'm excited to combine my love of teaching kids and swimming while working at SWIM S’COOL this summer.

 
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kristen farabaugh | instructor

I'm a 10th grader from Albemarle High School. I'm so excited to be given the opportunity to work at SWIM S'COOL because I love to work with kids and impart a love of swimming! My hobbies include playing the clarinet in the AHS marching band, reading, swimming on CYAC year-round, and at Crozet Gators in the summer.

 
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dylan scheel | instructor

I will be a rising junior who plays basketball and lacrosse at MHS. I am excited to work with SWIM S’COOL because it is a great opportunity to help kids swim and learn to build relationships. I am also in the HMSA program at MHS. I was born in NOVA but moved here when I was 6!

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noah hargrove | instructor

I am Noah Hargrove, an 11th grader at Western Albemarle High School. I am looking forward to giving the gift of swimming to a younger generation and helping to teach a sport for which I have a great passion. Growing up in Charlottesville, I have swum for most of my life and dabbled in soccer and squash.

 
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peyton eddy | instructor

Hello, My name is Peyton Eddy. I am very excited to work at SWIM S’COOL because I love little kids, especially when teaching them how to swim safely. I am from here, Charlottesville, and I really enjoy volleyball as well as spending my days in the water. I swam competitively for seven years, which is why I find learning how to swim so important!

 
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IZZY BRADLEY | INSTRUCTOR

Izzy Bradley is a national level swimmer who is dedicated and passionate about what she does. Outside of swimming and school, she enjoys traveling, baking, and hanging out with her friends. Izzy loves to meet new people and is excited to work with the kids this summer!