Meet the Sun's Out Team
Brian is the owner and lead instructor of Sun's Out Swim School. He is an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and USA Swimming certified coach. He grew up in Redington Shores and swam for St. Petersburg High School. Brian also has an interest in open water swimming and has competed in many local triathlons. He has lived in Houston, Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, and Australia since graduating from high school on the way to finishing his Master's degree and becoming a Registered Dietitian. Brian taught swim lessons everywhere he went and has taught hundreds of children to swim safely and efficiently over the last ten years. Based on his experience with children of all ages, needs, and abilities, he has crafted a proven curriculum that will have your children swimming this summer!
Carrie was born and raised in St. Petersburg. She worked as an animal behaviorist with dolphins for over a decade and was part of a benchmark study in animal therapy for people on the autism spectrum. Carrie parlayed her aquatic experience into swim instruction for children and SCUBA instruction for teens and adults. She partnered with diving operations in the Tampa Bay area and the Florida Keys as a Dive Instructor, Divemaster, Rescue Diver, and USCG-registered Mate. In these roles, she was responsible for ensuring a safe experience in open water, leading dive charters, and introducing hundreds of people to SCUBA diving for the first time. Carrie brings over 30 years of expertise facilitating safe, enriching, and positive experiences in and around the water. She’s excited for her return to swim instruction at Sun’s Out Swim School!
Janelle is a jack-of-all-trades at Sun's Out Swim School. She helps schedule lessons, greet swimmers and their families, and make sure Sun's Out runs smoothly. She helps design and run our website and social media pages. She also led the design and decoration of our pool area. Janelle grew up in Harleysville, PA and met Brian in Australia. Janelle holds a Bachelor's degree from Dickinson College and currently works as an Administrative Assistant & Event Planner for the University of Michigan. She loves to meet our swimmers so be sure to say hello!
Ms. Barbara is the host of Sun's Out Swim School - we couldn't do what we do without her! Her pool helped Brian learn to swim and love to swim. Ms. Barbara is from New Jersey where she raised her four children and owned a deli. After moving to Florida thirty years ago, she owned beach cottages in Indian Shores before settling in Largo. Barbara is now the proud grandmother of six and great-grandmother of three! She loves growing vegetables and herbs for the kitchen, word puzzles, bingo, and watching our kids grow from timid newcomers to confident swimmers!
Pippin and Zeppelin are Sun's Out Swim School's furry friends. Pippin is 4 years old and Zeppelin is 3. Our girls don't love swimming as much as the rest of us, but they certainly love your attention! Keep an eye out for two little Frenchie faces when you come for lessons!