Meet Our Swim Instructors

Dennis Judson

Dennis Judson

Owner / Aquatics Director

Dennis is not only one of the owners of ASU, he also developed the curriculum of the Swim Program. He has been teaching the past 30+ years, and is now starting to get second generation kids coming to him! Dennis is immensely popular with the kids and is often seen in the pool with a few hanging off him. Dennis teaches Tue & Thu mornings.

Dennis also teaches SCUBA classes and leads the many family excursions Adventure Sports offers like Skin Diving, Seafood Foraging, and Kelp Pickling. Contact Dennis via email at dennis at asudoit dot com

Kyle Gorham

Kyle Gorham

Aquatics Instructor
Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

Aquatics Instructor

Jonathan started teaching at ASU in 2011. His direct, descriptive and effective method to teaching has helped numerous kids go from non-swimmer to total guppy in no time at all. Jonathan was attending UCSC studying Molecular & Cellular Biology, but aspires to go to med school and become a pediatrician. Jonathan can be found teaching group lessons Monday/Wednesdays and Sundays, private lessons on Saturdays and all around handyman on Tuesdays.

Maggie Rose

Maggie Rose

Aquatics Instructor

Maggie started teaching with ASU in 2011, but that was not the first time Maggie was here! Not only did Maggie's parents meet here at ASU, but Maggie herself learned to swim with us. She is a true Adventure Sports baby! Maggie is a fun, well rounded teacher that the kids all adore. Maggie is currently attending UCSC and is studying Education and Spanish. Maggie can be found in the pool teaching group lessons on Tuesday/Thursdays and Saturdays.

Kaylee Tracy

Kaylee Tracy

Aquatics Instructor

This is Kaylee’s third year teaching for ASU.

Hanna Peterson

Hanna Peterson

Aquatics Instructor

This is Hanna's second year teaching for ASU. Hanna has been swimming since she was a 1 year old. She was on the swim team for Arroyo Grande High School and worked full time as a recreational teacher for the YMCA in 2010. She has always loved both the water and kids alike! She currently attends Cabrillo, plans to major in Psychology and wants to be a counselor for families and children. Hanna teaches group lessons on Tuesday and Thursdays.