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

Kyle is the Aquatics Assistant and has been teaching with ASU since 2005. Kyle knows exactly what it takes to become an excellent swimmer and helps all of his students become just that. Kyle is a graduate of UCSC studying Chemistry and is currently training to become a Divemaster for SCUBA. Kyle teaches group lessons on Tuesdays/Thursdays and Saturdays, private lessons on Fridays and Saturdays and works in the office Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Contact Kyle via the swim office: swim at asudoit dot com

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.

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.

Jessica Woods

Jessica Woods

Aquatics Instructor

Jessica has worked for ASU for two years after coming back after a 5 year break from her first swim season working here. She has always had a love for the water and was on a swim team when she was younger. Growing up in Southern California she was in a pool every chance she had. She loves kids and enjoys the awesome personalities they have. Her passion for teaching swim makes her very enthusiastic about her job. Jessica teaches group lessons Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and private lessons on Saturday.