Private Lesson Instructor
Hello! I am Abigail O'Brien, a graduate of Wyoming Catholic College. I recently moved to Edwards, where I will be working as a teacher this fall. I grew up in New Hampshire, where I spent much of my time in the pool, as a competitive swimmer, lifeguard and swim instructor. Since heading out west for college, I have expanded my teaching and instructing to include work in the backcountry, as a professional backpacking instructor and Wilderness First Responder. Last summer, I instructed a 21 day backpacking trip for college freshmen. I am thrilled to be working as a swim instructor for the Vail Swim School this summer!
Private Swim Instructor
Adele took over Vail Swim School in 2016 and kept its reputation alive in the Vail community until 2022. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Adele moved to the Vail valley in 2008. Since then she's gained substantial experience teaching children as a ski instructor in Vail, Beaver Creek and Australia. Adele grew up in a family of Olympic swimmers and has always had a passion for the sport.
After a five year hiatus, Jenny has returned to take over Vail Sharks Swim School operations. She has 10 years of experience teaching and coaching swimming skills in the Vail Valley and was a collegiate swimmer herself at Penn State Erie. She was also an ocean lifeguard and loves sharing her passion for water safety. Jenny enjoys her weekends river rafting or paddle boarding on the lake here in the mountains. She loves being on and in the water.