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Our Staff

Tiffany Harmon

Lead instructor and owner of Seahorse Swim School, Tiffany Harmon is a graduate of UCSC (1997) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She focused her studies on child development and social psychology. Born in Hollywood and raised in Westwood, California, Tiffany has been teaching swimming lessons since 1985. She has been instrumental in nurturing the development of thousands of swimmers as well as hundreds of Water Safety Instructors & Lifeguards in Santa Cruz County. As the owner and operator of Seahorse Swim School since 1995, she specializes in private and semi-private lessons for adults, children and special needs. She believes that personalized and individual attention given to each swimmer breeds water safe, water confident, skilled swimmers.Read more

Kianna Hersey

“Kiki” has been an integral part of Seahorse Swim School for 15 years. She has taught hundreds to thousands of kids to swim with Seahorse Swim School and Kiki is a pro with infants and young children. Calm, delightful and encouraging are words used to describe her teaching style.

Maya Goytia

Maya has over 15 years experience teaching swimming. As a key player for Seahorse over a decade ago, she has come back to help us out this Spring for swim lessons on Saturdays. Maya was a manager for Seahorse Swim School for 5 years, prior to starting a family of her own. Maya is recent graduate w. a Bachelors Degree in Wellness. She is ahhhhmazing with kids and has come back to help with the high demand for incredible instruction.

Maggie Grymes
Maggie Grymes is no stranger to the world of water having spent most of her athletic career in pools. Grymes has coached for many swim clubs including Waves Aquatics Napa Valley, Saint Helena High School, and NYC Hydras. Always looking for new challenges and to expand her horizons, in 2015 she ventured outside the pool finding a new passion in open water swimming. In 2021, she created her own swim business- Sailfish Aquatics, conducting private swim lessons and swim clinics to ages three and up in Napa Valley. During her time off the pool deck, you can find her training for an upcoming open water race, planning her next scuba diving adventure, or hiking the beautiful trails in my new home, Santa Cruz County.

Welcome! Maggie, our newest member of the Team! Maggie is a Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard who has plenty of teaching under her belt. Formerly owning and running her own swim school out of Napa, Ca and current associate swim coach of the UCSC Slug Aquatic Swim Team. (Go Slugs!). You just wait!!! YIPPE… she is great!

Heidi Andersen

Heidi Andersen has taught swimming lessons for decades. With a calm demeanor and an immense amount of patience, and a background in education, she instantly earns the attention of the children in her class.  At PVUSD she is a 1:1 classroom aid for special needs children. Fluent in American Sign Language, Heidi welcomes students who communicate by signing too. In the Summer, Heidi also helps in the office with scheduling– so you may also talk to her on the phone setting up your lessons.

Laurie Boswell

Laurie has over 45 years experience teaching swimming. Laurie was the aquatic coordinator for Los Gatos Community Pool for many many years. Her incredible teaching skills, delightful demeanor and ability to connect with all swimmers is incredible.

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