Biography: Doris has been in aquatics for 11 years, starting as a junior guard in high school, but has been accustomed to the water growing up near the lakes in Michigan and taking swim lessons at a very young age. She started teaching swim lessons in high school instructing a migrant program in Michigan. She continued with teaching swim lessons and guarding until she moved to Pennsylvania to attend school. Upon arrival to Pennsylvania she worked with the YMCA for 3 years and worked her way to the aquatics supervisor position of the Abington YMCA. After leaving the YMCA she moved on to work at various pools teaching lifeguarding classes, swim lessons, water aerobics and swim team. She was recognized by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her work with youth at Hartranft Pool. She continues to instruct and looks forward to continuing her work with the Germantown Life Enrichment Center.
• Continuing education at Temple University
(Environmental Science Program)
• Water Safety instructor (WSI)
• YMCA water fitness instructor
• USA swimming coach
• ASCA swim coach
• Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
• Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
Philosophy: After years of working in aquatics I have developed the philosophy that everyone no matter where their location or state in life, should be introduced to aquatics and reap the benefits it has to offer. The world of aquatics is vast and should be enjoyed by everyone. A swimming pool isn’t just a tool to cool down in the summer. When I see a pool I think a workout, recreation, a job, a sport, a scholarship and a lifetime activity.