Michael started lifeguarding in 2004. He has been the A/AA instructor for the past four summers. Michael has led multiple junior lifeguard teams to Regional and National titles. One fun fact about Michael - he loves PB&J sandwiches.
Nicole has been a Seal Beach Lifeguard since 2001, and a Junior Lifeguard Instructor since 2006.
During the winter Nicole is a third grade teacher at Washington Elementary in the Montebello School District. Nicole played water polo and earned her B.A. at Loyola Marymount University. She enjoys swimming, running, and traveling in her free time.
Nicole is looking forward to another fun and productive summer.
Matt has been a Seal Beach Lifeguard for five years. This will be his second year as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor. Matt was also a Seal Beach Junior Lifeguard for four years.Matt likes to surf, travel, and meet new people. When he is not lifeguarding, Matt spends his time helping out at DS Surfboards.
Derek has been a lifeguard in Seal Beach for three years. This year will be his first as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor.
Derek recently graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Psychology. During his four years at Long Beach State, Derek was a member of the water polo team. After this summer he is hoping to play professional water polo over seas.
David has been a Seal Beach Lifeguard for three summers. This will be his first summer as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor.
David swam and played water polo for Cypress High School.
In the fall, David will be starting Boot Camp for the United States Marine Corps. Eventually he would like to become an officer with the LAPD.
David was married last summer and he and his wife are expecting their first child in August
One fun fact about David is that he enjoys barbecuing and prefers charcoal over gas grills!
Steven is a second year Seal Beach Lifeguard and a first year Junior Lifeguard Instructor.
Currently, Steven attends Ventura College where he swims and plays water polo. He also coaches the 10 - 14 year olds for the Gold Coast Water Polo club.
Steven loves quoting movies and being as lazy as possible on his days off. He is also an aspiring world traveler.
Matt has been a Seal Beach Lifeguard since 2005, and a Junior Lifeguard Instructor since 2007. An Orange County native, Matt has grown up in and around water as a competitive swimmer. He is also a certified EMT.
Matt is a full time student at UC Irvine where he is pursuing a degree in chemistry and pharmacy.
Matt’s hobbies include swimming, riding his bike, and going on hikes. He is excited for another fun and safe summer down here in Seal Beach.
Lauren is now in her fifth year as a Seal Beach Lifeguard and her fourth year as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor. She is a student at CSULB majoring in Theater
Lauren played water polo in high school and for two years at Long Beach City College.
Lauren’s hobbies include; dancing, acting, reading, horse back riding, running, rollerblading, playing basket ball, and going to church on Sundays. She is an Angels and Lakers fan.
Lauren married her best friend, Anthony Schoepfer, last August.
Fun fact about Lauren—she has webbed toes.
Katie is a third year Seal Beach lifeguard and second year Junior Lifeguard Instructor. She loves kids and being active on the beach.
Katie was born and raised in Long Beach. She attended Millikan High School where she was captain of the women’s water polo team. Currently, Katie attends CSULB where she plays water polo and is majoring in Communicative Disorders.
AJ has been a lifeguard since 2008. This will be AJ’s second year as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor.
In high school A.J. played water polo and was the captain of the swim team.
AJ really likes the beach. When he is not at the beach, AJ enjoys sleeping and chocolate.
Aubrey is a second year Seal Beach Lifeguard and a first year Junior Lifeguard Instructor.
Aubrey graduated from Wilson High School where she swam and played water polo. Currently, she attends UC Santa Barbara where she will begin her sophomore year in the fall.
Aubrey's favorite t.v. shows are Friends and The Office. She is looking forward to a fun and exciting summer with the Junior Lifeguards.
Caleb has been a Seal Beach Lifeguard since 2005. He was Junior Lifeguard Instructor in the summer of 2007 and is returning to the program this summer.
When he is not working, Caleb likes to surf, travel, and swim in the ocean.