Mary Skiffington has been working as an Aquatic Instructor since 2006 at the WRC Wellness Center. She has been swimming most of her life; for pleasure and in competitive swim. Mary has been trained as a Water Safety Instructor, lifeguard and water aerobics instructor. She has been an assistant coach for a summer pool in Sharon, PA. Mary specializes in stroke efficiency and technique and helps lead many swim clinics at the WRCWC. Mary loves being in the water and brings an ease to her clients. She loves teaching all ages from young inexperienced swimmers, competitive swimmers, and adults. Mary tries to make everyday a new experience.
Ashley had her first experience swimming as an infant but was in her prime when her parents opened and managed a snack bar at Watter’s Smith Memorial State Park in Lost Creek, West Virginia. Everyday Ashley was able to enjoy swimming and learning from the lifeguards who worked at the facility. As a teen, Ashley found herself working at this very park! She is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she obtained her bachelor of science degree in exercise science. Ashley also has minors in literature and psychology and has also obtained her TESOL certification for teaching, as well as a special needs education certification. Ashley is an avid lover of the outdoors and has a passion for learning about health and wellness and helping others learn about the industry. She is honored to be a member of the WRCWC team and focus on the aquatic aspect of health and wellness.
Morgan Reisz, swim lesson instructor. Morgan began working at the wellness center in 2013 as a lifeguard and has been teaching lessons since 2016. Morgan graduated from Thiel College in 2018 with bachelors’ degrees in Accounting and Business Administration where she was also a member of the volleyball team. Currently, Morgan works full time in finance at a large Telecom company. In her free time, Morgan enjoys reading and spending time with friends. Morgan’s largest motivation to teach swimming is the excitement of seeing students’ progress, become strong swimmers, and learn to love the water as much as she does.
Christine received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College and her Master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania. She is a certified athletic trainer and has been teaching swimming for years, working with all levels of swimmers. She specializes in working with competitive swimmers and focusing on technique. She loves swimming because it allows her to focus on the individual and watch as each individual improves over time.
Amy is a certified swimming instructor who has been teaching at the Wellness Center since it opened in 2000. She also coached Trinity Swim Team for four years. Teaching beginner swimmers is her favorite aspect of the job, but she is also experienced in instructing older swimmers in stroke improvement and teaching children with autism.
Regan is a student at Washington & Jefferson College, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. She holds a passion for aquatic activities, and has honed her expertise as a lifeguard, channeling her enthusiasm into teaching swimming lessons for several years. Outside of her academic and professional pursuits, Regan enjoys fishing and relaxing. Her interests and experience make her an exceptional instructor. Any swim lesson participants will benefit from Regan’s expertise and passion for all things aquatic!