SwimFun Certified Instructors


Paige Kirshner

Paige, SwimFun’s Director of Aquatics and Lead Survival Aquatics Instructor, is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and has been involved in the swimming community for 25 years. Paige started swimming at a young age and progressed into year-around swimming with The Bolles School Sharks. After graduating from Episcopal School of Jacksonville, she went on to swim at Florida Southern College for one year before an injury led her to an early retirement. After graduation, Paige was an active swim coach for many years in the Jacksonville community as she achieved her master’s degree from the University of North Florida. This is when she really found her passion in coaching and teaching swim lessons. She is dedicated to helping others reach their goals and teaching kiddos of all ages how to be safe and enjoy the water. Paige is a certified Health Coach and her education background in psychology, anatomy & physiology, exercise science and chronic disease provides her with the necessary tools to cater each lesson to the individual child’s needs.

Jill Johnson

Jill is the Director of Enrichment Activities and she is also a SwimFun Academy Swim Instructor. She has over 15 years of experience teaching, primarily in early childhood education.  As a mom of three, Jill knows first hand how important it is for children to be safe in the water.  She has a passion for helping children of all ages learn and has the ability to adapt to each individual child’s needs. She is enthusiastic to help children reach their goals in and out of the pool and is committed to seeing each child progress while having fun and being safe in the water.

Lauren Segale

Lauren has been passionate about swimming for as long as she can remember. As one of SwimFun Academy’s Swim Instructors, she will continue to follow that passion. Lauren has been teaching swim lessons to all skill levels and ages, from infants to adults, for over eleven years. After her first job as a lifeguard and swim instructor in New York, Lauren realized how rewarding it was to teach kids to be safe in the water while having fun. Lauren has also worked with kids outside of the pool as a preschool teacher, providing her with additional experience to ensure each child’s learning needs are met. She is excited to help each kids be successful in and out of the pool.

Caitlin Hofmann

Caitlin is a Florida native, born in Gainesville and raised in Longwood, Fl. She was blessed to have a pool growing up and her parents couldn’t keep her out. Caitlin swam competitively through the years and made the swim team at Lake Mary High School, where she also played water polo. Caitlin started teach ing swim lessons at the age of 15 and has never stopped loving it. With her years of experience she excited to be a team member at SwimFun. “It’s incredibly gratifying to watch the kid’s progress and know you are potentially saving a child’s life!”

Brenan Doll

Brenan started swimming at an early age in his hometown, Sun Prairie, WI. Once Brenan knew how to swim, he joined a swim team and swam with them until he moved to California in the 3rd grade. However, he wasn’t a part of a swim team during his time there, but he did play water polo. It wasn’t until he moved back to Wisconsin and started high school that he would join the swim team there. When he turned 16 he got his first job as a lifeguard where he saved a few lives and started to learn about prevention of accidents. He soon moved back to California and went to school to be an E.M.T. Although, while going to school he was still lifeguarding, and on one fateful day one of his coworkers didn’t show up to work, much to his boss’s chagrin. In an act of desperation, his boss asked him to teach a swim lesson in place of the absent instructor. It was then that Brenan had fallen in love with teaching and has been ever since. 

Devan Johnson

Camp Program Director. Bio coming soon! 

Jake Panfili

Camp Counselor & Lifeguard. Bio coming soon! 

Amelia Clark

Camp Counselor. Bio coming soon! 

Jill Johnson