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Our Leaders


Pam Villa
Founder & Co-Owner

Pam moved from Seattle to Florida in 2017 to open Champion Swim School in a state that needs it the most. She has over 25 years in experience teaching swim lessons, coaching swim teams, managing swim schools and teaching Red Cross CPR & Lifeguard classes.


Jessica Rice

Jessica is a lifelong swimmer with a passion for serving others. She loves coaching  and watching swimmers grow their confidence in the water. Jessica has 15 years experience as a swim instructor and swim school manager. As a Mom of two young children she understands every parents need for water safety.

The Champion Crew


Coach Kyla

She loves working with children and makes her classes fun while helping kids to make progress every day. She is currently building her photography business and enjoys spending her free time with her friends at the beach.


Coach Sabrina

Coach Sabrina was born and raised in Florida and enjoys nature and being outdoors. She is a positive and encouraging coach and is excited to teach swimming. 


Coach Stefanie

Coach Stefanie has been teaching with Champion since 2020 and her daughter learned how to swim at Champion by age 3 yrs old. She is a VP for Bank of America and loves teaching swim lessons on the weekends.


Coach Jeri

Coach Jeri is a Florida native and has been an RN for 35 years. She say she "gets more our of swim lessons than her students" and is an excellent instructor.


Coach Anna

Anna is a student at the University of Tampa. She is from Pennsylvania and has 3+ years of teaching and lifeguarding experience.


Coach Toni

Toni is an Army veteran and former firefighter for Orange County.She has coached and taught for many years. She loves the outdoors and always looks for fun ways to enjoy life.


Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah is a student at UNF and loves swimming, lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. She joind the Champion team in 2022 and is an excellent instructor.


Coach Elizabeth

Coach Elizabeth is an FSU graduate and studing for her Maasters degree. She loves outdoor sports, lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. 


Coach Emma

Emma loves being around children and animals. She spends her free time training as an equestrian and spending time outdoors. She has experience in equine therapy and is studying to be a nurse.

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