AQUADO’S
TEAM

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earn more about the personalities of our directors and coordinators who ensure the quality of both our services and your satisfaction throughout the entire summer. These are the people with whom you’ll be in communication throughout the entire summer and with whom you can communicate at any time during the summer if you need. Below are all of our swim instructors and lifesaving instructors for this summer. Try to find yours!

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“I invest soul and body into developing Aquado so I can rest assured knowing I’m constantly offering you the best service in Quebec.”

William Valois, Co-Founder

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Sports, both winter and summer sports and both individual and team sports, have always been a large part of my life. At 15, I decided to share my passions by becoming a ski instructor, soccer coach and swimming instructor. What I love most about teaching is seeing the pride and joy a child or adult gets from accomplishing an accomplishment that once seemed insurmountable to them. In order to give this possibility to the largest number of swimmers, Annie and I decided to launch Aquado in 2014, at 20 years old. My first experience as a business owner satisfies this omnipresent passion I’ve always had. Completing my bachelor’s in business at McGill University in December 2016, I invested soul and body into developing Aquado so I could rest assured knowing I’m constantly offering you the best service in Quebec. In my free time (when I have it!) I like to read about entrepreneurship, swimming and discussing new ideas with my friends and family.

This summer, I am working on expanding our operations, ensuring the quality of our service and finding ways to improve our company as a team. You can contact me at any time for any questions, comments, thoughts or just to talk!

“I’m focusing on hiring qualified coordinators and instructors, training and mentoring them on offering a service that exceeds our clients’ expectations.”

Annie Desmarais, Co-Founder

Chief Communications Officer and Director of Staff Development

Children are probably one of the top three things that make me the happiest. Their innocence, simplicity and joie de vivre are a fountain of overwhelming openness, compassion and kindness, and it’s for this reason I’ve worked with children since I was 13 years old as a babysitter, tutor, swimming instructor and why I’m just now finishing my fourth and final year of a bachelor’s in preschool and primary education at the Université de Montréal. It’s been three years now since I’ve cofounded Aquado with William, mixing his “business” side with my “teacher” side. I never could have believed that I would one day become a business owner, but to my surprise, it’s been a great source of happiness and motivation for me! Aside from college and Aquado, I’m passionate about the environment, sustainable development, animal welfare and am passionate about healthy and vegan nutrition.

This year, I’m focusing on hiring qualified coordinators and instructors, training and mentoring them on offering a service that meets the expectations of all our clients. I will also ensure, all summer long, the satisfaction of all our employees, students. I will also be available at all times to listen to your feedback on your services from our office, your lessons and the swim instructor or lifesaving instructor we assigned to you!

Our Aquatic Coordinators

Learn more about our team of aquatic coordinators! Young, dynamic and experienced, they’re the best at helping you make the best choices for your family this summer. They have on average 7 years of experience as lifeguards and instructors. They are here to hire and train the best instructors and support you throughout your Aquado experience!

Our aquatic coordinators are:

  • Comprehensive : Whatever your needs, they are here to help!
  • Dynamic: Always smiling and in a good mood, they are happy to assist you.
  • Creative and qualified: They are constantly reinventing methods to help your instructors get better.

Aquatic Coordinators

Charlotte

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • Emergency Care Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Naomi

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Katherine

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Alex-Ann

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Éloïse

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Our Swim Instructors and Lifesaving Instructors

Learn more about our team of swim instructors and lifesaving instructors! Young, dynamic and certified, they’re the best at helping you learn to swim and teaching you swimming and lifeguarding techniques. They have 5 years of experience on average as lifeguards and instructors. They are certified with the highest standards in Canada through the Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society.

Our instructors are:

  • Dynamic : Always brimming with energy and ready to motivate their swimmers!
  • Safe and vigilant: Constantly alert to prevent incidents and to take care of their swimmers in case of any problem.
  • Creative and fun: They are constantly reinventing methods to practice swimming and to keep their swimmers interested.
  • Qualified and attentive: They take it upon themselves to make sure the program they’re offering meets the wants and needs of each swimmer.

Montreal

Valérie

Sectors : TMR and Outremont

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Roxane

Sectors : TMR and Outremont

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Well… how could I describe myself…

I’m an optimistic, cheerful girl who always has a smile on her face and who loves looking at things on the bright side.
My work? Swimming (for 8 years now!)
My passion? Swimming
My hobbies? Swimming (and reading, music and traveling)!

I look forward to having an extraordinary time with you this summer!

Saphira

Sectors : Nuns’ Island

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

I’ve been passionate about swimming since childhood and have always wanted to teach children how to swim. My goal is to relay my passion for swimming to children, and seeing them learn something new makes me happy and encourages me to keep doing what I’m doing.

I study health sciences at CEGEP.
I love to travel and cook, because when together, these hobbies help me meet new people and discover new places.

I cannot wait for this summer! See you soon!

Philippe

Sectors : TMR and Outremont

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Raphaëlle

Sectors : Ahuntsic

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Alfonso

Sectors : Lachine and West Island

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Inès

Sectors : TMR and Westmount

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Clara

Sector : West Island

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Élise

Sectors : TMR and Outremont

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Léanne

Sectors : TMR and Outremont

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Florence

Sectors : Westmount and NDG

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Axelle

Sectors : TMR and Outremont

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Stéphanie

Sector : Downtown Montreal

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Mikaël

Sectors : Saint-Laurent & Cartierville

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • Emergency Care Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Kaitlyn

Sector : West Island

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for the past 8 years. During that time, I have taught people of all ages, from toddlers to adults! I recently started my second university degree, where I study Elementary Education at the University of Ottawa. I have a passion for working with children and cannot wait to start working at Aquado for a second summer! I am very excited to spend my summer in the sun and in the pool with you!

Montérégie

Amélie

Sectors : Boucherville, Longueuil and Sainte-Julie

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

I’ve been working as a swimming instructor for several years. I love helping young people and children of all ages to become veritable fish in the water.

I study psychology and dream of being a child and teen intervention specialist. I also volunteer for Suicide Action Montreal and participate in various projects focused on children’s wellbeing.

This summer, I have the chance to join the Aquado team and share my passion with swimmers of all levels. I’m excited to meet you!

Charlotte

Sectors : Longueuil, Brossard and Saint-Lambert

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • Emergency Care Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Maxim

Sectors : Mercier, Châteauguay, Saint-Constant, Delson and Sainte-Catherine

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Audréanne

Sectors : Candiac and La Prairie

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Mélika

Sector : Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Olivier

Sectors : Chambly and Carignan

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Marjorie

Sector : Candiac

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Alicia

Sectors : Brossard, Saint-Lambert and Saint-Hubert

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Audrey

Sectors : Beloeil and McMasterville

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Sabrina

Sectors : Candiac and La Prairie

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Jessika

Sector : Brossard

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Malia

Sectors : Candiac and La Prairie

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Noémie

Sectors : Candiac and La Prairie

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Lanaudière – Laurentides – Laval

Alexina

Sectors : Auteuil, Ste-Rose, Vimont and Fabreville

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Béatrice

Sectors : Fabreville

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Audrey

Sectors : Duvernay

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Rose

Sectors : Boisbriand, Blainville, Ste-Thérèse and Rosemère

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Sarah

Sectors : Terrebonne and Mascouche

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Marjorie

Sectors : Repentigny and Pointe-aux-Trembles

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Jessie

Sector : Laval

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard Instructor
  • Emergency Care Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Florence

Sectors : Bois-des-Filion and Lorraine

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Françis

Sectors : Boisbriand, Blainville, Ste-Thérèse and Rosemère

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Nicolas

Sectors : Boisbriand, Blainville, Ste-Thérèse and Rosemère

Red Cross Certifications

  • Water Safety Instructor

Lifesaving Society Certifications

  • National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid/AED

Did you know that…

The deepest pool in the world, in Montegrotto Terme, Italy, has a depth of 42 metres and holds over 4.3 million litres of water!