Meet The Team

Train with Us!

Are you interested in a rewarding career where you can be your own boss and make a difference every day in hundreds of lives? South Carolina is in need of aquatic survival instructors!

Training takes about six weeks of in-water instruction, coupled with academics …

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Owner/Lead Instructor Shannon O’Lear

Shannon is a South Carolina native who was graduated from Winthrop College and spent more than 10 years as an award-winning investigative newspaper reporter. After spending some time as a grants writer for several American Indian organizations, she turned her atte…

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Administrative Assistant Casey Hyatt

Casey is a native to the Midlands of South Carolina, and currently lives in Cayce with her husband, Troy, and their daughter (a LLSS alumni), Libby. Before becoming a mom, Casey worked in luxury housing and the nonprofit sector. Now, in addition to keeping up with…

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Medical Reviewer Mackenzie Wall

Mackenzie is a Registered Nurse, specializing in pediatrics. Using her expertise in the medical field, she reviews swim registrations to ensure we can provide the safest lessons possible for your child. 

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Little Flippers/Strokes 'n Floats Instructor Emma Grace Ballentine

Emma Grace grew up in Columbia, South Carolina where she learned how to swim before she could walk! She studied Intercultural Studies with an emphasis in Communications and Community Development, and has been teaching English to speakers of other languages for 8+ …

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