Get in the Zone – The Aquatic Zone

Established in 2006, the Aquatic Zone is a year-round swim school. We specialize in simple steps from learning the basics of how to swim to competitive swim classes. Drowning prevention is our top priority. Everyone who enters our doors will learn how to swim and be safe in and around the water. When your child comes to The Aquatic Zone, you are taking action to provide their water safety education.

Swimming as A Way of Life

Christi Caldin started The Aquatic Zone because of a lifelong passion of swimming. Early on in life, being in the water was a happy space and where life made a lot of sense. From there, competitive swimming became a way of life and pools were home.

Owned and operated by Christi Caldin, The Aquatic Zone opened in February 2006. Learning how to swim at the Aquatic Zone is founded on the fundamental belief that every child can learn to swim. We combine our passion of teaching with kindness while developing swimming skills through learned progressions that grow with our swimmers!

Fun Fact:

Fun Fact: Christi’s son Ryan has roots inside the walls of The Aquatic Zone. As you are welcomed at the entrance of The Aquatic Zone, the child swimming by you on the wall is Ryan at 3 years old. Ryan also learned to swim at The Aquatic Zone and was a big part of our program development through the years. Today, Ryan is one of our swim instructors and plays a vital role in helping frightened beginners gain their confidence in the water.

Community Recognition

We are honored to be the recipient for 15 consecutive years for the Best of Corona Swimming Instruction Award, and 13 consecutive years for Corona Business Hall of Fame.

Our Team

The heartbeat of The Aquatic Zone is our amazing team of dedicated swim professionals. This fun loving group are moving through our pools all day long serving our students and families as they learn how to swim. We hire people who care about children, are kind, fun and love being in the water all year long. Being a swim instructor is a very demanding job both physically and mentally. They make it look easy, but don’t be fooled…. our team cares about water safety and it shows in our pools.

Let’s meet each of them…..

Christi Caldin

Christi Caldin

Owner & CEO

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I love seeing kids turn their “I can’t” to ” Look at me, I did it!”
What do you do in your free time?
Watch Ryan, my son, play baseball of course!
Something unique about yourself
I am left-handed and can play the guitar.
Favorite teaching moments
Favorite times in the water would be working with the parents and their babies in the Water Babies class. It is a special time, learning how to swim and love the water together.
One word that describes you
Optimistic

Tiffanie

Tiffanie

Director of Operations

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I have always loved teaching kids and drowning prevention is near and dear to my heart.
What do you do in your free time?
What free time?!? Catch me by the pool, the ocean or shopping online.
Something unique about yourself
My sense of humor … I love to laugh and have fun.
Favorite teaching moments
I love it when a beginner starts to become comfortable and all the pieces start to come together for them.
One word that describes you
Fun

Kyle

Kyle

Lead Trainer

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I teach lessons because I understand the importance of water safety, and how much fun the water can be. Especially @ the beach!
What do you do in your free time?
I am an avid gamer and love sports! Specifically, football and baseball
Something unique about yourself
I’m a die hard Star Wars fan!
Favorite teaching moments
My favorite moments are when a student overcomes a fear or phobia and finally gain confidence and trust themselves.
One word that describes you
Resilient

Jenny

Jenny

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I love interacting with the kids and having fun while they learn simultaneously.
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy going to the beach.
Something unique about yourself
I am left-handed.
Favorite teaching moments
I fully enjoy teaching fearful swimmers to learn to love the pool.
One word that describes you
Encouraging

Ryan

Ryan

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I love teaching beginner kids who are scared. It makes me so happy to watch them grow into confident swimmers!
What do you do in your free time?
I play baseball! I am a catcher and 3rd baseman. I enjoy gaming on my computer with my friends when I am not playing baseball or teaching swimming.
Something unique about yourself
I make a great music playlist.
Favorite teaching moments
My favorite teaching moment was when one of my students who had a near drowning experience began putting his eyes in the water and began swimming with confidence. Seeing improvements while learning how to swim and not be afraid is the best!
One word that describes you
Energetic

Amanda

Amanda

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I’ve always had a love of being in the water and passing that love on to kids and keeping them safe is so fulfilling.
What do you do in your free time?
I read, watch movies, and do various crafts..
Something unique about yourself
I like to do voices and accents. If you’re listening you can catch me doing them while instructing.
Favorite teaching moments
I feel so accomplished any time a child comes to me crying in fear and then comes to love the water just a few weeks later.
One word that describes you
Unique.

Jaylen

Jaylen

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I enjoy interacting with the kids and witnessing the joy on their faces in moments of success.
What do you do in your free time?
I am very active, I enjoy playing basketball and going to gym, as well as coaching basketball to all ages!
Something unique about yourself
I can play the drums.
Favorite teaching moments
Seeing the joy on a child’s face every time they have moments of success
One word that describes you
Loud

Victoria (Petunia)

Victoria (Petunia)

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I teach swimming lessons because I love the water and want to share my passion for aquatic safety to others.
What do you do in your free time?
On my free time, I take care of my pets (3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds, 1 tortoise)
Something unique about yourself
My personality
Favorite teaching moments
Favorite teaching moment is when someone for the first time is able to swim on their own but they do not realize it yet.
One word that describes you
Resilient

Reagan

Reagan

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I love swimming and I love teaching! As a previous swimmer at the Aquatic Zone, I’m glad to be able to teach what I learned to everyone.
What do you do in your free time?
I write music and compete in collegiate esports events with the esports team at UC Riverside.
Something unique about yourself
I was born in Australia and moved to the US!
Favorite teaching moments
The kids tell me the silliest stories sometimes about their day at school or where they went for a vacation and I love to listen to them.
One word that describes you
Kind

Giselle

Giselle

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I love watching all the kiddos grow and develop new skills. Interacting with them, cracking jokes, hearing their laugh and seeing their smiles makes the job feel less like a task, but rather a privilege and joy.
What do you do in your free time?
I play guitar and sing in the Mariachi group, Uclatlan, at the University of California Los Angeles where I currently attend. I also like to watch sports and binge watch Criminal Minds!
Something unique about yourself
I can play almost any instrument by ear
Favorite teaching moments
When a kiddo that at first comes in for their lesson nervous and anxious finally displays confidence and is able to float on their own.
One word that describes you
Resilient

Josiah

Josiah

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I want to be involved doing things that are fulfilling and teaching others how to swim is the perfect job for me! Fostering an excitement for the water always brings me a smile and I love it.
What do you do in your free time?
I like organizing stuff, playing video games, and spending time with those important to me.
Something unique about yourself
I’m very involved in my mom’s home sewing business, where I assist and sew a variety of items such as blankets, masks, headbands, and help with marketing to other potential customers my age.
Favorite teaching moments
My favorite moments are listening to my students while I’m teaching them how to swim. They teach me about their own cultures and experiences. It warms my heart to see students opening up because I see how it helps them build a connection to enjoying swimming.
One word that describes you
Balanced

Jillian

Jillian

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I love seeing people of all ages be able to go from being really nervous in the water to loving it. Learning to swim can be intimidating and I try my best to make it as comfortable for everyone as possible.
What do you do in your free time?
I love to listen to music and go to concerts any chance I get. Spending time with my family is a big part of free time too!
Something unique about yourself
I am going to school to become a physical therapist assistant and I’m a cat person who is allergic to cats
Favorite teaching moments
Seeing my students look forward to coming into the pool and helping them progress (whether it’s big or small).
One word that describes you
Patient

Kevin

Kevin

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I want people to be comfortable and happy when in the water and to enjoy swimming without being afraid!
What do you do in your free time?
I love to play video games and perform both on stage and in front of a camera.
Something unique about yourself
I like to do impersonations and voices, along with singing. I am also VERY tall.
Favorite teaching moments
I love to connect and bond with the kids while they overcome their fears.
One word that describes you
Outgoing

Jocelyn J.

Jocelyn J.

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I love swimming and it’s fun to teach this skill to kids.
What do you do in your free time?
Yoga, gardening, sewing and spending time with family and friends.
Something unique about yourself
Great Spirit
Favorite teaching moments
When I see the improvements in my students.
One word that describes you
Sassy

Natalie

Natalie

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone because I love swimming and wanted to pass down my love for it.
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I like to either bake or spend time with the people I love.
Something unique about yourself
Something unique about myself is that my pinky fingers are curved like Captain Hook.
Favorite teaching moments
My favorite teaching moment would have to be when I saw a kid that was once super scared of the water feel super comfortable!
One word that describes you
Passionate

Grace

Grace

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
To keep children safe by teaching them water safety and swimming skills!
What do you do in your free time?
If I’m not at work or doing school, I tend to spend a lot of my free time with my friends at coffee shops or trying new food places around the area!
Something unique about yourself
I’m a plant mom! I have many plants at home, some small, big, hanging, succulents, you name it! Taking care of and obtaining new plants is my hobby.
Favorite teaching moments
My favorite teaching moments are when children pick up the swimming skill they’ve been working on for a long time! It is so sweet to see their excitement and how all of their hard work paid off! It makes both the child and me as an instructor so happy!
One word that describes you
Kind

Jocelyn M.

Jocelyn M.

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone because I want to pursue a career working with kids and this job is giving me the best experience to do so.
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I spend time with my family and friends.
Something unique about yourself
I have taken care of kids for most of my life.
Favorite teaching moments
Some of my favorite teaching moments would be when I have a kid who does not know how to swim yet and they learn to float by themselves. I love to see how proud and happy they are that they were able to do it by themselves.
One word that describes you
Compassionate

Dani

Dani

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I enjoy teaching kids a lifesaving skill in a fun and safe environment.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my dog and family.
Something unique about yourself
I have over 20 cousins.
Favorite teaching moments
Seeing the excitement on my students and their parents faces when they swim by themselves for the first time after being scared.
One word that describes you
Patient

Caleb

Caleb

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I do swimming lessons at aquatic zone because I love spending time with kids, and I love swimming.
What do you do in your free time?
I spend time with my family and play basketball and football.
Something unique about yourself
Something unique about myself is , I have 17 siblings.
Favorite teaching moments
My favorite teaching moments is seeing the kids graduate for the first time.
One word that describes you
Caring

Aliyah

Aliyah

Swim Instructor

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
Its a great experience to have fun with others.
What do you do in your free time?
During my free time I usually go to dance or I paint.
Something unique about yourself
Something unique about myself is I started dancing at the age of 3.
Favorite teaching moments
My favorite moment is when the one of the kids told me I make them feel confident in swimming.
One word that describes you
Open minded, im always willing to do or try new things.

Michael

Michael

Office Staff

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
It is rewarding
What do you do in your free time?
Play video games, watch shows with my SO
Something unique about yourself
Black belt in taekwondo
Favorite teaching moments
I work in the office and love it when kids remember me checking them in at the front door!
One word that describes you
Carefree

Ivy-Marie

Ivy-Marie

Office Staff

Why do you teach swimming lessons at the Aquatic Zone?
I enjoy helping others. I also am a greeter at the front door and I enjoy assisting people.
What do you do in your free time?
Hang out with friends and family
Something unique about yourself
I played volleyball in high school
Favorite teaching moments
When kids tell me how their day went
One word that describes you
Confident

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