My name is Cassandra DiYorio and I reside in Riverside, California. I am happily married to my husband of 15 years, and we have three amazing children. I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last 11 years and I enjoy watching my children grow up. I enjoy woodworking, crafting, spending time with my family, and volunteering in the children’s ministry at our local church, The Grove. I have also always had a love for water and I enjoy swimming. In high school, I swam for our local swim team, my high school team and played girls water polo.
In the winter of 2016, I obtained my Associates degree in Math & Science from Riverside Community College. In 2018, I decided to go back to school to further my education. In April of 2021, I completed my bachelor’s degree in Health Administration through the University of Phoenix.
While conducting my job search over the summer of 2021, I came across a post from Cathryn from SoCal Water Babies, looking for swim instructors. I immediately thought this would be a fantastic opportunity for me, especially since I have always loved teaching children. I already knew Cathryn because my son completed the swim-float-swim program with her. He started in the Fall of 2018 and continued to return to her every season up until Spring of 2021, when he turned 5 years old. Once he turned 5, she helped my son try out for our local swim team and he made the team! Seeing what Cathryn does and being a parent to one of her former students, I found myself wanting to become an infant survival swim instructor.
I have had the opportunity to train with Judy, founder of Infant Aquatics alongside my boss Cathryn. These past 6 weeks have been intense, yet extremely rewarding. Judy’s training program is intensive with academic work in areas of child development, behavioral psychology, anatomy and physiology, and water safety. Judy was fantastic at breaking down how to utilize the various techniques in the float and SWIM-float-SWIM programs. After completing my training, I can now teach survival swim lessons at SoCal Water Babies with the confidence I have gained from completing this program. Thank you, Judy, for your wisdom and patience during training!