Alex joined the Barron Swim team in 2019 as a swim instructor at our South County location, and he is the Aquatics Director at our location in O’Fallon, MO. In both roles, Alex coordinates safety procedures and mentors and trains staff on Barron Swim School’s curriculum. He also oversees the progress, development, and evaluations of the students. Alex is committed to providing the highest level of safety, leadership, and instruction to all staff and swimmers. Born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area, Alex’s passion for swimming started from a young age and continued to grow once he joined the water polo team at Mehlville High School. Upon graduation from Mehlville High School in 2008, he joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and served for ten years. In Alex’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Natalie and four children: Sophia, Maverick, Charlotte, and Melita. He also enjoys fishing, landscaping, and time at the gym.
Josephine has been working at Barron Swim School since early 2018. She began as a part-time swim instructor at our South County location and is now the Assistant Aquatics Director at our O’Fallon location. Josephine’s roles both in and of the pool involve implementing safety procedures in Barron Swim School’s curriculum, as well as mentoring and orchestrating the development and performance of staff. Josephine’s main goal in the pool for each lesson is to find the perfect and most effective balance between safety and enjoyment for each child. Before joining the Barron team, she worked as a lifeguard all throughout high school and swam competitively on her high school swim team, followed by becoming one of the assistant swim coaches for her team her senior year. Josephine currently obtains a lifeguard certification, a CPR and first-aid certification, and her CPO certification. In Josephine’s free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, kayaking and paddle boarding out on the lake, taking/editing photographs, and reading.
Anna joined the Barron Swim School team in August of 2018 as a swim instructor at our South County location, and she is our Office Department Leader at Barron Swim School in O’Fallon, MO. Anna is in charge of scheduling classes, the gift shop, and all the “nitty-gritty” of office life. Anna has always loved the water. She learned how to swim at age 4 and joined a local competitive swim team when she was 8! After high school, Anna went to Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, earning her Bachelors of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She then began work for an Asbestos law firm for five years. While working in a cubicle has been thrilling, Anna is super excited to see all the friendly faces ready to swim every day! In Anna’s free time, she loves to be outside, read, craft and hang out with her dogs – Hazel and Huck.
Abbi started working for Barron Swim School in early 2022. She loves seeing the kids and the energy they bring into the swim school, and she loves the people she works with. Abbi has prior experience in customer service apart from Barron Swim School, as well. She enjoys being the first person customers see when they first walk in and interacting with them. Outside of work, Abbi enjoys doing her own nails and playing with her two dogs, Oliver and Gus.
Ava taught swim lessons at Renaud in O’Fallon for about a year and a half before she made her way to Barron in early 2022. She loves teaching at Barron because she has so much fun with the kids, and she loves the curriculum at Barron. She values how important water education is and how crucial it is for families to understand how to be safe in and around the water. She finds teaching swim lessons rewarding, and she has always had a love for children. Ava also has a competitive swim background, and she started swimming when she was in 8th grade and continued all the way through high school. When Ava isn’t in the pool, she loves spending time with her friends and getting coffee, baking, and shopping at the mall.
Zoë started working for Barron in early 2022, but she started teaching swim lessons at her neighborhood pool in 2019. She loves teaching swim lessons because she’s able to share her love of being in the pool with the kids she teaches. She values Barron’s curriculum and mission statement because of how important swim lessons are in keeping the community safe while also having fun in the water, and she loves working for Barron because of the cheerful, welcoming environment. Zoë is currently studying to become a forensic nurse, and in her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and taking photographs. She has a dog, a hedgehog, and a fish, and her favorite candy is either Kit Kats or dark chocolate sea salt caramels.
Rhyan started working for Barron in early 2022. She enjoys the welcoming culture Barron prides itself on, as well as how kind everyone is at Barron. She also knows what she does is super important because it educates children of the dangers of water when approached in an unsafe manner and what to do in emergency situations, and she enjoys being able to help kids achieve new goals and progress. Rhyan has been a club swimmer since she was a kid, and she also swims for her high school swim team. Prior to Barron, she babysat her two cousins, and when she’s not at work, she enjoys painting and hanging out with her friends. She has a dog named Benji, and her favorite candy is gummy worms.
Nicole has been working at Barron Swim School in O’Fallon since 2022. She thinks the Barron staff is fun, kind, and caring, and she enjoys working at Barron because she thinks it’s important to help teach kids to save themselves in case they’re in a dangerous situation in or near the water. She used to swim competitively in high school, and before joining the Barron team, Nicole worked at Red Robin as a server. She loves spending time with friends and family and taking pictures in her free time, and her favorite candy is either Kit Kats or Twix.
Melissa joined the Barron Swim team in 2022. She values teaching life-saving skills to children because it builds character and strength that will last forever, and she loves shaping the minds of children and seeing them grow academically. At Barron, she’s fond of the positivity that the team members have and the fact that they all share a love for teaching children. Melissa has an impressive teaching background and has been working as a PreK teacher at First Baptist Church of Wentzville since 2011. She also has a competitive swimming background and used to swim from ages 7 to 20, as well as teach swim lessons while she was on summer breaks from college. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, and they all like to travel, hike, camp, and bike together. She also has two dogs and a cat and loves reading and watching movies, specifically Marvel and Star Wars. Her favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups, peanut M&Ms, and dark chocolate Raisinets.
Madelyn has been a swim instructor since the summer of 2021, and she joined the Barron team in early 2022. She is now a lead teacher for Barron! She enjoys working at Barron because she’s fond of the family-like culture of the business and how Barron’s mission is “Building Skills for Life,” which she finds encouraging and necessary for young kids. Madelyn also has a background in nannying and child care, and she loves being able to work at Barron with the same age group she’s used to. Madelyn loves singing karaoke, trying out new coffee shops, and spending time outdoors. She has a black lab named Dakota, and her favorite candy is either Reese’s or Kit Kats!
Jessica has been teaching at Barron Swim School since early 2022. She loves working at Barron because she has a passion for swimming and being in the water, and she wants to share that passion with the kids she teaches and wants them to understand the importance of being safe in and around the water. Jessica’s been swimming on both summer and club teams since she was little, but when she’s not in the water, she enjoys mountain biking, wake surfing, and participating in DECA. Jessica’s favorite candies are Kit Kats and the watermelon-flavored Sour Patch Kids, and she has a cat named Susie.
Abby has been at Barron Swim School since early 2022. She likes working at Barron because of the wonderful community, and she enjoys making a difference in every kid’s life. She really admires how Barron gives each child the opportunity to be successful in their own way and how year-round swim lessons solidify skills that will last a lifetime. Abby’s been swimming since she was about 7, and before joining the community at Barron, Abby used to work as a lifeguard and teach private swim lessons. When Abby isn’t in the pool, she loves going shopping. She has a four-year-old boxer dog named Remington, and her favorite candy is regular M&Ms.
Brooke has been teaching at Barron Swim School since March of 2022. Brooke loves working at Barron because of the atmosphere of the employees and the families that bring their kids to swim at Barron. She believes everyone should learn and understand the skills Barron emphasizes in the curriculum because of how important they are for survival. She also has lots of experience working with kids and helping out with summer swim teams under her belt, and she swims on her high school swim team and loves to scuba dive! When Brooke isn’t in the water, she enjoys hiking, working out, and anything outdoors and involving nature. She has two dogs named Allie and Rico, and she loves Skittles!
Chloyee started at Barron in the summer of 2022, but she’s been babysitting and working with kids since 2018. She enjoys working with kids and working at Barron because she loves making a difference in each child’s life, and she knows and understands the importance of teaching swimming as a survival skill. Seeing the look of accomplishment on a child’s face after working so hard on a particular skill is one of the many things she finds fulfilling about being an instructor. In addition to her experience working with kids, she also works at Stef’s Pizza, and she used to work at Chick-fil-A, as well. Chloyee likes spending time with friends and family outside of work, as well as making pottery on her pottery wheel. She has a cat named Luna, and her favorite candy is Sour Patch Kids.
Drinking Quality Water
Our turnover rate is 200%-300% faster than normal health codes. Our system turns 64,000 gallons of pool water over in 60 minutes. Faster turnover rates provides clear and safer water.
Ultra Violet Treatment System
Our Ultra-Violet Treatment System kills 99.99% of bacteria in a single pass. Validated to eliminate cryptosporidium, giardia, and removes odors from the pool area. The UV system prevents red eye and skin irritation. No goggles, NO PROBLEM!
Monitoring & Testing System - 24/7/365
Our Monitoring And Testing System provides 24/7/365 monitoring through remote control, electronic log keeping, and alert notifications of any out of range chemical parameters. These alerts provide corrective action before any parameters are our of the optimum range. Barron is consulted and partnered with the same water quality experts as Disney!
Our filtration system is powerful, yet gentle on the skin. Our treatment is powerful and self-shocking, yet gentle on the skin. It provides quick removal of all irritants and bacteria along with perfect water balance. Barron uses Glass filter media which can remove particles as small as 5 microns in size, which keeps your pool water healthier and clearer.