Meet the SwimJim Texas Team

Juan Borrayo 

Juan has always been very involved in athletics, starting at a very young age.  Competitive swimming was just one of his favorite extra-curricular activities in which he excelled in.  Juan joined his first swim team at the age of 11 years old during the summer where he joined a summer league for his local community pool.  Every year since then Juan joined that summer league and never failed to qualify for the All-Star team.  Juan truly has a love of swimming.  For Juan, being the Director of SwimJim Texas has given him a platform where he can apply his knowledge of swimming to anyone willing to learn.  Whether your child is young, or the lessons are for you, Juan takes pride in making sure each individual gets the most out of their lessons.  Juan takes pride in knowing not only is he teaching his students how to swim, but in addition, a skill that might save their lives.  

Victor Borrayo

Victor was born and raised in Houston Texas, swimming has always been a part of Victor’s life. He has always loved to swim and has been on a swim team for most of his life. As soon as he turned 15 years old he became a lifeguard. Victor competed in swimming, water polo, and has also enjoyed playing many other sports throughout his life. Victor’s patience, love of the water, and passion in teaching kids makes him a perfect fit for the SwimJim team! Victor strongly believes in water safety and that every child and adult must know how to swim in order to avoid drownings. Victor’s positive attitude and determination to see every child succeed makes him a great swim instructor. 

Jacob Carter 

Jacob was a competitive swimmer in high school and when he graduated coached for a summer league swim team in Spring Branch. He joined SwimJim in 2021 and loves being a swim coach. He teaches all levels from SwimBabies to SwimWinners. He teaches at both our Wilcrest location and LA Fitness Marq*E location.

Will Clark

Will was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Houston, TX. He was in the water at less than 2 weeks old and has loved it ever since. He enjoys surfing, freediving and swimming, and has traveled all over the world in search of fun waves and good food. Will has a long history with SwimJim, first learning to swim with Jim as a child, then working as an instructor in the summer during college, and now he’s back after completing his bachelors in environmental science at the University of Denver. He is passionate about water safety and teaching people to learn to love the water and gain confidence in their swimming abilities.

Briyana Griffith

Bri started working at SwimJim Texas in 2019. She worked with other swim schools prior to coming to SwimJim. In her experience teaching and working with young children, she believes SwimJim has a great approach to teaching children how to swim. She loves teaching our baby classes and enjoys singing the songs. She was a member of her high school choir, and likes to sing to calm and relax students who are scared. She is both an instructor and lifeguard at SwimJim Texas.

Sana Mian 

Sana grew up in New Port, California, where she would spend most of her free time at the beach. She learned to swim at a very young age and has always had a love for all water activities. Sana is currently a Client Services Coordinator and Marketing Assistant at SwimJim Swim School – Texas. Although she mostly works at the Front desk, she can from time to time be found in the pool helping with water demonstrations and promoting our non-profit organization Stop Drowning Now. Sana graduated from the University of Houston- Main Campus with a bachelors in Science, but has found her niche at SwimJim. She loves working with children and has been an advocate of children learning to swim as young as possible.

Galilea Mora-Martinez

Galilea Is originally from Mexico but moved to Texas at a young age. She enjoys swimming at the beach and at the lake every summer. She is also passionate about history and science. Galilea has been working with children since she was sixteen and loves watching them learn. She is passionate about helping children grow and strengthen their skills. She is working on her Associate of Arts at Lone Star College-Cyfair and hopes to become an anthropologist.

Gabby Orellana 

Gabby joined the SwimJim Texas team at the beginning of 2021. She is currently a student at Lone Star, pursuing a degree in science. She is a big fan of the Houston Astros and you can find her at every home game (when she is not working). Growing up in Houston, her parents took her to the pool often and she has always loved the water. She loves working at SwimJim because of the friendly and homey environment.

Maria Quevedo Perez

Maria is from Cuba. Since she was a child swimming has been her passion. She is also very passionate about music and dance. She is a professional synchronized swimming athlete. After all those years as an athlete, she started to work as a synchro-swimming coach for the Cuba National team. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Synchronized Swimming. Maria moved to Houston eight years ago, and very happy to have found a home at SwimJim. She aspires to give the best of herself to her students and to all those who want to learn how to swim.

Cynthia Reyes 

Cynthia graduated in 2014 and jumped right into the retail environment. Over the years she grew her customer service and sales experience, growing a passion for ensuring her clients never left feeling like they had a bad experience. Come the summer of 2018, she joined the SwimJim Houston team and has had an absolute blast. She loves working with the children attending lessons and seeing their progress grow over time. Her favorite part of her job is seeing students overcome their fears and eventually have the best time during their lessons. She feels it’s great being able to help parents keep their children safe while they’re having fun.