Meet the SwimJim Texas Team

Ayana Ashe
Ayana joined the SwimJim family in the summer of 2022. She is the oldest of 3 and has been a role model for her younger siblings. Ayana was first brought onto the SwimJim Texas team as a lifeguard and watching all the fun and excitement of the instructors and their teachers, she decided to make the transition into teaching. She enjoys working with the kids and hopes to pursue a career in early childhood education. 

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.

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.

Laura Muras 
Laura was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Since the age of three she has loved baking, swimming, and helping others. Over the past five years she has been building her customer service experience to ensure that everyone she meets is left happy and cared for. Currently Laura is working towards opening her own bakery and hopes to one day share her delicious treats and bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

Rachel Olivares 

Rachel first started working at SwimJim Texas in mid-summer of 2022. Having a little sister of her own, she loves working with children and seeing how the students progress over time. The environment of the SwimJim Team radiates a welcoming-warm embrace in which she is happy to be a part of. Rachel works as the Front Desk Receptionist, happy to welcome any new customers to SwimJim. Currently she is studying at Houston Community College in hopes of becoming a 3D Digital Game Artist.
Becky Patterson 
Becky is an Oklahoma native, who moved to Texas at the beginning of 2022. Since joining the SwimJim Texas team, she feels like Houston is now home. Becky has always been very athletic and swimming is one of her favorite sports. 

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.

Bella Schulze 
Bella’s love for swimming started at a very young age. She was on her high school swim team and when she graduated signed up to coach her neighborhood swim team. She loves working with the advanced students on their strokes and making them confident swimmers, as well as teaching the baby classes. Bella teaches at multiple SwimJim locations across Houston.

Arianna Stracke 

Arianna was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Growing up in a family full of advanced swimmers,she attended a multitude of different swim schools which quickly progressed her skills. Wanting to be in touch with her passion for swimming and all water-based activities she discovered SwimJim Swimschool. She quickly grew fond of her students as well as the wonderful SwimJim community.