Swim Instructors

Yisanny Contreras

Swim Lesson Coordinator

Yisanny is originally from the Dominican Republic but grew up in Atlanta. She is an interior design major at Georgia Southern University. After teaching both her siblings how to swim during the pandemic she decided she would like to learn how to teach professionally. Yisanny spent most of her life swimming. She competitively swam in middle school and high school on the swim teams. Yisanny enjoys gardening, and going to the beach with friends. She really enjoys learning new things.

Tyler Maxey

Swim Lesson Instructor

Tyler was born in New Jersey but grew up in the Bahamas. Her parents like to brag that she could swim before she could walk and her love for swimming has lead her to becoming a Freediving  and Scuba Instructor. She has spent almost a decade working with students of all ages teaching them how to swim and be comfortable in the water. She also swam and played water polo all through high school!

Mandi Gills

Swim Lesson Instructor

Born and raised in Savannah, Mandi enjoys taking dance, and is embarking in track this year. Learning new things is what she likes to do. Her favorite thing to ever learn was how to teach swimming. She can't wait to expand on her knowledge and teach everyone how to swim!

Theresa Uritescu

Swim Lesson Administrator

Miss Theresa is a long-time resident of Savannah who began providing swim lessons over 25 years ago. Theresa took her love of teaching and founded her own private business where she served countless families in the area for 10 years before joining the team at the Savannah JEA.