Swim School

About Us

Swim School is designed to provide quality swim instruction to all levels of swimmers for all ages. All courses are American Red Cross certified.

Co-Directors

Rhonda Sanderson

Rhonda Brewington

  • 15 years as UNCP Swim School Instructor
  • American Red Cross Instructor Trainer in Lifeguarding, Water Safety, CPR and First Aid
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education- UNC Pembroke
  • Masters of Arts in Exercise Science-UNC Pembroke
  • Adjunct Professor UNCP
  • Health/PE Dance Teacher Hoke County Schools

Swim School Instructors

David Blank

David Blank

  • 8th year as UNCP  Swim School Instructor
  • Lifeguarding, Water Safety, CPR, and First Aid  Instructor
  • UNCP certified Swimming Instructor
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education –University of Arizona
  • Masters of Arts in Physical Education-UNC Pembroke
  • Master in School Administration-UNC Pembroke
  • Adjunct Professor UNCP
  • Health/PE Teacher Robeson County Schools

Harleigh Brewington

Harleigh Brewington

  • 3rd year instructor
  • American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor
  • UNCP certified Swim Instructor

Joey Farnsworth

Joey Farnsworth

  • 5th year Swim School Instructor
  • UNCP Certified Swim Instructor
  • American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor CPR, First Aid
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education  K-12
  • Graduate Student -Master of Arts in Physical Education
  • Head Wrestling Coach Purnell Swett High School

Elke Groothuis

Elke Groothuis

  • 1st year Swim School Instructor
  • American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
  • UNCP certified Swim Instructor
  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and Broadcasting
  • UNCP Women’s Soccer Player

Rashad Saunders

Rashad Saunders

  • 3rd year Swim Instructor
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certified
  • UNCP certified Swim Instructor
  • UNCP Assistant Wrestling Coach

Dakota Scott

Dakota Scott

  • 2nd year Swim School Instructor
  • American Red Cross certified Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid & Water Safety Instructor
  • UNCP Certified Swim Instructor
  • Junior Purnell Swett High School
  • Member of Purnell Swett Wrestling Team

Brittany Mason

  • 1st year as UNCP  swim instructor
  • American Red Cross certified Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR
  • UNCP certified Swim Instructor