OUR INSTRUCTORS

DAVID WORRELL

David Worrell

Originally from Richmond, VA, David grew up swimming for the Richmond Racers (a team operated by the City of Richmond). At the age of 12, he and his family moved to the island of St. Lucia where he swam for the national team at regional swim meets. He swam competitively throughout secondary school and when he returned to the DC metro area. David attended Howard University, where he studied Finance. After graduation, he worked as a litigation consultant. In 2009 he re-entered the competitive swimming arena, coaching at Machine Aquatics for 1 season. In that year David also became a certified Infant Swimming Resourceinstructor. He has taught ISR lessons full-time since May 2010. In February 2014 David founded WEAquatics, beginning with the Young Masters program to help children see how much fun training and swimming in a team can be.

David’s wife, Malanda Worrell, is his biggest support. She helps him give back to swimming just the way he intended.

David and Brad are on a mission to make swimming with WEAquatics (Infant Swimming Resource™/ Learn-To-Swim/ Young Masters) something exciting and empowering for all swimmers, young and old. David has worked with children from infancy all the way up to their first swim meet as competitive swimmers. Seeing his students improve is what keeps him dedicated to the sport.

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BRADFORD WORRELL

Bradford Worrell

Born in Richmond, VA, Bradford learned basic survival swimming skills with his father in the city’s YMCA pools He and his two older brothers, Frederick and David, swam for the Richmond Racers Swim Team until 1994 when the Worrell family migrated to St. Lucia. While there, all three siblings competed for the National Swim Team. Bradford competed on a national level until July 2014. Over a twenty-year career, Bradford has taken part in various competitions, including the FINA World Championships and Commonwealth Games. His training in St. Lucia afforded Bradford the opportunity to work with experienced coaches from all over the world. Bradford is also Infant Swimming Resource Certified.

After graduating from Howard University in 2011, Bradford returned to St. Lucia to assist in the Worrell’s family-owned and operated swimming facility, The Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre, where he acted as the head coach for the Racers Swim Club and obtained a Level 2 FINA Coaching Certificate.

In most cases, the best swimmers are rarely the most ‘naturally gifted’ but rather those who are the most disciplined. Bradford’s believes that anyone has the potential to be an outstanding swimmer. His aim is to enable swimmers to realize their aims through hands-on, professional instruction.

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DARELL HUNGERFORD

Darell Hungerford

Darell Hungerford was born and raised in Clinton, MA, where he swam competitively for over 13 years with the Machine Aquatics and Elite Rays Swim Teams. He attended the DeMatha Catholic High School where he was selected as a ‘People to People’ Ambassador for Swimming. This presented an opportunity for Darell to compete for the USA in the Netherlands.

Darell went on to swim for Howard University on a full scholarship, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He specializes in breaststroke and sprint freestyle, and still holds one of the top 5 swim times in these events at Howard University. Darell achieved his coaching certificates through the American Red Cross and has been coaching for the past 3 years.
In short, Darell is no stranger to swimming and coaching, and we are extremely proud to have him as the newest addition to our team.

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DANIELLE JACKSON

Danielle Jackson

Danielle grew up in Seat Pleasant, MD, and has been swimming competitively since she was 12 years old. She swam for her club team, Curl Burke/Theresa Banks swim club, as well as her high school swimming team, Fairmont Heights High School in PG County, MD. Danielle is proud to have won both state and regional championships for the 100m breaststroke in 2011 and is also the PG County Champion for the 100m freestyle. Having swum for North Carolina A&T State University on a full scholarship, Danielle now holds the school record for the 100m breaststroke.

Danielle has recently graduated with a degree in Sports Science & Fitness Management with a minor in Psychology. During her fifth year, Danielle assisted her school coach with training the swimming team.

CREDENTIALS:

  • USA Swimming Coach

 

EMEKA BROOKS

Emeka Brooks

Emeka began swimming competitively for Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights, MD breaking 6 records in the 100 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, and 50 & 100 Freestyle. During Summer season, he swam with the Theresa Banks Tiger Sharks, the summer league division of NCAP-PG. While attending Howard University, Coach Emeka competed in the 50, 100, and 200 Freestyle events and 100 & 200 Butterfly events.

Aside from competitive swim, Emeka is also a certified Pool Operator, Lifeguard, and Swim Instructor.

CREDENTIALS:

  • USA Swimming Coach
  • Certified Pool Operator