Born and raised in Los Angeles CA, Cheryl loves the water and has been a life-long swimmer for fun and fitness. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz and working for the US Navy in administration, she began teaching swimming in 2007. She has been a certified Water Safety Instructor for the YMCA and Red Cross and has taught lessons for children and adults in Fort Worth. She also volunteers for the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition. She loves teaching and is inspired by her students perseverance in overcoming their fears and learning to swim as adults. Cheryl has been with the JMSS team since 2010 when she became a certified adult fear of water instructor.