A 1991 graduate of Tempe High School in Arizona, Kevin Scott Smith was a four-time AZ State Champion and record holder in Swimming for the Tempe High Buffaloes. Kevin is a 12 time US Senior National Qualifier, ranked Top 100 in both the United States and World in the 200 and 400 Individual Medley in 1991 and qualified for and participated in the 1992 United States Olympic Trials. An Individual Medley specialist, this unique experience has led Kevin to become a true expert in all four competitive strokes. After high school, Kevin attended Northern Arizona University where he continued to swim and where he earned All-Conference honors in the 200 and 400 Individual Medleys, and 200 Butterfly including the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Male Swimmer of the Year in 1995.
After graduation from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Kevin moved to California to work as an Ocean Lifeguard for California State Parks at Silver Strand State Beach. Since 1999, and continuing today, he has been working as an Ocean Lifeguard Supervisor and Lifeguard Instructor in Ocean and Marine Safety.
After completing language studies in Mexico and France, Kevin completed his Master in Cross-Cultural Education in 2005 and has been serving as the Department Chair of Social Sciences, teaching History and coaching both the Swimming and Water Polo teams at Marian Catholic and Mater Dei Catholic High School since 2001. As a World History and Foreign Language specialist, Kevin completed his Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification in 2012 and has been teaching English Language Learners in a classroom environment and in the sport of competitive swimming. His expertise has benefitted children of all ages in swimming, aquatic safety and education for over 20 years.
Now Kevin, together with his personally trained staff, is combining his two passions of Swimming and Education, building Blue Water Swim School into the premiere provider of Aquatic Safety, Recreation and Competitive Swimming in the San Diego Area.
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