Children of the Sea
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10170 SW Nimbus Ave, Ste H7, Portland OR 97223 |
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Meet the Owners


Lynne, Owner

I am Lynne Zavrski, Owner of Children of the Sea. Let me share a little with you about my swim teaching credentials. I moved to Hawaii in 1975, where I was the first female lifeguard on the beach of Waikiki. I was proud to have broken ground for females to join the ranks. I made several life threatening rescues and received a citation from the major of Fasi.

I participated in triathlons, Century bike rides, and the Waikiki Rough Water Swim. I volunteered at Sea Life Park for eight years, where I helped train dolphins and sea lions. I also conducted the Education Department in lectures for school age children. I taught swimming at city and county pools from 1978 to 1981. In 1982, I started Keiki Kai (which means Children of the Sea in Hawaiian) where I taught private lessons from my home. It was there that I began to develop the individual-paced teaching philosophy of what is today's Children of the Sea Water Safe Program. I opened Children of the Sea in July 1996 in Portland, Oregon. I am an active member of the United States Swim Association. My staff and I would love to introduce your child to the joys of swimming and the security of water safety.

AJ, Owner/Director

My name is AJ and I am the Owner/Director here at Children of the Sea. I have been making splashes in the pool since the summer of 2005. I am originally from Massachusetts and moved to Portland after ... Read more


Hello! My name is Sarah I am a manager here at Children of the Sea. I recently celebrated my 12 year anniversary working here-- I started in February 2005! I was on a swim team for 10 years and ... Read more
Hey guys! My name is Abbie and I am the Pool Manager. I've been swimming ever since I can remember. I was on my high school swim teach and even life guarded for a while. I also enjoy seeing movies, spending time with my family, and cooking!
Hello! My name is Gina and I've been working at COTS for just over a year. Prior to this I was a preschool teacher for close to 14 years and have a strong business background. I have a son that recently graduated college and a daughter in high school. I love spending time with my husband and kids when the time allows. We enjoy hiking and camping and basically anything that takes us outdoors. I love working at COTS and really enjoy getting to know you and your kiddos!

Pool Staff


Front Desk Staff



Hi everyone! My name is Courtney and I have worked here at the Front Desk since Spring 2005. I ... Read more


Hey, I'm CC. I'm originally from Eugene but I have lived in Portland for about three years. I ... Read more