Growing up in Los Angeles, Lauren spent her summers on the beach, later becoming an ocean lifeguard for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. She has been teaching swim lessons since 2006. Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor where she was a member of the varsity women’s water polo team. Lauren specializes in open water swimming and distance races. Her pool workouts are designed to help swimmers build endurance, speed and confidence to make the transition to open water swimming as seamless as possible. When she’s not working with clients, Lauren likes to compete in open water distance races and triathlons.