Olivia Gurgul
Instructor & Lifeguard (South Mississauga)

Olivia is a student at the University of Ottawa going into her second year of studies in International Management. She has been working with kids for 4 years now through summer camps and swimming lessons and she has loved every second of it. Being a camp counsellor, lifeguard and swim instructor over the years has brought her so much joy by having the opportunity to work with amazing kids of all ages and have a positive impact on their lives. The thing she enjoys the most about working with kids is their optimism and laughs while they work together to have a great time and learn something new. This summer, she is excited to work with SunBright because of their genuine care and love for swimming, teaching and kids as well as their professionalism and organization as a company. She is looking forward to this upcoming summer!


Nickname – Smarties (from summer camp)

Favourite Summer Activity – Sailing

Favourite Holiday – Christmas, because everyone comes together to celebrate happiness & family

If I Were Famous For Something, It Would Be –Famous guitar player

Favourite Subject in High School – Law 

Top Item on my Bucket List – Skydiving

If I Were an Animal, I Would Be –Dolphin, because it represents joy, kindness, strength and co-operation

If I Could Have One Superpower It Would It Be – Time control

My Dream Job Growing Up – Veterinarian

What I Miss About Being A Kid – Having lots of fun with no stress

The kids absolutely loved Samantha as an instructor and I did too – she was always prompt and accommodating for any minor changes that needed to be made. She was really great with the kids as well, catering seamlessly to their different swim levels and the fun games she had for them to play.

- S. Vidmar

My kids had a fantastic time learning to swim with Jordan. He was reliable, he showed up on time and ready to go for all the lessons. He was great with all three kids and made the lessons a lot of fun for them. Even now, in November, they are still talking about their lessons with him.

- M. Ford

All of my children have excelled in the individual services that Caitlin Howell offers for swimming lessons. The convenience of having lessons in our own backyard coupled with Caitlin’s competent and capable staff has ensured an accelerated completion of the swimming tiers.

- D. Parsons

I just wanted to let you know as well that Samantha was great. The kids really enjoyed her and she was very accommodating when I had to move around some of the lesson dates.

- K. Waschkowski