Nicole Petrelli
Instructor & lifeguard (Oakville & Burlington)

Nicole is starting her second year with the SunBright team! She just finished her first year of university at Queens University for Human Kinetics, hoping to one day become a Occupational Therapist. She loves swimming, and can’t wait to share her love of swimming with her students. Nicole spent basically her whole life in the water; she was constantly swimming in her backyard pool at any chance she could, and then advanced on to swimming competitively for 7 years after. This has helped her become a certified Lifesaving Society Instructor and Lifeguard. Nicole has worked for the Town of Oakville and The Swim Academy as a lifeguard and instructor since 2016. She is looking forward to this summer and watching the progression of each of her students during the summer!


Nickname – Nikki

Favourite Summer Activity – Horseback Riding or going on fun excursions

Favourite Holiday – Christmas, because it’s so much fun decorating the Christmas tree and everyone is so jolly

If I Were Famous For Something, It Would Be – Food eating competition

Favourite Subject in High School – Health Care: I find it very interesting, and it helps with my first aid skills

Top Item on my Bucket List – Travel around Europe

If I Were an Animal, I Would Be – A bulldog

If I Could Have One Superpower It Would It Be – Talking to my pets

My Dream Job Growing Up – A rockstar

What I Miss About Being A Kid – Playing with my friends during recess

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