Devyn Thorne
Instructor & Lifeguard (South Mississauga)

Devyn is excited to be joining the SunBright team this year! He will be starting his bachelors at U of T in the fall studying criminology as he hopes to one day become a lawyer. He has been working as a lifeguard and swim instructor since 2015 for the City of Mississauga. Devyn’s in-depth knowledge of swimming helped him to become certified as a Lifesaving Society Coach, which he used to expand his experience into becoming a Pool Deck Coordinator. On his high school swim team, he has been a regional level athlete for 4 consecutive years, achieved provincial level times, and has won the MVP for 2 years in a row. Devyn is a studious athlete with a passion for teaching people of all ages to swim, and he looks forward to helping his community through SunBright Aquatics.


Nickname – Thorne

Favourite Summer Activity – Biking or swimming

Favourite Holiday – Halloween, it’s fun seeing all the effort people put into making costumes.  

If I Were Famous For Something, It Would Be –Song writing or stand-up comedy

Favourite Subject in High School – English

Top Item on my Bucket List – Skydive over Germany

If I Were an Animal, I Would Be – Shark, I like to think I’m always moving forward and staying strong

If I Could Have One Superpower It Would It Be – Ability to freeze time so I can finish all my work

My Dream Job Growing Up – I wanted to be an archeologist like Indiana Jones

What I Miss About Being A Kid – Always having my food made for me

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