Fabian Lopez - Head Instructor
Fabian started swimming at a young age and during his high school career he competed at Florida Regional & State Championships where he broke multiple school records. He also competed for Planet Swim at Senior Championship two years in a row. Throughout his swimming career his best strokes were Butterfly and Backstroke. Coach Fabian has been teaching at Planet Swim for the past 3 years and is now our Head Instructor. Fabian also studies at UNF where he is currently going into his senior year, he will be majoring in Exercise Science!
Kathryn Saurborn - Instructor
Kathryn Saurborn is a West Virginia native born in the city of Fairmont. Her swimming career began when she was about 8 years old for a club team named Fairmont Area Swim Team, FAST. She attended East Fairmont High School and became state champion in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. After high school, she went on to swim collegiately for Fairmont State University. During that time she earned Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmer of the Year. She became a 3X All-American in the 50 and 100 yard butterfly and a 2X Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 free. Once her senior year of college ended, she continue her swimming as a member of SwimMAC Team Elite in 2013-2014, where she got to train with Olympians Ryan Lochte and Cullen Jones. In 2018, she still continues her swimming career with Plant Swim Team of Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Coach Kathryn loves her Rottweiler named Shiloh and in her free time she likes to spend time with her friends and family. Kathryn has been a big help at Planet Swim where she teaches lessons as well as taking a position of Office Manager/Lesson Coordinator.
Lucas Pels - Instructor
Lucas was born and raised in Ponte Vedra Florida. He began his swimming career in 2015 as a sophomore in high school. Having no previous swimming background, Lucas had troubles becoming a good swimmer. Without the help of his coach Gus Calado, Lucas would not be the swimmer he is today. Lucas is now finishing off his senior year at Nease High School and will continue his swimming career at Chowan University in North Carolina! Coach Lucas aspires to study Business and is excited to begin his student-athlete journey. In his spare time Lucas enjoys going to the beach.
Ashley Alderson - Instructor
Ashley Alderson was born in England and first started to swim with her school when she moved to Australia in 2008. Ashley is currently a senior and captain of the Ponte Vedra High School swim team. She has been swimming with Planet Swim since she was 11 and is still a member of the Elite group. Ashley will continue her swimming career and education at Pace University in New York where she will study Psychology. Ashley loves the opportunity to be able to teach lessons because she loves working with children and being able to share her passion for swimming.
Kelli O'Brien - Instructor
Kelli has been swimming at Planet Swim since she was 12 years old. She swam on the Ponte Vedra High School swim team all four years of her high school career. Kelli has held a position at the Marsh Landing Summer League Swim Team for the past two summers.
Kelli will be attending Florida State University in the fall and will be majoring in either Business Management or Human Resources. Coach Kelli is excited to work with Planet Swim to help teach kids about swimming and water safety.
Raquel Scarpelli - Instructor
Elizabeth Garcia - Instructor
Isabelle Jacob - Instructor
Ally Padget - Instructor
Sarah Francis - Instructor