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About Our Team

  • Trained in Infant & Child Aquatics 2009

  • Red Cross 1st Aid & CPR Certified

  • U.S.S.S.A. Member (United States Swim School Association)

  • Infant, Toddler & Child Instruction Certifications

  • Educational Background in Child Development & Kineseology


Instructor Tanya

Chief Operating Officer

Tanya Smith is from San Diego and has been working with infants and children virtually her whole life. By the age of 3 she was helping her mom run a daycare out of their home. While attending Helix High School her elective curriculum consisted of Aquatics & Child development. She is began working in Aquatics in 2015. Tanya's passion for life is reflected in her work & every time she applies herself she brings her talents to LIFE!!


Instructor Marqui

Master Instructor Trainer

Marqui Smith is the CEO & founder of Pact Mentality born and raised in San Diego with a passion and talent for teaching! Marqui began teaching  aquatics in 2009 and has become well known and respected throughout the Industry as well as his local Communities. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his Wife Instructor Tanya, his  daughter Aaliyah, & son Andrew and Black Lab Nala.


David Rubinson

Senior Marketing Manager

David joined the team in 2016. With a M.B.A. from SDSU in Marketing Dave has assisted in transforming the image of Pact Mentality into the family friendly, driven company you see before you today. In his leisure time David travels the world.


Dave Newberry

Regulatory Affairs Director

Dave joined the team in 2016. As the face of our internal affairs, Dave coordinates and organizes all events and regulates all things legal. Dave is an avid surfer in his free time.

                        Our Team is fundamentally dedicated to premier service in making aquatic safety our #1 priority. 

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