Meet the Aquatic Team 

The aquatic team includes Certified Lifeguards and/or Registered Kinesiologists who work with clients at pools across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Learn more about the team and their specializations here! 

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Paul Wechselberger

Certified Lifeguard

Paul is a lifeguard, First Aid Instructor, and Water Safety Instructor with numerous years of experience. He founded the Great North Aquatics program which is known for teaching Red Cross swimming lessons in backyards. Paul recently founded the Lifeguard Outreach Society (LGOS). The LGOS's mission is to run the Lifesaving Society's Swim to Survive Program in remote communities who do not have easy access to swimming instructors.  

Paul facilitated Swim to Survive in partnership with Enable Occupational Therapy in Richmond and Chilliwack in 2016 and 2017. 

Paul has facilitated courses in 40 rural BC communities and taught over 2500 participants essential drowning prevention skills. Paul has partnered extensively with BC First Nation communities including The Nisga’a Nation and the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council. Paul has also partnered with BC Hydro, Vancouver Park Board, and Right to Play.

Paul is excited to join the Enable Occupational Therapy team and work with teens and kids to teach them swimming, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding!

Fun Facts about Paul: He has a dog that looks like Dobby from Harry Potter. Paul enjoys fishing and being in nature. 

Degrees and certifications:

National Lifeguard Instructor (Co Teach Pending)
Water Safety Instructor
Lifesaving Instructor
First Aid Instructor
Pool Operator I (BCRFA)
Occupational First Aid 1 (Work Safe)

Paul is accepting new clients.

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Phillip Do

Certified Lifeguard

Phillip is a certified lifeguard, who is currently completing the last year of his Kinesiology degree. You'll find him at the community pool working with clients when he's not busy studying. 

Phillip enjoys keeping up with the NHL and NBA, trying out new restaurants, and staying fit by biking along the Richmond Dike. 

Degrees and certifications:
B.Kin - to be completed in 2018
Water Safety Instructor
National Lifeguard Pool Certified
National Llifeguard Waterpark Certified
Standard First Aid Training
First Aid Instructor
Life Saving Instructor

Phillip speaks beginner level French, Spanish, and German. 

Phillip is accepting new clients.