Jeff and Monica Noonan founded Noonan Family Swim School, Inc. in January of 2004. With their combined backgrounds in aquatics, teaching, human resources and management, establishing a swim school whose founding principles were rooted in an excellent curriculum, teaching to the individual needs of each child and treating every client as part of the Noonan Family was their way of giving back to the community
Jeff Noonan has over 25 years of experience in aquatics, including: competitive swimming, life guarding, coaching and teaching. Jeff's skill for teaching has extended beyond the pool to include over seven years of classroom teaching, where he worked with at-risk youth and special education students. His swim instruction experience began at the age of 15, when he received his Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certificate in Fremont, California. Over the years he has taught thousands of adults and children how to swim, working with all ability levels, from beginners through competitive swimmers. He coached masters swim groups as well as acting as Head Coach for six years, for a 160 person swim team. Today, Jeff ensures that the mission and philosophy of NFSS are upheld, through ongoing program and project development.
Monica Noonan brings over 13 years of experience in the fields of human resources, recruiting and management. She was instrumental in the start-up of two Silicon Valley companies and later acted as a national auditor for Robert Half International. Monica's success in the world of recruiting, management and human resources has allowed her to bring a unique approach and distinctive talents to Noonan Family Swim School. Her love of children has led her to create the Splash Babies program, NFSS's parent and me curriculum. Today, she uses her wealth of knowledge to develop and refine employee training, management and customer service, while bringing Noonan's fun, family environment to the local communities.
Celeste Raver-Luning, also known as the Other Noonan, joined Noonan Family Swim School in September 2004 and quickly became part of the Noonan Family. She has been involved in every aspect of NFSS, starting as a Swim Instructor, Deck Supervisor, Manager, Regional Manager and currently the COO of the company. Celeste has been involved in aquatics since her childhood as a: competitive swimmer, life guard, coach, and instructor. Her experience as a teacher and coach, combined with her degree in Philosophy, has allowed her to bring distinctive insight to curriculum development and employee management. She recently completed her M.B.A. at Pepperdine University's graduate campus in Irvine. Today, Celeste combines her swimming knowledge, philosophical approach and business knowledge to oversee all Noonan's operations and management process.