Meet the Team:
Brian Hanratty - Director & Founder
Leadership & lifesaving have been a part of Brian's life since youth. A 2013 recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Award, Brian is also the President and Administrative Officer of the University of Toronto's First Aid Society.
In addition to his instructing activities in aquatics, Brian is a Boating Instructor. During his spare time, Brian loves to swim, run, and explore the outdoors. He received his Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award in 2015.
Tim Park - Head Instructor | Regional Manager
Teaching has been a passion of Tim's for a long time. Being a Lifeguard & Aquatic Supervisor for almost a decade, Tim teaches Swimming, First Aid, and Lifeguarding.
Tim graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Environmental Chemistry after initially studying Mechanical Engineering.
Some of his hobbies include riding motorcycles, camping, and cooking. Tim is also interested in photography.
Pedram Ghafoori - Head Instructor | Regional Manager
As an Instructor Trainer, Pedram brings years of experience and knowledge to all the courses that he teaches.
With a degree in Kinesiology, a background in swimming, and a passion for teaching he is able to break down the material of any course in a way that is easy for everyone to understand and remember.
Aside from teaching, some of Pedram’s hobbies include, taking walks with his dog, star gazing, cooking, and working out.