Get to know who we are…

Inspire Aquatics, LLC is a family-run award-winning business with 30+ years of aquatic experience! Our goal is to share our passion for aquatics to help educate, enhance, and encourage others by providing a wide range of aquatic services.

We currently hold the following certifications; Water Safety Instructor, Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, USA Certified Swim Coach and certified with the Developmental Disabilities Administration to work with those with developmental disabilities. Through our programs, we hope to inspire others toward enjoying aquatic-related activities for a lifetime. 





As the owner of Inspire Aquatics, Peggy has spent countless hours as a youth in and on the water, swimming competitively and enjoying boating activities with her family. In adulthood, she found herself drawn to working with children of all abilities. She has held positions in the special education field, coached youth sports (recreational and competitive), and has taught physical education. Her passion is teaching others about the benefits of swimming so that they may safely enjoy water activities for a lifetime to come. With her family's support, Inspire Aquatics’ mission is to connect to the community and beyond by offering swim lessons to people of all abilities.

As a testament to her dedication, in 2017, the County Council of Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland General Assembly awarded Peggy an Official Citation for her commitment to promote respect, create opportunities, and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and development disabilities.



Colleen started her swimming journey at the age of five swimming at the Naval Academy. She then swam US swimming for the Annapolis Swim Club and a variety of summer and winter teams. She swam varsity at Archbishop Spalding High School and during her senior year was captain for the team. She received a swimming scholarship to swim for and attend Radford University receiving a BA in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism with a concentration in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, and Tourism Management. Colleen completed a Masters in Early Childhood Education I Curriculum and Instruction. Over the years she has coached swimming at the club and recreation level and loves being able to share her knowledge and passion for aquatics with others. 


Spending her life in and around the water, Shannon swam competitively for 12 years and developed fond memories of that experience. She is a water safety and swimming skills program instructor for a public school system in Maryland. The program is a three day class designed for the 5th grader to learn how to be water savy in and around the water. During the summer months she teaches swim lessons and manages a large aquatic facility. Shannon strives to instill her knowledge and skill of water safety and the ability to swim to all whom she teaches.


Dianna is a proud mother of four, grandmother of nine, and great grandmother of three and feels like she has been teaching swimming all her life! She began assisting and teaching Red Cross lessons at the age of 14, becoming a lifeguard at 16. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and taught for 20 years, 15 of which were Pre-K. When she retired from classroom teaching in 2012, she combined her love of swimming and children. She began teaching all ages and coaching two swim teams at Anne Arundel Olympic Swim Center.  Dianna is excited to share her love for the water with your children!


Mary started swimming at a very young age as an age group swimmer training at a very elite program in southern California. This intense program taught her the values of being a hard worker and how to become become a confident swimmer. As an adult and raising children of her own she found herself not as connected to the aquatic world as she wanted to be. Recently, Mary found her place on the pool deck coaching and back in the water teaching lessons. She forgot how good the water makes you feel and enjoys passing on her knowledge to others!


Helena retired from working in the special education field after 30 years. She has a 50 year old brother who has a developmental disability who has taught her patience, kindness, and a work hard attitude. Helena currently works at two waterfront camps as a lifeguard assisting in teaching water safety programs and lessons for the community. Seeing the progress in other while learning how to swim gives her great pleasure!


She began swimming at an early age and was on swim teams through high school. Her summers were spent lifeguarding at pools around Washington, DC., with one summer teaching sailing as a summer counselor at YMCA Camp Tockwogh on the Chesapeake Bay. After swimming recreationally for many years, participating in two sprint triathlons and then moving to Kent Island, she decided to take a Water Safety Instructors (WSI) class so she could teach swimming. Currently she has her WSI, Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard certificates. She also advocates for special education accommodations and services in public schools and has educational and leadership training. Torrey loves teaching children and adults skills they will use for the rest of their lives - and that could someday save their life.


Ryan started his swimming journey in middle school where he swam competitively. From there he was a three time state participant in both swimming and diving. Ryans love for swimming lead him to become a United States Navy Rescue Swimmer.  Through his expertise in open water safety, training, and recovery,

Ryan brings an out-of-the-box approach to educating others about aquatics.  


Stephanie was a competitive swimmer throughout high school and swam for two years at UMBC.  She continued with her love of the sport by coaching with a local, year round swim team for 8 years.  During this time, she coached swimmers that broke Maryland State records, had numerous swimmers qualify for the Maryland State swim meet, Sectionals, and the National Championship Swimming Assocation (NCSAs) Age-Group meet, as well as helped the team finish 3rd at a Maryland State swim meet.  She is also a level 3 ASCA coach.  

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