How It Began...

Dietmar Urrutia, Owner

Dietmar began his aquatic career at the age of thirteen as a junior lifeguard and swim instructor at creditable facilities in the La Canada and Pasadena area. After teaching and lifeguarding for six years, he became a vendor for a swimwear retailer where he traveled to different team locations and studied various coaching styles.  Dietmar then spent 2 years as a teacher assistant while working towards his teaching credentials.


When budget cuts struck the school district in which he was employed, Dietmar returned to teach private swimming lessons for the last 5 years. Dietmar quickly realized there was a high demand for swim instructors who would teach private lessons at the client's home. One recommendation led to another, and soon became overbooking and heavy rescheduling system to fit the demand that had presented itself.


Now banding together a handful of elite fellow instructors Dietmar leads the AquaDocs team as they storm La Crescenta, La Canada and Glendale areas every summer in order to promote swimming safety, athleticism, and aquatic enjoyment all in the comfort of your own home. Dietmar has over 20 years teaching and lifeguarding experience, is fluent in Spanish, and is available to teach children and adults of all ages ranging from 6 months of age to the elderly.