Swim School

About Us

Swim School is designed to provide quality swim instruction to all levels of swimmers for all ages. All courses are American Red Cross certified.

Co-Directors

Rhonda Sanderson

Rhonda Brewington

  • 13 years as UNCP Swim School Instructor
  • American Red Cross Instructor Trainer in Lifeguarding, Water Safety, CPR and First Aid
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education- UNC Pembroke
  • Masters of Arts in Exercise Science-UNC Pembroke
  • Adjunct Professor UNCP
  • Health/PE Dance Teacher Hoke County Schools

P.J. Smith

PJ Smith

  • 33 years as UNCP Swim School Instructor
  • Over 50 years of experience in Aquatics
  • American Red Cross Instructor Trainer in Lifeguarding, Water Safety, CPR and First Aid
  • BS Econmics NC STATE University
  • MAT UNC Chapel Hill
  • Adjunct Professor UNCP and former Wrestling Coach

Swim School Instructors

David Blank

David Blank

  • 6th year as UNCP  Swim School Instructor
  • Lifeguarding, Water Safety, CPR, and First Aid  Instructor
  • UNCP certified Swimming Instructor
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education –University of Arizona
  • Masters of Arts in Physical Education-UNC Pembroke
  • Master in School Administration-UNC Pembroke
  • Adjunct Professor UNCP
  • Health/PE Teacher Robeson County Schools

Jenna Davisson

Jenna Davisson

  • 3rd year as UNCP Swim School Instructor
  • Lifeguarding, Water Safety, CPR, and First Aid Instructor
  • UNCP certified Swim Instructor
  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Bachelors of Business Administration at Texas Lutheran
  • Masters in Sports Administration UNC Pembroke

Nicky Barnes

Nicky Barnes

  • 4th year Swim School Instructor
  • Certified Pool Operator
  •  American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, Water Safety Instructor
  • UNCP certified Swim  Instructor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education

Harleigh Brewington

Harleigh Brewington

  • 3rd year instructor
  • American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor
  • UNCP certified Swim Instructor

Joey Buonoconti

Joey Bouniconti

  • 5th year as UNCP Swim School Instructor
  • American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor
  • UNCP certified Swim Instructor
  • Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice

Joey Farnsworth