Aquatics Instructors

Brittany McIntosh
Aquatics Director

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
About me: I’ve been a swimmer my whole life – My Mom likes to joke that her pre-natal water aerobics made me the swimmer I am today! I swam competitively for 10 years, and have been teaching for 11 years. I started working at BAC teaching and lifeguarding in 2014, and in 2016 I took on the role of Aquatics Director. I love all of the ways this position allows me to interact with students, parents, members and other instructors! There’s truly something magical about helping someone learn this important life skill. When I am not in the pool, you can find me in other departments at BAC, helping out in membership and front desk, as well as putting together our monthly newsletter. In my spare time, I can be found writing about and analyzing film, catching up over coffee with friends, or exploring all of the splendor that the northwest has to offer.   

Dakota Bernsten
Aquatics Instructor

Favorite stroke: Backstroke
About me: I have been swimming for twelve years, competitively for six. I’m seeking a degree at Western Washington University, where I am studying communications and journalism. I love to write, read, and play music, I’ve played the French horn for eight years!

Emily Chesterfield
Aquatics Instructor

Favorite stroke: It’s a tie between Backstroke and Butterfly
About me: I love the water. I did swim team growing up and am also a scuba diver! I enjoy heading to the beach when I’m not working. There’s nothing more beautiful than a Northwest sunset! I recently graduated with a degree in Anthropology from Western Washington University.

Emma Reichmuth
Aquatics Instructor
Michelle Martinson
Aquatics Instructor
Shea Davis
Aquatics Instructor

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly
About me: I am studying pre-med at Western Washington University, with the goal of becoming a fetal surgeon. Before coming to BAC, I taught swim lessons for several years in my hometown, and found that I enjoy it a lot! Here’s a fun fact for you: I am the middle child of seven.

Victoria Welch
Aquatics Instructor

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle
About me: Prior to joining the team at BAC, I lifeguarded and taught swim lessons at home in Palouse, Washington for five years. Before that, I swam competitively! I moved up to Bellingham for school, but now I’m taking a year off. I love exploring Bellingham and finding the best restaurants to eat at.