Todd Rozelle began teaching swim at a local swim school in 2010 for 3 years while he was attending Dallas Baptist University. After he obtained his Bachelors degree in Business Management he went on to pursue a career in Industrial Sales. However, Todd’s passion for teaching kids to swim did not fade. Todd taught a handful of students during the summer at their homes for several years before realizing he had a special niche. His business doubled year after year just from word of mouth from parents. Fast Fins was created in 2018 and strives to be the best Private Swim Lesson provider in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Todd resides in McKinney, TX, has a brother named Tyler who serves in the US Army, and enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, golfing, country dancing, and traveling in his spare time.
Cassie has been working with children, ages 2mo - 18 years for over a decade. She first began teaching swim lessons at a formal swim school in the summer of 2012 and quickly fell in love. Within 4 months, she took on roles working with children as young as 2 months and became a manager overseeing curriculum implementation, training new teachers, and parent/student/teacher relationships and communications. Her high energy, enthusiasm, and animated style make her a vibrant teacher who instantly connects with students. Cassie continued working in these swim environments until 2016. In the summer of 2018, Summers joined Fast Fins having a niche for working with children in the water, especially under the age of 6. Cassie also holds a degree in Dance and teaches ballet and contemporary at dance studios through out the metroplex to ages 4-18. She is a registered yoga teacher, holding her RYT200 and teaches Ashtanga and Power Flow classes in East Dallas. When Cassie isn't busy teaching, she's attending shows and traveling to music festivals, taking classes herself (dance or yoga), or snuggled up with a book and her 2 cats.
Sara Plotkin was born and raised in Dallas. She is currently a student at Indiana University in Bloomington for the past 4 years, Go Hoosiers! Sara will be graduating from IU in May 2020 with her degree in Early Childhood Education. Her experience in Indiana has been amazing, but Texas will always be home for her. Teaching swim lessons with Fast Fins has allowed Sara to participate in her favorite summertime activity and combine that with her passion for teaching. She loves getting to develop relationships with children and their families and watch their confidence and skills grow tremendously with lessons. In Sara's free time you can find her playing with her golden retriever Sadie, spending time with friends and family, or reading a good book.
Kristin was born and raised in Texas and is the oldest of 3. She began working with children at her church's childcare center where she learned valuable skills to teach children.
In 2011, she started working at a local swim school for 3 years where she quickly fell in love with teaching kids to swim. In 2013, Kristin moved to Missouri to pursue other career and personal choices but moved back to Texas in 2020. Kristin came on board with Fast Fins summer of 2020, and we are so happy to have her! In her spare time, she enjoys being with her friends, family, and dog, as well as watching sports. She also has a passion for photography which she utilizes when Storm Chasing! Kristin has a highly energetic and bubbly personality that connects well with children of all ages!
Catherine was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She started competitive swimming at the age of 6 and moved to Texas when she was recruited to swim for Texas Christian University as a butterfly and mid-distance freestyle swimmer. Catherine began teaching swim lessons in high school for underprivileged inner-city children, continued to teach during college for kids of all ages and recently joined Fast Fins. Catherine’s years of competitive swimming, passion for the sport and love for children help her to be a great swim instructor. She graduated TCU in 2019 and is currently working at a doctors office in Dallas as she prepares to apply to PA school this year. In her free time, Catherine enjoys traveling, taking medical mission trips, and spending time with her friends and family.
Zoë grew up in the Dallas metroplex where she was an active member of the Frisco Aquatics competitive swim team for 2 years. Her favorite swim stroke is breaststroke! She went to UT Austin to get her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences and Psychology. During the weekdays she works as a board registered behavior therapist, and will begin her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at UNT in the fall! Her favorite things include anything Disney, tending to her plants, hanging out with her kitty “KitKat”, doing her nails, and making/eating sushi!
Matt was born and spent most of his life in Northern California. He started his first summer swimming competitively at the age of 5. Over the years, his love for the sport grew as he swam through high school and eventually at TCU. There, Matt swam butterfly and pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started teaching private swim lessons during high school and summers between years at TCU. Matt loves working with kids of all ages refine their stroke and feel confident in the water. In his time away from the pool, Matt loves to travel, hike, and learn new recipes
Cindy is a recently retired school teacher of 32 years. She attended Texas A&M, graduated from UNT and earned her Masters Degree from Lamar University. Her passion is helping others. Cindy has been married to her husband, Mike, for 40 years. They have two grown sons, one of which was a swim instructor during high school and college, and a sweet daughter-in-law, whom Cindy taught in the 6th grade. She is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her 1st grandbaby at the end of July. Cindy loves to be busy! When she is not working behind the scenes for Fast Fins, she has her own floral design business, is very active in her church, loves being outside-swimming, biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, gardening, and playing with her two dogs: Jewels and Koda. Family is her love and priority.