Kristina Garcia, Aquatics Leader
Kristina Garcia, our new Aquatics Leader at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, has worked with the YMCA of the Foothills for the past five years starting as a lifeguard. Since then she has taken on many roles including, head lifeguard, Masters Swim Team Coach, Swim instructor and Water Fitness Coordinator. She also teaches CPR, Basic Life Support and Lifeguard instructor at our YMCA. Kristina holds a bachelors and a masters in Public Health, obtaining both of these degrees from California State University Northridge. Prior to joining the Y, Kristina was a health teacher for 12 years and also coached the high school water polo and swim teams.
Kristina will be focusing heavily on the relaunch of our Dragon Swim team and improving the safety of our pool. Her first day in her new role was September 1st. With Kristina’s leadership, dedication and passion for the YMCA, she will be able to take the YMCA aquatics program to new heights by improve the quality of our program, increase safety, ensure all of our swim instructors and lifeguards are properly trained and certified, and relaunching our Dragon’s Swim Team.
P’Jae Compton, Sports Leader
P’Jae Compton, our new Sports Leader at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, comes to us from the Gardena-Carson Family YMCA where he has worked the previous three years. P’Jae started his Y career as a membership service representative. Due to his customer service and can do attitude, he was promoted to Program Coordinator of Sports and Camp in 2018. Under his leadership he grew Basketball from 100 to 180 kids per season. He also established an Itty Bitty (3-5 year olds) sports program that averaged 30 kids per session. P’Jae also started an Adult Basketball league that has 6 teams per season. P’Jae also proved his leadership with their Day Camp program, taking the lead and being the Camp Director for their 2018 Winter Day Camp. P’Jae’s first was on Monday, August 26th. P’Jae will be focusing on expanding our program offerings, increase our volunteer involvement and improve program quality.