Lori Weber, Founder and Operator of Lori's H2O Skills, has been a certified Water Safety Instructor since 1989, Certified Pool and Spa Operator since 1996, along with Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and AED certifications. She is a graduate of Milford High School and swam competitively at the University of Kentucky in 1992-93, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education/Recreation Fitness with emphasis in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. She was also the Aquatics Director at M.A.C. for 4 years, Kids First Sports Center for 6 years, and for various YMCAs. She coached competitive swimming for various YMCA and USS swim teams. In 2007, Lori travelled to Brisbane, Australia, where she studied swimming under one of the leading swim schools in the nation, Aquatic Achievers. Lori conducts lessons at Beechmont Racquet and Fitness Club, where she plans to continue teaching advanced, swim team level children and families from Anderson Township. In June 2013, Lori lost her father, Loren “Pete” Wilson, to lung cancer. Pete was a well- known educator in Southeastern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. He saw Lori’s gift and gave her the courage to go forth and the determination to succeed.
Meet our loving, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team.
Lydia is an amazing swim teacher and water aerobics instructor at Lori's H2O Skills. She grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Denison University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Modern Dance where she received her Water Safety Instructor, 7-12th grade teaching cert, CPR, and first aid certifications. Lydia taught at Longwood University for 3 and 1/2 years in the 1980s. In, 2002 she renewed her teaching certificate with EMT basic training. Lydia is a certified Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and AED. She has been teaching all levels of swimming since 1980. She has had experience teaching infants to adults and persons with special needs. Lydia is married and has two wonderful sons and one beautiful granddaughter. She has enjoyed teaching lessons since her college days and truly believes swimming provides lifetime benefits to all.
Meda is one of our Front Desk Receptionists who grew up in Milford as she attended St. Andrew's Catholic School and graduated from Milford High School in 1967. She started her career in the insurance industry in Cincinnati and after she moved to Venice, FL., she continued her career in insurance specializing in corporate/consumer property, casualty, disaster, and personal life insurance. After 40 years of a successful career, she finally retired in 2013 and moved back to Milford to be closer to old friends and family (3 daughters and 5 grandchildren). Meda is enjoying her retirement, reacquainting with old friends and getting more involved in the community. She is CPR/First Aid/AED certified and is ready to welcome all of our guests to Lori's H2O Skills.
Taylor Rouse has taught with Lori’s H2O Skills for nearly two years. She graduated summa cum laude from Milford High School in spring of 2017, and is currently pursuing a Neuroscience degree from The Ohio State University. Taylor is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and AED certified and has worked previously as a lifeguard and summer camp counselor at YMCA Camp Ernst, M.E. Lyons YMCA, and is currently a SwimSafe lifeguard. She has always been active, playing soccer her whole life and running track in high school, and has always loved working with kids. She looks forward to having the opportunity to teach kids the love for swimming she always had growing up!
Hi my name is Madison and I am a 16 year old junior at Milford High School. I am a cheerleader and have been a competitive swimmer since the age of 8, until recently because I had to quit due to injury. I am so excited to still be able to be in the water and teach children one of my passions. I love having the opportunity to work with children of all ages and hope to continue my school career and get a degree in elementary education to teach grades kindergarten through third. I am so happy to be on Lori's team and pursue my passion of teaching kids!
My name is Sean Prastine and I am 18 years old. I am currently attending the University of Cincinnati for my senior year of high school, and plan on continuing my educational career there. I played high school soccer at Milford for two years before attending UC, and I now enjoy staying in shape as a new hobby. Over the past summer, I gained experience working as a lifeguard at Kings Island, and I am excited to now be apart of Lori’s H2O Skills. I currently teach lessons and lifeguard birthday parties. I enjoy working with kids and look forward to developing your kids' abilities and confidence in the water.