Nina (Natina) Gibbs
Founder, Instructor, and Trainer

Nina comes from a big swimming family with deep entrepreneurial roots. She started swimming competitively at 4, and at 16 left for the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, where she continued swimming and was recognized with the All American and Student Athlete awards. Carrying forward the family tradition of teaching swimming, Nina began teaching private lessons on her own as a teenager. She later coached beginning age group swimmers for the Redding Swim Team and California Capital Aquatics in Sacramento, CA. After obtaining her master’s degree from the School of Global Policy & Strategy at UC San Diego, she co-founded a developmental swim team program at the Toby Wells YMCA in San Diego. Following her return to Redding, she served as a lead swim instructor for the area’s top swim teaching program.

Nina has over 15 years of experience doing business, both in corporate positions at Fortune 500 firms and as Founder and Managing Director at Savi Global. Nina specializes in guiding entrepreneurs and business owners through the process of planning, starting, and expanding their business visions.

Nina is a natural connector. She is committed to collaborating with community and industry partners to create economic opportunity, foster international exchange, and empower teachers and parents through swimming.


    • Program Growth
    • Training and Curriculum
    • Rural Programs
    • Grants
    • Parent & Me Instruction
    • Global Outreach