Who are we?  Our staff is a beautifully fun mixture of land and aquatic professionals including:  Teachers, Recreation Therapists, Aquatic Therapists, Lifeguards and overall swim enthusiests.  For more information on each of these types of programs, please contact Nicole M. Scherbarth, CTRS/ATRIC, owner of RAW Therapy, LLC and director of S3 Aquatics Program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nicole Scherbarth

Program Creator and Director

+MerMamas & Minis Aquafit Instructor

+Sports Teams AquaTrainer

+Aquatic Therapist

 Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry Certified, American Red Cross Lifeguard, Swim Teacher (ARC trained), Certified Aquatot by AQX, Aquastretch  provider, Ai Chi Certified, Chronic Pain in Aquatics Certified

 

Joan Stauffer
Program Manager, MerKids Clinic Coach, Aquatic Therapist

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry Certified, American Red Cross Lifeguard, Swim Teacher, Adapted Kayak Instructor

 

Nicole (Nikki) Delia
Curriculum Advisor , 
Lead Montessori Group Swim Teacher

Ms. Nikki graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She swam competitively year around from ages 5-18. In high school Nikki enjoyed teaching lessons for Rochester Community Education and Rochester Hills Tennis and Swim Club.

 

Isaiah Cassell Mahr
Assistant Teacher / Lifeguard

Isaiah is a junior at Royal Oak High School.  He is a student-athlete playing basketball and discus thrower for the Ravens. 

 

Charlie Garbowski
Assistant Teacher / Lifeguard

Charlie is a junior at Royal Oak High School.  He is a 3 sport athlete and plays football, basketball and baseball for the Ravens.  Charlie started out at a non-swimmer in 2016 and quickly progressed through the Montessori swim levels in two seasons