/ Tustin, CA

Meet the Tustin General Manager: Danae Marquez

While our Big Blue swim instructors make swim lessons so special for your kids, it's the managers who keep our swim school operations running smoothly day-to-day. Danae Marquez is the General Manager at Big Blue Swim School Tustin. In this interview, Danae shares her background and gives insight into what it's like to work at Big Blue Swim School. We encourage you to give it a read and say hi to Danae when Big Blue Tustin opens!

Tustin General Manager

What is your background?

I grew up in Fresno, California and I attended San Jose State University for my bachelor's degree, and then I attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County for my master's degree.  I have been blessed with a ton of familial support along with mentors who have paved the way for the person I strive to be every day. I was a Division One women’s basketball athlete for the last 5 years before joining the Big Blue team.

Why are you passionate about Big Blue Swim School?

I am passionate about Big Blue because the relationships we build and the impact we create with the kids, families, staff, and community go so much further than just swimming. To be a part of something bigger than yourself is what life’s all about and I am just thankful I get to do it here with Big Blue!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love working out, trying new foods, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Where would you visit, anywhere in the world, if it was free?

Santorini, Greece

What is your favorite season of the year? 


Describe yourself in 3 words:   

Kind, Compassionate, & Loyal

What do you love about Big Blue?

I love the Big Blue values we strive to represent day in and day out, the atmosphere and energy at any location I have been in or worked at, and most importantly – the team! The people apart of Big Blue all have the same vision and goals making it a positive environment to work and collaborate with fellow peers as well. The investment Big Blue has in all staff, families, and kids is what makes them different. We are truly invested in seeing these kids unlock their full potential in the water.