Patricia Isakowitz has been a member of the swim club for over 20 years and says the swim club has been, and still is, an essential part of her family’s summers. Her husband, Tomas, served on the board for many years. They raised their three children at the pool and all three of them became lifeguards. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for the past ten years. Prior to that, she worked for CHOP and HUP.  She wants to make sure we stay connected with the sense of community and diversity that gave birth to this club, at the same time as we bring in new and innovative ideas.


Guina Hammond, a West Philadelphia native, is a horticulturalist, yoga teacher, holistic health instructor; scuba diver; avid garden photographer; storyteller and swimmer.

Guina has been swimming at the UC Swim Club for twenty-four years and members of her extended family were the two-hundred and ninety-ninth family to join the club. Guina knows the importance of having the swim club in the community and values its existence.


Nancy Drye, special assistant to the Board, served on the UCSC board and in various offices (Vice President, President, Secretary) during UCSC’s critical rebuilding period from 2004 to 2010. She has served on several other civic, advocacy, and cultural boards, and also been staff to boards in her professional life as a fundraiser. In addition to her administrative duties with UCSC, she is a free-lance grant-writer and development consultant. She’s been keeping cool at the Club since 1993.