About Us

“We envision Blended Aquatics® growing into a community where individuals and families feel safe and confident being involved with water-based activities and environments. Our hope is that those who feel scared, isolated or have unsafe water practices gain basic swimming skills that allows them to be part of the community, swim team or Olympics.”

– Brea Merhar Co-Founder / CEO


Brea has a MA in Special Education and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has combined her interests of behavior analysis and swimming. She grew up involved in water activities and has experience as a swim instructor. Brea has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2013 working in a variety of settings and roles. The majority of her history includes working with children and grade schoolers with autism, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, ADHD and general behavioral challenges. She saw the need for adaptive swim lessons and was able to modify her swim lessons and instruction to better meet the needs of her clientele. She is dedicated to creating and implementing quality services around water safety, basic swim skills and drowning prevention coaching for individuals and families who need an innovative approach. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, eating a wide variety of foods, socializing with friends/family, and listening to podcasts.


As the Chief Operating Officer, Bill is the “Jack-of-all-Trades” within Blended Aquatics. Drawing from a rich background in Art/Design he is responsible for most of the daily behind the scenes tasks that keeps the business flowing. When he's not busy with his Operational duties at Blended Aquatics he spends time with his other interests in technology, cooking, health & fitness, and the outdoors. He also holds a health coaching certification through the Primal Health Coach Institute.