Our Coaches

At BeachSports we understand that our program is only as good as the people running it, which is why we are constantly seeking out responsible, fun and energetic individuals to join our team. All of our coaches have a passion for the beach/ocean and are excited to share their knowledge and skills with our campers. Each coach is required to pass a background check, meet for an in-person interview, attend our training days and maintain CPR and First-Aid certifications. We pride ourselves on the quality of our coaches and we’re confident you’ll understand why after your first BeachSports experience!

Kenny Harrison

Director of Operations – Manhattan Beach

Kenny has been a BeachSports staff member since 1997. Affter graduating from Mira Costa High School, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Californa – where he competed on the USC Surf Team – and completed his K-12 CA teaching credential for music at Cal State Dominguez Hills. In addition to creating award-winning music programs at Rolling Hills Country Day, Hermosa Valley, American Martys, Miraleste Intermediate, and Turning Point schools, Kenny also co-owned and operated the Young Musicians Performance Academy – the premier school of jazz in the South Bay – for over a decade. He currently instructs over 450 music students at View and Valley Schools as HBCSD’s new music teacher! Kenny loves working at BeachSports in the summers, and his favorite BeachSports activity is surfing with new and returning campers. When he’s not at the beach, you are likely to find him at music venues in and around the South Bay playing his trumpet with funk, rock, and reggae bands!

Jennifer Partenheimer

Director of Operations – Redondo Beach

Kenny has been a BeachSports staff member since 1997. Affter graduating from Mira Costa High School, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Californa – where he competed on the USC Surf Team – and completed his K-12 CA teaching credential for music at Cal State Dominguez Hills. In addition to creating award-winning music programs at Rolling Hills Country Day, Hermosa Valley, American Martys, Miraleste Intermediate, and Turning Point schools, Kenny also co-owned and operated the Young Musicians Performance Academy – the premier school of jazz in the South Bay – for over a decade. He currently instructs over 450 music students at View and Valley Schools as HBCSD’s new music teacher! Kenny loves working at BeachSports in the summers, and his favorite BeachSports activity is surfing with new and returning campers. When he’s not at the beach, you are likely to find him at music venues in and around the South Bay playing his trumpet with funk, rock, and reggae bands!