Ambassadors
Melanie Sliwka

Melanie Sliwka

SEALFIT Intergrated Training Center

Melanie Sliwka has been coaching and training at the SEALFIT Intergrated Training Center for many years and is the eleventh woman in the world to pass through the civilian version of the Navy SEALs Hell week. Formerly a competitive surfer, Melanie is no stranger to extreme physical acts and also the toll they can take on your body. Melanie uses many different tools and technics to recover and repair her body from this extreme training regime. Yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic and, of course, floating all keep Melanie ready for anything life, or work, have to throw at her. Melanie just released her first book, SEALFIT’s 6 Weeks To Cleaner Eating and companion program.  She feels very blessed and fortunate to be in a space where she can learn and grow through radical new technology and age old meditation and self-realization.  She chooses to make every day better than the last. Check out her blog at http://motherwarriorconquerslife.blogspot.com

Nic Vaughan

Nic Vaughan

Professional Big Wave Surfer

At 23 Nic has fast become one of the elite big wave surfers in the world. Upon graduating from San Diego State in 2013, Nic was set to start a career in investments at Morgan Stanley, but pushed that amazing opportunity aside to pursue big wave competition. His surfing has taken him to places such as South Africa, the Basque Country of Spain, Indonesia, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Mainland Mexico, and up and down the California Coast. Since starting his journey, he has been awarded:
  • 2015/2016 Big Wave World Tour Competitor -2014/2015 Los Angeles “Surfer of the Year”
  • 2014/2015 Big Wave Awards “Paddle Nominee” for the Largest Wave Paddled Globally for the season
  • 2014/2015 World Surf League “Prove It” Video Qualifier Winner, granting
  • 2015/2016 Big Wave World Tour slot -Multiple Big Wave Awards “Ride of the Year” Entries
Rita Gribben

Rita Gribben

Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

​Rita Gribben is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) currently training under Leticia Ribeiro at Gracie Humaita South Bay. Rita’s competition successes include:​

Bronze – Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship – Feather Weight Division
Bronze – Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship – Open Weight Division
Gold – Dream Jiu Jitsu Adult Gi Open – 115 lbs Weight Division
Bronze – Las Vegas Spring International IBJJF Championship – Light Feather Weight Division

Competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be very taxing on the body and mind. Since experiencing first-hand the benefits of floating, Rita has made it part of her competition routine to visit Float North County the day before a big tournament. She uses the float tank to help get in the zone. Rita attributes floating to helping her to meditate and visualize her game plan easily with no external distractions. “It snaps me out of all the chaos of a fast-paced life and strict training camp leading up to a competition, allowing me to redirect my focus on the task at hand. When I leave Float North County, it’s like a cloud of stress has been lifted. I feel calm, confident and I go home to have THE BEST deep sleep! The time spent immersed in an epsom salt bath is also very effective in healing my body and sore muscles and assists me in cutting weight (if need be) to make my weight class. Float North County is really helping me elevate my athletic performance to the next level.​” says Rita.
Jen Root

Jen Root

Publisher, Del Mar Lifestyle Magazine

Jennifer Root, Publisher of Del Mar Lifestyle, likes to unwind between deadlines at Float North County. She finds with her on the go work schedule that she can “turn down her busy brain” while in the float tank. She loves to unleash her creative side after floating by painting, playing the piano and singing. Come hop on the float boat and  unwind!