ABOUT ME

American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor, Certified Lifeguard, Former Competitive Swimmer and Coach for United Stated Sports Camps. A decade of experience teaching children as young as 18 months old to the adult levels. Affiliations with Tribeca Park Swim and Health Club. Varying levels of instruction, from non-swimmer beginners to advanced and competitive swimming. 


I have developed a teaching style that tailors to each individual swimmer's specific needs.  I work creatively, and meticulously to progress the swimmer's skills in a precise yet holistic approach. Working with a philosophy of building strong foundations, introducing water principle then working towards manageable goals in a progressive manner, has helped me reach consistent success for my clients. The passion that I exhibit for sharing the enjoyment of the water safely as well as fitness through swimming resonates through my lessons.

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I grew up in Little Neck, NY, where I have trained from the age of 5 for my future swimming career. I have competed successfully in national competitions for mid-distance and distance freestyle.  I have swam for the CIY Barracudas as well as the Chaminade HS Flyers, becoming captain of my team earning the MVP award in 1998.


After swimming competitively, I carried over my experience as a swimmer to coaching as I became an associate coach for the nationally acclaimed competitive swim camp, United States Sports Camps.  My experience as a coach for the most competitive swim camp in the nation has helped me develop a critical eye for all four competitive strokes as well as encourage the acute regulations for competitive swimming.


Working alongside the aquatic director of Queensborough Community College teaching swim classes of all ages and levels and through an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor program, I have acquired the experience needed to teach aquatics efficiently and effectively.  I have worked as a Water Safety Instructor at Tribeca Park Swim and Health Club since 2005 and look forward to helping more individuals begin to enjoy the water for fun and fitness.


I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Queens College in 2008. Always drawn towards the water, I am an avid angler, taking trips weekly out to Long Island during the spring/fall seasons, and applying my love for food and cooking through preparing the fish that I catch. A music enthusiast as well, and a strong believer that proper swimming is just like a dance, I incorporate rhythm along with coordinative movement (just like dancing) into my lessons. 


I work with my clients towards their individual goals, and you can expect to have a fun, challenging but rewarding experience while looking forward to moving on to the next level.