Our Team

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    The Bewersdorf Family Owner
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    The Bewersdorf Family Owner

    Gina, a radiologist, and Ryan, a lawyer, are former Goldfish parents and current owners of three Goldfish locations. Like most Goldfish stories this one begins in Michigan, where the Bewersdorfs currently reside, in 2009 when Gina signed their son up for swim lessons. Prior to attending Goldfish lessons, he did not want to learn how to swim and refused to participate in any of the community swim classes Gina took him to. However, when they went to Goldfish Farmington (which had just opened), he took the plunge and started splashing his way to the swimmer he is today. Their son made quick progress in the pool due to the fun atmosphere at Goldfish and the one-on-one attention he received from his instructors. Their daughter began swimming at 6 months and is now a state competitor. Seeing this transformation in her own kids Gina was inspired to learn to swim. After months of training, she was comfortable enough in the water to finish the Ironman triathlon (comprised of a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike and full marathon) multiple times, one of the most iconic long course triathlons in the world. They just couldn’t stop there, so Gina and Ryan decided to open Goldfish Swim School - Reston in November of 2014 and Goldfish Swim School - Falls Church in September 2017. Goldfish Swim School - Alexandria followed in January 2019!

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    Annemarie Rundlett General Manager
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    Annemarie Rundlett General Manager

    Annemarie has been with Goldfish since November 2015. She has her Bachelors of Science degree from George Mason University, GO PATRIOTS! Annemarie loves dogs and cats along with the color pink. She loves anything lemon flavored and her favorite stroke is breaststroke. When Annemarie is not at Goldfish she is normally at home playing with her pets or volunteering at her alma mater, George Mason University. Annemarie treasures seeing the positive impact Goldfish has in the local community and loves working to teach the importance of water safety each and every day. annemarie.rundlett@goldfishss.com

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    Kristipher Davis Assistant General Manager
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    Kristipher Davis Assistant General Manager

    Aloha this is Kristipher! His favorite color is blue and likes to go to the gym. When he is not at Goldfish he likes to hang out with friends and eating pizza. Kristipher is currently in the army reserves and studying finance in college.

    Kristipher.davis@goldfishss.com

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    Tommy Hamilton Regional Manager
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    Tommy Hamilton Regional Manager

    Tommy was born and raised in the great state of Michigan, so you can sure bet your two cents that he is a die hard Lions, Wings, and Tigers fan. He moved to Northern Virginia in September of 2014 to help open Goldfish Swim School of Reston. Tommy graduated from Grand Valley State Univeristy with a bachelors in Marketing. When he is not at Goldfish you can find him on the ice playing hockey or on the golf course working on his game. Tommy enjoys seeing the excitement on the children's faces as they learn a life changing skill. Tommy is looking forward to delivering a Golden experience to the families of Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington and the D.C. area. tommy.hamilton@goldfishss.com

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    Jessica Mummert Regional Facility & Logistics Manager
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    Jessica Mummert Regional Facility & Logistics Manager

    Jessica has been with Goldfish since July 2015. She moved to Virginia from her home state of Texas. Jessica is a #MomOfThree; she has a son, Donovan, and two daughters, Alex and Annabelle, who have all taken swim lessons at Goldfish. Jessica’s favorite place to travel is Disney World, because she is a Disney fanatic and her favorite Disney movie is Mulan. Jessica’s favorite color is green. Fun fact - she has never eaten a hot dog or a hamburger! When she’s not at Goldfish, you can find her hopping on her pogo stick, as she jumps rope at the same time, or spending time with her kids at the park. jessica.mummert@goldfishss.com

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    Chris Knarr Operations Manager
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    Chris Knarr Operations Manager

    Mr. Chris is a student at George Mason University. GO PATRIOTS! He is studying the brain. His favorite color is cyan and his favorite Disney movie is Hercules. Mr. Chris also enjoys studying squids and octopuses, exploring nature, and collecting bugs. He loves swimming because it makes him feel like a fish and it’s great for exercise and motor development! Chris.knarr@goldfishss.com

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    Abdu O. Front Desk Representative
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    Abdu O. Front Desk Representative

    Aloha, this is Abdu! He is a student at George Mason University and is studying Business. His favorite color is red and his favorite food is pizza. He loves playing all kinds of sports, especially basketball and swimming. Make sure to give Abdu a high-fin next time you see him at Goldfish!

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    Enrique S. Front Desk Representative
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    Enrique S. Front Desk Representative

    Hello this is Enrique! He is a student at George Mason University. He swam in high school so he loves to swim in his free time! He also loves animals. He was born in Bolivia, but he grew up in New York City. When he is not at Goldfish you can find Enrique watching movies, cartoons and his favorite superhero of all time, Batman!

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    Ja'Nae C. Front Desk Representative
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    Ja'Nae C. Front Desk Representative

    Aloha is this Ms. Ja'Nae!  She joined our goldfish team in June of 2020 and loves works at Goldfish Alexandria!  Her favorite swimming stoke is freestyle, favorite colors are red and purple and favorite food is french fries!  She is currently is college studying primal justice and psychology.  She attends Virginia State Universe in Petersburg Virginia. Make sure to give Ms. Ja'Nae a big air high five the next time you see her!

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    Niya W. Front Desk Representative
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    Niya W. Front Desk Representative

    This is Niya! She loves her niece and nephew so much she hangs out with them every weekend. Her favorite Disney movie is The Princess and the Frog, of course! She loves making music and the color blue. Her mom tells her she is destined for greatness and she knows you are too!

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    Antonio G. Swim Instructor
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    Antonio G. Swim Instructor

    Antonio is a United States Marine Core veteran and is currently studying Psychology at NOVA. His favorite superhero is Batman and his favorite Disney character is Stitch. He loves animals and his top three are the cheetah, panda and penguin.

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    Ashton S. Swim Instructor
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    Ashton S. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Ashton! His favorite color is black and his favorite food is sushi. Aston loves swimming but favorite swim stroke has got to be Butterfly. He is originally from North Carolina and likes to play video games and read comic books in his spare time.

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    Catie S Swim Instructor
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    Catie S Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Catie! She loves to travel and meet and learn about new and exciting animals.  Her favorite animal is a Koala and her favorite colors are pink and light green but they do tend to change every year.  She also loves trying new food!

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    Clairy H. Swim Instructor
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    Clairy H. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Clairy and she loves swimming freestyle! Her favorite food is cheeseburgers and her favorite color is red. She loves reading and playing with her dog when she has free time.

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    Elias G. Swim Instructor
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    Elias G. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Elias and he has been swimming since he was 5yrs old! He loves animals and playing outdoors. Elias also loves traveling, and last summer he went to an island called Zanzibar in East Africa.

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    Elijah W. Swim Instructor
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    Elijah W. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Elijah and he has been swimming since the beginning of time! His favorite color is blue and he loves to eat chocolate cream pies on a rainy day, but where he is from, the sun is always shining. Wakanda forever!

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    Eyasu B Swim Instructor
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    Eyasu B Swim Instructor

    Aloha is this Eyasu! He is from South Carolina and if he could travel anywhere he would love to visit the Bahamas.  His favorite food is pizza and his favorite color is red.  When he isn't at Goldfish you can find Eyasu at home playing with his puppy.

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    Gordon F Swim Instructor
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    Gordon F Swim Instructor

    Aloha! This is Gordon! He was born and raised in Alexandria Virginia and is now aa senior at Gonzaga High School where he plays water polo, rugby and manages hockey. His favorite color is green and he loves gorillas!

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    Griselda Z. Swim Instructor
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    Griselda Z. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Griselda, but you can call her Gee for short! She is a student at T.C. Williams High School, and her favorite color is red. She plays soccer and rugby, and her favorite food is mac and cheese.

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    Jazmine G Swim Instructor
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    Jazmine G Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Jazmine! Her favorite color is blue and her favorite animals are dogs.  She was born I Virginia and has family in Bolivia, where her parents are from.  During her time not at Goldfish you can catch Jasmine playing her favorite sport Volleyball.  She's been playing for four years!

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    Jenay S. Swim Instructor
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    Jenay S. Swim Instructor

    Jenay grew up in Panama City, FL. Her favorite things are animals, make up, and the beach. She currently studies cosmetology and will be certified at the end of the school year. When she is not at Goldfish she is work to pursue a career as a skin specialist!

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    John F Swim Instructor
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    John F Swim Instructor

    Aloha! This is Mr. John! He loves being able to teach kids how to swim and have fun while being safe in the water.  His favorite color is blue (teal) and his favorite sport to play is football.  He loves eating pizza and he enjoys splashing and having fun with his kids in the water.

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    Johnny F Swim Instructor
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    Johnny F Swim Instructor

    This is John!  His favorite color is green and his favorite animal is a lion because they are the kings of the jungle! John has family from El Salvador and Honduras and he was born here in Alexandria Virginia and has lived here his entire life.  He loves getting to travel to his families countries to learn and have whole new experiences.

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    Kimberly A. Swim Instructor
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    Kimberly A. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Kimberly! She is from El Salvador and moved to the US when she was 4yrs old. Her favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast and her favorite color is blue! Kimberly likes photography, so you can find her snapping pictures during her free time.

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    Lydia D. Swim Instructor
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    Lydia D. Swim Instructor

    This is Lydia! She is currently a student at Woodbridge High where she is a senior. Her favorite color is blue because it reminds her of tropical places. Her favorite food is Mac and cheese or just any type of pasta. In her free time she loves to hike or go out and try new things. She loves card games and her favorite one is Uno.

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    Malachi W. Swim Instructor
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    Malachi W. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Malachi!  His favorite color is red and he favorite food is lasagna.  He loves dogs and if he could travel anywhere in the world he would love to go up north to Canada.

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    Marquis M. Swim Instructor
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    Marquis M. Swim Instructor

    Marquis is a sophomore in college, studying social sciences. He is also in the Army Reserves. His favorite color is blue and his favorite movie is The Incredibles! Marquis loves food and swimming.

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    Micahi O. Swim Instructor
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    Micahi O. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Mr. Micahi! He is 18 years old and he just graduated high school from T.C. Williams high school and is now enrolled in college.  He enjoys playing basketball and watching boxing, and collecting shoes.  His dream job is to be a sports analyst in New York City when he finishes college.  His favorite food is tacos and his favorite color is black.

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    Nessma H. Swim Instructor
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    Nessma H. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Nessma! Her name in Arabic means “tropical breeze.” She is of Nubian Egyptian decent and grew up with summer vacations by the Nile River and Mediterranean Sea. Her favorite color is turquoise because it reminds her of her two hideaway islands in Egypt: Hurgada and El Gouna. Her two homes are Alexandria, Egypt and Alexandria, VA. She is currently studying visual arts at Northern Virginia community college in hopes of becoming an artist. Swimming has always been a passion of hers, and it has shown her how to connect and form bonds through bubbles!

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    Orlando E. Swim Instructor
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    Orlando E. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Orlando and he loves to eat HUGE burgers! His favorite color is red, and he loves cars which is why he wants to become a mechanic one day.

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    Quintin F. Swim Instructor
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    Quintin F. Swim Instructor

    Aloha! This is Quintin! His favorite color is yellow and he loves to eat!  He is currently a High School student at T.C. Williams.  Quintin drives around a red car and loves eating at McDonalds so much he has his own meal there.

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    Steven R. Swim Instructor
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    Steven R. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Steven! He is a student at T.C. Williams high school and is known for being very goofy. His favorite colors are red and blue, and he loves to eat tacos.

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    Victor R. Swim Instructor
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    Victor R. Swim Instructor

    Meet Mr. Victor! He is a graduate of University of California, Davis, where he studied communication and contemporary leadership. His favorite color is royal blue and his favorite Disney movie is Aladdin. In his spare time, Mr. Victor listens to podcasts, musicals, plays video games, and watches gymnastics! Mr. Victor loves swimming because he thinks the water is a channel that lets you travel anywhere you want. Say hi to Mr. Victor next time you see him!

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    Weldon C. Swim Instructor
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    Weldon C. Swim Instructor

    This is Weldon! His favorite color is blue and his favorite food is chicken. When he is swimming in the pool Weldon likes the freestyle stroke. He loves water and he currently attends TC Williams High School. Weldon is super goofy and loves to be silly with his students in the pool.

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