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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    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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    Matt Wiley Manager on Duty
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    Matt Wiley Manager on Duty

    Aloha this is Matt! His favorite color is blue and he loves spaghetti and meatballs. He is from North Carolina. When Matt is not at Goldfish he loves fishing and swimming. Fun fact about him, he has an identical twin brother! Matt.wiley@goldfishss.com

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    Maira Hoang Pool Operations Manager
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    Maira Hoang Pool Operations Manager

    This is Maira! She is originally from California but now calls Virginia home. She has been swimming all her life and butterfly is her stroke! She went to school at CA Sacramento State University and studied Philosophy and Humanties. In her down time she likes reading anything and everything, and she enjoys yoga. Maira loves animals and currently has two cats. Interesting fact about her, she's ambidextrous but not naturally she was trained at a young age. maira.hoang@goldfishss.com

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    Abe H. Swim Instructor
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    Abe H. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Abe! His favorite swim stroke is butterfly because that's the hardest to do. When he is not at Goldfish Abe likes to play Xbox games. Abe's favorite food is pizza!

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    Allie Q. Swim Instructor
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    Allie Q. Swim Instructor

    Hello! This is is Allie! When she gets older she would love to be a nurse. She really like animals and she has a puppy named Jack and her favorite animal is an Orca. Her favorite color is lilac. She loves Disney movies! Her favorite ones are Peter Pan, Lion king and Beauty and the Beast!

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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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    Bailey C. Swim Instructor
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    Bailey C. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Bailey! Her favorite sea animal is a sea horse and she loves snorkeling with her mom and taking beach vacations. He currently attends NOVA-Annandale and his concentration is in business.

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    Ben M. Swim Instructor
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    Ben M. Swim Instructor

    Ben loves basketball and his favorite player is Kyrie Irving. His favorite color is blue. Along with basketball Ben loves swimming and has swam competitively through out high school. Ben is so excited to meet all his new swimmers in the pool!

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    Gavin E. Swim Instructor
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    Gavin E. Swim Instructor

    Ahoy Mateys! This is Gavin or you can call him Captain Gav! Gavin wants all his new swimmers to know that he’s secretly a goldfish who loooves the water. Gavin loves pirates and his favorite movie is Finding Nemo.

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    Harvey T. Swim Instructor
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    Harvey T. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Mr. Harvey! His favorite color is blue and he was born and raised in Washington DC! He loves all social settings and is a huge foodie. Next time you see him make sure to give him a huge high five!

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    Jacob C. Swim Instructor
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    Jacob C. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Jacob! His favorite food is waffles and his favorite color is lavender. Some of his hobbies are street photography, poetry, walking dogs and adventures! Jacob is currently studying liberal arts and working towards attaining his associates degree at NOVA.

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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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    Jenna W. Swim Instructor
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    Jenna W. Swim Instructor

    This is Jenna! Her favorite color is red and she loves mac n cheese. When she is in the pool her favorite stroke is Freestyle. Jenna plans to study communication and at NOVA and plans transfer to George Mason Univeristy after two years.

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    Kali G. Swim Instructor
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    Kali G. Swim Instructor

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    Kristipher D. Swim Instructor
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    Kristipher D. Swim Instructor

    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.

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    Maab S. Swim Instructor
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    Maab S. Swim Instructor

    This is Maab! Her favorite food is shrimp and her favorite color is blue. When she's not at Goldfish she likes to play basketball, doing hair, and helping others. Maab wants to travel the world and pursue business as a woman. Fun fact about her she is super handy and knows her way around fixing cars.

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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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    Maya C. Swim Instructor
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    Maya C. Swim Instructor

    Maya's favorite color is red, she love animals and her favorite food is pizza. Her favorite swim stroke is freestyle and she used to be a lifeguard at Carowinds. Maya believes that it is important to teach children how to swim at a young age. She is currently attending Bowie State majoring in Criminal Justice with concentration in base correction.

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    Mohamoud S. Swim Instructor
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    Mohamoud S. Swim Instructor

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    Neb G. Swim Instructor
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    Neb G. Swim Instructor

    Neb's favorite color is red and his favorite food is anything with red meat. His favorite sport is soccer and he loves the opportunity to coach. Neb loves working with kids and impacting their lives for the better.

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    Nessma H. Swim Instructor
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    Nessma H. Swim Instructor

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    Patricia G. Swim Instructor
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    Patricia G. Swim Instructor

    Patricia's favorite color is red. Her favorite activity is swimming, and she loves the beach. Her favorite shape is a star! Patricia is very musically inclined she loves singing, playing piano, flute, drums, and guitar.

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    Reese H. Swim Instructor
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    Reese H. Swim Instructor

    Reese's favorite color is blue and her favorite food is mac n cheese. When she isn't at Goldfish Reese loves playing field hockey. She is currently attending York college to be a nurse next year.

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    Ryan M. Swim Instructor
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    Ryan M. Swim Instructor

    Aloha! This is Ryan! He was born in Brooklyn, NY. His favorite food is Taco Bell and in his spare time he loves staying active and exercising. Ryan is currently a Junior at TC Williams High School and he wants to study business and entrepreneurship in California when he graduates.

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    Samantha D. Swim Instructor
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    Samantha D. Swim Instructor

    Samantha currently lives in Maryland and is studying elementary and special education in college. Her favorite movies are Moana and Frozen. Her favorite color is pink and her favorite food is pizza! Samantha loves teaching and swimming so that makes Goldfish the best of both worlds!

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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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    Yakob G. Swim Instructor
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    Yakob G. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Yakob! He was born and raised in Fairfax and is currently a junior at George Mason University. His favorite color is gray and he loves sports. Yakob loves working on his car and his favorite trips are to the beach!

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    Yosias "Yoyo" F. Swim Instructor
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    Yosias "Yoyo" F. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Yosias but you can call him Yoyo. He is currently attending Northern Virginia Community College. Some of his favorite foods are burgers and salmon. Yoyo was born in Ethiopia but moved to Virginia when he was 6 years old. In his spare time Yoyo loves working on cars.

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    Cristian G. Front Desk Representative
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    Cristian G. Front Desk Representative

    Cristian was born in Falls Church, VA at Fairfax Hospital. His father is Mexican and his mother is Peruvian. He has one brother, Antonio, who also works at Goldfish! Cristian's favorite colors are red and black. He loves to watch movies and listen to music and loves to watch Marvel movies the most. Cristian loves working with children since he used to babysit with his mother.

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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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    Kiara D. Front Desk Representative
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    Kiara D. Front Desk Representative

    Aloha this is Kiara! She joined the Goldfish team in September 2017 and her favorite color is baby pink and her favorite food is Chipotle. Her all time favorite Disney movie is Moana, but she also likes The Princess and the Frog and Storks. She is currently studying business at NOVA and wants to own a clothing store one day. Kiara loves dogs but is sadly allergic to them. Fun fact, she loves to dance and cheered for ten years.

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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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    Nyarika P. Front Desk Representative
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    Nyarika P. Front Desk Representative

    Aloha this is Nyarika but you can call her Erica! Her favorite color is pink and she has a pet fish named Blueberry. In her free time she like to eat yummy food and read cool books.

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