Our Team

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    Jake A. Owner
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    Jake A. Owner

    Jake is the Co-Owner and on-site Operator of Goldfish Swim School – Centereach in New York. With his background in business account management, pool operations, and water safety, Jake is a perfect fit for the Goldfish Swim School family, and he is excited to bring the Golden Experience to the Long Island community! He is the oldest of 25 grandchildren and enjoys playing tennis and kickboxing. An outdoors enthusiast and adventure-seeker himself, Jake is thrilled to helping children overcome their fears, respect the water, become more confident, and have fun while doing it.

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    Samantha H. General Manager
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    Samantha H. General Manager

    Samantha H graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Business Management. She is extremely excited about her future at Goldfish Swim School. Samantha loves working with kids and making a difference in their lives through teaching and development. Customer satisfaction and staff development are most important to her. She looks forward to spending time with her family and is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan!

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    Kristen V. Pool Operations Manager
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    Kristen V. Pool Operations Manager

    Kristen V graduated from Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Game and Web Design. She has been in the aquatics industry for over 10 years! She is eager to spread her positive energy throughout the crew and ensure your swimmer has an amazing time every lesson! Her favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast and her favorite superhero is Batman!

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    Blake G. Marketing Coordinator
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    Blake G. Marketing Coordinator

    Blake graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Business Management. He is passionate about all things Goldfish and especially loves promoting the brand throughout the community!

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    Camille M. Deck Supervisor
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    Camille M. Deck Supervisor

    Hi Guys! I am so excited to get started. I grew up in Port Jefferson and am currently going to school to be a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I have been a lifeguard since 2012, and was the Aquatics Director at Laurel High School. I love hiking, swimming and being active. My favorite foods are ice cream and pizza and my favorite color is purple!

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    Logan M. Deck Supervisor
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    Logan M. Deck Supervisor

    Hi, I'm Mr Logan. I went to Pat Med High School and currently at LIU in Physical and Health Education. I have been a lifeguard for 4 years and am also an Ellis Lifeguard Instructor. I have 2 dogs, a brother and a sister. I love sports and my favorite color is blue!

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    Mike B. Deck Supervisor
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    Mike B. Deck Supervisor

    Hello! I am Mr. Mike. I grew up in Patchogue and am about to graduate from SUNY Farmingdale with a BA in Sports Management. I have been a lifeguard for 4 years and am also an Ellis Lifeguard Instructor. I have 1 brother and 2 sisters. I love sports and have a chocolate lab mix called Rex! My favorite color is Red.

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    Rich F. Deck Supervisor
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    Rich F. Deck Supervisor

    Hi Kids! I grew up in Ridge, NY, and currently go to school at LIU to become a Gym Teacher. I also worked at as a Group Leader at the Brookhaven Country Day Camp. My favorite color is Purple and I love the Lakers. Let's Learn to Swim!

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    Amanda P. Swim Instructor
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    Amanda P. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I am Miss Amanda. I go to Centereach High School and I used to work at Brookhaven Country Day Camp working with Kindergartners. I love to travel. My favorite color is Pink and my favorite food is Sushi.

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    Angela L. Swim Instructor
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    Angela L. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Angela. I am a senior at Centereach High School and want to go to college to become a elementary teacher! I am a very high-energy person. I love to be active , play sports and dance!

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    Brittany M. Swim Instructor
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    Brittany M. Swim Instructor

    I love to work with children and watching them succeed. I love spending time with my family, nieces and nephews. I love all things Disney and Superhero’s!

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    Cassie M. Swim Instructor
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    Cassie M. Swim Instructor

    Hi Kids! I'm Miss Cassie! I was on my local swim club for 7 years and have been teaching lessons for 5 years. I love to teach children how to swim and get to know you all! I like mermaids and unicorns. I also have a hedgehog.

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    Erin M. Swim Instructor
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    Erin M. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Erin! I am currently going to Smithtown High School. I have been teaching swim lessons for 2 years and I am a camp counselor over the summer. I love to teach and being around kids! I was a competitive swimmer for 4 years and a lifeguard for 2 years. I have 4 sisters and 2 dogs! I love to play volleyball and swim!!

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    Jason L. Swim Instructor
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    Jason L. Swim Instructor

    My name is Jason. I used to go to Sachem East High School and I currently attend Stony Brook University. I swam for 10 years and completed in many swim competitions. I was captain of the Varsity Swim Team and my best events were Butterfly and Free-Style. My favorite color is Blue and my favorite food is Ice Cream.

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    Jenna C. Swim Instructor
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    Jenna C. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Jenna. I graduated from Five Towns College in Theatre Arts. I worked as a teacher at Gymboree Play and Music and also completed the Disney College Program. I have loved swimming since I was a kid. When I was three, I fearlessly jumped into the pool at swimming lessons. I am a Long Island native and an auditioning actor. Somedays you'll turn on the TV and say, "Hey, that's my Swim Teacher!!"

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    Jill B. Swim Instructor
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    Jill B. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Jill. I am a student at Suffolk County Community College. I was an infant teacher and preschool teacher before coming to Goldfish. I love being around children and watching them grow and improve everyday. I love Disney and making DIY Mouse Ears for fun. I love playing and walking my dog and singing fun songs!

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    Julissa V. Swim Instructor
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    Julissa V. Swim Instructor

    I'm Miss Julissa. I grew up in Queens and moved out to Long Island. I am a Volunteer EMT with Setauket Fire Department. I like the color blue and I love helping people.

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    Melissa C. Swim Instructor
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    Melissa C. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Melissa. I just graduated from SUNY Cobleskill as an Animal Science Major. I love kids and teaching swim lessons. I used to teach lessons at the YMCA. I enjoy horseback riding. I want to be a veterinarian!

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    Tori Swim Instructor
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    Tori Swim Instructor

    Hi! I went to Sachem North High School. I love being around kids and I used to be on a swim team in school! I love being around my family. I love animals and my favorite color is orange!

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    Gina G. Front Desk Representative
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    Gina G. Front Desk Representative

    Hi, I'm Miss Gina. I graduated from Centereach HS and currently going to St Joseph's College for Psychology. I love working with Kids. I used to be a competitive dancer. I enjoy photography and digital art. I love to travel and go exploring!

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