Our Team

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    Gillian Salazar General Manager
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    Gillian Salazar General Manager

    Gillian comes to Goldfish rich with athletic experience. She was a D1 swimmer for UMass, and has worked for both DC United and the Washington Football Team. She loves engaging with little swimmers and setting a new standard for swim lessons in Maryland! You can find Gillian welcoming you with a bright smile for your lesson!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ms. Gillian?

    • Color - purple
    • Food - chicken wings
    • Candy - Take 5
    • Animal - giraffe

    Certifications include: NSPF Certified Pool & Spa Operator, Ellis Certified Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid

    gillian.salazar@goldfishss.com

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    Brandon L Assistant General Manager
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    Brandon L Assistant General Manager

    Brandon is a lover of all things sport! He comes to Goldfish with a background in Recreation and Aquatics Facility Management. His hobbies include soccer, soccer and more soccer. You can find him at the Front Desk assisting Members with bookings, in the water teaching all levels of our curriculum, and in the pump room ensuring that our state-of-the-art water purification system is in perfect working order! Certifications include: NSPF Certified Pool & Spa Operator, Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid

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    Camden LaMarsh Assistant General Manager
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    Camden LaMarsh Assistant General Manager

    Camden is Maryland born and raised! He has previous work experience as a Sports Director and is a fellow swimmer himself! In his free time you will most likely find him enjoying the outdoors and playing sports. His favorite activities include wakeboarding, lacrosse, and boating.

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    Maria Ajifowobaje Assistant General Manager
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    Maria Ajifowobaje Assistant General Manager

    Maria recently relocated from New York City where she managed children's programs including preschools, summer camps, and after school programs.  She has over 12 years of experience working with children of all ages, teaching subjects like dance, yoga, cooking, art and more!  Maria is committed to giving a golden experience to all our Goldfish families and can't wait to meet you!

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    Amel L Swim Instructor
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    Amel L Swim Instructor

    Amel is happy to join the team and continue to help your swimmers grow!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Amel?

    • Color - green
    • Food - mac n cheese
    • Candy - twix
    • Animal - cat

    Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Ariel L Swim Instructor
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    Ariel L Swim Instructor

    Ariel has joined the team ready to help your swimmers learn and become more confident in the pool!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ariel?

    • Color - green
    • Food - shrimp
    • Candy - black licorice 
    • Animal - giraffe

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    Chloe B Swim Instructor
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    Chloe B Swim Instructor

    Chloe enjoys helping her swimmers learn more in each and every lesson they take!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Chloe?

    • Color - green
    • Food - chicken curry
    • Candy - starburst
    • Animal - giraffe

    Certifications include:  First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Eric N Swim Instructor
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    Eric N Swim Instructor

    Eric will be in water as well as on the pool deck to ensure all of your swimmers are staying safe!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Eric?

    • Color - green
    • Food - dino nuggets
    • Candy - kit kat
    • Animal - goldfish

    Certifications include: 

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    Foster J. Swim Instructor
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    Foster J. Swim Instructor

    Foster is happy to join us and help her swimmers grow and continue to succeed. She wants every swimmer to enjoy the water and feel comfortable in it!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Foster?

    • Color - pink
    • Food - noodles
    • Candy - Reese's
    • Animal - snow leopard

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    Iman T. Swim Instructor
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    Iman T. Swim Instructor

    Iman comes from a competitive swimming background and lover of all sports. She loves to share that experience swimming with the kids she teaches.

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ms. Iman?

    • Color - pink
    • Food - pasta
    • Candy - reeses
    • Animal - elephant

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Jordan D. Swim Instructor
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    Jordan D. Swim Instructor

    Jordan loves being in the water working with your swimmer. She hopes ever swimmer will have as much fun as her in the water.

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Jordan?

    • Color - pink
    • Food - mac n cheese
    • Candy - sour patch straws
    • Animal - rabbit

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    Kayla G Swim Instructor
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    Kayla G Swim Instructor

    Kayla hopes every swimmer learns something new each time they come to the pool!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Kayla?

    • Color - blue
    • Food - pizza
    • Candy - Hershey's chocolate
    • Animal - elephant

    Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Aishat A. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Aishat A. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Aishat can be seen on our pool deck guarding and keeping all the kids safe as well as hopping in the water and giving instruction too! She is excited to be a part of the Goldfish team.

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Aishat?

    • Color - teal
    • Food -anything!
    • Candy -sour patch watermelons
    • Animal - elephant

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Arianaz D. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Arianaz D. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Arianaz is very thoughtful and caring to her swimmers. But she is a huge motivator to not just her swimmers but her coworkers! 

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ms. Arianaz?

    • Color - white
    • Food - rice and chicken
    • Candy - Lindt chocolate
    • Animal - panda

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Autumn M. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Autumn M. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Autumn comes to us with a love for the water! You can find Autumn doing her best for your swimmer to have the most progress by having fun and providing big smiles during her lessons! Make sure to give her a big air high five when you see her.

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ms. Autumn?

    • Color - pink
    • Food - mac&cheese 
    • Candy - Almond Joy
    • Animal - cow

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Chad B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Chad B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Chad came to Goldfish already with a love of not only the water but lessons! Mr. Chad himself swims competitively and loves everything about swimming! He is great on instruction through example and focusing on each stroke.

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Mr. Chad ?

    • Color - red
    • Food - pizza
    • Candy - Snickers
    • Animal - cat

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Liam K. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Liam K. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Liam is so excited to keep your swimmers safe in the water but to also hop in and teach them as well!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Liam?

    • Color - purple
    • Food - spaghetti
    • Candy - lollipop
    • Animal - cat

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Patrick F. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Patrick F. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Patrick is definitely a kid at heart! He puts smiles and laughter into his lessons by his silly demeanor. However, Patrick also has a strong focus on the safety of his swimmers.

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Mr. Patrick?

    • Color - blue
    • Food - pho
    • Candy - Snickers
    • Animal - red panda

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Courtney B. Front Desk Representative
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    Courtney B. Front Desk Representative

    Courtney is here to welcome everyone into Goldfish. Please stop by the front desk if you need any assistance at all and she will be happy to help answer any questions for you!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Courtney?

    • Color - black
    • Food - chicken pot pie
    • Candy - lollipops
    • Animal - cats and bats

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    Kyle S. Front Desk Representative
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    Kyle S. Front Desk Representative

    Kyle's genuine positivity is hard to miss! He aims to provide a seamless experience for all members and swimmers at the Front Desk. 

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Mr. Kyle?

    • Color - red
    • Food - steak
    • Candy - Reese's
    • Animal - snake

    Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Rick P. Front Desk Representative
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    Rick P. Front Desk Representative

    Rick has been making a splash at the front desk with his bubbly personality and big smile! He loves to greet everyone as they come in the door and make sure they grab their weekly prize on their way out after lessons! Make sure you give Rick a big air high five next time you’re in for lessons.

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Mr. Rick ?

    • Color - blue
    • Food - seafood
    • Candy - Oreos
    • Animal - my dog, Champ

    Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Janice L. Deck Supervisor
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    Janice L. Deck Supervisor

    Is it possible to stop smiling? Janice is proof that you can always have a smile on your face! Janice puts safety first both during her lessons and while guarding. Janice hopes to inspire all swimmers to work their hardest and be proud of themselves! 

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ms. Janice?

    • Color - yellow
    • Food - dino chicken nuggets
    • Candy - Sour Patch Kids
    • Animal - giraffe

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Justin W. Deck Supervisor
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    Justin W. Deck Supervisor

    Justin's biggest focus is providing children the tools to succeed! There is nothing more that Justin loves more than to be able to graduate a swimmer to the next level. You can find Mr. Justin on the deck providing guidance and encouragement to all swimmers!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Mr. Justin?

    • Color - red
    • Food - pizza
    • Candy - Reese's
    • Animal - dog

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Madison W. Deck Supervisor
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    Madison W. Deck Supervisor

    Madison is full of energy and positivity! She loves helping swimmer accomplish their goals or conquer their fears through encouragement and repetition. 

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ms. Madison?

    • Color - purple
    • Food - pasta
    • Candy - Watermelon Sour Patch Kids
    • Animal - lion

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Sonal P. Deck Supervisor
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    Sonal P. Deck Supervisor

    Sonal has a contagious smile that she brings to every lesson that she teaches. She brings tons of experience lifeguarding and working with children of every level!

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Ms. Sonal?

    • Color - teal
    • Food - tacos
    • Candy - warheads
    • Animal - fox

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Christopher M. Lifeguard
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    Christopher M. Lifeguard

    Christopher's number one priority in our building is safety in and around the water! He exceeds all safety expectations to ensure a safe pool, where your swimmer can focus on the lesson and see extraordinary results. 

    Does your swimmer have any of the same favorites as Mr. Christopher?

    • Color - orange
    • Food - ice cream
    • Candy - Hershey's dark chocolate
    • Animal - turtle

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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