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 Div 1 swimmer for UMass, and has worked for both DC United and the Washington Redskins organizations. She is having a blast in her leadership role for Goldfish, engaging with little swimmers and setting a new standard for swim lessons in Maryland! Certifications include: NSPF Certified Pool & Spa Operator, Red Cross and Ellis Certified Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid gillian.salazar@goldfishss.com

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    Suzannah Zachos Regional Manager
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    Suzannah Zachos Regional Manager

    Suzannah comes from a 17 year career in the world of high end retail management and corporate shenanigans. She traded in her high heels and cashmere sweaters for flip flops and deck shorts. What a wonderful leap off the corporate hamster wheel this has been for a mom of three swimmers (2028 Summer Olympic hopefuls!). She brings to the table a love of swimming, children, teaching, and a breadth of experience in operation and facilities management. Certifications include: NSPF Certified Pool & Spa Operator, Shallow Water Attendant Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid suzannah.zachos@goldfishss.com

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    Samantha Colein Assistant General Manager
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    Samantha Colein Assistant General Manager

    Samantha most recently comes to us from the Bowie Baysox offices and is ready to help keep Goldfish at it's best! She has years of experience in athletic environments including the back office and as a teamplayer. As one of the Assistant General Managers, she makes sure your customer experiences are the best that Goldfish has to offer! Certifications include: NSPF Certified Pool & Spa Operator, Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Ana Rivera Manager on Duty
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    Ana Rivera Manager on Duty

    Ana is joining the team with a love of working with children and a great deal of customer service experience! She is eager to spread her positive energy throughout the crew and wants to make sure your swimmer has an amazing time each day during their lesson! Certifications include: NSPF Certified Pool & Spa Operator, Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Thomas B. Pool Operations Manager
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    Thomas B. Pool Operations Manager

    Mr. Thomas has extensive experience in the pool environment and enjoys every minute of it! He is great at helping your little one adapt to the water and master their skills at every level. Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED, NSPF Certified Pool & Spa Operator

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    Maurita R. Marketing Coordinator
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    Maurita R. Marketing Coordinator

    Maurita has brought more spirit to the front desk! She’s ready and willing to help with all of your membership needs, from registration to facility tours to handing out coloring sheets! Be sure to wave hello as you swim into the building! Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Brock P. Deck Supervisor
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    Brock P. Deck Supervisor

    While Brock is a new fish here at our school, he’s not new to the water! He’ll be sure to splash around and have a good time with the swimmers in all of his classes, all while learning to be safe while swimming! Plus, he’ll bring his musical ability to the water so he can rock out and sing songs with your little fishies to help reinforce some of their swim skills! Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Jonna S. Deck Supervisor
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    Jonna S. Deck Supervisor

    Jonna has dived into her swim instructor role (but not into our pool, because it’s too shallow)! She loves working with swimmers of all abilities, from water babies to the faster fish! She is committed to providing all of her students with a GOLDEN experience here at Goldfish! Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Kamall G. Deck Supervisor
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    Kamall G. Deck Supervisor

    Kamall loves working with children, swimming, and excels in customer service… with those skills Goldfish is the perfect place for this swimmer! Certifications include: Lifeguard certification, CPR/AED, and First Aid swimcolumbia@goldfishss.com

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    Khalil S. Deck Supervisor
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    Khalil S. Deck Supervisor

    We did not know teddy bears could swim until we met Khalil! He has a heart of gold and an especially kind way with youth. He loves to share his passion for swimming with children while watching them improve week over week. But be warned, don’t attempt to swim butterfly drills with him in the same lane… his wingspan is 78 inches! Certifications include: Shallow Water Attendant Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid

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    Praharsh J. Deck Supervisor
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    Praharsh J. Deck Supervisor

    PJ, as we call him, is known for his goofy sense of humor and his fun spirit! Kiddos love him! Having worked with kids before, he has a great passion for instruction. And did you know he’s quite the talented musician as well? Certifications include: Shallow Water Attendant Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid

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    Sonal P. Deck Supervisor
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    Sonal P. Deck Supervisor

    Ms. 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! Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Jack C. Swim Instructor
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    Jack C. Swim Instructor

    Mr. Jack loves to be in the water and has a ton of swimming experience. He knows the best ways to show your children how to have fun and enjoy the water, while also perfecting their technique. Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Jose R. Swim Instructor
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    Jose R. Swim Instructor

    Mr. Jose is one of our more experienced teachers. He has the best butterfly in the building and is excited to perfect all your swimmers strokes! Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Julia N. Swim Instructor
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    Julia N. Swim Instructor

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    Katelyn C. Swim Instructor
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    Katelyn C. Swim Instructor

    Ms. Katelyn is one of our newer instructors but is not shy with anyone! She brings a ton of energy and excitement to her classes and everyone around her. Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Nwamaka E. Swim Instructor
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    Nwamaka E. Swim Instructor

    Ms. Nwamaka is a very friendly member of our goldfish family. She will always greet your child with a smile and will teach them how to enjoy the water safely! Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Pria G. Swim Instructor
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    Pria G. Swim Instructor

    Ms. Pria always brings a positive attitude and a big smile wherever she goes! She is great at getting your little one comfortable and happy in the water. Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Sandra L. Swim Instructor
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    Sandra L. Swim Instructor

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    Shayna R. Swim Instructor
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    Shayna R. Swim Instructor

    Ms. Shayna is extremely energetic and fun in every lesson that she teaches. She is new to teaching, but brings a willingness and excitement to learn to help your little one progress. Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Alex L. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Alex L. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Amber J. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Amber J. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Brian M. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Brian M. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Christopher M. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Christopher M. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Colleen S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Colleen S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Elena C. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Elena C. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Grace W. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Grace W. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Jalen F. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Jalen F. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Kayla J. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Kayla J. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Leela D. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Leela D. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Luke C. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Luke C. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Madison W. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Madison W. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Nick L. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Nick L. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Portia B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Portia B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Samuel B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Samuel B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Sherelle K. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Sherelle K. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Timothy J. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Timothy J. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Zak S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Zak S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Hamza A. Lifeguard
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    Hamza A. Lifeguard

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Bethany A. Front Desk Representative
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    Bethany A. Front Desk Representative

    Bethany is not new to customer service! Her goal is always to provide WOW! customer service, whether it is helping with the registration process, scheduling a make-up lesson, or moving your swimmer into the next level after they graduate. You’ll find her behind the front desk with a big smile! Make sure to say hi the next time you’re in! Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Carla B. Front Desk Representative
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    Carla B. Front Desk Representative

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    Christine M. Front Desk Representative
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    Christine M. Front Desk Representative

    Christine LOVES working with children! When she’s not helping sign your swimmers up for lessons or hanging out by the turtle tank, you can find her working at Howard County Public Schools. Christine brings a wealth of customer service experience to the Goldfish team and we’re so grateful to have her! Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Gelila S. Front Desk Representative
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    Gelila S. Front Desk Representative

    Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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

    Certifications include: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Lindy L. Front Desk Representative
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    Lindy L. Front Desk Representative

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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 high five next time you’re in for lessons. Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED

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    Sara R. Front Desk Representative
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    Sara R. Front Desk Representative

    Certifications include: First Aid, CPR/AED