Our Team

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    Candace S. General Manager
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    Candace S. General Manager

    Candace graduated University of Albany with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She has a son, Carson, whom she loves bringing to Goldfish for swim lessons in the Mini class. She prides herself in making sure that children succeed at being safe in and out of the water. In her spare time, she loves traveling with her husband and family around the world making new memories.

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    Dan S. Regional Manager
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    Dan S. Regional Manager

    Dan graduated from Dowling College with a Masters in Business Administration. He absolutely loves spending time at the beach with his family and participating in outdoor activities such as frisbee, rock climbing, surfing, and swimming! Dan is very passionate about swimming and educating children on water safety. swimgardencity@goldfishss.com

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    Jessica E. Assistant General Manager
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    Jessica E. Assistant General Manager

    Jessica Estrada has been working with Goldfish Swim school since we opened in July 2016. She has played a part in every role here at Goldfish! She started off as an instructor for Parent & Tot classes, was promoted to Deck Supervisor, then finally to Pool Operations Manager and then to Sales and Service Manager. You will never see Jessica without a smile on her face and you can usually catch her somewhere on the pool deck ensuring the children are not only learning but having a blast! Jessica is a mother which comes to no surprise when she starts working her magic with crying/apprehensive children. She has a son named Bentley Mason, who is her absolute world and has made her extremely passionate about being a part of child development. When Jessica is not at Goldfish, she enjoys exploring Long Island’s treasures with her son Bentley.

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    Kelly R. Sales and Service Manager
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    Kelly R. Sales and Service Manager

    Kelly graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services. She started swim lessons when she was 18 months old and has loved to swim since childhood. She is passionate about swimming, and enjoys working with kids and positively impacting their lives! In her free time she likes to go on food tours and eat pizza. Her favorite color is purple and she loves her cats.

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    Brittany H. Deck Supervisor
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    Brittany H. Deck Supervisor

    Brittany is working towards one day becoming a Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Trainer. She loves working with children in and out of the pool. Brittany's favorite show is Spongebob Squarepants and her favorite sport is Basketball.

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    Francesca Z. Deck Supervisor
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    Francesca Z. Deck Supervisor

    Francesca is a Cheerleading Coach and also cheers competitively. She LOVES going to the beach and enjoys playing golf. In 2017, Francesca won All Division and the MVP Award for Cheer!

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    Hakim E. Deck Supervisor
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    Hakim E. Deck Supervisor

    Hakim has aspired to being a pilot ever since he was a kid. He is half Jordanian and was born and raised in Jordan. Hakim is currently studying at Nassau Community College and plans to attend The Academy of Aviation after graduation from Nassau. Some fun facts about Hakim; he did TaeKwonDo for 3 years, loves Disney Movies, and Jordanian food.

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    Jahdeel R. Deck Supervisor
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    Jahdeel R. Deck Supervisor

    Jahdeel has many goals in life, but remaining humble is very important to him. His hobbies include listening to music, skateboarding, and eating pasta. We love Jahdeel because of his enthusiasm and ability to make people laugh!

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    Joe O. Deck Supervisor
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    Joe O. Deck Supervisor

    Joe wears many hats at Goldfish. He works as a swim instructor and behind the Front Desk. He is a people person, plays basketball, and loves to box.

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    Keisha M. Deck Supervisor
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    Keisha M. Deck Supervisor

    Keisha aspires to become a Nutritionist when she grows up. Her favorite color is RED. In her free time, Keisha enjoys reading, working out and crocheting!

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    Sebastian R. Deck Supervisor
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    Sebastian R. Deck Supervisor

    Sebastian aspires to become a Pilot. His favorite sport is soccer, and he is favorite soccer team is Barcelona. In his free time, Sebastian enjoys watching movies and riding jet skis!

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    Tahj R. Deck Supervisor
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    Tahj R. Deck Supervisor

    Tahj loves running track, and his favorite superhero is The Flash! When he grows up, he wants to be an Auto Mechanic. Fun Fact: Tahj’s favorite food is stew peas!

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    Thaina C. Deck Supervisor
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    Thaina C. Deck Supervisor

    Thaina aspires to become a Doctor when she grows up! In her free time, she likes to watch movies and play sports. Thaina also loves to travel, sing, and play volleyball.