Our Team

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    Jesse Stigsell General Manager
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    Jesse Stigsell General Manager

    Jesse was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  He moved to Florida with his wife and daughter in 2018.  Jesse has over 10 years of experience in the Aquatics industry and has a passion for swim safety and drowning prevention. Jesse is excited to help improve community safety through swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School.

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    Miss Amy Assistant General Manager
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    Miss Amy Assistant General Manager

    Amy is a Florida native currently living in Bradenton. She loves to draw and read in her spare time when she is not at work or studying mechanical engineering. Amy’s favorite movie is Tangled!

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    Miss Ainsley Swim Instructor
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    Miss Ainsley Swim Instructor

    Ainsley is native to Florida. She goes to Lakewood Ranch High School when she continues to swim after starting competitively 9 years ago.  Ainsley loves working at Goldfish Swim School when she get to see the smiles on their faces as they accomplish something new!  Ainsley loves helping kids develop the love she found for swimmign when she was younger.

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    Miss Maeve Swim Instructor
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    Miss Maeve Swim Instructor

    Maeve is a Florida native and attends Lakewood Ranch High School where she is on the Varsity Cross Country and Track teams. Maeve uses swimming as a way to cross train her body to ensure she is in the best shape she can be for her meets.  Her mother was a collegiate swimmer so naturally she found herself in the water regularly.  Maeve loves working at Goldfish beucase of her passion for children and helping make a positive, fun and safe environment for everyone.

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    Miss Chelsea Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Miss Chelsea Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Chelsea has been in and around the water her whole life, swimming before she could walk! Chelsea swam competitively in high school along with competitive public speaking. She is now going to USF to become an elementary school teacher.

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    Miss Jenelle Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Miss Jenelle Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Jenelle was born in Minnesota but has lived in Bradenton since she was 4 years old. Jenelle likes to go to the beach, play with her dog, and swim. Her favorite cartoon is Scooby Doo and favorite ice cream is vanilla. Jenelle has a twin brother and is the only person in her family with red hair!

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    Miss Jessie Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Miss Jessie Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Jessie is originally from Uxbridge, Massachusetts and is a freshman this year at State College of Florida. Her hobbies include swimming competitively, teaching swim lessons, watching Netflix, baking, and shopping. Jessie's favorite childhood movies include Finding Nemo and High School Musical.

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    Miss Julia Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Miss Julia Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Aloha! Julia is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but has grown up right here in Lakewood Ranch, Florida! Julia has been a competitive swimmer for the past 7 years and has found a joy in teaching others the sport and water safety. Julia loves Japanese food, animals, Star Wars, traveling, and her family! Julia is also an academically accomplished student at her high school. Julia is so excited to see what the future has to offer for our students and herself!

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    Miss Katelyn Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Miss Katelyn Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

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    Miss Reva Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Miss Reva Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Reva is a student at Lakewood Ranch High School. She is from Chicago, but moved to Arizona when she was 8 then to Florida in 2018. Reva loves to swim and has been swimming for the past 10 years. In Arizona, Reva competed in a regional championship meet. Reva been playing the piano since she was 8. Her favorite songs to play are Piano Man by Billy Joel and Fur Elise by Beethoven. Reva enjoys teaching and meeting new people. Her hobbies include baking, reading, kayaking, snorkeling, and of course, trying new foods.

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    Mr Scott Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Mr Scott Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Scott has been swimming competitively for 5 years and continues this at Lakewood Ranch High School. Scott likes working at Goldfish Swim School becuase he is able to used what he has learned in swimming to help kids find the same joy and embrace swimming as a fun activity, exercise and sport like he does!

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    Toby Loukmas Front Desk Supervisor
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    Toby Loukmas Front Desk Supervisor

    Toby is a native of Sarasota, Florida. She and her family moved back to the area 5 years ago from Michigan. Toby’s favorite thing about Goldfish is meeting new friends and seeing the excitement in all the kids faces when they arrive for swim lessons. As part of the ownership group Toby and her husband George and their partners Bret and Anne Edwards are thrilled to bring Goldfish Swim School to the Lakewood Ranch area. We are committed to providing our members a Golden Experience every time they walk through our door!

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    Miss Kaylee Front Desk Representative
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    Miss Kaylee Front Desk Representative

    Kaylee is from Indiana. She moved to Florida two years ago to live closer to the beach. Kaylee enjoys going to Disney, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling to new places. Her favorite Disney movie is Up.

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    Miss Sophia Front Desk Representative
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    Miss Sophia Front Desk Representative

    Sophia has lived in Bradenton for most of her life & now attends Clemson University, studying philosophy and criminal justice. Sophia loves to spend a lot of her time studying outdoors around her college campus, going to the gym, laying on the beach, and cooking! Being around children always brings a smile to Sophia's face, and is the reason she loves Goldfish.

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    Miss Ursula Front Desk Representative
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    Miss Ursula Front Desk Representative

    Ursula is originally from Massachusetts and has been living in Florida for the past 7 years.  Ursula is a former teacher and Aquatic Director and did that for many years.  In her free time, Ursula loves to play golf, walk and go to the beach, which is her happy place.

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    Miss Vicki Front Desk Representative
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    Miss Vicki Front Desk Representative

    Vicki was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Vicki, her husband, and two dogs (Mattie and Henry) moved to Florida in 2016, to enjoy the warm weather. Since moving to Florida, Vicki has been able to enjoy her hobbies of dog sitting and spending time at home with her husband and pups. Vicki also enjoys greeting you every week when you come for your swim lessons. Each week is a new swim adventure!!!

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    Mr Ellis Front Desk Representative
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    Mr Ellis Front Desk Representative

    Ellis likes to swim and surf. He loves working at Goldfish Swim School because he gets to see many children learn about the water and how to swim.

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    Mr. Cade Front Desk Representative
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    Mr. Cade Front Desk Representative

    Cade was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. In his free time he loves playing basketball, hanging out with his friends, and watching movies. He enjoys working at Goldfish because it provides an encouraging and positive environment for children to learn in.

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    Miss Amber Deck Supervisor
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    Miss Amber Deck Supervisor

    Amber is originally from Wisconsin, now living in Bradenton. In her spare time she loves to paddle board and read on the beach. Amber went to school for Culinary Arts and Pastry, and loves to cook for friends and family in her spare time. Her favorite movie is Ratatouille!  You will find Amber in the pool or at the front desk!

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