Our Team

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    JJ & Joette Dalton Owner
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    JJ & Joette Dalton Owner

    Aloha! We are JJ and Joette Dalton, owners and operators of Goldfish Swim School – Redmond Town Center. We are native Midwesterners and moved to Redmond in 2017 with one goal in mind – to provide water safety skills to Seattle area kiddos. While living in Chicago in 2011, JJ and I decided we wanted to work together in a meaningful way - making a difference and changing lives. In 2013 we had our first baby, and it was clear our future would focus on improving the lives of children. After hearing of a few close calls with friends’ kiddos in the water and discovering the shocking statistics about children and water safety, we were led to Goldfish Swim School. The Science of Swim Play® struck a personal chord with us and we “DOVE” in at the chance of being part of this family and it’s passion to save lives. We have two awesome girls, Maya & Maisy, who we love spending every minute with. Their favorite thing is snow, and their favorite activity is swimming! We are all super excited to bring the Goldfish curriculum to Seattle families! Joette is a marketing graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and JJ received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We both swam on swim teams growing up.

    jj.dalton@goldfishss.com

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    Alex S Assistant General Manager
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    Alex S Assistant General Manager

    Hi there! I started teaching swim lessons at the YMCA over 5 years ago. I’ve been in aquatics for 3 years and love working with kids! Watching kids learn a life-saving skill is one of the most rewarding perks of being a swim instructor. The coolest thing about working here – I get to have fun at work! I love music, food, games, and traveling. I have tons of stories to share! I’ve been to Belize to serve two orphanages with my church. I worked with kiddos in need of love and support.

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    Maddie A Assistant General Manager
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    Maddie A Assistant General Manager

    Hi! I'm Maddie! I was born and raised in Kirkland in a family with 5 kids. My favorite things to do outside of work are going to concerts, photography, and travel!

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    Carrera G Swim Instructor
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    Carrera G Swim Instructor

    Hi, I am Carrera! I go to Lake Washington High School and Central Washington University. I love to swim, cook, and watch movies in my free time. :)

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    Charlotte C Swim Instructor
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    Charlotte C Swim Instructor

    I love to surf and body board! My favorite food is pasta. I love dogs!

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    Emily V Swim Instructor
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    Emily V Swim Instructor

    Hi! I’m Emily I am in college and pursuing my medical assistant degree. I love playing with my two dogs and my favorite foods are pizza and pasta.

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    Grace L Swim Instructor
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    Grace L Swim Instructor

    Hi! My name is Grace. I love baking, reading, and swimming. I look forward to meeting you!

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    Jagger V Swim Instructor
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    Jagger V Swim Instructor

    Hi, I’m Jagger! I enjoy going on hikes and being outdoors. I also enjoy spending time with friends and playing sports.

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    Kate S Swim Instructor
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    Kate S Swim Instructor

    Hi! My name is Kate. I am excited to meet you and swim! A fun fact about me is I love dogs and glitter.

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    Matt G Swim Instructor
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    Matt G Swim Instructor

    Hello! I’m working on my private pilot’s license, my plan is to eventually become a commercial airline pilot! I sing in “Revelation Choir,” play football, basketball, and baseball. My favorite color is purple and my favorite food is pasta. I enjoy being silly and using silly words, and I think Fortnite dances are fun!

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    Rileigh T. Swim Instructor
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    Rileigh T. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I’m Rileigh! I run cross country and do drama at Redmond High School. I love skiing, snowboarding, and anything outdoors!

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    Shealyn O Swim Instructor
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    Shealyn O Swim Instructor

    Hey I’m Shealyn! I love to spend my free time out in nature and playing guitar. I look forward to seeing you at the pool!

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    Shelly N Swim Instructor
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    Shelly N Swim Instructor

    Hi! I’m Shelly. I have been swimming competitively for several years. I also love to draw, read, and watch movies.

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    Tara B Swim Instructor
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    Tara B Swim Instructor

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    Taylor H Swim Instructor
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    Taylor H Swim Instructor

    Hey, I’m Taylor and swimming has been my passion since I was a baby! I am into performing on stage in plays and musicals like The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo :) I love to bake waffles and put way too much syrup and whipped cream on it.

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    Zoe H Swim Instructor
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    Zoe H Swim Instructor

    I am 16 and currently attending Lake Washington High School. I enjoy having fun with friends and family and love the water. I try to be in it as much as possible!

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    Katie W Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Katie W Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hi, I am Katie! I have gown up loving the pool and look forward to sharing that joy with students here! I will be heading back to college this fall.

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    Kolby Z Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Kolby Z Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    My name is Kolby, I enjoy hanging out with friends and going on hikes! I also enjoy spending time with family or going on vacation.

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    Lea B Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Lea B Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hi, my name is Lea and I am a swim instructor at Goldfish Swim School! I love to run in my free time and I run for my high school. I love arts and crafts, drawing, and painting. I am a dancer, more specifically a ballerina! I love eating ice cream, tacos, and chocolate milk! I have two younger brothers, so I love working with children!

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    Lily J Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Lily J Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

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    Lydia G Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Lydia G Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hi, my name is Lydia and I am currently a senior at Seattle prep high school. Outside of school I spend most of my time on a competitive rowing team. I love spending my time with friends and doing all sorts of outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, and more.

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    Roy K Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Roy K Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hi, my name is Roy and I love fitness!

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    Yuna L Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Yuna L Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hi I'm Yuna! I go to Eastlake high school and I love teaching kids how to swim! I? love drawing, watching movies, and eating lots and lots of cereal in my free time. I've lived in Washington my whole life, but I love traveling!

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    Christina L Front Desk Supervisor
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    Christina L Front Desk Supervisor

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    Ruby K Front Desk Supervisor
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    Ruby K Front Desk Supervisor

    Hi! My name is Ruby and I absolutely love spending time with kiddos! In my free time, I like to listen to music, go on boats, and spend time with friends and family. My favorite thing to eat is cereal! I have lived in Woodinville my whole life and currently attend Woodinville High School. Fun fact – I have double-jointed fingers! I’m also the baby of my family, I have an older brother and sister.

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    Anna A Front Desk Representative
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    Anna A Front Desk Representative

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    Joey G Deck Supervisor
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    Joey G Deck Supervisor

    Hi there! I go to Lake Washington High School. I love to wrestle, train, and I do musical theatre on the side. I’m trained in CPR, and have volunteered at several kids camps. In my free time, I play video games, such as Fortnite, and I like to drive and work on cars.

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    Kate C Deck Supervisor
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    Kate C Deck Supervisor

    Hi! My name is Kate and I run track and cross country at Redmond High School. A fun fact about me is that I? lived in 2 states before I moved to Washington! I am super excited to work with your kiddos!

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    Tavi B Deck Supervisor
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    Tavi B Deck Supervisor

    Hey, I’m Tavilan! I like to swim for fun. I go to Eastlake high school. My favorite color is blue. I love to listen to music.

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    Nima T Golden Teacher
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    Nima T Golden Teacher

    Aloha! My name is Nima! I am 19 and love soccer, hanging out with my friends, and video games. I can speak Persian fluently and I enjoy teaching kids!

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