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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    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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    Jenna A Front Desk Representative
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    Jenna A Front Desk Representative

    Hey! I coached gymnastics and go to Woodinville High School and Cascadia College!

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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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    Kyle M Deck Supervisor
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    Kyle M Deck Supervisor

    A fun fact about me – I am a video game enthusiast! My favorite food is pizza and my favorite sports team in the Toronto Raptors! My favorite place I’ve visited is the Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. One of my hobbies is playing badminton. I’m great with kiddos and I experience in learning to adapt to children’s needs.

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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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    Artemiy T Swim Instructor
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    Artemiy T Swim Instructor

    Hey guys! I’m Artemiy. I’m a Junior at Redmond High School, and am on the Redmond High Swim Team. I can’t wait to see you in the pool

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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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    Claire N Swim Instructor
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    Claire N Swim Instructor

    I love swimming and everything about the water. I love animals, my dog Sammi is my best friend!

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    Diya K Swim Instructor
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    Diya K Swim Instructor

    Hey I'm Diya and I'm at Eastlake High School! I ?have a little brother and I'm on the Eastlake swim team and Pro Club’s swim team! I love to read, listen to music, and meet new people!

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    Esha B Swim Instructor
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    Esha B Swim Instructor

    Hey, my name is Esha! I’ve been in the water since before I can remember. I love going on runs & hikes in my free time!

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    Jaqui K Swim Instructor
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    Jaqui K Swim Instructor

    It’s me Jaqui! I have a big sweet tooth for chocolate chip cookies and doritos! I am always the loudest and most joyful in the pool so I hope all my fishes will join all the fun..don’t forget your smile and big splashes!!

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    Jiwon K Swim Instructor
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    Jiwon K Swim Instructor

    Hey everyone! My name is Jiwon & I am happy to meet you! I love to play volleyball for my school, play the piano, and volunteer with youth & law related initiatives. Fun fact: my favorite ice cream flavor is cookies & cream and I have a twin sister. See you in the pool!

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    Kaete D Swim Instructor
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    Kaete D Swim Instructor

    Hi, I’m Kaete! I’m currently majoring in nursing and focusing on pediatric childcare. I love mac n cheese and organic chemistry is hard.

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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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    John Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    John Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

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    Lea Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Lea 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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    Rusheel C Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Rusheel C Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

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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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    Nima Golden Teacher
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    Nima Golden Teacher

    Aloha! My name is Nima! I am 17 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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