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, and JJ is a certified Ellis Lifeguard. jj.dalton@goldfishss.com joette.dalton@goldfishss.com

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    Sara Assistant General Manager
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    Sara Assistant General Manager

    Aloha! I am Sara the Assistant General Manager at Goldfish Swim School | Redmond. My favorite color is pink which also so happens to be my favorite flavor of ice cream. Yes, pink can be a flavor, but it is more generally known as strawberry or cherry. Also, I graduated from Washington State University, so obligatory GO COUGS!

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    Iris Front Desk Representative
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    Iris Front Desk Representative

    Hi! I'm Iris! Originally from Elk Grove, California. I moved to Seattle after completing my bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, where I also played volleyball. This fall I will be attending Antioch University for a MA in Couple and Family Therapy. Some activities I like to do outside of work and school are hike, hang out with friends, and try new restaurants. Recommendations welcome!

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    Maddie Front Desk Representative
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    Maddie Front Desk Representative

    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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    Sandra Front Desk Representative
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    Sandra Front Desk Representative

    Hello my name is Sandra, and I enjoy moonlight strolls on the beach, red roses by the armful, and flash mobs. Just kidding! Who has time for all that? Not me I have an Aztec tribe of 6 kiddos and stay busy being a mom - LOL (except the flash mobs). I don’t have time for the moonlight strolls, but more seriously I love kiddos and I can be easy going when I need to be. We are a military family and love the water!

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