Our Team

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    Cathleen Assistant General Manager
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    Cathleen Assistant General Manager

    Cathleen is no stranger to working with kids! She has a love for connecting with swimmers and watching them progress and grow in their swimming skills. Cathleen is a Spa and Pool Operator, Lifeguard, and has obtained her CPR and First Aid certifications. She is as active on and off the pool deck- just try to catch her zooming by!

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    Amanda Manager on Duty
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    Amanda Manager on Duty

    Amanda is no stranger to children's athletics, she worked in a Dance Studio in Iowa before moving to Richmond, VA in 2018. She has an unparalleled work ethic, and this trait has been contagious (lucky us!) amongst the Goldfish Crew. She is the mother of 2 amazing boys. She and her husband enjoy exploring car shows and teaching their boys all about cars, inside and out. I am sure it won't be a surprise to you, but her favorite movie is "The Little Mermaid". She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training, and gained her Spa and Pool Operator Certification.

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    Jeff Sales and Service Manager
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    Jeff Sales and Service Manager

    Jeff. What do we say? He has the Customer Service of 10 people in one blue shirt! He gets energized by challenging questions, unique account concerns, and multiple booking dates. He knows your swimmer's name. There's no doubt about that! He is in school studying to become a Radiation Therapist. If you need something in the lobby or at the Front Desk... Jeff's your man! He is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training, and gained his Spa and Pool Operator Certification.

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    Kelly Pool Operations Manager
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    Kelly Pool Operations Manager

    Kelly is the newest addition to the Richmond leadership team. She has spent several years in the Martial Arts community (watch out she is a black belt!) and is enjoying the transition over to aquatics. She can be found on the deck, in the water, or sourcing new candidates for hire. She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training and has obtained her Spa and Pool Operators Certification.

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    April Deck Supervisor
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    April Deck Supervisor

    April has been with Goldfish Swim School Richmond since the beginning. She is a Swim Instructor, Deck Supervisor, Lifeguard, Birthday Party Coordinator, Grass Roots Marketing Assistant, Front Desk Crew... or we could say that showers many hats! She enjoys playing guitar and painting in her spare time. Her favorite movie is "Robin Hood". She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training and has obtained her Spa and Pool Operators Certification.

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    Rebecca Deck Supervisor
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    Rebecca Deck Supervisor

    Rebecca was a Lifeguard for Walt Disney World (of all places)! She loves being a Swim Instructor at Goldfish because she has the opportunity to work with the same kids each week to build trust and assist them with skills in the water. She is studying Theatre Performance at VCU. Her friends call her Becca, but we know her at Ms. Rebecca! If you really want to win her over ask her about "Monsters Inc.", her favorite movie! She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Ariel Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ariel Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Ariel has been swimming since she was 2 years old. She is no stranger to the importance of starting your love and appreciation of swimming at an early age. Her dream job is to become a Pediatric Speech Pathologist, and her favorite movie is "A Star is Born". She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Dominique Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Dominique Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Dominique has experience as a lifeguard from previous years at Kings Dominion. She loves the change to Swim Instructor at Goldfish because she has the opportunity to teach a skill and watch the swimmers achieve something after working so hard towards the goal for weeks. If you have seen our pool wall mural this won't surprise you; her dream job is to study marine life! She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Hadley Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Hadley Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hadley joined the Goldfish team because she loves to help children learn new skills. Her teaching stye is patient, kind and celebratory. She would love to be a Dentist one day, following more schooling. She and Morgan could watch movies together because her favorite movie is "Finding Nemo", the pair to "Finding Dory". She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Hank Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Hank Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hank has found his perfect job at Goldfish! He is an absolute WHIZ in the water with all skill levels. He loves watching the kids "gears turn" as they learn new skills and master the most challenging of drills in their swim level. He is known to stay after classes and hang out at the lobby tiki table chatting with his students and sharing a snack. Hank is actually his nickname, want to guess at what his real name is? He is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Kati Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Kati Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Kati comes to Goldfish with 7 years experience as a Swim Coach in other organizations. She has achieved certifications in Ellis & Associates Lifeguarding and was so successful that she went on to obtain a certification to train future Ellis & Associates Lifeguards for Goldfish Swim School! As a High School Teacher 9 months out of the year, it leaves little spare time, but in that spare time she spends it traveling and taking road trips. Her favorite movies are "The Incredibles" and "The Goonies".

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    Krista Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Krista Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Krista has been a Swim Instructor and Swim Coach for many years! She is thrilled to be a part of the Goldfish Crew and adores her swimmers! Her future aspirations include working in Marketing and PR Strategy in an Ad Agency. In her downtime you might find her relaxing and eating popcorn while watching Zootopia, her favorite movie. She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Mariel Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Mariel Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Mariel is in school studying Political Science but spends most of her time swimming with kiddos at Goldfish Swim School. She loves watching the swim skill progress happen right before her eyes! She enjoys the Mini classes because she is able to teach the parents how to assist their children with water conditioning and acclimation to water. She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Mercedes Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Mercedes Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Mercedes is a ball of energy in the pool. She thrives on working with hesitant swimmers to gain confidence and love for the water. She is known to sing "Twinkle Twinkle" over and over until a kiddo gains competency in a back float, or high-five a swimmer who masters 10 second underwater breath control! She is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and has utilized that skill to connect while teaching her swimmers. She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Morgan Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Morgan Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Morgan walks into the building every day with a smile and a skip in her step. She studies Marketing during the school year at JMU and works for Goldfish every chance she gets. She absolutely loves watching her swimmers make progress and try new challenging skills. She is a "Finding Dory" fan... no surprise! She is Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid certified, and has completed our Proprietary Curriculum Training.

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    Delaney Front Desk Representative
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    Delaney Front Desk Representative

    Although Delaney has never worked un aquatics before she has a passion for swimming and enjoying the water. Delaney enjoys watching the swimmer grow in confidence and ability. She spends her "off" time dabbling in the arts (sculpting and painting), or using her degree in Special Effects in the movie & TV industry. Although we call her Ms. Delaney, her friends know her as "D". She is Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certified.

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