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Get to know your local Saf-T-Swim Commack team!

Meghan Gerstel, Manager

I have worked for Saf-T-Swim for 19 years and have been part of the management team for 12. My favorite parts of my job are getting to see my students grow both as people and swimmers and seeing my staff grow in confidence and in life. I have 2 children who are 6 and 7 and am having a blast living life with them. I love to go to the beach and I love to read.

Oriana Onorato, Supervisor

I’ve been working at Saf-T-Swim for and amazing six years. My favorite thing about working for the company is being able to see the students I teach progress over time and being able to proudly say “I save lives for a living”. I also enjoy building relationships with not only my students but their families too. My hobbies outside of work include pushing myself to use my creative skills to become a better painter. I also enjoy searching for the best deals on vintage video games, such as, a classic Nintendo, a super Nintendo, and a Nintendo 64.

Chris Gagne, District Manager

I was hired in April of 1991 as a swim teacher while I was in college and rose through the ranks to the District Manager position. I recently finished year 29 at Saf-T-Swim, working on 30. I am the husband to a beautiful woman who manages our Riverhead facility and she gave me 3 beautiful children, Brody, 10, Hudson, 6 and Piper 2. After receiving my bachelors degree in biology and finishing year 3 with Saf-T-Swim, I was offered management position at the East Northport (now Commack location). I went on to manage the Syosset, East Meadow and Port Washington locations before being offered the DM position. I truly love what we do as a company and what I do and feel a sense of accomplishment and reward providing the life saving services that we give. I feel even more a sense of reward from the relationships we, as a company and me, personally, develop with our students, their families and our staff.

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Ryan S Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is the comforable, homey environment. Outside of work I like to go shopping and play with my dogs and cats.

Samantha P Instructor

This is my 23rd year here at Saf-T-Swim! My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is working with the children. Outside of work I enjoy gardening, being a mother to my children, long walks on the docks, and photography; I love taking pictures and creating photo albums.

Terri A Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is being with the kids. Outside of work I like to watch movies and play softball and volleyball.

Erika C Instructor

What do you love about what you do here? I like watching the kids slowly become more comfortable with the water and themselves.

My favorite Hobby: I like to read and being outside

Emily K Instructor

During my 7 years with Saf-T-Swim, I’ve developed so many relationships with my students and coworkers. I don’t feel like I'm just “going to work,” but I look forward to seeing my pool family. My greatest Reward is watching scared swimmers overcome their fears; not only children, but adults too. When I'm not working I spend time with my five year old son, and play animal crossing.

Kerry M Instructor

What do you love about what you do here? Being able to use my skills and personality to teach kids how to swim!

My favorite Hobby: We love fish tanks!

Dan M Instructor

One of my favorite things about working at Saf-T-Swim is my coworkers.

My favorite Hobby: Thrifting

Chris C Instructor

I enjoy working at Saf-T-Swim because I love to teach kids to swim and see them progress which is beyond rewarding. I’ll never get tired of the bonds I’ve created with students and their parents as well. In my free time I love going to the beach.

Kimberly C Instructor

What do you love about what you do here? I love to see the kids I teach get better and better at swimming and I love to see the look on their faces when they ring the bell to move up a level.

Outside of work I love to spend time with my friends and family.

Amanda G Instructor

I love being able to interact with kids of all ages in a hands-on learning environment! I also am grateful that my job has taught me so many skills within and outside of the work place!

My favorite Hobby: I love to paint and I often volunteer at schools for children with special needs.

Ella L Instructor

What do you love about what you do here? I love meeting all the kids and seeing all their different personalities.

My favorite Hobby: I love going to the beach, even when it’s cold (but only to see the sunset when it’s cold)

Ashley H Instructor

What do you love about what you do here? I love making such special bonds with all of my kids and knowing that I’m teaching them skills that they will use forever.

My favorite Hobby: I love to spend time with my family and friends.

Alyssa L Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is the fun environment that I get to come into and interacting with my students and coworkers. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, going to the beach, and studying.

Barbara C Instructor

I've been working at Saf-T-Swim for ten years and I still look forward to see how excited all my kids get to spend time with me in the pool and learn new things. I love spending time with my friends outside of work but mostly with all the kids I babysit.

Alexis S Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is getting to know the kids and watching them get excited once they overcome a fear. Outside of work I love to explore all forms of art in painting, drawing, sculpting, ect. I also bake and decorate elaborate cakes. Other than my artistic interests I love to snowboard.

Brooke I Instructor

I’ve been working here for quite some time now and so far my favorite thing about working here is meeting different personalities through the children. Outside of work I love seeing my friends and hanging out.

Michaela M Instructor

My favorite thing about Saf-T-Swim is getting to know my kids and building a relationship with them. My hobbies are fashion and listening to music.

Renee D Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is working with the kids. Outside of work I enjoy playing music on my guitar.

Jamie-Lynn B Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is seeing my kids everyday and watching them progress and grow. Outside of work I enjoy baking and swimming.

Erin R Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is the schedule flexibility. My hobbies outside of work are riding my bike, going out to restaurants, and the beach.

Claudia Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is the fun work environment. When I’m not working I like going to new places and hanging out with my friends.

Tasnim Instructor

I love getting to see my kids grow to love swimming!

My favorite Hobby: I love to bake.

Alyssa M Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is having the opportunity to meet new people, everyone is really kind. Outside of work I enjoy horse back riding and painting.

Isabella Von H Front Office

My Favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is the opportunity to work with children. My hobbies outside of work are singing in chorus and rowing with my schools crew team.

Victoria A Instructor

My favorite thing about working at Saf-T-Swim is working with the kids because I want to become a pediatrician. Outside of work I like to watch Netflix and play volleyball and basketball.

Elaisa C Instructor

I just recently started working at Saf-T-Swim and my favorite part so far is the interaction with the children. Besides working at Saf-T-Swim I am on my high school’s track team and I'm involved in a lot of community service with the ALS community.

Gianna R Instructor

I’ve been working at Saf-T-Swim for over two years now and my absolute favorite thing about being here is the relationships you build with your students and helping them overcome their fears. It’s incredibly rewarding to watch them grow into strong independent swimmers. Outside of work I enjoy working out, volunteering at the VA, playing guitar and singing.

Mara G Instructor

I’ve been working at Saf-T-Swim for over six years. My favorite thing about working here is watching the kids grow and seeing their progression each week. Outside of work I love listening to music and going to concerts.

Shannon O Instructor

I’ve been working at Saf-T-Swim for almost four years and I most enjoy seeing my students progress. When I’m not working I love to listen to music, going out to eat with friends and watching sports LGI.

Brittany G Instructor

I’ve worked at Saf-T-Swim for almost six years. My favorite thing about working there is watching kids who come in afraid of the water transform into confident swimmers. My hobbies outside of work are softball, hiking, reading, dog rescue, and chauffeuring my kids to various sports.

Vicki A Instructor

I have been working at Saf-T-Swim for 10+ years and my favorite part about working here is becoming close with my students families. Outside of work I enjoy going to tropical smoothie.

Alexis P Instructor

I’ve been working at Saf-T-Swim for quite some time now and my favorite part about working here so far is getting to interact with kids one on one and teaching them to love the water. My hobbies outside of work are gymnastics, going to the beach, and spending time with my friends and family.

Stephani C Instructor

I’ve been working as a lifeguard at Saf-T-Swim for three months. Seeing the children get over their fear of swimming and having fun is my favorite part of the job. In my free time I play tennis with my friends.

Drita C Instructor

I’ve been working at Saf-T-Swim for three years. My favorite part about working here is Interacting with parents in the front office and scheduling lessons so children can become water safe! My hobbies outside of work include water sports, skiing, volleyball, and writing.

Catherine C Instructor

This is my fifth year working at Saf-T-Swim and my favorite thing about it is making connections with the kids and their families. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I like to write, and play basketball with my brothers.

Giavanna D Instructor

Saf-T-Swim Swim School

Commack

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(631) 462-9696
6401 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725   commack.info@saf-t-swim.com

Class Hours

  • Sunday
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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