Get to know your local Saf-T-Swim Garden City team!

Teddy J., Manager

My name is Teddy. I have worked for the Saf-T-Swim organization for 19 years. It certainly has been a life learning experience for me in the most positive way. What I most admire about my position is the ability to build relationship with the children, parents, coworkers and my staff. Given the opportunity to help that fearful, timid child to becoming a confident, fearless water safety swimmer, is so remarkable and special to know I was part of that accomplishment. Helping children was something I always enjoy doing, especially helping my own child. My wife and I have one beautiful daughter, named Amelia. She brings strength, happiness and balance to both of our lives. We couldn't have been any more blessed and fortunate for her. Other than spending time with my wonderful wife and daughter, I also enjoy sports, cooking and movies. Unfortunately for me, my daughter is not a fan of my cooking.

Ashleigh L., Supervisor

My name is Ashleigh. I am a supervisor for the Garden City location. I am 20 years old and have worked for Saf-T-Swim almost 4 years now. I attend St. John’s University as a Speech Pathologist major. I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and watching reality TV shows. While working for Saf-T-Swim I have created great relationships with the customers and staff and learned out work ethic and team work.

Matthew H., Supervisor

I love watching my studentimprove their swimming skills over time. My hobby is playing hockey and basketball.

Vinny G., District Manager

Hi, my name is Vinny, and I am the District Manager of Oceanside, Levittown, Melville and Garden City. I started at Saf-T-Swim in August 2004 at the East Meadow location and then went on to manage the Deer Park, Coram, and Melville locations before becoming a District Manager in December 2019. In addition to managing, I also help with training. I have two amazing children, Scarlett, and Keegan. We enjoy going to the pool/beach, playing games like Mario Kart, and watching movies. In addition, I have two bonus children Rhea and Devaney who I have been fortunate enough to be a part of their lives for a while now. I also have a wonderful wife, Chelsea. In our little time away from the kids we enjoy going out to eat, bingeing shows, and going to the movies. I fell in love with what I do at Saf-T-Swim because of the nature of the relationships we develop. Seeing the families come in week, after month, after year and watching the kids grow is the absolute best part of the job, hands down. The relationships I have personally built over 16 years is what keeps me coming back for more. Of course, seeing the kids obtain the necessary life saving water safety skills is amazing too! When you see them do it at a young age and be so confident you know it’s a job well done.


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Aaron Instructor

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Alexa Instructor

I love teaching kids. 

My favorite hobby: Basketball 

Ashley Y Instructor

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Audrey Instructor

I love being able to help children stay safe in the water. 

My favorite hobby: Skateboarding  

Ava N Lifeguard

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Caroline Instructor

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Darby Instructor

I love building a bond with children and watching them progress with confidence. 

My favorite hobby: Biking on trails and going to the beach. 

Dean Y Instructor

I love teaching a lifesaving skill to students and seeing them become better swimmers.  

My favorite hobby: Going to the beach, Swimming & Flying 

Eddie D Instructor / Lifeguard

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Ella Instructor

 I love working with kids. 

My favorite hobby: Dancing  

Erin Instructor

I love explaining to people why water safety is a priority. 

My favorite hobby: Photography  

Gia N Front Office

I love being able to help teach people a very important survival skill.

My favorite hobby: Basketball 

Jenelle R Front Desk

I love teaching kids' new skills. 

My favorite hobby: Going to concerts 

Julianna G Instructor

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Kennedy Front Office / Instructor

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Kerrisha Instructor

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Kristina Front Office / Instructor

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Mia Instructor

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Mya Instructor

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Olivia Lifeguard

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Sophia Instructor

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Vanessa Instructor

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Victoria Front Desk

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Zaire Instructor

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