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

Bettina V., Manager

My name is Bettina. I have been with the company since July 2007. I started working for Saf-T-Swim after college. But water safety has been important to me my whole life. I grew up on a canal and received my boating license when I was 13. When I turned 16 I became a lifeguard. Fun fact I am also a certified scuba diver. When i'm not swimming you can find me on an outdoor adventure. If it's cold outside i'll be in the snow. I love to ski. I also love babies (I have two of my own). We have the best job because we get to pass on our love and understanding of the water. The skills and lives we touch will be remembered for a lifetime.

Jake M., Supervisor

Hi my name is Jake and I have worked for Saf-T-Swim of Oceanside for a little over 5 years and I truly love what I do. I love being able to work with the kids and have an impact on people’s everyday life. I have always loved the water whether it’s being in it or being around it. To say I do that for a living is amazing. Another thing I love most about this job is the people I get to work with every day. They have become a second family to me. During my free time I love to listen to music and play basketball.

Amanda F., Supervisor

My name is Amanda, I have been with Saf-T-Swim for almost four years. I started working part time while I was in Graduate school, I now have a masters degree in Psychology. Having knowledge of human behavior allows me to adapt to the needs of all students. Growing up my brother and I spent our summers swimming in any body of water that we could find. This has helped me foster a love of swimming.

Sheona G., District Manager

I have been a part of the Aquatics and Sports industry for 24 years. My very first job was as a lifeguard and swimming instructor; so, for me it is full circle and rewarding to be able to recruit, hire, and train professionals in the field. I served as an Aquatics Manager for 8 years for the Department of Parks and Recreation in Jacksonville, Florida where I helped develop the Gus and Goldie Learn to Swim Program. Recently I was the Assistant Company Director for Gateway Sports and Pools where I lead sales and operations in NYC, Albany, and CT. As an Adjunct Professor at Lehman College I lectured in Exercise Science, Motor Learning, and the Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity. I am also a published research author with a research focus in utilizing sports and physical activity as a vehicle to promote life development during adolescence. I strongly believe there are so many life lessons children can learn during sports participation. I received my MA in Motor Learning from Columbia University, and my BS from Lehman College in Movement and Exercise Science. I am a sports enthusiast having played basketball, soccer, and track and field collegiately. Currently I participate in swimming, volleyball, and golf recreationally; and I am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt.


I love working with kids!

My favorite hobby: Hanging out with friends 

Catherine A Instructor

 I love teaching children a skill that I love!  

My favorite hobby: Hanging out with friends

Josephine L Instructor

I love watching my students progress  

My favorite hobby: Soccer

Shannon S Instructor

Saf-T-Swim Swim School


We’re here 7 days a week — Call us!
(516) 442-2825
3194 Lawson Blvd, Oceanside , NY 11572

Class Hours

  • Sunday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


(516) 442-2825