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Meet The Hamptons Team

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Liz

Hamptons Swim

Founder & Instructor

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Leila

Hamptons Swim

Instructor

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Kathleen

Hamptons Swim

Instructor

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Alessandra

Hamptons Swim

Instructor

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Janine

Hamptons Swim

Instructor

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Max

Hamptons Swim

Instructor

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Suzanne

Hamptons Swim

Operations Coordinator

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Christina

Hamptons Swim

Director of Operations

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MISSION

Authentically connect with students through educational play and positive mindset techniques to
achieve athletic and recreational goals in the water.

About Liz
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About Liz

As a 20 year veteran ocean lifeguard, Liz has seen firsthand how essential swimming is to this unique beach community.   

She is a certified teacher with over two decades of experience as a swim instructor and a former college-level swimmer. She knows how to meet the unique needs of each swimmer regardless of age, ability, and learning preference. With a Master's Degree in Special Education, Liz specializes in working with individuals with special needs.

Liz is a strong advocate of the Montessori philosophy, multi-sensory learning, and Play-Based practices. The Hamptons Swim curriculum incorporates her almost two decades of teaching experience. She teaches all instructors how to customize lessons based on the developmental and unique individual needs of your child. 

From the basics to overcoming fears or perfecting your stroke, she will assist in making swimming safe and enjoyable. Above all, she is passionate about swimming and loves teaching.

Liz offers coaching and consulting services to parents, child-care providers, and swim instructing professionals looking to expand their knowledge or their team expertise surrounding water safety, training, and instruction. Click here to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • 20 year veteran Ocean Lifeguard 

  • Open Water Scuba Diver Certified

  • Former United States Swim Coach

  • International Swim Coach

  • New York State Certified Teacher 

  • Master's Degree in Special Education

​Swim Qualifications 

About Leila
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About Leila

Leila is a certified Water Safety Instructor and Open Water Scuba Diver. She is a veteran Southampton Ocean Lifeguard and has over 8 years of swimming experience. With an educational background in Marketing and Data Analytics, Leila has helped grow Hamptons Swim not only physically but digitally as well. 

 

Coached through Liz Parry’s play-based methods, she is trained to provide unique, fun, and customized lessons to swimmers of all ages. Leila is the Director of Marketing and is joining us for her third year as a Private Instructor.

 

Through technical study and mentorship under Hamptons Swim, Leila is an experienced swimmer eager to share her love of aquatics.

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • 3 year veteran Ocean Lifeguard 

  • Open Water Scuba Diver

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing

​Swim Qualifications 

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About Kathleen

About Kathleen

Kathleen joins Hamptons Swim this season with more than 6 years of swimming and lifeguarding experience. She is a Red Cross certified Lifeguard with Waterfront Extension, as well as a Certified Water Safety Instructor. Growing up in Riverhead, her love of the ocean led her to teach swim lessons during the summers for the past 6 years. Previously, she was the Head Lifeguard at a camp on Bear Mountain. 

Coached through Liz Parry’s play-based methods, she is trained to provide unique, fun, and customized lessons to swimmers of all ages. Hamptons Swim is excited to have Kathleen join us for her second year as a Private Instructor.

Through technical study and mentorship under Hamptons Swim, Kathleen is an experienced swimmer eager to share her love of aquatics.

​Swim Qualifications 

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • Red Cross Certified Lifeguard with Waterfront Extension

  • 8 Year veteran Lifeguard

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experienced Tutor, Substitute Teacher, & Camp Counselor

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Alessandra

About Alessandra

Alessandra is a teacher in Southampton and is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Education, grades 1-6 with a concentration in special education. Alessandra was originally a business major but changed her career path to fulfill her true passion for teaching and helping students grow and prosper. She grew up working at the Southampton Youth Association as a head camp counselor for 10 years, where she led and managed a group of 20-30 campers.

Coached through Liz Parry’s play-based methods, she is trained to provide unique, fun, and customized lessons to swimmers of all ages. Hamptons Swim is excited to welcome Alessandra to the team as a Private Instructor.

Through technical study and mentorship under Hamptons Swim, Alessandra is an experienced swimmer eager to share her love of aquatics.

​Swim Qualifications 

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education

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Janine

About Janine

Janine is a New York State certified teacher in elementary and special education. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, ranging from preschool through high school. In her free time, she enjoys spending her time on the water kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating.  

Coached through Liz Parry’s play-based methods, she is trained to provide unique, fun, and customized lessons to swimmers of all ages. Hamptons Swim is excited to welcome Janine to the team as a Private Instructor.

Through technical study and mentorship under Hamptons Swim, Janine is an experienced swimmer eager to share her love of aquatics on Shelter Island.

​Swim Qualifications 

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • NYS Certified Teacher in Elementary Education and Special Education with 30+ years teaching experience

  • Former District Teacher of the Year at Shelter Island School

  • Master's Degree in Education

About Max
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About Max

Max is an experienced swim instructor with over 13 years teaching in pool. Max teaches swim lessons full time up island and is excited to come down to the Hamptons to teach this summer. Whether it's in the pool or ocean, he loves being in the water. Working with clients of all ages and children with special needs, Max is the perfect instructor for any students.

 

Coached through Liz Parry’s play-based methods, he is trained to provide unique, fun, and customized lessons to swimmers of all ages. Hamptons Swim is excited to have Max on the team as a private instructor. 

 

Through technical study and mentorship under Hamptons Swim, Max is an experienced swimmer who is both knowledgeable and eager to share his love for the water. 

​Swim Qualifications 

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor 

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • Lifeguard Certified

Suzanne

About Suzanne

Suzanne is joining Hamptons Swim to assist with operations for the season. She has over 10 years experience in customer service and administrative work. Suzanne has her BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and MA in Screenwriting from Goldsmiths, University of London. 

About Christina

Christina

Christina is thrilled to bring her writing, organizational, and self-sufficient skill set to Hamptons Swim as an administrative assistant. She has a BA in Liberal Studies from the university of Arkansas and over 15 years administrative experience.

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