top of page

Meet The NYC Team

Kristiana-Summer-2018-9.jpg

Kristiana

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

READ MORE

DWG prof pic_edited.jpg

Darren

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

READ MORE

meE_edited.jpg

Alexandros

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

READ MORE

IMG_0404_edited.jpg

Max

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

READ MORE

F0B7958E-80BD-40AA-8398-815CF30B2617-471-000002E659A3714C.JPG

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

READ MORE

About Kristiana
Kristiana-Summer-2018-9.jpg

About Kristiana

Kristiana joins Hamptons Swim (city edition) this season with more than 12 years of swimming instruction and 18 years of lifeguarding. Kristiana holds a BM in Musical Theater and loves to encourage her students to have fun while learning.

 

With a strong athletic background in competitive swimming, varsity soccer, and dance, Kristiana is a well-rounded athlete who values the benefits of living an active lifestyle. So much so, she decided to obtain her personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) alongside her Water Safety Instruction Certification (WSI) and recently acquired her Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification (CES) in order to share her love of fitness with the world. 

 

Kristiana teaches all ages and all levels. She fosters and values a safe, caring, patient, inclusive environment for learning. She is passionate about cultivating smart, well-rounded exercisers and imparting her wisdom to empower and encourage clients on their fitness/swim journey.

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • 18 year veteran Ocean Lifeguard 

  • National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM)

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification (CES)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music

​Swim Qualifications 

About Darren
DWG prof pic_edited.jpg

About Darren

Darren has over 10 years of experience as a swim instructor and swim coach. Teaching lessons to swimmers of all ages and abilities, from infants to adults. 

Before moving to New York, Darren worked as a Special Education Instructional Assistant for Seattle Public Schools for 2.5 years. He also spent nine months in France working as an English language teaching assistant in a high school outside of Paris.  Darren swam club throughout high school, and swam and ran track at the Division 3 level at Pitzer College. He graduated from Pitzer with a BA in History.  In his spare time he's probably at Rockaway Beach surfing, boogie boarding and bodysurfing.  

Darren loves to teach swimming because he believes that learning to swim and knowledge of water safety are integral life skills that one is never too old or too young to learn.

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • Special Education Instructional Assistant

  • Bachelor's Degree in History

​Swim Qualifications 

meE_edited.jpg
About Alexandros

About Alexandros

Alexandros is originally from Greece. He moved to the NYC 7 years ago to pursue studies in Psychology and Neuroscience at the City University of New York. He is passionate about empowering and guiding people to actualize their own potential whether he’s in the pool or just in life outside of fitness. Alexandros has been working as a swimming instructor and fitness coach since 2014.

 

What he loves the most while teaching in the pool is helping young kids and adults overcome fear of the water and revealing its healing benefits for your body and soul. He also started surfing in the last couple of years, and has relocated in Rockaway beach, just a block away from the ocean.

​Swim Qualifications 

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • Fitness Coach

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Neuroscience

About Max
IMG_0404_edited.jpg

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

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree

Boo
F0B7958E-80BD-40AA-8398-815CF30B2617-471-000002E659A3714C.JPG

About B00

Boo was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and is a recent graduate of Oberlin College. She has loved the water ever since she was small, and swam competitively for almost 8 years. She has been lifeguarding and teaching private and group lessons for four years now, and looks forward to many more! She has experience teaching all ages and abilities (including those on the autism spectrum), as well as coaching swim and water polo teams. Her favorite part of swim instruction is finding the style and approach that best suits each individual to become comfortable and confident in the water.

​Swim Qualifications 

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard

  • American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 

  • Water Safety Instructor

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

  • Red Cross Certified in Safety Training for Swim Coaches

bottom of page