Meet The NYC Team

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Kristiana

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

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Darren

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

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Alexandros

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

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Max

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

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Eleanor

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

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Troy

Hamptons Swim

NYC Instructor

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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)

​Swim Qualifications 

 
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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

​Swim Qualifications 

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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

 
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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

 
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About Eleanor

Eleanor joins Hampton Swims (NYC Team) this season with four years of lifeguarding, three years of swim lessons, and age group coaching experience.  She draws athletic understanding from ten years of competitive swimming, two years of collegiate Varsity Crew, high school volleyball, cross country, and track and field.  Most recently, she has fallen in love with building strength, mobility, and body awareness through dance and pilates.  She is a recent graduate of Yale University, B.A. Environmental Studies, and is excited to continue working with students as they build confidence and skill in the water.

 

Eleanor seeks to cultivate an environment founded on safety, mutual respect, exploration, and fun!  She engages with students of all ages and all levels, and prioritizes building skills that will foster safe and effective movement no matter the activity.

​Swim Qualifications 

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor 

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

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About Troy

Troy has over 10 years of aquatics and teaching experience, working with all ages. Troy is great with water acclimation, swimmer's form improvement and parent-child classes. 

 

Troy is a NYC native with a consistent athletic background in competitive swimming, track & field, cross country, and ballroom dancing. Troy believes that proper technique is pivotal, and excels at creating a class environment where students feel safe, understood and eager to learn.

 

Troy loves the process of overcoming swimmer's hesitations/reservations with a combination of communication, trust and demonstration. Finding great joy in a student's growing comfortability and independence in the water; Troy goes out of his way to provide a nurturing yet challenging curriculum. 

​Swim Qualifications 

  • Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor 

  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified