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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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