Marina Montes
Marina MontesFounder & Aquatics Director
She is a proud graduate of the George Washington University and UNC-Chapel Hill (go Tar-Heels!). Marina swam competitively from the age of five and lifeguarded for over 15 years. She spends her winters snowboarding and her summers falling off a surfboard at Gilgo Beach. Additionally, she suffers from a serious addiction to binge watching Netflix documentaries and doing all things outdoorsy. When she is not in the pool she loves spending time with her hubby and fur babies Macie Bay & Odin Kane and working on DIY projects.
Pamela Pfeil
Pamela PfeilOffice & Scheduling Awesomeness
Pamela is a proud mom to two beautiful little girls, Hayden and Riley (currently swimming Anchovies). In addition to being their mom she is also a graduate of Stony Brook University and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pamela is super passionate about food [loves Pampered Chef], and spends tons of her time cooking and researching all things food. She is also a huge supporter of all things local, including shopping at Long Island farmers markets and being a member of a CSA.

All instructors are American Red Cross Lifeguards with certifications in First Aid & CPR.

Our Awesome Staff

BellaSwim Instructor & Lifeguard | Beach Bum
Bella is a rising Sophomore at James Madison University and aspires to be a neonatal Nurse Practitioner.. She participates in many after school activities such as Academic Quizbowl (it’s like jeopardy!), Orchestra, and loves all things makeup. Bella loves music and listens to a wide variety of different artists. Bella has been teaching swim for three year now and loves working with our youngest of swimmers. When she is not in the pool you can catch her hanging out with her friends and going to the beach.
KristaSwim Instructor & Lifeguard | Art Lover
Krista has been a lifeguard and swim instructor for the past 10 years and loves to be in the water and helping or teaching others. She’s a lover of all things active and creative, including long-distance running, hiking, kayaking, classical dance, alpine skiing, knitting, drawing, painting, and photography. Music is also one of her greatest passions. She has a degree as an art teacher, but it now pursuing a career in nursing and works as a home care aide when she isn’t teaching swim lessons.
MelanieSwim Instructor & Lifeguard | Book Worm
Melanie is a senior at SUNY College at Old Westbury with a major in Psychology. She has been swimming competitively since she was 13 and is captain of her college team. When she isn’t working or in the pool, you can find her at the gym or hanging out and driving around with her friends. She is obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy and country music, loves binge watching Friends on Netflix, and always has a good book within arm’s reach. Melanie also hopes to one day open her own bakery.
Paige Swim Instructor & Lifeguard
Paige has been a lifeguard for six years and loves being in the water whenever she can. She is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a certification in teaching. She works as a permanent substitute teacher at Lindenhurst School District. She has been swimming since the age of five and swam competitively in high school. During the summer, she is almost always outside at the beach or spending time with friends. She enjoys teaching others and often tutors whenever she can.
HaleySwim Instructor & Lifeguard
Hayley has been a lifeguard and swim instructor for the last 8 years. Outside of the water, she recently graduated from SUNY Old Westbury and is now a NYS certified teacher for children with special needs. She’s a lover of the beach and cannot get enough of the sun! Hayley loves to travel and is always up for an adventure. When she isn’t on the go, you can find her hanging out with family or relaxing while reading a good book! Hayley one day wants to open her own Center for Autism.
BrandonSwim Instructor & Lifeguard
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Becky Swim Instructor & Lifeguard
Becky is a high school special education teacher in the NYCDOE. She is currently receiving her masters through Stony Brook University. She grew up living on Fire Island every summer since she was a young child. Becky is a lover of all people and animals. She enjoys swimming, hiking, working out, running, and yoga. She loves teaching children and witnessing them succeed in all things possible.
JessicaSwim Instructor & Lifeguard
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Christina Swim Instructor & Lifeguard
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Stephanie Swim Instructor & Lifeguard
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We’re Hiring!

Are you fun and awesome? Do you think you can live (and swim) by our values? Do you love teaching amazing swimmers? Are you an American Red Cross Lifeguard? urSwim offers a fun work environment, competitive pay, and awesome clients.

If you would like to join the 2016 Long Island swim staff, please apply here! We currently serve Long Island, NY, but will be expanding in the near future. If you are interested in working in our future locations, go here!