Swim Instructors

Lisa Coffman


  • BS - University of Minnesota
  • AEA Certification
  • AEA Personal Training Cert
  • WSI
  • WSI Instructors Candidate Training
  • CPR
Lisa has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of 8 years old. She has competed at the state, regional, and national levels (under AAU and USS programs). She swam NCAA DIII and DI in College and also helped to develop an USS swim club while in College. Lisa has worked at Club Fit for 15 years, prior to that she was a member, and teaches aquatic exercise and all levels of ages of swim instruction.

Ashley Curran


  • B.S. Biology - Coastal Carolina University
  • Working on a degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
  • ARC Water Safety Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified
Hobbies: Swimming, rollerblading and football
Philosophy of Swimming: You don't have to be a great swimmer to start, but you have to start to be a great swimmer.

Larry Koffer

Raised in the gritty streets of the south Bronx, Larry's mother took him to the Bronx River that ran past his apartment building where he began his love of swimming. He participated in competitive swimming in high school and was the 1964 Bronx Park Department 100 meter swim Champion. Larry has been a Club Fit member for over 10 years and is a waterholic. A lifetime sports enthusiast, whose background includes cross-country running, several martial art forms, golf and dabbles in yoga to see the core similarities in the forms. Larry is CPR/AED certified and WSI certified by the American Red Cross and has been very successful with helping beginners, especially getting adults more comfortable and actually swimming.

Helen Peters

Helen Peters has her Master's Degree in Special Education from Fordham University. She has taught Special Education classes at the elementary and secondary level. Helen has taught children with a variety of disabilities in and out of the water. She has taught swimming to children and adults for over 20 years, 17 of them at Club Fit. In addition to swimming, Helen is a Lifeguard Instructor. Helen enjoys passing her love of swimming onto others.

Marie Kane-Seitz


  • BA Economics
  • BS Communications/Psychology minor
  • ARC Water Safety Instructor
  • ARC Lifeguard

Hobbies: Swimming (of course), Bicycling, Photography, Reading

Marie has taught swimming for 25 years and has worked at Club Fit since January 2009. Marie worked in media planning in New York City before starting her own Media Planning agency in Cold Spring 20 years ago. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing young children go from fearful to joyful in the water. Marie provides a safe, encouraging environment for children and adults to have fun and improve their swimming skills. When not working, Marie can be found at the ocean with her husband and four children. 

Rachel Mackay


  • BA Sociology with a minor in Education
  • Water Safety Instructor certified
  • Fundamentals of Instructor Training certified
  • Lifeguard certified
  • CPR/AED certified
Rachel had her first taste of competitive swimming at the age of 8 years old.  Since then she has been a part of 3 USA swim teams as well as her high school team.  Rachel's favorite part about teaching is helping children get over their fears of the water.  In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, reading and doing Pilates.

Serena Boshak


  • Lifeguard certified
  • CPR/AED certified
  • WSI certified
  • FIT certified
Serena swam for six years on high school swim team and also with Patriots swim team. She will be attending The College of Saint Rose in the Fall of 2014 and swimming for them in Division II. She is currently studying Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Jessica Kelvas


  • B.A. Art and Communications - Emphasis in Sculpture/Graphic Design
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Lifeguard Certified
  • Water Safety Instructor Certified
  • Fundamentals of Instructor Training Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified
Hobbies: Running, Swimming, Hiking, Drawing, Photography.

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