Samantha Oyola is an ASCA level 3 coach and American Red Cross Training Instructor who has helped to develop athletes that are Junior Olympic and USA Swimming National qualifiers. Samantha has mentored students to become Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors and assisted others to make their High School and College Varsity swim teams.
Samantha began swimming at a very young age and found her passion in the water as a natural athlete. She swam throughout college and was selected to be the captain of Queens College Women’s Swimming and Diving Varsity Team ’07 – ’08. Realizing her passion for aquatics was more than a hobby, she pursued a career at the Flushing Meadow Corona Pool where she helped to establish a junior competitive swim team. The club, which started with 6 swimmers, quickly grew to maximum capacity over a few short months. Samantha also coached Queens College’s competitive youth team ’14-‘15.
Whether coaching, leading small groups, or conducting private swim lessons, Samantha is able to relate with swimmers effortlessly and makes learning fun and productive for all ages. She is experienced in working with children that have special needs, toddlers, youth, and adults. She brings a strong technical base where she hopes to bring athletes of all ages to an advanced level of swimming. In addition to coaching, she specializes in dry land training, which supplements aquatic workouts. Samantha strongly believes positive thoughts lead to positive results and encourages all swimmers to try their best.
Samantha is currently the Assistant Manager of Aquatics at Life Time Fitness in Garden City and is the Men and Women's Head Swim Coach at Monsignor McClancy High School. When she’s not in the water she likes to keep in shape with boxing and strength training.