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PPCD Members: New york


Marina Arpe grew up around the water. She got into teaching ISR because of her family. Marina has been teaching ISR lessons over 12 years and in 5 states now. With a background in swimming, competitive bodyboarding and becoming a PADI rescue diver Marina has a strong bond with the water. She learned to swim at 9 months old, before she could walk. Marina is an advocate of the ISR program that how she took her business from the palm beach lined streets of Miami Beach to the Concrete lined sky of New York City. She started a popup in 2013 and since then she lives part of the year in NYC and teaches in the Hampton's during the summers. To date Marina has taught over 600 kids. Included on the list of whos who of athletes and celebrities children are Marina's ISR students. If you're located in Manhattan or summer in Eastern Suffolk county please reach out to Marina at or


Ali Sisca is the Swimfinity Swimming Academy founder and principal instructor and is excited to bring this amazing program to our area. As a mom of four small children, she knows first-hand the importance of water safety skills for kids. After enrolling her first child in survival swimming lessons at age two, she knew immediately this was something she wanted to bring to others. Five years later and with all four of her children completing the program, she took the next step –to become a certified instructor. Ali founded Swimfinity and has been committed to reducing the likelihood of aquatic tragedies in her community. While Ali and her husband Joe Sisca III, have been partners in this effort, Joe …immensely proud of Ali, starting and being the “backbone” of Swimfinity, running the business from temporary locations over the past 3 1/2 years and bringing aquatic safety to so many kids. Joe and Ali decided they could expand Swimfinity, helping many more kids, by building a permanent facility. Swimfinity Swimming Academy opened in June 2019 with over 400 students enrolled per week and they continue to grow to meet the demands of the community.


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