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What do you do?
I’m an actor and an aquatic director. I am the founder of Seahorse Swim Club in Masaryk Towers. I was working at a pool in Chinatown before that. Once I found the pool at Masaryk (which hadn’t been open to the public in over 30 years) I had to wait and wait and kept bothering them to let me use it (and start teaching classes there). I had to keep waiting to talk to the super, I had to get permission from the Board Director, he had to get permission from everyone else (this was about seven years ago) but finally I got permission. And now, it’s doing great. I teach the Chinese community, all the parents on Grand Street send there kids here, I teach the Jews from Williamsburg, everyone. And now I’m hoping to find a second location.