SwimCity is dedicated to inspiring a love for swimming and appreciation for all that the sport of swimming has to offer.

Our swim instructors are passionate about the sport of swimming and sharing their joy for the water. They are alumni of the top universities in the nation and each has been a competitive athlete at the collegiate level.

SwimCity raises the bar for children’s swimming. For us, swim instruction is not just a job; it’s our primary focus, our passion, and our profession. Each instructor on our team has logged thousands of hours in the pool and teaches exclusively in the method that has been the foundation of all Long Island Swimming programs since 1979.

We are a goal-driven and technique-oriented program. Our instructors consistently evaluate and empower every swimmer. This ensures that children are always working towards skills that challenge them to improve their technique.

SwimCity instructors teach students how to swim by the most effective method available in the New York City area. We consistently provide a safe, positive, and progressive learning environment for every swimmer.

Head Coaches

Dave Ferris

- Head Coach -

Dave Ferris is the founder of Long Island Swimming and head coach of the nationally-ranked powerhouse team Long Island Aquatic Club. A New York native, Dave has been a swimmer and coach for his entire career. He is a SwimAmerica Program Director and a Level 5 USA Swimming coach, the highest level awarded. His elite swimmers have competed in World Championships, Pan-Pacific Championships, Pan-American Championships and National Junior Team events.

Ginny Nussbaum

- Head Coach -

Recognized in 2015 as one of the top 10 swim coaches in America, Ginny Nussbaum is co-founder of the Long Island Swim School and a Level 4 USA Swimming Coach at Long Island Aquatic Club. Since 1989, Ginny has developed her team into one of the top Age-Group programs in the United States while coaching hundreds of nationally-ranked swimmers. Under her leadership, the last 10 years have seen the LIAC Age-Group team win the majority of the Metropolitan Junior Olympic Championships and named Champion in the 2012 National Age-Group Swim Associate Challenge Championship.



Hailey Hewitt

- NYC Swim Instructor -

Hailey was a 2012 USA Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200-meter backstroke. She was the co-captain of the NCAA Division I William and Mary Swim team, where she was a two-time CAA champion and held multiple team records.

Matt Kendall

- NYC Swim Instructor -

Matt was the Captain of New York University's Swim Team where he broke their 200 breast record on his Final Day of NCAA Trials in 2014.

Stephen Fay

- NYC Swim Instructor -

Stephen was the Captain of the William and Mary's NCAA Division I Swim Team and 3 time conference Champion.

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