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Felicha Bennett

Director, Aquatics

Felicha, the Y’s Aquatics director, has more than 20 years’ experience in swim instruction, including aquatics director stints at the Third Avenue YWCA, the Prospect Park YMCA and Pacplex, all in Brooklyn. But her most formative experiences were at her hometown neighborhood pool in Jersey City, where she fell in love with swimming and joined the swim team at just nine years old. She went on to become a lifeguard at her local rec center and was a Red Cross certified swim teacher at 17 years old.

She is a Red Cross certified lifeguard and water safety instructor. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Peter’s University.

Philosophy

I started teaching swimming to camp kids – kids who reminded me of myself!