Anthony, a Westchester native, was raised in Yonkers. A sports aficionado, Anthony fell in love with the game of basketball at a young age. He continues to play in various basketball leagues throughout the state of New York. During his adolescent years, Anthony endured a severe ankle injury which required intense physical therapy in a pool. It was during this ordeal that he discovered his passion for swimming. Anthony began lifeguarding and teaching swimming at the Manhattan JCC, where he found how a lifestyle of swimming can enrich so many other areas, not just in as a sport, but in life. Having a son of his own, his natural charisma for teaching children has inspired him to make a career in swim instruction.