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Born and raised in the Bronx, Edward learned discipline and the ethics of hard work at the early age of seven when he began playing baseball for the O.C.Y.P. Bandits, a traveling team. Years later, he began playing baseball for his high school’s team, the Monroe Eagles. The  coach encouraged his players to join their school’s swim team for a weekly intensive work-out, which marked the start of Edward’s swimming journey. On school days, he attended practice for the Monroe swim team five days a week, and would often supplement his aquatic training with evening practices at the Madison Boys and Girls Swim Club - The Dolphins. On his summer breaks, Edward worked as a New York City lifeguard and has continued to do so every summer for the past six years. In 2015 was forced to quit his swim teams when Edward moved on to SUNY New Paltz, studying for his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Communications. By his junior year, he was missing the pool and applied to be a swimming instructor. After just a few classes, he was certain about his passion for teaching kids how to swim. He is currently working on obtaining a Master’s degree as he continues to sharpen his skills to become the best swimming instructor he can possibly be.