Jamal learned to swim at ten-years-old in Trinidad, at the Diego Martin community swimming pool, while he was spending summer vacation with his family. Over the next three summers, he returned to Trinidad, continued working at his swimming, and eventually earned his Junior Coast Lifeguard training on the island. Back home, Jamal went to Hudson Catholic Regional High School in New Jersey, where he played a number of sports - and was teammates on both the soccer and swim teams with Imagine's Director of Staffing, Ra'Nell English! Before joining Imagine, Jamal spend time working as a Lifeguard and teacher with the Boy Scouts of America. In his spare time, he can be found DJ'ing on the weekends in various venues.