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Jaquan was born and raised in Queens. He remembers always being fearful of the water, and without early access to swim lessons, it wasn't until the end of high school that he learned to swim. The late start didn't stop him, however. He was soon a member of his high school swim team during his senior year and went on to swim for the men's team at Queensborough Community College. This led to becoming a certified Lifeguard, followed by various positions in and around the pool. He graduated QCC with an associates degree in Liberal Arts and is continuing his education in Physical Education at Queens College. In addition to embracing an active healthy lifestyle, he notes that swimming provides a meditative experience. Like the water itself, Jaquan has a very go-with-the-flow persona and is excited to follow the current with his swimmers!