Maurice was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he learned to swim at the Hebrew Educational Society when he was eight-years-old. A few years later, when he was 11, he joined his first swim team at the Jewish Community Center, where he also competed in martial arts jujutsu. Maurice then started lifeguarding for the NYC Department of Parks & Rec in the summer of 2016. It was during this time that he began teaching lessons and discovered a passion for It. With Imagine, he continues to discover different ways to improve his teaching techniques, as he helps guide his students in their swimming journeys!