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Victoria was born and raised in Queens, New York where swimming was always the favorite past time of the Durand clan. She first learned to swim in Key West, Florida - where her first swim teacher was a dolphin trainer! Back home in Queens, Victoria competed on two swim teams and after high school went on to teach and lifeguard her local Y. After studying interior design at The School of Visual Arts, she enjoyed freelancing in set design and making costumes for NYC's ComicCon. During her free time she enjoys exercising her adventurous spirit through hiking and camping and recently climbed Mt. Katahdin, the tallest mountain in Maine. Victoria feels right at home in the pool, and loves teaching all ages at Imagine.