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Name: Joseph Peralta
Job Title: Waterproofing site supervisor and swim instructor
Asphalt Green Department: Aquatics
Asphalt Green Campus: Upper East Side
Q: How long have you been working at Asphalt Green?
A: I’ve been working at Asphalt Green for four years.
Q: What do you do at Asphalt Green?
A: As Waterproofing site supervisor, I track student attendance and progress, work with closely with teachers, and supervise and assist the instructors. As a swim instructor, I teach students of all ages and skill levels, from those learning basic swim skills to those training to swim competitively.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of working at Asphalt Green?
A: I love working with children, teaching them what I know, and seeing their excitement when they learn something new.
Q: What is one of your fondest memories of working at Asphalt Green so far?
A: I will always remember when a student from our Waterproofing program told me swimming boosted his confidence and inspired him to play other sports.
Q: How did you get into the aquatics industry?
A: I started as a lifeguard during my freshman year of high school. In 2011, I became a full-time swim instructor.
Q: When did you learn to swim?
A: I learned to swim in the Dominican Republic when I was 5 years old.
Q: What is your best swim tip for others?
A: Just swim. Don’t overthink it.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I’ve taught most of my family members how to swim.