Ashley Cirillo: Aquatics Director

Contact:
ACirillo@weymouthclub.com or 781.682.5834

Words to Live By:
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats

My Experience:
First Aid, CPR and AED Certified, Certified Lifeguard, MBA in Business Administration, BA in Sports Management

What I am proud of:  
Proud of all my accomplishments (goals) in my career and life. As well as, my family, and their dreams and goals.

What I love:
I love my village of people who are either family or friends. I love the moon, beach and the water. I love making people smile and being helpful.

Gabrielle Palmstrong: Director of Swim School and Swim Team

Contact:
gpalmstrom@weymouthclub.com

With extensive experience in the gym industry dating back to 2005, Gabrielle’s journey began as a lifeguard and worked her way up to the role of Aquatics Director. Her responsibilities included overseeing lifeguards and swim instructors, and managing indoor pools and a private water park. Gabrielle’s career has been marked by versatility and leadership, having held membership sales, management, and general manager positions across several facilities. Her most recent venture led her to play a pivotal role in launching a brand-new gym in the South End of Boston.

Returning to her roots in aquatics, Gabrielle will serve as the Waves Swim School and Waves Swim Team Director. An avid believer of family-centric wellness, she recognizes the indispensable life skill of swimming—a tool for all. She brings a unique touch to her approach; she believes that swimming should not only be a skill but a source of joy for everyone.

Fun Fact: Gabrielle and her sisters took tennis lessons at Weymouth Club, and she watched her father play here as well!

Bill Edward: Swim Team Head Coach

Contact:
bedward@weymouthclub.com

Kristen Palmer: Aquatic Personal Trainer

kpalmer@weymouthclub.com

Words to live by:

“It’s time to stop thinking about what you CAN’T do and start falling in love with what you CAN do. Let’s begin the next chapter of your story together!”

My Experience:

Certifications:

Certified Personal Trainer – SCW Fitness
Certified Active Aging Coach – SCW Fitness
Arthritis Foundation Certified Program Leader – AEA/Arthrit­­is Foundation
Certified Water Fitness Master Instructor – USWFA
CPR/First Aid – Red Cross

Specialities:

Aquatic Personal Training ­– private, semi-private or small group
Water Fitness – group classes
Tabata & High Intensity Interval (HIIT) Training
Circuit and Strength Training
Active Aging 50+ Fitness Training
Balance, Range of Motion, Posture, Core and Flexibility Training
Arthritis/Pain Management Training
Injury and Post-Surgery Training

What I am proud of:

I was incredibly athletic as a teenager and young adult. I enjoyed cheerleading, playing softball, ice skating, skiing, swimming, and always exercised to keep physically fit. In my thirties, I ruptured a disc in my lumbar spine and suffered from debilitating pain. In 2009, after dealing with the pain of that degenerative back injury for 10 years, I underwent a lumbar spinal fusion surgery. The surgery was extremely complicated. It took the surgical team 12 hours to correct the damage to my spine. As a result, I was left with nerve damage and a permanent foot drop. After years of physical therapy and rehab, I discovered that I could do all the exercises and workouts in the water that I could no longer do on land.

This gave me a renewed purpose. I became excited and energized to continue my own strength training and rehabilitation in the pool. I then went on to study and certify as a water fitness class instructor, personal trainer, active aging coach, and arthritis foundation program leader.

I am passionate about the benefits of water fitness for all ages and abilities and will continue to share my knowledge and experience with others who may be rehabilitating from injuries, surgeries or have experienced a debilitating life-changing event stay active, healthy, and independent.

What I love:

Water Fitness, Swimming, Golf, Pickleball, Traveling, Party/Event Planning, Home Decorating

Patti Curran:  Master Swim Instructor

Words to live by:

“Never look back unless you plan to go that way.” By Henry David Thoreau

My Experience:

20 years teaching swim lessons.  Have taught ages 6 months up to adults.

What I am proud of:

Being able to help others learn to love and be safe in the water.

What I love:

Enjoying the outdoors with my husband, son and dog.

Sophie Rice: Waves Swim School Manager

Words to live by:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

My Experience:

Prior to working for the Waves, I had a long career in the financial services industry.

What I am proud of:

My family.

What I love:

Hockey, swimming, baseball and being outside!