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Ms. Gigi was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she graduated from Sao Paulo University with degrees in General and Physical Education. In Brazil, she was a teacher, as well as, a swim and volleyball coach. Gigi moved to Florida in 2002 and then to North Carolina and joined the Charlotte Aquatics family in 2006. In 2008 they added daughter, Gabriella, to their family. Gabby is an avid swimmer and swims competitively. Gigi is not only a fabulous instructor but our Infant/Toddler Coordinator as well. She focuses on achieving results by instilling the three Cs: comfort, confidence and competence in our students! When Gigi has free time she spends it with her close-knit family and loves cheering on her daughter at swim meets and is an USA Swimming official. She also enjoys photography, reading and having quiet moments to reflect on the simple enjoyments of life. “If you invite me to an event on Sunday, you have to invite my entire family because Sunday is our family day.” (Including their cute Lab, Sophie, who also enjoys swimming). Identifying with keeping children safer is Ms. Gigi’s number one focus when teaching children to swim.