Lane Wineski

Director, 92nd Street Y Aquatics Program

An expert on pool safety and swimming instruction, Lane Wineski directs a swimming program that offers instruction to swimmers of all skill levels ranging from six months to 95 years. She supervises a staff of 35 lifeguards, instructors, and coaches, and oversees a wide range of classes from Perfect Strokes and Lifeguard Training to American Red Cross swimming courses. She also oversees the Flying Dolphins Swim Team, a competitive team for young athletes.

Lane has been teaching swimming for more than 13 years and CRP/AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding for 10 years. She currently holds Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training Instructor certifications from the American Red Cross.

Before joining the staff of 92nd Street Y in December 2002, Lane worked at the 53rd Street YWCA, the Rye YMCA and the Westchester Parks as a water safety instructor (WSI), lifeguard, and supervisor. She also worked as a teacher's assistant for the New York City Board of Education for two years.

Lane earned a B.A. in Psychology and Education from New York University and an M.S. in Education and Special Education at Mercy College. A native of Russia who came to the U.S. at 14, she speaks fluent Russian.