Marina Montes

urSwim readies its next big splash

By GREGORY ZELLER // A new website, a forthcoming app, additional staff and a fresh marketing push – they may be calling for snow on Sunday, but Marina Montes is definitely thinking spring. With the recreational swimming season fast approaching, the entrepreneurial attorney-turned-aquatics instructor, now guiding her Huntington startup into its fifth summer, is looking to reap some of the benefits of recent investments in her on-demand swimming lessons enterprise. Expansion is familiar waters for…


urSwim is beginning to make waves

By GREGORY ZELLER // An Aquarius with a waterborne name, born to two Pisces, Marina Montes has been treading aquatic allusions all her life. She finally decided to just go with the flow. After finishing law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and passing the North Carolina and New York bar exams, Montes – the 2011 Miss Long Island pageant winner – skipped a law career to start her own business. She’d made some…