Maryellen has been a participant in water exercise for over twenty years. Twelve years ago, she had the opportunity to become a certified Water Exercise Instructor through the United States Water Fitness Association. Currently, she has a Masters Certification in Water Exercise and a Water Walking Certification. Maryellen is the Aquatics Director at the Leahy Holloran Community Center in Dorchester where she teaches water fitness as well as swimming, etc. In addition to the water fitness certifications, she is an American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, Lifeguarding Instructor, CPR Instructor, First Aid Instructor, and Certified Pool Operator. Maryellen is a retired middle school teacher and has been a member of the Boston Athletic Club for twenty years.