Sam Gottlieb

Director of Aquatics

photo of Sam Gottlieb

Email: sam@thoreau.com

Just another typical story of a guy from Southern California who starts lifeguarding, then packs up his family and moves across the country to New England. You’ve probably heard it a thousand times...

My family and I love to explore outdoors. From short nature walks to long camping trips, we are most content when we have dirt under our feet. My wife and I enjoy swimming and running, though she is much more proficient at both. My son Caden loves building things and making up silly stories. His little sister Ellery has a rotating wardrobe of all things bright pink and Disney princesses, with accessories to match.

Coming from the non-profit realm of Aquatics, I have experience managing a wide spectrum of activities ranging from B2B swim lesson partnerships to specialized staff development programs. With a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, the Aquatics Director position provides a unique opportunity to blend my lifelong joy of swimming with the business acumen I have developed over the last decade in the industry. The Thoreau Club provides a welcoming yet challenging environment for me to grow as a professional, a husband, a father, and a person.

My goal is to provide any support necessary so our staff are able to deliver an experience to you that goes beyond a transaction for a membership or program. No matter what part of the facility you find yourself in, we at The Thoreau Club aim to make this truly a place “Where families & friends belong.”