SwimEx is the industry leader in the aquatic exercise and rehabilitation industry, improving lives through the power of water.
Our mission is to provide superior hydrotherapy pools, swim spas, and plunge pools that exceed customer expectations through technologically advanced design and manufacturing.
The SwimEx team comprises experts in the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of an aquatic space for both the residential and commercial markets.
SwimEx pools are handcrafted and built factory-direct. The dedicated technicians who build our pools pay strict attention to detail and are experts in their craft. Leaders in their industry, many have been with the company for more than 20 years.
SwimEx is WSOB certified
We are devoted to improving the quality of life through the power of water.
Rooted in history
We are steadfast in our loyalty to the SwimEx legacy.
We are committed to testing the boundaries of aquatic function and design.
Setting the standard
We are relentless in sustaining exceptional quality.
We are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations.
The SwimEx team is dedicated to making every step of purchasing and installing your customized swim spa as easy as possible.
President and owner
Suzanne Vaughan has stood at the helm of adventure many times in her life. The daughter of SwimEx founder Everett Pearson, Suzanne has been part of the company in one way or another since its inception in 1986. Now, as the president and majority owner of SwimEx, she’s steering this ship with tremendous success.
A Colby College graduate, Suzanne began her career as a loan officer at Fleet Bank, but was drawn back to the family business in 1989. Her love of creating superior products, satisfying customers, and working with the dedicated SwimEx team is as important to Suzanne as her ability to maximize productivity and profitability.
This mom of three is a devoted team player herself. Suzanne can be found during off-hours on the tennis court playing competitively. She also enjoys golfing, biking, and reading, and is an active council member of her church.
Sari Peloquin joined SwimEx in 2015 and works as an account executive for residential business. Sari has a master of science degree in kinesiology from the University of Toledo and a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Clarion University/California University of Pennsylvania. While at Clarion, she was a four-year member of the women’s swimming team.
Prior to joining SwimEx, Sari was a physician extender at Advanced Orthopaedics in Richmond, VA. Her other experience includes working for Bon Secours Health System as the head athletic trainer at Glen Allen High School in Glen Allen, VA, and as graduate assistant athletic trainer for the University of Toledo at Maumee Valley Country Day School. As an athletic trainer, Sari worked with aquatic therapy and saw the benefits of SwimEx first hand while attending California University. The university has a SwimEx 600T DW, and the athletic trainers use the pool to condition and rehabilitate their athletes.
When she’s not working at SwimEx, Sari enjoys spending time with her husband Steve, daughter Reese, and cavapoo Hank. She likes running, the beach, being outside, and teaching Reese how to swim.
Shelly Bean joined SwimEx as a commercial account executive in 2018, bringing over 20 years of experience in sales and account management. With her can-do attitude and customer-oriented approach, Shelly builds lasting client relationships that lead to positive outcomes.
Before SwimEx, Shelly worked as a senior packaging specialist for Taylor Box Company, developing new business opportunities and working with current customers to create custom packaging solutions. She has also worked extensively in the paper industry as a specification sales representative, where she helped guide clients to the right paper to meet their marketing goals.
Shelly earned a bachelor of arts degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University. She is a strong advocate of yoga and loves hiking, the beach, and cooking. On summer weekends you will likely find her “digging in the dirt” in her garden.
Starting in business development at SwimEx, Earl quickly moved to an account executive position. Earl has considerable experience in customer service, business development and sales. His exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills ensure that his customers are well cared for and will have all the information they need to make the best decisions possible on their pool.
Earl has a bachelor’s degree in public and corporate communication from Westfield State University, and has worked in a variety of sales and recruitment roles, mainly in the IT field. He has a real knack for using technology to its fullest and has taught us a thing or two!
When he’s not working at SwimEx, Earl enjoys exercising, seeing friends and family, and spending time exploring the outdoors with his fiancée Katie. They love camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, and hanging out at the beach. He is interested in cars/EVs, technology, sustainable energy, and travel. A lifelong athlete, Earl is excited to be working with the high-quality health and wellness pools made by the enthusiastic and talented team at SwimEx.
Krista Slaiding brings more than 10 years of experience in sales and customer support to her role as a commercial account executive with SwimEx. Krista works closely with prospective clients to make sure the products they select are the best fit for their needs. With her drive and attention to detail, Krista works diligently to overcome any challenges her customers face.
Krista has a bachelor of arts in marketing communication from Johnson & Wales University. Her past work experience includes sales and customer service in custom design-related fields such as fine jewelry and high-end presentation packaging. She enjoys being able to use her knowledge of custom manufacturing to help her clients with their pool design.
When she’s not working at SwimEx, Krista enjoys spending time with her kids Summer and Cole. She is an early riser who loves weightlifting and actively competing in the Southcoast Cornhole League of New Bedford. She is an avid gardener who loves to cook from fresh, local ingredients, preserve produce, and dry herbs from her garden for modern day homesteading.
Bill Cavalieri is SwimEx’s product engineer and has been with the team since May 2020. Bill is responsible for quoting projects, designing custom pools, 2D/3D drafting, creating manufacturing shop drawings, and overseeing the production schedule. He enjoys being able to work closely with the sales and production teams as well as the overall culture and work environment at SwimEx.
Bill has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Fitchburg State University and an associate’s degree in management from Johnson & Wales University. Prior to joining SwimEx, he worked for seven years as a manufacturing engineer for a custom fixture and display company, where he gained experience in drafting and modeling, CNC/laser programming, and project management.
When he’s not working at SwimEx, Bill enjoys surfing, snowboarding, golfing, mountain biking, and taking his dogs to the beach in Newport. He also has expert-level skills in Mario Kart for Nintendo 64.
Technical service advisor
Michael Casey has been with SwimEx as a technical service advisor since 2018. With more than 20 years’ experience in service management, he is highly skilled at technical problem solving. Mike brings a solution-oriented approach to understanding and addressing the needs of SwimEx’s customers.
His previous positions include operations supervisor at FM Generator, installation/training coordinator at Horizon Bradco Inc., field service manager at Foley and Wallace Associates, and regional service manager at General Binding Corp.
Mike is a graduate of Bryant University and Aviation Electronics Technician School. He served as a member of the United States Coast Guard and then spent five years in the United States Coast Guard Reserves.
As project manager at SwimEx, Caroline oversees post-sale activities. She works closely with our SwimEx team, clients, architects and engineers to ensure successful and on-time delivery of our pools.
Caroline was born and raised in the Netherlands. She has worked for various international companies as an executive assistant/office manager while living in Europe. Since moving to the U.S., Caroline has coordinated several moves with her family while also working as a professional home stager and manager of a dental practice. Organization is in her DNA!
When Caroline isn’t working at SwimEx, she enjoys walking her family’s new puppy, home decoration, and renovation projects and gardening. Caroline is an avid reader who also loves spending time with family and friends, biking, and golfing.
Sales and marketing support
Liz Lecomte joined the SwimEx team in 2016. Her title is sales and marketing support, but she is a true multi-tasker. She is involved in sales support, administering CRM software, sending newsletters and mailers, accounting, and communicating with SwimEx team members and contractors. Liz excels in her organizational skills and keeps the whole team on task!
Liz holds an accounting degree from the University of Massachusetts, and speaks fluent Portuguese. When she’s not working at SwimEx, she enjoys taking fitness classes and spending time with her family and two dogs.