Old Bridge & New Brunswick
Education & Certifications:
Certified Water Safety Instructor
USA Swimming Coach
US Masters Swim Coach Level 1
BA degree in Music from William Paterson University
Four years swimming at the High School Level
Two years as a collegiate D-3 swimmer at WPU
Swimming with an Open Water Group in Long Branch
Completed several Ocean Mile races
Stroke Correction for All Four Strokes, Coach of All Levels and Ages, Experience as both a Pool Swimmer and an Open Water Swimmer, Swim Practice Set Creation
I’ve met and seen Olympians race and teach in person. I sat 50 feet from Michael Phelps and Kelly Thompson when I went to see the Olympic Trials!!! I have recently taken up Taekwondo, Surfing, Snow Boarding, and Rock Climbing and connected those to swimming in different, more effective ways.
Why did you go into Aquatics instruction?:
I grew up loving the water at a young age, and after the swim team in high school, I have loved teaching and coaching swimmers throughout most of my adult life. After becoming a swim coach, I have kept discovering new ways to love swimming and athletics, whether through other sports, through the accomplishments of the swimmers that I coach, or through swimming in all kinds of different pools or open water environments. I love what I do, and I’m so proud to help others accomplish their goals in the water!