Jun 28, 2024

Jessica Lee

  • Swim Coach
  • Lynchburg, VA, USA
Full time Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Swim Instructor

Personal Summary

I am grateful for each and every swimmer that I have been able to coach thus far, and I am hopeful that there will be many more to come. I would consider my greatest strengths as a coach and swim instructor to be my patience, compassion, and drive when it comes to all things swimming. I take pride in having been there every step of the way for many of my current swimmers, and I greatly enjoy being a part of my athletes' successes- no matter when our paths cross. I've been lucky enough to work with all age groups with swimming, and it is one of my main goals as a coach to continue to grow in my experience and my knowledge while guiding young athletes to meet their goals. Swimming has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and I hope to feed that passion in other athletes so that they can love and enjoy it just as much as I have.

Work Experience

Swim Coach/Swim Instructor
Jun 2021 - Present Crosswhite Athletic Club/Lynchburg Aquatic Club

Create and direct swimming workouts in accordance with season training plans and daily goals. Communicate scheduling expectations and changes with fellow coaches and swim team parents. Maintain behavioral standards for program participants during and outside of practice times. Coach dryland workouts to better athlete strength and conditioning. Attend swim meets to provide moral and logistical support for athletes and to ensure all events/training run smoothly, and athletes are present when and where needed. Schedule private and group lessons. Instruct swimmers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds in proper and safe swim techniques.

Head Swim Coach/Swim Instructor
May 2023 - Present Rainbow Forest Pool & Clubhouse

Organize and communicate practice schedules. Create and direct day to day workouts for 10 and under and 11 and over age groups. Use Team Manager and Meet Manager 6.0 and 8.0 to input entries, maintain rosters, and prepare to compete at and to host recreational summer swim meets. Provide swim lesson curriculum for training team and for private lessons to grow the future team.

Head Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Jun 2018 - May 2023 YMCA of Central Virginia

Direct other lifeguards to ensure a safe and efficient Aquatics environment. Participated in meetings with Aquatics and overall staff leadership to advocate for aquatics staff and keep up-to-date on any new/recurring events. Instruct participants of all ages/abilities on Safety Around Water and proper swimming technique. Trained other staff members in both lifeguarding and swim instruction. 

Education

BA in Intelligence Studies
Aug 2019 - May 2023 University of Lynchburg

References

Clyde Smith - Lynchburg Aquatic Club - Head Coach - (605)951-1230

Julie Vitale - Rainbow Forest Pool - Board Member - (434)221-7643