I am a big believer in the idea of how one's body feels, and what is going through one's mind before and after each race. Helping with ideas, race strategy and mental positivity is one of my biggest focus points as a coach.
When getting to the heart of the season in regards to racing, meets and practice there is no other place I would rather be than on the pool deck. Being able to coach everyday, talking to the team and getting to know them/what they want to work on throughout the practice, week or even the season really helps me focus on what should be prioritized when writing for practice groups. I have had the great fortune to work with wonderful athletes, and they are a huge reason why I love coaching. Being able to connect with them and just help when they are on and off the pool deck really helps make that connection stronger, and also helps build trust between myself and the team.
A highly qualified educator with expertise in athletic programing and leadership, and a specialized knowledge in aquatics. Expertise includes department leadership, facility management, athletic coaching and program development. Background includes coaching experience at all major levels, collegiate, high school, and USA Swimming Club, advancing to Head of Physical Education at Poly Prep Country Day School and developing and launching a K - 12 aquatics programing in a new aquatics facility at Horace Mann School. Over 20 years of competitive swim and water polo coaching experience. Administrative and leadership experience includes, budget management, curriculum and program development, staff supervision, evaluation and mentoring, hiring, and scheduling.