My Swim Stars
It is fun for me to stay connected to competitive swimming through my coaching but even more fun for me to see my daughters take such an interest in it too! Once my oldest daughter started swimming, my younger daughters naturally became interested too since we were around pools so often. Now our schedules seem to revolve around swim meets/practices, but it's so much fun watching them compete and grow as swimmers!!
Athena is my oldest, and she began competitive swimming at the age of 7 with the ACAC summer swim team in the Jefferson Swim League. She began year-round club swimming at the age of 9 with the Charlottesville YMCA Aquatics Club (CYAC). Athena also swims in the winter with her high school team, the Monticello High School Mustangs. Some of her accomplishments: 2019 Long Course Y-Nationals 10th place in 100m Butterfly; 2019 Virginia High School 3A Championship Winner in 100yd Butterfly; 2019 Winter Junior Nationals Qualifier; 2019 USA Swimming Scholastic All American; Virginia Swimming Short Course All Star Team (2016, 2018, 2019) and Long Course All Star Team (2016, 2017); Virginia High School 3A All-State Team (2018, 2019); 2019 JSL Championship Meet Records in 15-18 100yd IM, 15-18 50yd Butterfly, and 15-18 200yd Freestyle Relay.
Sofie is my second daughter, and she was eager to start swimming competitively at an early age after seeing Athena win pretty ribbons at summer swim meets. Sofie practiced with ACAC's summer swim team when she was 4 and became eligible to swim in meets at age 5. She began swimming with CYAC at age 6, but mainly practiced with me during the week. She now swims predominantly with her teams, but I still provide weekly sessions with her to work on her technique. Sofie has become a successful swimmer already. Some of her accomplishments: 2019 Virginia Long Course Championships Winner in 10&under 50m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke; 2019 Virginia Short Course Championships Winner in 10&under 100yd Breaststroke; Virginia Swimming Short Course All Star Team (2018, 2019) and Long Course All Star Team (2018, 2019).
Vivian is my youngest daughter, and she is quickly becoming a talented little swimmer. Like Sofie, she practiced with ACAC's summer swim team when she was 4 and started swimming meets with them at age 5. I continue to give her private and group lessons throughout the year. Vivian has already broken some of her sisters' pool records at ACAC and will start competing at a few indoor meets this fall/winter. Her accomplishments: 2019 JSL Championship Meet Record in 6&under 25yd Freestyle (which stood for 20 years!); 2019 JSL Championship Winner in 6&under 25yd Backstroke.