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 Cavalier Aquatics-Piedmont YMCA (CA-Y) swim team. Athena also swims in the winter with her high school team, the Monticello High School Mustangs. Some of her accomplishments: JSL record holder, Virginia Swimming 2017-18 Short Course All Star Team, Y-Nationals Finalist, 3-time Virginia High School (VHSL) 3A Champion in 100 butterfly, 2-time VHSL Champion and record holder for the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay, 2021 VHSL swimming team champions, and Winter Junior Nationals Finalist. Athena recently committed to swim with the UVA Cavaliers, and we look forward to following her swimming with such a great team!!
Sofie is my middle 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 indoor swimming with CA-Y at age 6, although she practiced predominately with me during the week. She now mostly swims with her team but has technique tuneups with me in group sessions along with some of her friends. Some of her accomplishments: JSL record holder, Virginia Swimming 2017-18 Short Course All Star Team, 2019 VA Swimming LC Age Group Champs Meet Record (50 Breast) and Champion in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke, and Y-Nationals Swim Meet Qualifier at age 12 (500 freestyle).
Vivian is my youngest daughter, and she is quickly becoming a talented little swimmer. She was comfortable in the water at age 2. I continue to give her private and group lessons now at ACAC, and she competed at USA Swimmming meets unattached from the ages of 6-8. Vivian has a lot of energy and will surely be a contender to break her sisters' team and meet records!