Join the JCC Crocs Adult Swim Team!
The JCC Crocs is an adult “swim team” that offers thoughtful, challenging and fun workouts to adult swimmers of all levels. Experienced and enthusiastic coaches will work with adults to help them improve their strokes and provide structured practices. Multiple practices are offered weekly so swimmers can practice consistently. Participants can attend/not attend & come and go as needed.
*The JCC Crocs is for adults 19 years of age and older. Swimmers MUST know how to swim and be comfortable swimming laps. This is not a learn-to-swim program.
Meet the Coaches!
Hometown: Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Favorite hobbies: Travel, hiking, time with family & friends
What is your favorite quote? “We cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are” -Max DePree
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? Pitch Perfect
When/where have you swam? I’ve been swimming since I was 7 years old. I was a 2- year Captain and two time All American at Penn State University
What advice do you have for anyone learning to swim? Be consistent, but keep it fun.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to work on their technique? Slow it down and break it down. Technique can take time to master, be patient.
Why did you get involved in swimming? I joined a summer swim team when I was little because my friends were doing it. I’ve stayed because I fell in love with the adrenaline and commitment that the sport requires and gives.
How long have you been a swim teacher/coach? I’ve coached in some capacity on and off since college, so nearly 10 years.
What is your favorite thing about teaching swimming? Helping people find joy in the water and a new way of moving their bodies.
Hometown: Columbia, TN
Favorite hobbies: Hiking, rock climbing, discovering music
What is your favorite quote? “The Journey of 1000 miles begins with one step”
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? Favorite Books- Any Colleen Hoover book 🙂
When/where have you swam? I started with summer league in Maury County, TN when I was 4. Then I started swimming for Excel Aquatics, based out of Nashville, TN, when I turned 8, for 10 years. I then went on to swim collegiately for the University of Tennessee- then I transferred to the University of the Cumberlands fall of 2018 for my final years!
What advice do you have for anyone learning to swim? BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF! Try to focus on one thing at a time and everything will start coming together the harder you work!
What advice do you have for someone who wants to work on their technique? Keep practicing! With speed comes technique! Don’t try to go fast when learning on tech/ really put that work in and your stroke and speed will vastly improve.
Why did you get involved in swimming? I was jealous that my brother and sister were swimming and I wasn’t, so I was able to start swimming for summer league when I was super young.
How long have you been a swim teacher/coach? I’ve been teaching/coaching on and off for about 10 years now!