University of Maryland
Located in College Park, MD
At Machine, we believe that there is a place in our program for all levels of swimmers. We strive to create an environment where swimmers are able to develop and pursue their goals. Swimmers practice all year long in our nine month and eleven month programs.
Our Maintenance programs include our Seasonal Session groups and Stroke Mechanics programs. These programs emphasize Stroke development while improving endurance and efficiency.
A competitive swimmer from age 6 through my late 20s, I competed in summer league, YMCA, AAU/USAS, high school, college and Open Water. I was also a 6 year cross country and 3 year track athlete, and briefly a student of dance.
My coaching philosophy can best be described as holistic and I am the beneficiary of collaboration with some of the best coaches to ever walk the pool deck. My intention is to provide a path for swimmers of all ability levels to enjoy the sport, while at the same time managing a program capable of producing athletes at the highest levels. I strive for an imaginative and fun learning environment, emphasize smart training and focus on the realization of individual potential. To me the most important objective of coaching youth sports is to promote the health and wellness of children with the passion, humility and equanimity required to impart both extrinsic and intrinsic values of sport.
Currently I am the head site coach of our UMD site in College Park, MD, where I work as a primary coach with the senior elite levels and secondary coach to the age group levels.