Competitive: Age-Group & High School
Adult Freestyle & 4-Stroke
American Red Cross Lifeguard
Water Safety Instructor
7 years of Competitive swimming
2 years of Collegiate Swimming
400 IM Record Broken at Saint Vincent College
2 year Coach at Shaw JCC
Current Head Coach at Revere High School
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ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES ME
5 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I only started swimming in middle school after years of proven clumsiness in land sports. I found a way to injure myself somehow in every sport, from soccer, through baseball, track, and basketball.
I am a voice actor, music producer, audio engineer, map designer, video producer, singer, bassist (both electric and classical), keyboard player, and an online show host.
I broke the 400 IM record twice on the same day at an invitational during my first year of college.
My grandparents knew Michael Phelps’s mom when he was a kid. Apparently, she had no hopes of him being able to swim competitively, as he couldn’t focus.
I am part of an Audio and Video Recording Studio called Audio Bay Productions, run by the partner of Leah Nyikes, who is the founder of Liquid Lifestyles.
"Do or do not, there is no try." - Master Yoda
During my formative years, I tried many a different sport, all with similarly hilarious results. In baseball I had a 100% on base percentage, but that was because I got hit with the ball every time. In soccer, I played midfield, where the ball would always find its way toward my head. Similarly, in basketball, the ball would hit my nose more often than not. I sprained my ankle constantly in track, and most of my options were exhausted by 6th grade.
It was after all of this when my mom, who with my aunt broke several records in their home pool at Moon High School, suggested that I could try out swimming, as there was no possible way I could injure myself there. That, and I had freakishly long arms and legs, with large hands and feet… perfect for natural fins. She was right, for a time, but that’s another story. It took a while for me to get the hang of it, about 3 years before I could swim decently due to subpar coaching. Once I found a coach that knew what I needed and could articulate it, I started to blossom as a swimmer, and, in two short years, I went from barely being able to finish a 200, to making the 200 IM my main race.
I then went to college at Saint Vincent College to further my swimming ability, where I found that I had transformed into a distance swimmer. During the two years I attended college there, I became proficient in the 400 IM and the 1600 Free. After I transferred to Kent Stark, I focused more on my schooling, but then started to coach at the Shaw JCC, where I greatly enjoyed seeing the improvement that my swimmers had while under my tutelage. I also received my Water Safety instructor certification from the Red Cross during this time, which helped grow my teaching instincts immensely.
It’s the joy of a new swimming discovery that I want to see in everyone I meet, and I yearn to ensure that everyone has a much easier time getting into swimming than I did. I joined Liquid Lifestyles because I believe that their commitment to you, the learner, is far above what I have seen elsewhere, and I want to bring my unique approach to help improve any facet of your swimming that you may need.