Anxious Beginners: Children
Learn-to-Swim: Children & Adults
Competitive: Age-Group & High School
Adult Freestyle & 4-Stroke
PAP certified (Pupil Activity Permit for Coaches)
20+ years swim coach and private lesson instructor / Developed LTS program for USA Club Program
Assistant High School Coach (6 years)
BA in Elementary Education / Taught grades 2-4 and several years of preschool experience
Director of a Daycare and Director of education for an after school learning program.
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GET TO KNOW COACH JOY
ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES ME
Breaststroke. I swam it, all 3 of my girls swim it, and I love when it finally clicks for a new swimmer I am teaching it to.
5 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I have visited 44 of the 50 states + DC
I have lived in Ohio twice, Indiana twice, KY twice, MI and MA.
I did my first mile swim when I was 8.
"My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but better than I used to be."
- Dr Wayne Dyer
"Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear."
- George Addair
"Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
- Roy T. Bennett
* Sending quotes to my kids, their friends and past swimmers I coached is one of my favorite things to do, especially when it is championship season for any sport they participate in...
I love swimming. I love everything about it...teaching it to beginners, coaching it, watching it, and especially cheering for my three daughters, that all do it competitively, and cheering for all the great swimmers I've had an opportunity to work with and see at meets throughout the year. Swimming has always been connected to the best friendships I've had. Lifelong friendships that started when I started swimming at age 6, friendships with former swimmers I've coached, and adult friendships that started sitting at a pool watching our kids compete. I truly love teaching kids to swim and feel blessed I get to do what I love everyday!