Learn-to-Swim: Children & Adults
Red Cross WSI
Red Cross Lifeguard
Competitive swimmer for 9 years
Assistant Swim Coach (2016-2017 Summer League)
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GET TO KNOW COACH LEA
ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES ME
5 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I have gone to Walt Disney World every year or every two/three years since I was 10 months old. Just call me a Disney Parks professional!
I don’t have tears (the 7th nerve in both my eyes were completely dead when I was born).
I’ve known every word of The Ohio State University’s alma mater and fight song since I was seven years old.
I am basically a human ESPN app (I have an extensive knowledge of all things sports).
Other than going to Disney, beach vacations are always my favorite. I’ve always loved water sports, surf shops and everything beach related. Plus, it gives me an excuse to skimboard and listen to Reggae.
“Winners are not people who never fail, they’re people who never quit.”
- Brooke Ence
Where it all began…
My journey began back in 2003 when I first started taking swim lessons from Leah Nyikes in her parents’ back yard pool. This was the start of one of the most influential athletic experiences of my life. As I continued to take swim lessons from Leah, her knowledge and confidence definitely rubbed off on me. I truly looked up to Leah for this reason.
A few years later…
I began swimming competitively from age eight to 16 at Lakewood Country Club. After I aged out of country club swim team I started teaching swim lessons at Bay Village Family Aquatic Center (BVFAC) from 2016-2018. I also coached swim team from 2016-2017 at BVFAC. While coaching it is such an amazing thing to watch swimmers gain confidence in their skills (especially when a “light-bulb” moment happens). Moments like these make me realize that I truly have a passion for coaching.
I graduated from The Ohio State University in December 2018 with a BA in Strategic Communications (Marketing/Even Planning) and Business Administration. I didn’t have a job lined up after graduation so my cousin Eric Maynard recommended I look into Liquid Lifestyles. I knew I wanted to continue to coach in some capacity so I applied to Liquid Lifestyles and the rest is history.
My hobbies include: CrossFit, swimming, attending Broadway musicals, sporting events, and concerts, continuing to build/learn skills on my drum set and trying different coffee shops no matter where I am in the world.