Crossing Currents Aquatics
Coach Sam joins Crossing Currents Aquatics with 7 years of coaching experience and 16 years of competitive swimming experience. She started swimming at the age of 6 and had a passion for the sport ever since! She was Head Coach of Olde Mill Swim Club and an Assistant Coach at SPRFC Stingrays. Now she is an age group coach at the Retrievers Aquatic Club and conducts 1:1 coaching with competitive athletes to help them reach goals. Coach Sam’s coaching philosophy is to promote well rounded swimmers through a fun and welcoming environment, to emphasize the importance of technique, and to inspire sportsmanship, friendship and confidence!
I am a lifelong competitive swimmer and passionate coach of all ages and swimming goals! I am a marathon distance swimmer with countless long distance accomplishments to include a successful crossing of the English Channel. For Learn to Swim clients my focus is steadfast on discovering balance in the water. Water safety skills are paramount and from that solid foundation, competitive swim strokes can be developed with ease! For competitive swimmers I assess strengths and weaknesses and devise strategies to continue improving and enjoying the water.
Certifications include: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Total Immersion Certified Coach, USA Swimming Certified Coach, USMS Level 3 Certified Coach, Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR.
Current Positions Held: United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Maryland Open Water Swim Chairperson, Head Coach Crossing Currents Aquatics.