Coach Heather starting swimming competitively at the age of 5 for the Elyria YMCA/USS Swim Club in the Lake Erie LSC. Her favorite events were the 100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle, and 500 Freestyle.
Coach Heather starting helping with the 8 & Unders on her swim team when she was 14yrs old and started teaching swim lessons at 16 yrs old. She is a certified Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor with the American Red Cross. She started her USA Swimming coaching career in the Georgia LSC with the West Georgia Swim Club in 2005.
In 2009, she moved to NOVA and coached with the Blue Waves Swim Team. She has served as a PVS Zone Coach for two short course and two long course trips. Currently, she serves at the Coaches Representative to the PVS Board of Directors. She loves working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. Currently, she works with the Age Group High Performance Group and Age Group Session Program at Audrey Moore Rec Center. Also, she teaches Private Lessons, Semi-private Lessons, Group Lessons, and Competitive Private Lessons (Video Analysis) at the Machine Swim School.
Heather instructs the following:
GIZMO JR. 1
AGES 4 - 5
A beginner level class for swimmers who may or may not have had prior swim lessons. Designed for children learning to swim independently. The class will focus on safety skills and the fundamentals of kicking, taking strokes, side breathing, and backstroke.
AGES 6 - 10
A beginner level class for swimmers who may or may not yet swim independently. Designed for children learning the fundamentals of swimming. The class will focus on kicking, taking strokes, side breathing, backstroke, and safety skills.
PRE GIZMO JR
3 Year Olds
A beginner level class for children new to swimming who may or may not put their face in the water. Designed for swimmers who need assistance when in the water, working on the fundamentals of kicking, taking strokes, and breath control.
Mighty Mechanic 7-10