Welcome to the home of the Bayside Marlins Swim Team! This is your resource for meet schedules, results and coach information. Have a great season!
Meet Your Coaches:
Jeremy has been in and around pools and competitive swimming for most of his life. He swam competitively in middle and high school and continues to swim recreationally and for personal fitness. Jeremy has worked for Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation since 2006. This is his fifth season as a swim league supervisor. Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Arts degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to swimming, Jeremy has a passion for listening to, playing and recording music of all types. He also enjoys reading, television, movies and spending time with his wife and two children. His advice for swim league participants is “In swim league, your main opponent is the clock. If you consistently can improve your times at swim meets, you will succeed in this league."
Kathie has worked for the City as a swim instructor since 2012. Since that time she has become a sought after instructor for both private and group lessons. This is Kathie’s second season with the Marlins but she is a seasoned competitive swimming veteran who has thirty years of experience, as both a competitor and a coach. Outside of the aquatics realm, Kathie enjoys gardening and music. Her advice to swimmers is to “Try hard, do your best and have fun!”
Kent attended Penn State University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kent swam competitively throughout high school and college. After taking a year off from swim league, Kent returns to the Marlins this season. He has coached in our program for the better part of nine years, most of that time with Bayside. Kent is also a founding coach in our water polo program. His hobbies include swimming, sailing and watching soccer. His advice to swimmers is to “Have fun and work hard!”
Kaitlyn has worked for the City since 2008. She has a wealth of experience from lifeguarding, teaching swimming lessons and coaching in both aquatic and non-aquatic environments. Kaitlyn is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned her degree in Exercise Science. This is Kaitlyn’s third year coaching for the Marlins, but it is her fifth year coaching for the City. Her hobbies include swimming, tennis, and travelling. Her advice for Marlin swimmers is “Attendance is very important in order to improve. Have fun, but work hard while you do it and always show integrity and sportsmanship.”
Bayside Swim League Supervisor: Jeremy Haywood
Swim League Coordinator: Karen Connolly