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 a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Arts degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeremy has been in and around pools and competitive swimming for most of his life. He swam competitively in middle school and in high school. He continues to swim recreationally and for personal fitness. Jeremy has worked for Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation since 2006 in a part-time capacity and transitioned to a full-time position in 2009. This is his fourth season as a swim league supervisor. 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 June of 2012. Since that time she has become a sought after instructor for both private and group lessons. This is Kathie’s first 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!”
Jessi has worked for the City since 2012 as a lifeguard and swim instructor. She is a Bayside high school graduate where she swam competitively for all four years. She is currently in her second year at Old Dominion University where she is studying Therapeutic Recreation. This will be Jessi’s first season with the Marlin’s. She brings a strong desire to succeed and great enthusiasm to the coaching team. Outside of work, Jessi enjoys reading, travelling and all things outdoors. Her advice for swimmers is to “Make sure you eat right before practices and meets. Carbs and protein are crucial to give you the energy you need!”
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 currently attending Old Dominion University where she is finishing up her degree in Exercise Science. This is Kaitlyn’s second year coaching for the Marlins, but it is her fourth 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