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Columbia Swimming's mission is to promote the sport of competitive swimming for all ages through positive motivation and the teaching of proper stroke technique. We strive to produce swimmers who are able to excel in competition at all levels from novice to national. We are located at Greer Natatorium at Columbia College, SC.  

 

Coaching Staff –

Head Coach Lori Petrimoulx

Coach Lori has been involved in swimming since the age of 4 and began coaching at 15 with the age group team she grew up in.   She has coached every level of swimming from beginner lessons to senior swimmers, She started Columbia Swimming in 2011 to offer an option in Columbia. Coach Lori worked with Columbia College Swim School for 10 years, Richland County School District Swim Program for 8 years, Coach Lori was assistant coach at Lexington High School, Head Coach at Cardinal Newman High School, Coach of Governors Grant Swim Team, Maxcy Gregg Swim Team and has Coach in South Carolina USA Swimming for 26 years.   

Age Group Coach Raymond Balint

Raymond has also been a lifelong swimmer and coach.  He has 17 years of swimming experience, including two at Wingate University and two at Mount Union.   He has also been a USA Swimming Coach for 9 years and worked as Head Coach for the CSL.  Raymond Joined joined Columbia  Swimming in 2012 as Age Group coach and worked as interim Head Coach 2017-2018.   

10 and Under Coach June Kinzie

June has been involved in the world of swimming for the majority of her life.  In addition to 8 years of coaching experience, she has worked as a stroke and turn judge, water safety instructor, and lifeguard instructor.  She has also experienced swimming as a parent, having both children and grandchildren excel in the sport of swimming.  She has worked with Columbia Swimming since 2014.