Coach Babik is entering
his 23rd year as the Penn Trafford High School swim coach. He
has also served as the Aqua Club coach as the head coach or an
assistant for most of that time. Before that, he coached 8
years for various other swim teams including USS, YMCA, country
club, masters, and summer leagues. Coach Babik swam
competitively from the ages of 7-25, and played water polo at Penn
State. His three sons, Jack, Noah, and Luke have swum for
PTAC, and his wife Amy was an assistant coach. Mr. Babik
teaches biology at Penn Trafford High School. He is
passionate about coaching and his swimmers. He is looking
forward to another great season, and is proud of our
This is Coach Elaina's fourth year as an assistant coach with PTAC. She swam with PTAC since the age of 6 and swam all 4 years of high school under Coach Babik. She is entering her senior year at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and is majoring in Natural Sciences. She loves being around the swimming environment and is excited to watch the growth of all of the swimmers this season. She hopes to make swimming as rewarding and enjoyable of a sport for all of the PTAC swimmers as it has been for her.
This is Coach Jason's first season with PTAC. Jason has coached 19 prior swim seasons - 1 year at FAST (assistant), 1 season at GPAC (assistant), 5 years for Park Sharks, 12 years with the Monroeville Marlins (assistant) and 18 years at Gateway High School (9 years assistant coach/9 years head coach). Jason also served 3 years as a swim camp coach at Westminster College. Jason previously swam for Gateway High School and Westminster College. Jason and his wife, Sandy, have 2 children, a son John who is beginning his first year on the PTAC team, and a new daughter, Heather. Jason is a gifted education coordinator for grades 5-6. He is looking forward to working with the talented staff and all of the swimmers at PTAC! Welcome Coach Jason!