James G Nickell
Head Coach, CEO
Jim is one of the
best club coaches in the country with an impressive 30 year
Since the Olympic Trials in 2000, he has coached athletes that
have achieved the following: World Championships, Barcelona, Spain
2003; Pan Pacific Championships, Yokohama, Japan 2002; Goodwill
Games, Brisbane, Australia 2001; and two swimmers on the National
Junior Team, Barcelona Spain 2002. In addition, he has recently
coached numerous swimmers who are currently competing at the NCAA
Division I level.
The results above do not occur without teaching and instruction at
the age group level. Jim directs an age group swim program that is
focused on skill development and fun. Although the majority of his
time on deck is spent coaching the older groups, he plays an
integral part in the development of all the swimmers on the
Email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Ellen-Montgomery Eller
Coach Jane has been with the Loveland Swim Club for more than 20 years of teaching.
She works with our Splash Group on building swimming fundamentals. Coach Jane is responsible for introducing 100's if not 1000's of Loveland Swim Club swimmers to the sport and learning the enjoyment of swimming.
Splish Group Leader
Sheryl is the first coach
many swimmers have starting in the Splish Group.
“They are so open and enthusiastic.
They’re just wide open, and they want to learn. They enjoy
everything. I can’t have a bad day when I teach kids. I get
caught up in their enthusiasm, and I give them enthusiasm right
Sheryl's goal is to give her students the
basics they need and do it in a fun environment. Her role is
to get her beginning students to swim two lengths of the diving
well at the Hewson Aquatic Center in both freestyle and backstroke,
learn the dolphin and breaststroke kicks and the safety to be able
to tread water for 30 seconds. In essence, the building blocks that
lead to a strong swimmer. Sheryl's ultimate goal is to pass
on to them a lifetime’s worth of enjoyment in the water.
“I stock them with fundamentals.
They can’t do backstroke until they can kick on their back,
and they can’t kick on their back until they have some idea
how to float. It’s a progression that leads them to good
“I’m giving them the first
positive, fun experience to swimming. Swimming isn’t a chore.
It’s fun, and they can learn to swim quickly.”