Coach Rob Bouchey has been a professional swimming coach for 22 years, earning ASCA Level 4 certification during this time. During the first 7 years he served in multiple roles with the Utica Shelby Swim Club, including as Head Coach from 2002-2007. Following USSC, Rob was the National Team coach and Director of Competitive Aquatics for the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut from 2007-2012, and then returned home to Michigan where he served as the head coach of the Dearborn Dolphins for two seasons, before a short stint as a lead coach for the Birmingham-Bloomfield Atlantis. Following relocation to Connecticut in December 2014, Rob joined the Nutmeg program in March 2015 as the Senior Coach, has been the Head Coach since September 2016, and purchased the team in July 2018.
Coach Bouchey's athletes have attained many accomplishments including; Michigan and Connecticut individual state champions, USA Swimming Sectional qualifiers and finalists, YMCA National qualifiers and finalists, USA Swimming Zone Select Camp participants, USA Swimming Top-16/Top-10 rankings, YMCA Top-16/Top-10 rankings, NCSA Jr. National qualifiers, USA Swimming Jr. National qualifiers, and USA Swimming Senior National qualifiers.
Rob is also the Aquatics Director for the East Lyme Public Schools, the Head Coach for the EL Boys Swim Team, and Assistant Coach for the EL Girls Swim Team. In addition to USA Swimming and ASCA Certification, Rob is a certified Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and Certified Pool Operator.