Coach Amie has been the Head Coach of the Dundee Dolphins since 2013.
Her swim career started as a kid where she split her time between the Rolling Meadows and Mount Prospect Park District Swim teams. Amie then swam four years at Rolling Meadows High School and served as Varsity Co-Captain her senior year. Her coaching career also began at Rolling Meadows High School where she was the Assistant Coach for both the boys and girls swim team and helped run the Township High School District 214’s summer camp for two years. In addition to coaching the Dolphins, Amie has also served as the JV Coach for the Dundee Crown High School Girls Swim Team.
Coach Amie has a B.A. in Psychology and received her M.S. in School Counseling from Eastern Illinois University in 2009. In addition to coaching, she works at Elgin Community College as the Dual Credit Coordinator.
Coach Amie's coaching philosophy in her own words is, “I believe involvement in sports fosters success later in life as athletes learn the importance of hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Swimming is more than just a competitive sport. It teaches self-discipline, encourages healthy habits, can enhance a child’s self-esteem and shows the athlete what they are capable of both in the water and in life. I think it is extremely important to engage all swimmers and promote a positive environment so the athlete enjoys the spirit of competition and growth."