Head Coach - Silver/JAGI Coach
Coach Nina joined Mariner Swim Club in the fall of 2015.
She is a former swimmer for MSC and Bolton Hill Swim and
Tennis. She began competitively swimming at the age of 8, and
continued summer swimming until she was 18. In high school and
college Nina ran cross-country and track and field for her school
teams. She continues to run competitively in local races. Outside
of the pool, Nina is a high school chemistry and physics teacher at
Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore City.
A lifelong swimmer, Coach Hollie first dove into the pool
competitively at age 4 and continued swimming throughout high
school, earning multiple varsity letters, team and coaches’
awards, and earning the honor of team captain. In college she
switched to Women’s Collegiate Water Polo, where
she earned All-Academic accolades and team captain.
Throughout high school and college Hollie actively instructed
swim lessons and coached competitive swim teams. A career move
after college relocated her to Maryland (Baltimore).
Coach Hollie joined the Mariner Swim Club coaching staff in
Summer 2016, diving at the chance to become re-involved in the
world of swimming. It’s been an incredibly fun and
rewarding adventure thus far and she's excited to see what
this season has in store.
Coach Hollie's goals for JAG II include: Improvement in stroke,
technique, and race performance; 100% effort at every practice;
personal best times for every swimmer; developing healthy habits;
having fun while working hard.
Coach Sarah joined Mariner Swim Club in the summer of 2018. A
native of Hightstown, NJ Sarah grew up swimming for Peddie Aquatics
Association and then Peddie's high school team, as well attending
Sectionals meets across the country during her high school years. A
2017 graduate of Division III powerhouse Kenyon College, Sarah swam
the 400 IM, 500 free, and the 1650 free, finishing in the top 20
for each event at the 2015 NCAA DIII Championship meet in
Shenandoah, TX. She is a 2-time NCAA All-American and a 4-time NCAA
Academic All American, as well as Kenyon Ladies' Swimming team
captain for her senior year. Currently in her second year of the
UPenn Fellowship, Sarah teaches 9th grade history at Gilman,
coaches Gilman Water Polo and Swimming, and is working on a
Masters' in Education.
Coach Laura is happy to be joining the team of coaches for the
Mariners. Being a former swimmer and a parent of swimmers
from Mariners, it is great to be experiencing another side.
Her love of swimming has been life long. Coach Laura
believes it is the best sport for overall conditioning of
one's body that can be picked up throughout one's life. Her
competitive swimming began at Bolton Hill Swim and Tennis as a
young child specializing in breaststroke, "the best-stroke". Though
her college did not have a swim team she continued to swim and
integrate it in her training for marathons as well as triathlons.
Outside of Mariners, Laura teaches at the Odyssey School where
she has also coached the cross country team as well as assisting
with the squash team. In her free time she enjoys exercising,
reading, and spending time with her three most favorite people!
Coach Genny is a lifelong swimmer, coaching off and on since
2003. She started out assistant coaching the Ocean Pines
Hammerheads in the summer of 2003. From there she went on to become
part of the coaching staff at the Mid-Delmarva YMCA in Salisbury
while she attended college at Salisbury University. She left
coaching to start her career as a teacher for Baltimore city public
schools. She then went on to get her Masters in Reading from Towson
University and graduated in 2013. She now works as a Reading
Specialist at Campfield Early Learning Center, a Baltimore County
Public School. She has been the head coach of The Lochearn Monsters
swim team in Randallstown for 5 summers, in addition to teaching.
Her son, Jonah (age 7), is also a swimmer for the Mariners.
Swimming is a passion she was happy to pass down to her son!