I began my swimming career at age 11 with a Metro-Detroit USA
club team where I became a sectional and national-level qualifier.
I continued my career at the collegiate level with Wayne State
University where I was a 17-time All-American and seven-time
national champion. I broke the NCAA division two national record
twice in the 100 breast, becoming the first female to reach the
1:00 barrier in the race and obtaining the school record. I was
also apart of the first NCAA national championship for the WSU
women’s swim and dive team in 2012 where we placed first by
one point. During my four years I was able to help the WSU women's
team reamain dominate and win four consecutive Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Atheltic Conference team championships.
After completing my Bachelor’s in Psychology, I spent some
time returning to the club I grew up with coaching swimmers from
novice level all the way to the national level. After a year out of
school, I then returned to receive my Master’s in Industrial
Organizational Psychology while I assistant coached with the Wayne
State swim team. While there I was able to help coach GLIAC
champions and NCAA qualifiers. I also helped the WSU women win a
GLIAC conference team title in 2016 and win a runner-up GLIAC team
title in 2017, and the WSU men recieve runner-up GLIAC team titles
in 2016 and 2017. After two years, I completed my degree and
concluded my tenure with WSU. I always knew I was meant to be on
the pool deck mentoring and coaching swimmers to help them reach
their goals which led me here to become the head coach of the
Dearborn Dolphins. I am passionate for the sport and love every
minute I get to spend learning and working with swimmers!
I grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Edsel Ford High School.
I’ve been in the water from a very young age. At age 10 I
joined DRD and I fell in love with the sport. While on the Edsel
Ford swim team, I was twice nominated team captain, and three time
state competitor. Being on deck and making a positive impact in
swimmers’ lives, just as many of my past coaches did for me,
has heavily drawn me to becoming a coach myself! I am currently
attending Wayne State University and studying computer science.
I am from the Lansing area and grew up swimming for the Haslett
Blue Marlins and the Haslett High School Girls swim team. I
attended the University of Michigan and have taught swim lessons
for six years. I just recently moved to Dearborn. My favorite
stroke is freestyle and I love distance events!
I started my involvement with competitive swimming in high
school when I joined the St. Clair High Varsity Swim Team. Quickly
realizing that I enjoyed swimming, I joined and swam for metro
Detroit swim team, Blue Water Swim Club. By the time I graduated
high school, I was the captain of the team and competed in two
MISCA competitions, two Junior Olympics, three State championships
and broke 4 school records. After high school I attended St. Clair
County Community College studying engineering. Wanting to stay
involved in swimming, I became a coach for BWSC. I then became a
coach for multiple teams including the head coach of St. Clair Rec
Swim, the assistant coach for St. Clair High boys swim, and the
head coach of St. Clair High girls swim team. During my coaching
career, I have helped train swimmers from ages 5 through 18 reach
their goals, become better athletes and successful individuals.I am
now enrolled at the University of Michigan Dearborn still studying
to major in electrical engineering and have come to the Dearborn
Dolphins to continue pushing athletes to improve in everyway they
can. I am eager to be here with DRD.