Josh joined Carolina
Aquatic Team as a part-time coach in January of 2008 and in
September of 2008 became part of the full-time coaching staff.
He earned his BS from Penn State University in Recreation and
Park Management. While at Penn State, Josh was a 3-year NCAA
All-American and a 2000 Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100 and
200 backstroke. He also set school records in the 100 and 200
backstroke and was a member of the Big Ten
record-setting medley relay. Josh was also part of the
Penn State's Big Ten Championship team in 1999.
Josh has previous coaching
experience with the York YMCA in York Pennsylvania, as well as Big
Cat Aquatics in State College Pennsylvania. Josh brings
several years of Championship level competition experience to
Carolina Aquatic Team. During his age group swimming years,
Josh was a YMCA national champion and YMCA national record holder.
In addition to competing, Josh has spent a lot of time
teaching swim lessons during his career.
In 2015, Josh took over as
the head coach of Carolina Aquatic Team. He continues to
coach Age Group 2 and the morning masters group, while overseeing
all of the team operations.
Josh lives in Durham with his wife
Kristin, and their two children. When not at the pool, Josh
enjoys being with family, watching sports, listening to music, and
Coach - Fun n' Fitness Director
Swimming is an excellent
sport where each athlete has the opportunity to improve both their
fitness level as well as their confidence through sports. I have
helped young athletes reach their goals in fitness as well as to
achieve the national spotlight. Over the 30+ years of coaching in
my career, I have seen more then 100+ “Top 16 Times” in
the USA achieved by the swimmers that I have helped. I am proud of
their accomplishments, along with the accomplishments of each
swimmer progressing to their potential. With swimming, “The
Sky is the Limit”. All you have to do is
Coach - Seniors
Chris joined Carolina Aquatic Team in October 2014.
From 2002-2012, Chris served in several capacities at the Greater Toledo Aquatic Club in Toledo, OH. He started as a part-time coach and eventually became Head Age Group Coach and Associate Head Coach. While a GTAC, he worked primarily with the age group athletes. His swimmers won dozens of LSC championships, over a half dozen LSC records, and a national age group record. While he sent dozens of swimmers to the Ohio Zone All-Star Team, he also coached the team 4 times, and was Manager>
From 2012-14, Chris was a head site coach at STAR Aquatics in Greensboro, NC. While at STAR, he worked with swimmers from younger beginner to advanced senior levels. His age group swimmers qualified for and won age group states and sectionals, while his senior swimmers qualified for Sectional and Junior National levels of competition. During this time, several swimmers qualified for the NC Zone All-Star team, achieved an NC State Record, and Chris coached at the NC IMX Camp.
In his free time, Chris enjoys working with computers and following the weather (he's a former meteorology major).
Coach - Age Group
Cole joined the Carolina Aquatic Team coaching staff in 2014 as a part time coach and then full time in the fall of 2015. Cole coached for the Wingate Aquadogs prior to coming to Durham and helped swimmers win the Conference meet and go>conference all four years, being>
Cole oversees Age Group 3 and also helps coach various other groups. In addition to coaching, Cole also teaches swim lessons to all ages, as well as coaching the master's group.
Robby joined Carolina Aquatic Team in September of 2016 as a part time coach. He mainly coaches Pre Competitive, Age Group 1, and Age Group 2 swimmers. Currently, Robby is an undergraduate in the physics program at North Carolina State University.
Robby began swimming at a young age and joined Carolina Aquatic team early in his swimming career. He swam with the club all throughout his swimming career and eventually swam one year at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He began his coaching career at the Levin JCC in 2014 and was the head coach in 2015.
When off of the pool deck, Robby enjoys watching professional soccer and listening to music.
Blake began his swimming
career at a very young age and began swimming for Carolina Aquatics
almost immediately. After nearly 10 years on the team, Blake
switched his focus towards Cross Country and Track and Field. He
won multiple state titles for Northern Durham before continuing
track and cross country for UNC Chapel Hill and The University of
Blake is currently
pursuing a career while coaching for Carolina Acuatics and Eno
Valley as well as the North Carolina School of Science and
When off the pool deck
Blake enjoys running, watching football or basketball, and