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Chris Morgan

Head Coach & Director of Operations

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Christopher J. Morgan is Head Coach and Director of Operations of Crimson Central working with all training groups. Morgan coached six years at Stanford and fifteen in Switzerland with 4 years as the National Team Coach including the 2008 Olympic Games. He also did stints at Harvard, Gator Swim Club, North Shore Y,  and San Jose State. He has a Masters Degree in Human Movement and Sports Science and is a Master Teacher of the Japanese training system, KAATSU.

Jamie Lew

Head Age Group Coach

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Jamie Lew has been responsible for the age-group program training plan since 2016. In his two years with Crimson he coached a dozen kids to the LSC championships and 100% of the age group program to best times. In addition to mentoring and coaching the Crimson swimmers, Lew also is an assistant coach at MIT where the Engineers experienced one of their best seasons in school history. He has experience on staff with the University of Texas Longhorns Swim Camp and NC State Swim Camp. In addition, Jamie also directs the Crimson partnerships with Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts and BEST. His work in the community is an important part of the Crimson mission. 

Jamie graduated from Union College where he was a Liberty League All Academic Team member throughout his collegiate career. Prior to college Jamie swam for Newton North High School, Newton Bluefish, and Belmont Aquatic Club.

Jennifer K Purvis

Head Senior Coach

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Jennifer Purvis has lead the high performance and junior/senior development of Crimson for two years. She was a home-coach at the 2017 USA Swimming National Select Camp at USA Swim HQ in Colorado Springs. Purvis coached two Crimson swimmers to top 8 finishes at the 2016 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals and Crimson won 2016 SCY NE Senior Team Championships. Purvis has been on deck with 2 world top 100 u18s (Bornstein, Yang) and 2 world top 100 swimmers (Egan, Marcantonio). She joined Crimson Aquatics Boston in 2015 after coaching Trent Swim Club in Toronto. As the Senior and Junior coach at Trent she helped  many kids find success and confidence in their life.

Prior to becoming a head coach, Purvis was an assistant coach at Arizona State University where she helped the women's team to a top-25 finish at NCAAs. Purvis is known for motivating kids to achievements beyond their expectation. Her passion for this sport runs deep, very deep. For 20 years this sport was her life and now she's ready to take Crimson kids to the next level. 

Before becoming a professional coach, Purvis was a competitive swimmer for 20 years, competing in nationals for over 10 yrs. She is a former National gold medalist and Canadian record holder and 8 year member of the national team. Purvis swam and earned her degree at  Arizona State University. She was an NCAA all American and competed in the 2011 Pan Am Games in Mexico, bringing home 2 medals and finished off her career as a 2012 Olympic trials finalist with personal best times. Purvis received a degree in Design Studies Built Environment and Sociology.

Andrew Hebert

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Andrew Hebert will be joining the Crimson Aquatics staff for the 2018-2019 season. Prior to Crimson, Andrew helped coach swimmers to cut times for the 2018 New England Age Group and Senior Championships for Envious Swimming. In addition to his work with Envious, Andrew has spent the past three summers working at the Technique Swim Academy at Harvard and Northeastern Universities. For the past six years, Andrew has been the lead assistant coach with the Wamponoag Warriors of Special Olympics Rhode Island. This past summer he had two of his swimmers compete at the Special Olympics USA games in Seattle, Washington, where one of his swimmers earned a bronze medal in the championship heat of the 100-meter IM.

            Andrew is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at Bridgewater State University, where he was a four-year member of the swimming and diving team and served as a team captain. Andrew was an 11-time NEISDA finalist in the 200 and 400-yard IMs as well as the 200-yard Butterfly. He was named male swimmer of the year as a freshman and his team was recipients the Steve Looke Sportsmanship Award in each of his four years on the team. His senior season saw the team post their highest point total and conference finish in school history.

            Prior to Bridgewater, Andrew swam for Lincoln High School (RI), Envious Swimming, and Crimson Aquatics-South.

Sarah Thomas

Assistant North Shore Coach

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Sarah Thomas will be joining the Crimson Aquatics staff for the 2018-2019 season. In previous years Sarah has coached has held positions as the Assistant Coach at Saybrook Sharks, Assistant Coach at Mavericks Swim Club, and most recently was the Head Coach of the Huntington Swim Team. She took Huntington, a team with no wins in the last 10 years to ranking top 10 at the City finals in Naperville.

 

Prior is a recent graduate from Illinois State University. At ISU Sarah competed with the team specializing in sprint free. At Illinois State she was ranked top 10 in the 50 free in the conference all four years. She qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 50 Free.

 

Prior to ISU Sarah swam for Mavericks Swim Club and Naperville North High School. At ISU Sarah majored in molecular and cellular biology.

Timm Heffron

Northshore Age Group Coach

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Timm Heffron is a former collegiate swimmer and lifelong swim enthusiast. After swimming competitively, Timm began teaching swimming at age 16 and coaching it at 18 years old. At that point Tim spent 7 years full-time coaching and teaching. He took a small break from the sport but continued to stay involved with the sport and worked smaller stints to expand his knowledge base. In the last 3 years Timm got back into swimming education full time and now owns and manages the successful swim lesson program, "Swimm with Timm", on the North Shore. Over the years Timm has developed his techniques and skills communicating, while working with children in many different situations, both in and out of the pool. Timm brings much valuable experience and energy to the Age Group program on the North Shore. 

Jenna Zullo

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Jenna Zullo is new to Crimson Aquatics in the 2018-2019 season. Zullo swam at Providence College from 2009 through 2012, ending her swimming career due to injury. Staying active with the team, Jenna took on meet administration for the Friars, which she continues to do today. On top of her role with the Friars program, Jenna has been running timing for the NEISDA Championship Meet for the past three seasons. 
Prior to college, Zullo swam at Branford High School, in Branford, CT, where she was captain for the Hornets her senior year, and won a State Championship in 2006 and a runner-up in 2005. She previously swam USS for the Branford Stingrays, now known as the Soundview Y Stingrays, where she swam distance freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke. In college, Zullo swam the 400m, 800m, and 1500m freestyle.
Zullo has a bachelor's degree from Providence College in Healthy Policy & Management.