Head Coach & Director of Operations
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.
Head Age Group Coach
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
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
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.
Age Group Coach
Wendy has coached
at Crimson since 2013 after 2 decades with YNS. In 4 years with
Crimson, Wendy has been the rock at the Dexter location. Her
experience and ability to teach is outstanding. Parents and kids
love Wendy because they can tell how much she cares. She swam
competitively from age fifteen for the Beverly YMCA
Barracudas. She also competed for the Salem State swim club.
Wendy graduated from Salem State with a major in Sport,
Fitness, and Leisure Studies and a minor in Biology. She
coached with the YMCA of the North Shore Sharks for over twenty
years, working mostly with the 12 and under swimmers. She was
the site coordinator and head coach for the Haverhill branch of YNS
for three years before coming to Crimson Aquatics in the fall of