Coaches & Directors
We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

Jeffrey F Johnson



Coach Jeffrey Johnson is the founder and owner of the Patriot Swim Club. Jeff has been the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Boys Head Swimming/Diving Coach since 1977. As the Boys' Coach, the team has a record of 392 Wins and  115 Losses. They have been Dual County League Champions13 times, North Sectional Champions 10 times and State Champions 9 times. Jeff has been the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Girls Head Swimming/Diving Coach since 2002. Under his tutelage, the Girls' team has a record of 134 wins, 16  losses  and 2 ties. They have been the State Meet runner-up 8 times.  Coach Johnson was the Acton-Boxboro Town Swim Team Head Coachfrom 1975-2014 with 323 wins  and 66 losses. They were Suburban league Champions 17 times.

Coach Johnson has been the Massachusetts Boys NISCA State Representative since 1980 and received the David H. Robertson Excellence in Coaching Award 2005. In 2015 he received the NISCA Outstanding Service Award. He has been the Massachusetts Girls NISCA State Representative since 2006.

Other awards:

Boston Globe Coach Of the Year- (Boys) 1986-1991-1996-2008-2016-(Girls)2012-2018

Middlesex News Coach of the Year-6 Times

Lowell Sun Coach of the Year-8 Times

Eastern Massachusetts Swimming Coaches-Coach of the Year 6 Times

Eastern Massachsetts Swimming Coaches  Hall of Fame-1998 

Eastern Massachusetts Swimming Coaches-Jack McDonald Award-2013

MIAA 2016-2017 Boys Coach of the Year

NFHS 2016-2017 Northeast Sectional Coach of the Year forBoys Swimming and Diving

2018 Acton-Boxborough Colonial Hall of Fame-Coach

Jeff founded the Patriot Swim Club in 1992.  Jeff has been the coach of many NISCA Academic/Swimming and Diving All-Americans. He has coached Olympic Trial, National and Junior National Qualifiers and Medalist, and several Speedo Sectional and New England Age Group Champions. Jeff has coached 4 swimmers to New England Records!

Coach Johnson is a 1969 graduate of Bemidji State University. He was a member of the Swimming and Diving Team from 1966-1967 and was elected to the Bemidji State Hall of Fame in 2010.






Elizabeth Curtis



Liz began her competitive swimming career at age 12, swimming for PSC. She continued swimming through high school at AB, where is qualified for the Sectionals and State Championship in the 500 freestyle. She then attended James Madison University where she competed in water polo and the club swim team, swimming middle distance events.

Liz started coaching in high school, for the Acton-Boxboro Youth Swim Team and volunteered for the Special Olympics. In 2009, Liz coached the Waltham Boys and Girls Club swim team, a non-profit recreational team. In 2010, Liz began coaching at Karishim, a USS and recreational team in Newton MA. During this time Liz was also the assistant coach of the Dover-Sherborn HS Swim Team, a 23-swimmer, first year team. Liz helped the team reachthird place in the Tri-Valley league championship, an impressive feat for the smallest and newest team in the league. This past summer, Liz coached at the Competitive Technique Swim Camp through Harvard University, helping swimmers of all abilities perfect their body position and stroke timing through technique training.

Liz also has her Masters in Social Work and is employed as a clinician at a local high school in addition to coaching.

Jennifer Aber Korbly



Coach Jenn Korbly joined PSC in the Fall of 2014. She, her husband, Steve, and their four children live in Acton. Jenn grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania where she swam and played soccer. She swam for the Hershey Aquatic Club and later Hershey High School. Jenn was a Junior National Qualifier in freestyle and breaststroke events and a PIAA state championship finalist in freestyle, breaststroke and IM events. She was a captain of her high school swim team during her senior year and her team was the runner up at the PIAA state championships that year. Jenn was also a goalkeeper for Hershey High School’s district and state finalist soccer teams during her junior and senior years. In her senior year of high school she was a finalist for the John Travers Award, which is awarded annually to Central Pennsylvania seniors who are standout athletes, above average students and who give back through community service.

After graduating from Hershey High School, Jenn attended and swam for Princeton University. She was a member of Princeton’s Ivy League championship swim team for four years, competing in breaststroke and sprint freestyle events. During Jenn’s time at Princeton, she earned the Women’s Freshman Swimming Award for outstanding sportsmanship and performance by a freshman, 1st Team All Ivy Honors and helped earn two Ivy League Championship titles. She was a captain of the team her senior year and was a member of an Ivy League champion and team record setting 200 freestyle relay that year.

Jenn moved to Cambridge a year after graduating from college to pursue a Master’s degree in psychology at Boston University. Shortly after, she joined the MIT Masters swim team. During a three year time period she competed in many New England Masters swimming meets. In 2000 Jenn achieved All American status within US Masters Swimming for posting the fastest times in the country in the Women’s 25-29 age group SCM 50 freestyle and 50 breaststroke.

Jenn spent four summers coaching the Hershey Country Club (Hershey, PA) swim team while in college, one summer (1999) coaching the Braeburn Country Club (Newton, MA) swim team and has logged many hours in the pool over the years teaching swimming lessons. She is very excited to be back on the pool deck coaching!

Gretchen Paige Turner



Gretchen Turner grew up in Littleton, Massachusetts and comes from a competitive swim family. From the time she was an infant she was carted to all her siblings’ meets and practices. She joined the Acton-Boxboro Youth Swim Team at a very young age, but made a difficult decision to put the athletic focus on soccer as a teenager. She kept up her love of swimming by teaching youth of all abilities every summer for 15 years.

While playing soccer during her freshman year at Niagara University she realized how much she missed competitive swimming and ended up competing for their team the next four years, specializing in breaststroke and dabbling in diving.  

For the past two years Gretchen has been coaching with the Belmont Girls High School Swim Team assisting them in capturing two consecutive Div. II state runners-up titles. Additionally she is very passionate about competing in triathlons and helping her club, Dreamfar, excel in the water.

Gretchen is extremely excited to be joining the Patriot Swim Club organization to assist its swimmers in their personal successes and in loving the sport.    

Board of Directors

Mary Ellen Tynan