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
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.
Boston Globe Coach Of the Year- (Boys)
Middlesex News Coach of the Year-6
Lowell Sun Coach of the Year-8
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
NFHS 2016-2017 Northeast Sectional Coach
of the Year forBoys Swimming and
2018 Acton-Boxborough Colonial Hall of
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.
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.