Jane C Rixe
Coach Jane has been coaching in Bellevue since 2007. Her swimmers have qualified for championship meets at all levels, from PNS Champs to Regionals and Sectionals to Junior Nationals, Nationals and Olympic Trials. Her swimmers have set PNS records and have made the USA Swimming Age Group National Top 10 list, as well as the USA Swimming All-Time Top 100 list. Jane has served as an assistant coach at the PNS All-Star team and the PNS NACC team.
Jane specializes in long-term swimmer development, planning and implementing multi-year comprehensive technique and training programs to take young swimmers at the developmental level to the Regional and National level. Drawing on her experience as a former classroom teacher certified in various disciplines spanning grades K-12, she incorporates the teaching of developmentally appropriate life skills training into all of her practice levels.
After swimming from a young child up through high school, Jane accepted an academic scholarship to study Engineering at the University of Michigan, ending her competitive career. Prior to becoming a full-time swim coach, she taught 6th grade Language Arts and 7th and 8th grade ESOL Reading and Language Arts. Jane lives in Clyde Hill with her husband and her 22-lb. cat Rocco.