Coach Miller has been involved in
recreation for several years. Miller was previously employed by the
National Recreation and Park Association headquartered in Ashburn,
Virginia. There she served as the Director of Citizen Development
and as the Regional Director for the Mid Atlantic and New England
states. Her early years in parks and recreation included the
position of Aquatics Director for the YMCA's of Frederick and
Loudoun Counties as well as the Town of Leesburg Parks and
Miller holds a bachelors degree from Hood
College in Frederick, Maryland where she participated on the
college swim team, in addition to working as a lifeguard and
aquatic instructor. Miller has been interested in swimming for many
years. “Having had the benefit of growing up near a lake,
swimming was something we just had to know how to do. The lake was
our playground and if you didn't learn to swim, you could barely go
out and play!”
Miller and her colleagues started the
Brunswick Summer Swim Team in 2010, joining the Frederick Summer
Swim League, a recreational swim league for youth ages 5 to 18. The
team will serve as an excellent feeder team to the Brunswick High
School swim team. The Brunswick Summer Swim Team is a place for
young swimmers to develop their skills and learn the basics of
competitive swimming. Additionally, swimming offers a healthy,
low-impact alternative to the more traditional sports.
Miller’s goal is to foster healthy competition without a
“winning is everything” attitude. The growth and
improvement of each swimmer is the true measure of
“I don’t remember not knowing how to swim.”
Hartzell was nine when her parents decided to take her to swim lessons. She started in the beginner group> team all in> seven years. “I was never the fastest but I was told I had a beautiful form”, says Coach Hartzell. Her favorite strokes were freestyle and backstroke.
When approached to help with the swim team, Hartzell says it was an easy decision to join the efforts of her daughter, Cassie Miller along with Coach Miller, in organizing the team. She would be able to help youth (including her grandchildren) to learn how to swim. Hartzell admits that she has as much fun teaching as the youth have learning! “I was thrilled to discover that it was more rewarding than I had imagined. Watching all the children learn and grow every season in such a short time has been amazing. I learn something from the kids each year and always look forward to the next."
Coach Hartzell is also a First Responder and certified in CPR and is a Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist as well.
Jeff started his swimming career as a
student at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, where he swam for four
years. He competed in the 100 and 500 Freestyle, and the 100
Backstroke. While in high school, Jeff also taught swimming at the
YMCA in Frederick. Jeff was also a pool manager and lifeguard both
during and after he graduated from high school. Coach Hubble
also coaches the Brunswick High School Boys Swim Team
and coaches with the Frederick Area SwimTeam (FAST) in
Jeff has been involved in youth activities for
many years. He has been an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scouts
of America, Brunswick Troop 277, for the past five
Keri graduated from Brunswick High School in 2012. She swam for four years at Brunswick High School, and served as Captain her senior year. Her favorite stroke is the freestyle. Keri received her lifeguard certification in 2010.
Keri is attending Frederick Community College where she is currently pursuing an early elementary education degree. She has experience working with children and has worked as an elementary education intern in the Frederick County School system.
Keri is looking forward to working with the young swimmers as they reach to set their personal swimming goals.
Caleb Tyler Hubble
This will be Caleb's second year as an Assistant Coach for the
River Rapids. Caleb really enjoys helping the other swimmers
improve their stroke and diving techniques and to see their success
at meets. Caleb has been swimming competively for several years. He
has been swimming for the River Rapids since the team's inception
and before that, swam for the Braddock Heights Barracudas. Two
years ago, after deciding it was time to be more serious about his
training, Caleb joined FAST (Frederick Area Swim Team). A
recent graduate of Brunswick High School, Caleb was a member of the
BHS swim team for 4 years and served as Captain during his senior
year. Caleb holds the school record for the
100 Butterfly and was a member of the relay teams that set the
current school records for the 200 Free, 200 Medley, and 400 Free
Caleb will spend most of his summer at the Brunswick Pool,
lifeguarding, coaching, and teaching swim lessons. Caleb will
attend Loyola University Maryland in the Fall of 2014, pursuing a
degree in Computer Science and Engineering and will continue his
competitive swimming as a member of the Loyola Swim Club.