CEO/Senior Coach & Founder
As a teaching professional with a degree in Physical Education (emphasis on Kinesiology),
and a California teaching credential, Ellie brings over 20 years of swim coaching and over 40 years of various teaching/coaching experiences to STAR Aquatics. Ellie’s coaching experiences include summer league, high school, age group/national, and college experiences (both at the senior and development age group levels).
Some of Ellie’s accomplishments include:
* Junior and Senior National Qualifiers* Southern California Age Group Record * Top 10 of the Nation Swimmers * High School All-American Swimmers and Champions* High School All-American Academic* C.I.F Swimmers and Champions* High School League and CIF Qualifiers and Champions *Junior Olympic and Sectional Qualifiers and Champions * Swim Club and High School Team Record Holders* Vice President and Safety Chair of Eastern Committee Board 2000-2016 (of Southern California LSC) * Western Zone Coach 2006 for USA Swimming * 2002-2005 Zone selected Coach for Southern California Swimming*
Ellie’s coaching philosophy can be summarized by two of her favorite quotes:
"It's not about achieving perfection; it’s about pursuing it.”; And "building excellence through quality.” As a swim coach she focuses on these quotes as a way of life, which she believes will foster a lifelong passion for the sport of swimming and facilitate young people in their challenges of life