January 28, 2018
We are very excited to announce that Missy Hayden has joined the Wellington Dolphins Coaching staff, partnering with Coach Wendy in a Co-Head Coach role.
Coach Missy has over 20 years of combined Swim Coach experience between the PWSL, year-round USA Swimming Clubs, and High School Swim. She is well known, and dearly loved throughout much of the Prince William swim community, with many of our own Dolphins having her as a Coach for various programs.
Missy grew up in a swimming family, so much so that her Mother and Grandmother started their own USA Swim Club in 1981-the Prince William Amberjax. A swim athlete herself, Missy competed all the way to the State Championships. Her start in Coaching led her to become all-around skilled in the Aquatics industry. As well as being a certified Lifeguard and Pool Operator, she has experience as a Pool Manager, Aquatics Director, Swim Instructor and holds AMLA certifications that allow her to train in Lifesaving and Pool Ops.
Coach Missy has a passion for instilling a love for swimming in her athletes. She feels it is not just a sport, but teaches real-world life skills that her athletes can take into adulthood. She also excels at “coaching the coach”, that is, helping to mentor junior Coaches to help develop the skill set needed to become a fantastic Coach.
Missy has been a Swim Mom to her own swimmers, and “gets it” from a Parent’s perspective. When she’s not on the pool deck Coaching, she’s wrangling her Brady Bunch of her own kids and step-kids as well as working full-time as a Corporate Executive Assistant.
We are incredibly lucky to have her as a Dolphin!