August 23, 2017
Raleigh, NC - Jamie Bloom, Assistant Director
of Competitive swimming for the YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA)
Swim Team, was named Head Team Manager of the United States Junior
World Championship Team.
Junior World Champs will be held on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN at “The Nat.” One of the most famed competition pools in the world, “The Nat” has held some of the biggest meets in the country including several US Olympic Trials. The meet beings on Wednesday August 23rd, and concludes on Tuesday August 29th.
Coach Jamie will be in Indianapolis making sure the athletes and coaches are set up for success at every turn. While with the team, Bloom will have plenty of responsibilities. "Managers are the highest level of support staff," shares Bloom. "We do everything from travel logistics to meal planning, apparel and uniform distribution, support of the athletes and coaching staff, daily itineraries, grocery shopping, sightseeing excursions, and most important of all we mix the Gatorade! Managers are the first ones up and the last to bed!"
Coach Jamie is super excited to be working with athletes and coaches of this caliber and looks forward to bringing back memories and lessons to the YOTA Swim Team program!
"I love having the opportunity to represent USA Swimming and our country as a member of this team. It is really inspirational to work with the athletes who could very well be our next Olympians. It's also a great opportunity for me, personally, to work with some of USA Swimming's top swim coaches- to learn and listen from them, to have the opportunity to watch them," expressed Bloom.
YOTA is proud to have Jamie in Indianapolis representing the YMCA, the YOTA Swim Team, and USA Swimming!!!