September 11, 2019
The Piranhas are super excited to announce the hiring of Coach Jacquie Strebe!
Coach Jacquie will transition into the lead Age Group 1 coach over the month of September. Jacquie and Brandon will coach side-by-side to make the transition smooth and successful for our athletes and families.
Here is a quick bio of Jacquie -
Jacquie began her swimming career at age 13 with the Iowa City Swim Club and vividly remembers the challenge of starting competitive swimming later than her peers. Her coaches, trained at the University of Iowa, took her from C times to A times within one season, an experience she will never forget. Even today, 40 years later, she remains close to her coaches and teammates from ICSC. It’s long been Jacquie's dream to foster similar memories, achievements and friendships for young swimmers.
Jacquie was a Region 7 Qualifier in sprint freestyle events with her club team, and her Iowa City High School swimming team was in the top 6 in the state. At the State meets, Jacquie swam the 50-free and 100-free individual events and both relays; she was ranked in the top 20 in Iowa. In 2014, she earned gold medals in the 100 free, 200 free, 50 breast and 100 IM at the Minnesota Senior Games; she earned silver in the 50 free and the 50 fly.
Today, Jacquie is a Masters swimmer who trains in long-distance, open-water swimming. In the summer of 2018, she swam two miles in each of the five Great Lakes over four days, learning that it is possible to get seasick while swimming . Jacquie is an accredited USA Swimming and ASCA coach, a certified Level 1 Swimming Official.
Jacquie and her husband, Paul, have four grown daughters and two cats and live in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Iowa and an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Welcome to the Piranhas, Jacquie!