August 17, 2010
AGE GROUP COACH OF THE YEAR
The New England Coaches have spoken! Christie Batchelor, from The Bluefish Swim Club (ABF) has been elected as New England Swimming's Age Group Coach of the year!
Christie Batchelor joined the Bluefish in September 2005 as Age Group Head Coach, Swim School Program Director, Vice-President and Co-owner with her husband Chuck. Christie is a graduate of Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio, were she was a part of NCAA Championship teams. Christie received her BA in Psychology with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Christie has been coaching and instructing swim lessons for 16 years. Under her direction the Bluefish Swim School program has grown from 0 to 500 swimmers. In her coaching career she has worked with Regional, Age Group, & Zone Champions. Christie coaches at Wheaton College and Raynham Athletic Club facilities. In her tenure as an Age Group coach at Bluefish, the team has placed in the top 3 at all the 14 & Under Championship meets.
Christie will be headed to the American Swimming Coaches of America (ASCA) meeting in September to be honored for this award. Congratulations Christie!