Meet The Owners


Meet The Owners


Nancy Hennessey and Chris Oliver are a dynamic duo! They are both nationally awarded swim team coaches; they are married with three young children; and they've made their dream come true - by opening Splash Jax Swim School.

A Career In Coaching and Teaching:  Coach Nancy Hennessy and Coach Chris Oliver have worked with all levels of swimmers from infant to Olympian to 90 year old masters swimmers.  The have coached in 3 of the best swim programs in the country.  Locally, they have worked with the Bolles School Sharks and built one of the best 12 and under programs in the country.  Now they are very excited to turn their great coaching talents to the most important level of learning to swim, the beginner.  They bring great enthusiasm and love to teaching swimming that is infectious to other coaches and most importantly, to the swimmers.

A Dream Come True:  Their dream has always been to give back to their community the gift of swimming. They both grew up in neighborhoods with pools and on swim team. The pool was such a great source of growth and strength for them. they want every child to experience the same gifts they did by being involved with a local swimming program.

Davidson Pool History:  The Splash Jax pool was a well know Jacksonville Swim School ran by Coach John Carraway for over 40 years! It is wonderful being able to continue the legacy that he started at this location. Our favorite moments are when parents bring their children to swim lessons and get excited because they learned how to swim in the same pool from John Carraway.