Jack Alderson - Age Group Coach at Culver City Plunge
Jack started out his competitive swimming career and love of the sport in England at the age of six. While in England he got to compete in county championships and junior nationals two years in a row.
At the age of 13 Jacks family made the choice to move all the way to Perth Australia. While in Australia Jack attended Tranby High School where he became their high school swimming champion and qualified for high school states two years in a row. His athleticism didn’t only consist of swimming, but at Tranby he was also the captain of their cross-country team.
After graduating High School his family made the choice to move to Jacksonville, Florida in 2010. Once in Jacksonville he began swimming competitively for the Bolles sharks, and just a year later Jack left Bolles to join Planet Swim Aquatics following his coach Gus Calado.
While at Planet Swim Jack competed in Florida’s senior champs and the speedo sectional series 3 years in a row. He was given the opportunity at the age of 18 to teach swim lessons at the Planet Swim School and this is where his passion for teaching and coaching began.
After undergoing surgery on his knee Jack stopped swimming competitively and started coaching for Planet Swim’s year-round swim team. Jack then became their head swim instructor and head age group coach. His teaching and coaching was instrumental in making Planet Swim become one of the best swim schools and swim teams in North Florida.
Now Jack has come to California to continue his coaching career and help to pass along his passion and love for the sport of swimming to as many people as he can.