Owners Nancy Hennessy & Chris Oliver are married with 3 children. They opened Splash Jax Swim School and Swim Jax Swim Team 6 years ago and have been enjoying teaching and coaching there ever since! They have been coaching and swimming for over 20 years including working for the University of Florida and The Bolles School They are passionate about swimming and it can be felt by everyone around them. They hold a strong value for family and for community.
Coach Sierra grew up between learning how to swim while boating, surfing, paddle boarding and other lake and river activities. After trying lots of competitive sports it became apparent that the water was where she thrived. She swam Club in Oregon as well as 4 years for the High School Varsity team and one year of college before an injury forced her to take some time off. She started coaching in Santa Barbara in 2016 as well as instructing beach junior guards and teaching swim lessons. She has a passion for sharing her love of swimming as well as identifying and preventing swimming related injuries. In her free time she can be found at the beach, traveling, spending time with her family or relaxing with her husband and pets.
Beth has been involved in swimming her entire life. Her love for the sport started when she was first introduced to the water through swim lessons at age 3. She swan throughout her childhood as a competitive swimmer and as a collegiate athlete. Since then, she had been involved in swimming as a teacher and coach. She is a First Grade Teacher and a Mom of three boys.