Ginna Lewing – Head Age Group Coach

Ginna Lewing has spent much of her life in and around the swimming pool as a swimmer, lifeguard, coach, swim lesson instructor and pool manager. As a youth, she swam for NRG swimming, Brookside Swim Club, and Pennsbury High School. Ginna was a talented age group swimmer and high school athlete, competing at the District and State levels in field hockey, swimming and soccer. As a Pennsbury Falcon, she won a PIAA State soccer championship in 1999 and was a State runner up during her senior year in 2000. Ginna is extremely passionate about her two favorite sports, swimming and soccer, and she has spent her adult life coaching at the collegiate, high school and club levels. 

Ginna is a USA swimming certified coach. She has 17 years of swim coaching experience, with the majority of those years spent on the Brookside swim club pool deck. Throughout her career as a swim coach, Ginna has worked with numerous swimmers who qualified and medaled at major competitions including Junior Olympics, Eastern Zones, Senior Champs, Junior Nationals, Sectionals, YMCA Nationals and PA HS Districts and States. 

Ginna is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she played four years of Division I college soccer as an undergraduate, then served there as an assistant coach for the next 9 years during which she worked on her Masters degree. Ginna is currently the Head Age Group Coach of GSA, as well as the Assistant Aquatics Director and Assistant Varsity Swim Coach for George School. 
 


Katie Bateman - Assistant Coach

Katie Bateman returns to the Philadelphia area after completing her PhD in Science Education at Penn State University. She has been a USA Swimming and Mid Atlantic coach for over 15 years and is an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor. She was previously the Head Age Group Coach for NRG Swimming and the Nittany Lion Aquatic Club. Her swimmers have become Junior Olympians, Zone qualifiers, Open Water champions, and gone on to become Sectional, Futures, Junior National, and National qualifiers, collegiate swimmers, and ranked in the Mid Atlantic Top 10 and national Top 10.

In addition to her club level accomplishments, Coach Katie has also served as an Assistant Coach and Head Coach for the MA Zone team, including MA’s three-peat as Zone Champions. She also served as a member of the MA Age Group committee, helping to bring the George Breen Age Group Select Camp to fruition.

Katie is a former swimmer having competed for Nazareth Academy, Rider University, and Bensalem Aquatic Club. At Rider University she was part of their first ever conference championship team as a backstroker and distance freestyler. She still occasionally competes in open water distance swims, always welcoming her swimmers to join her. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at Temple University helping to design artificial intelligence for drones for use by geologists in their field research. She is also an avid baker and can often be found on deck with some crazy creation to test out on the coaches, swimmers, and parents.