Barbie Barker

Associate Head Coach

Director of Operations

Barbie Barker joined the Aces Swim Club coaching staff in January 2009. That year she, her husband Gregg, and two daughters Lindsay and Riley relocated to Colorado from Birmingham, Michigan, where she was born and raised.

Barbie started swimming and diving competitively at 6 years of age and on through high school. She was a varsity skier and golfer in addition to swimming for Birmingham Bloomfield Atlantis year round. During her summers, along with BBA, she swam for BAC - Birmingham Athletic Club and OHCC - Oakland Hills Country Club.

In 2006 Barbie reentered the swimming world to coach BBA - Birmingham Bloomfield Atlantis, the team she swam with throughout her swimming career. With over 15 years of coaching experience, she is currently the Director of Operations for ACES as well as the Jokers coach and Senior Prep coach. Her love for swimming does not stop there, she is the Assistant Varsity Coach for the Arapahoe High School Girls Swim & Dive team and the Assistant Coach for the Heritage High School Boys Swim & Dive Team. She has become very involved in Colorado Swimming and is the Administrative Vice Chair on the Colorado Swimming Board of Directors. She is also a member of the American Swim Coaches Association. 

Barbie graduated from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, with concentrations in advertising, sales, and marketing.