AnglerFish Aquatics

New England Swimming

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jeffrey Miksis Owner - Head Coach

Jeffrey started his age group swimming career with the Jersey Wahoos in south jersey. For high school he attended The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. His team ranked third in the country his sophomore year, and he was a member of two different relays taking top rank in the nation.  Jeffrey was recruited to swim at Brown University. During the course of his college career he traveled to train with some of the top coaches in the sport. He broke several school records, and was elected captain his senior year.  He competed in the US Olympic trials in 2000 in the 400 free, 400 IM, and the 200 IM. His 800 Freestyle relay record remains after 15 years. 

After college he took some time away from the sport. He returned to help coach the East Providence Boys and Girls Club. Jeffrey joined Envious Swimming in the fall of 2012 to help open the second location. He is the director of swim team operations and the head coach and director of the Cumberland High School location.  Since starting coaching, he's coached several athletes to their first junior national cuts, and had several Age Group Championships finalists.

Colleen Cray Age Group Coach

Colleen Cray grew up in West Kingston, R.I. She had her first swim lesson at 9 months old, and has loved the water ever since.  At age 6 she joined the South County YMCA team. At age 10 she was awarded most motivated swimmer on her team.  At age 12 she switched to Rams Swimming, a USA Swimming Club which swam out of URI. At age 16 placed 3rd in the open water mile swim at the annual Guard Games. And placed 2nd in an event called “the queen” which consisted of a swim, paddle, and row. She attended South Kingstown High School and her freshman year was the Div II 100 backstroke champion. Junior and Senior year her team placed 1st at the Rhode Island Girls State Meet. She swam with Rams until she attended The University of Rhode Island.  Attended Speedo Sectionals with her a Rams relay team. Her favorite events were the 200 free and the 100 back.

Colleen started coaching with Envious in the fall of 2016. She primarily coaches the 12&unders but enjoys opportunities to work with the senior groups.

Her favorite thing about coaching is teaching young athletes just how much they are capable of.  She also enjoys learning about the sport of swimming at an international level. Colleen was able to attend an Australian Swim Conference in Brisbane in May of 2018. She also loves meeting and talking to other coaches.

Wayne Willis Age Group Coach

 Wayne was coached several sports including track and field, football and baseball. He coached several athletes in Track and Field, resulting in one female All State shot putter, one male All American Hammer thrower, and one nationally ranked freshman thrower. His passion for coaching has now brought him to the sport of swimming, that he has been involved with through his children for the past 14 years. He has five years of experience as a certified USA swim official. Wayne started his swim coaching with Envious Swimming and has moved over to help start AnglerFish Aquatics.

Johanna Willis Learn to Swim Manager
Board of Directors