Lauren Waterworth

Head Coach 

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Education

Lauren joined NOVA South (then VACS) in 2011 and has been apart of enormous team growth and success since then.  Lauren is a native of Chester and an alumnus of VACS. She is a graduate of Thomas Dale and swam for two years at the United States Naval Academy.  She has her B.S. in Biology and Organizational Psychology as well as a minor Women's Studies.  Lauren also graduated in 2012 with her Masters in Sport Leadership from the Center for Sport Leadership at  VCU.  In addition, she also completed a professional training through the UMass Center for Medical Center for Mindfulness to help swimmers in practicing mindfulness. 

 

Certifications

-Lauren is a certified Level 4 coach through the American Swim Coaches Association

-chosen as a Virginia Swimming Zones coach

-invited to participate in the 2014 National Age Group Summit held at the Olympic Training Center through USA Swimming

-chosen to be a coach at the 2015 National Open Water Select Camp in Fort Myers, Florida

-chosen to be a coach at the 2017 Boys National Select Camp in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center

-chosen to be a coach at the 2019 Eastern Zones Select Camp

-Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Swimming Success 

-NCSA qualifiers, including top 8 finalists

-Winter/Summer Juniors qualifiers

-numerous USA Swimming Academic All American athletes

-National top 16 performers

-State championship winners for both Age Groups and Senior Champs

 

Personal

Lauren has competed in triathlons from sprint to half ironman distances, competed in Crossfit competitions, Olympic lifting, and still enjoys swimming!

Lauren lives in Chester with her husband who is a Richmond City Firefighter, their two sons, and two dogs.