Head Coach : Karim 


My Story:

     I began swimming competitively when I was 8 years old. I swam for John P. Stevens Varsity Swim Team and continued for a little while at my college division 3 team until I transitioned into coaching a youth swimming program in 2002 for the West Virginia Wesleyan Athletics department: Recreational Swim Team. I enjoyed coaching the kids so much that I continued to coach a training team for the Blue Dolphins Swim Team once I returned to New Jersey in 2006. Since 2008, I have been training over 100 swimmers of all ages from 6 – 17 who are on the NJ JCC Swim league: Blue Dolphin Swim Team. During my time, I have helped our swimmers win states. Since 2008, our team has won first place overall and we have been undefeated.  My commitment as your Coach, is to facilitate and maintain a safe, fun, competitive and learning atmosphere for all participants. I will encourage every swimmer to swim their personal best and enact swimming techniques to help achieve their goals. I will work alongside with all athletes to develop training plans to meet short-term and seasonal goals. My practices emphasize proper technique in all the competitive strokes; Butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke. I will reinforce proper technique with each stroke and when performing starts and turns.

Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach, Springwood Swim Club, Springwood Dolphins Swim Team (2019 -Present)
  • Assistant Coach, Jewish Community Center: Blue Dolphins Swim Team (2008 – Present)
  • Assistant Coach, Jewish Community Center: Training Team (2006 – 2008)
  • Assistant Coach, Wv Wesleyan Athletic Department: Recreational Swim Team (ages 8 – 17): (2002 – 2006)

Competitive Experience:

  • Jewish Community Center: Blue Dolphins Swim Team (1991 – 2002)
  • John P. Stevens High School Swim Team (1998 – 2002)
  • West Virginia Wesleyan Division 3 (2002)

Education: M.A.T., Duel Certification: Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12)

Swim Hard, Swim Fast, and Have Fun!!

Coach Karim