Scott Baldwin is the
head coach of H2okie Aquatics.
Scott came to SWAT (now
H2okie Aquatics) in 1995 while attending Virginia Tech, where he
competed for the Virginia Tech swim team. He graduated from
Virginia Tech in 2001 with a dual major in Wood Science &
Forest Products, after which he took over the head coaching
position at SWAT. Scott consistently coaches swimmers at
every level of the sport, from the youngest Stroke School swimmers,
to Junior National Qualifiers and beyond. Scott's coaching
accomplishments are many, including coaching University of Michigan
swimmer Evan Gregg, a Junior National champion and Senior
National/World Championship Trials qualifier.
Personally, Scott loves
seeing the joy on a swimmers face after a personal
achievement--seeing that expression of "Wow!" He believes
that swimming empowers young athletes with the tools they will need
to be successful in the pool and in life.
Scott is happily married
to Jennifer Baldwin, his loving, supportive, and patient wife.
They have two beautiful young girls, Emma and Ava, both of
who enjoy the water and swimming among multiple other sports and
activities. Contact Scott either by email or
Age Group Coach
Amy grew up
swimming in Illinois and Indiana, after which she decided to attend
and swim for Virginia Tech. She graduated from Virginia Tech
with an undergraduate degree in Family and Childhood Development in
1995 and a Masters degree in Curriculum Instruction in 1997.
She began coaching with SWAT in 1997, after
competing for the Virginia Tech swim team for 4 years and then
serving as an assistant coach on the team for 2 years. In
addition, Amy served as head coach for SWAT before becoming a 3rd
grade teacher at at Christiansburg Elementary School. Amy has
coached multiple Age Group and Zone Champions, Top 16 swimmers, and
was recently voted the All Timesland Coach of the Year for high
school boys in 2008.
believes that it is very important for young swimmers to develop
good stroke technique while having fun as they learn to be better
swimmers and learn how to race. Amy enjoys coaches because it
gives her the opportunity to share the joy that she received from
the sport as a young swimmer with the swimmers that she now
coaches. As a coach, Amy's goal is to help her swimmers build
the foundation that they will need to be successful swimmers in the
addition to coaching for H2okie Aquatics, teaching 3rd grade, and
coaching for Christiansburg High School, Amy founded Southwest Virginia Swim
League (SVSL) in the summer of 2000. Under her
organization, SVSL has grown from a 2 team league with under 50
swimmers to over 500 swimmers during the summer months.
Michele has been
involved with swimming for over 20 years, beginning with age group
swimming in her early teens. A few years later, she began teaching
swimming lessons to children of all ages and continued teaching for
many years, both privately and through local Red Cross programs.
Later, she worked as the head coach of the local summer swim
college in Utah at Brigham Young University, where she swam for a
short time earning a degree in Math Education with a minor in
Physical Education/Coaching. During that time she coached two high
school swim teams and continued teaching swim lessons until her
first child, Brooke was born. Erin and Isaac--twins--came shortly
after, followed by her youngest child, Zac. She spent hours sitting
at pools watching her kids enjoy the water. As soon as they were
old enough, she began teaching them and their friends the basics of
swimming. When her three oldest children began swimming with H2okie
Aquatics, Michele found that she missed coaching and began coaching
Stroke School Level 1 swimmers in September 2007.
loves coaching beginning swimmers and watching children develop an
appreciation for the sport. She feels that swimming is a truly
rewarding sport and loves having the opportunity to introduce it to
many new swimmers.
Nancy has been involved with the sport of swimming for most of her life. She grew up swimming year round along with teaching lessons in high school. Nancy swam at Virginia Tech and was the Graduate Assistant her final year of graduate school. She graduated in 1999 with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering.
Nancy and her husband Eric moved back to the area in 2001. Nancy came to H2Okies in 2009 when her daughter Julie began swimming in the Stroke School group. Nancy currently coaches the SS1 and AG1 groups and manages the Stroke School program. She loves teaching kids how to swim and seeing the joy on their faces when they try new things and succeed!
In addition to coaching H2Okies, Nancy has coached the Shawnee Sharks summer swim team since 2012 as a part of the Southwest Virginia Swim League. When she is not at the pool, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 kids as well as running.