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The people working with ReadySetSplash are handpicked for their background and experience in teaching, training, and athletic activities, and hold the highest standards in excellence and professionalism.
Coach Ali swam with USA Swimming club Dayton Raiders as a youth and swam for NCAA Division 1 Miami University in college. She later joined the exciting world of multisport, completing over 10 marathons, triathlons in the distance categories of sprint, Olympic distance, and half-Ironman, and three full Ironmans, plus two 10 mile river swims, and one 7 mile ocean swim. Her contagious energy led to a career in helping people of all types achieve their unique goals. She has coached several Ironman finishers and many first-time triathletes, as well as taught many children and adults to swim for the first time.
Beth Purvee has 9 years of studio administration experience and 4 years with JackRabbit software. She is a graduate of Augusta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has been married for 18 years and has 2 daughters, a 16 year old and a 6 year old. While she has no competitive swim experience (yet!), she enjoys a lifetime of memories spent swimming with her family.
Tami Scott is a multi-talented wife, mother, baker, and office assistant for both Ready, Set, Splash and Kane and Co Dance Studio. She is a graduate of Augusta State University with a BA in Psychology. She worked in Property Management for 16 years before becoming a full time stay at home parent and professional. She has been married for 17 years and has four amazing daughters: Olivia, Ruby, Libby, and Harley. In her spare time, she makes and sells custom treats with her business, Sweet TES Treats! Tami loves the water and hopes with us that her girls will become lifeguards one day!
Coach Annah has always loved working in and enjoying the water. Over her many years of swimming, she has completed many laps in pools and open water and has completed a 3-mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Annah has two young daughters who are avid swimmers and aspiring mermaids. She has a passion for showing young people the wonders of the water by teaching them to swim.
Coach Ryan is a 6-time Alabama state champion swimmer, was the 2003 national high school swimmer of the year, and swam for the University of Tennessee as a collegiate athlete. In addition, one terrific highlight of his career was qualifying for the Olympic Trials! These days, he enjoys applying his credentials to the next generation of swimmers and instills his love of the water in all of his students. He has taught and coached all ages and skill levels over the years.
Coach Jena has always loved being around the water, especially the beach on her frequent trips back to see family in Florida when she was growing up! One of her ultimate goals in life is to learn how to be as supportive and encouraging of the people around her, friends as well as strangers. She just graduated from Birmingham-Southern College and is excited to spend her future days drifting down the river in a kayak and teaching the next generation of swimmers!
Coach Whitney has been a swimmer since her toddler years and has never stopped loving it. She is a former swim team member who got her start teaching family and friends. She has taught swimmers of all ages and enjoys spreading her love for swimming. Coach Whitney’s main objective is to assist parents in ensuring their children as well as themselves will not only begin to HAVE FUN in the water but feel more safe in the process!! Whitney is especially proud of her son who excels on his club and highschool teams!
Coach Wendi has lived her life in and around the water and has been teaching swim lessons for over 20 years. She has certifications in Red Cross Water Safety Instruction (WSI), and is certified to teach lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid Classes, and has a degree in Aquatic Management. Wendi coached USA Swimming and YMCA swim teams for 5 years and in all her free time (??!!) is an accomplished sailor, SCUBA diver and instructor, and kayaker to boot! In addition to being a master of the water, Wendi has several active kids that keep her hopping!
Coach Julia’s favorite thing to do is to swim and teach people how to swim! She loves the water so much that not only did she compete on the high school swim team in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, but she taught swimming throughout high school and in her college years at Western Kentucky University. One of Julia’s great strengths is her calming and enthusiastic demeanor that complements her ability to make swimming fun and exciting for all ages. She is passionate about sharing her gifts toward the goal of reducing drowning across the globe.
Coach Matt is an accomplished teacher who has had a passion for swimming since he began at the age of 5 in his hometown of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Since then, he has continued his practice in Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Marine Corps where he would begin every training day with a 5 to 10 mile run to the training facility or ocean, 500 timed meters 3 to 5 times, and then kicking with fins up to 3 miles with 85 pound backpacks!! Plus he enjoyed various exercises to promote underwater efficiency such as breath work and form correction. And, of course, he still enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, and free diving today! His skill in teaching and love for sharing knowledge has lead him tons of teaching roles. He has taught such fields as demolitions, communications, amphibious operations, and marksmanship. Outside of the Marine Corps, he also continued teaching in the fields of English, Turkish, Philosophy, and Psychology. In fact, he now even teaches in the music industry in a few different capacities! He’s taught ages 4 to 73, if you combine all of the above listed disciplines, and he loves every single human at every single age!
Coach Adriene grew up around water and still claims it as her happy place. She swam for Eastern Illinois University and coached for both the St. Peter’s Rec-Plex Sharks as well as the Mid-Missouri Aquatic Club. She has taught swim lessons for over 15 years. She is also a high school history teacher in Limestone County!
Coach Emma is an avid swimmer and loves being in the water! She was a competitive swimmer with the Madison Swim Association and the James Clemens High School Team in which she was captain her senior year! She attends Western Kentucky University pursuing her degree in health sciences because she enjoys being around and helping others. She has a passion for teaching water safety and enjoys working with all ages!
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