Coach Krystjan was a member of the Dragons swim team, back when they were called the Sharks! She also swam for the YBAC Hurricanes for 7 years. She began swimming when she was 6 years old and her joy for the sport continues today. Krystjan completed her Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification last year and this will be her second year coaching the Dragons (she has previously coached a recreational swim team as well). Her favorite thing about coaching is being able to work with the kids and watch them succeed! She is really looking forward to meeting all of our new swimmers and catching up with our returners. She hopes that through this experience, participants will discover a new passion for swimming!
Coach Jacob has been around the pool for as long as he can remember. He was a member of the Sharks (now the Dragons) when he was a kid and went on to compete on teams such as the YBAC Hurricanes, the Williams High School Bulldogs swim team, and the UNCP club swim team. He has been coaching with the dragons for 5 years- starting as an assistant coach in 2013. This will be his third year as our Dive Coach. When he is not coaching here at the MAC you can find him in the classroom teaching fifth grade at Haw River Elementary.