Laura started her JCC career as a "preschool mom” and then joined the staff of the Aquatics Department in 1999 as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. In 2001, she began assisting the swim team coaches, and very quickly took over the job as Head Coach - this fall marks her 17th year as Head Coach of the JCC Barracudas Swim Team. Laura helped introduce our Mini Barracuda, IntraCuda and Adult Masters swim programs. Recently she traveled with our JCC’s delegation to the Jr. Maccabi and Maccabi Games as our Swim Coach. Laura, a current member of the American Swimming Coaches Association with ASCA Level 3 Certification, is our resident Water Safety Instructor Trainer and has certified over 300 WSIs since 2004. She enjoys teaching all ages and skills and can frequently be found in the pool working with the waterbabies, preschool, swim team or adult triathletes and adult masters classes.