Coach Jen is the founder, owner, and director of Wavefront Aquatics. Jen started swimming competitively at the age of 6 in the San Francisco Bay area and has never left the pool. She started her swimming career with the summer recreation team and later swam for Orinda Aquatics under Ron & Don Heidary. She swam and played competitive water polo all through high school.
Coach Jen has been teaching swimming since 1991 and has developed programming for several aquatics facilities, trained swim instructors, worked with the US Coast Guard and coached USA swim teams. In 2013 she opened Wavefront Aquatics where she and her staff have provided private learn to swim lessons for children and adults as well as working extensively with competitive swimmers and triathletes.
Coach Jen’s goals in coaching are to help provide a lifetime of enjoyment with swimming, promote safety, efficiency, and techniques to prevent injury. Last, but not least, to encourage long lasting friendships inside the swimming community and with the surrounding communities.
Rob is a transplant from Omaha, Nebraska and is currently attending Montana State University studying Education. Rob started on the swim team back in Nebraska, been a lifeguard since he was 16, and has taught swim lessons for 5 yrs.
In his spare time, you can find Rob cooking up some great food, reading, and of course swimming.
Darby is originally from southern California and moved away from the ocean to the alpine lakes in the Colorado Rockies. She made another mountainous move to Bozeman to study Social Studies Broadfield Education at Montana State University. Throughout high school, she was a lifeguard and taught swim lessons. Since then, Darby has participated in both recreational and competitive water activities as a member of MSU Swim Club and a raft guide. She is excited to hop back in the pool with students and grow alongside them as they develop an enjoyment for the water!
During her time away from the water, Darby can be found creating art, skiing, and backpacking.
Erin comes to us from the plains of North Dakota. She is studying graphic design at MSU
and has been working with kids for as long as she was old enough to babysit. Erin has been a figure skating coach for 2 years.
Outside of work Erin loves to sing and spend time with my friends.
Allison is a Montana native from Lewistown attending Montana State University for a career in Agriculture Education and is currently serving as the 2021 – 2022 Montana FFA State Sentinel.
She swam competitively on the Lewistown home team for 10 yrs has been an assistant coach for the team the last 5 yrs. Allison is thrilled to have the opportunity to coach for us and our clients! Swimming has been one of her passions for many years and can’t wait to help clients gain confidence in the water and learn to swim!
When not on deck or in the water, she can be found spending time with her dog, Daisy, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.
Madison comes to us from Washington State and is a freshman attending Montana state University in Environmental Biology.
She has been swimming competitively for the past 10 yrs, worked as a lifeguard, and loves to swim! She loves watching the kids grow and loves to impart her love of the water to her clients.
When she’s not studying she can be found reading her favorite series, Harry Potter, and paddle boarding.
Jenna comes to us from the White Mountains of New Hampshire! She is studying Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management at MSU. She has been lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons for 5 years and she is so excited to get back in the water with students
When she is not working she loves to get outside and hang by the lake, the campfire, or in the woods with her friends.
Office Manager Amy
Amy is originally from Indianapolis, IN but has been living in the Bozeman/Belgrade area for the past 16 years.
She lives with her husband, two girls, and dog, Sage. Amy also works at the Gallatin Valley YMCA teaching group fitness classes and personal training clients.
When she is not working she loves to get outside with her family to go hiking, biking, boating, or four wheeling.