Meet the Team

Coach Jen

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.

Coach RobCoach Rob

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.

Coach Micah

Micah comes to us from Kansas. When he was younger he had a fear of swimming and of deep water while in the military, he was able to overcome his fear. After the military, Micah took a step back and through continued practice, gained more confidence and comfort in the water. With that new found confidence, he’s now the instructor that he would have liked to have instruct him. 
Outside of the pool, Micah can be found enjoying the outdoors, running, and being an artist.

Coach Sophia

Sophia came to Bozeman from Denver, CO, to study Conservation Biology at Montana State University. She’s been teaching swim lessons for two years now, and loves helping them grow and improve!
In her free time, she loves to draw and spend time outside.

Coach Darby

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.

Coach Erin

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 .