Coach Ben has been the Head Coach for the Barracudas since 2012. This will be his 11th season with the Summer Swim Team.
Throughout the school year Coach Ben is known as Coach Rowan and is a DCPS Educator and Coach. He has been an educator now for 13 years.
Coach Ben teaches Peer Counseling, a course that focuses on enhancing mental and physical health and providing support and guidance for students throughout the school day. He also Sponsors a Fitness Club called Stingray Strong. Coach Ben also coaches the high school swim team, The Stingrays!
Coach Ben has a wife, Nicole, who is a 4th grade teacher. He has a two children Adelyn who is 9 and Jensen who is 6 years old. In his free time Coach Ben enjoys working out, playing and listening to music, going to the beach, and spending time on adventures with his family.
Coach Ben is looking forward to continuing to development a love of swimming while building a strong background in basics and fundamentals of competitive swimming with the youth of the Bartram Springs Community.
Coach Krista comes to Bartram Springs with many years of coaching and swimming experience. She started swimming at age 5 and swam competitively every summer up until the time she graduated from high school. Growing up she spent her summers working as a lifeguard and teaching swim lessons. She also worked for 6 Summers in Virginia as a Pool Manager. She was the head coach of a summer swim team in Virginia for two seasons. She was also an assistant high school swim team coach in Erie, PA for both their women and men's teams. Her favorite strokes are Butterfly and Freestyle. Along with swimming she has many years of coaching experience in Volleyball and Basketball. She lives in Bartram Springs with her family and is looking forward to a great Summer.