Sigma Featured Staff Member Of The Week
Jacob is one of our coaches at our Sigma Fort Worth East (TWU) and Sigma Fort Worth North (TCCNW) locations. Today we interviewed him focusing on his past competitive swim career and coaching.
Q: How and why did you get involved in the sport of swimming?
A: Through my sister who swam for the YMCA.
Q: What do you like the most about coaching?
A: Engaging with the kids and sharing some of my knowledge about swimming.
Q: What do you think was your greatest achievement as a swimmer?
A: Making it to TAGS in 2010.
Q: Did you have any swimmers that inspired you when you were a completive swimmer and why?
A: Michael Phelps, I strived to have the perfect butterfly like he did.
Q: Are there any lessons do you think can be learned in swimming other than swimming?
A: Everything you do takes time. Learning a skill takes much practice in order to become good at it.
Q: What was your favorite stroke and least favorite stroke as a swimmer?
A: My favorite stroke to swim was butterfly and my least favorite was breaststroke.
Q: Do you have any family members that are involved in the sport of swimming?
A: My sister swims for her college team in California.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not coaching?
A: Hang out with friends or go catch a movie.
Q: As coaches we often hear the phrase “I can’t do that” especially in swim school. What do you tell that swimmer?
A: I tell the swimmer that they can do it and that I have seen them do it before and that I have seen them do it before and they were excellent at it.