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Dear BBT Member:

We are very excited to announce that we have selected a new leader to be at the helm of our renowned swim program. Her name is Jeanine Surfus. Jeanine, who has over 20 years experience in both instruction and coaching swimmers of all ages and levels, will oversee the lesson program and serve as head coach of the swim team for 2016, and hopefully, years to come.

Ms Surfus, her husband and three children, ages 21 , 17 and 11 (all swimmers) moved to Maryland this past year. She originally hails from Muncie, Indiana where she began teaching swimming in high school where she was  a competitive swimmer herself.  After moving to Pennsylvania in 1999, she began coaching for Palmyra Aquatic Club.  In 5 1/2 years coaching there, she increased the prominence of the team and coached swimmers at the highest levels of national competition. From 2005-2015, she coached for Hershey Aquatic Club year round, including their separate summer team. She has coached many swimmers of all age groups, both developmental  and highly competitive, to perform to their best ability.
She currently coaches at a local well regarded club team, Machine Aquatics, based out of the University of Maryland. Machine Aquatics has made allowances for her to be available to the BBT swimming community over the summer and she is very aware of the time and energy demands of our large high energy, fun loving yet competitive team. She is very up for the challenge and eager to coach a summer team that truly is a a summer team.

Jeanine has also told us that it is her intention to stay with us for several years which was also a major priority of the selection committee. We know that Jeanine had already been offered two other swim positions so we are very proud that she chose to join us. Jeanine will be a great asset to the BBT swim program!

Please join the Board in welcoming our New BBT Swim Program Director - Jeanine Surfus!

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