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Coach Brian swam for NAC for 7 years. He was a 2 time High School All American in the 100 Breaststroke as well as a Junior National Qualifier in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke. Coach Brian is incredibly proud of continuing to hold spots on the NAC Top-10 (even if it is #10)!
He swam collegiately at the College of Charleston where he held the school records in both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke when he graduated with a degree in Media Communications in 2002.
James Loveless grew up in Westchester, NY swimming for Badger Swim Team under coach John Collins. James was a Junior National Qualifier in the freestyle events as a ninth grader. By twelfth grade, James expanded into individual medleys and Senior Nationals/Olympic trial times in the freestyle events.
James attended UC Berkeley (CAL) where he trained under Nort Thornton and Mike Bottom (Michigan). There, he was a PAC-10 finalist and was nominated for rookie of the year. After being offered a full scholarship for swimming, James moved to Syracuse University for his remaining years where he was team captain, top five finalist in the Big East Championship and a Big East Academic All Star. After college, James received a fellowship to Fordham University in 2004 where he completed a Master’s in Education for grades 1-6.
James has coached over 300 age group swimmers to success as well as coaching swimmers to become Junior National Qualifiers and All-American athletes. James swims everyday and truly believes that swimming can improve one’s quality of life.
Although raised in Maryland, Chris is a native Tennessean, born in Memphis! Chris started her swimming career at the age of 6, swimming for summer league teams, the Rockville JCC, then Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC), as an age grouper until college. Chris was a Junior National qualifier in numerous events spanning her high school and college years, and she also represented the USA at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1985, earning two silver medals and one bronze. Chris swam collegiately for Princeton University, was selected to All-Ivy and All East Teams, and was team captain in her senior year.
Chris’ career as a masters’ swimmer began in 1991, when she swam with Southern California Aquatics Masters (SCAQ). After a move to Baltimore in 1993, Chris founded the masters program at North Baltimore Aquatic Club (NBAC), in addition to coaching age groupers (where she coached a lanky 9-year old named Michael Phelps!).
After taking a break to have children, Chris continued coaching after the family moved to Nashville. Chris coached Westside Masters (The Club at Westside) for 9 years, then headed up JCC Masters for another 3 years, before switching over to NAC Masters last October. Chris has numerous years of experience teaching swim lessons and coaching middle and high school, summer league, and USS.