HEAD COACH | NATIONAL
Alison Templin started her swimming career at age 8 right here in Palm Beach County. At a young age, Alison knew she was going to be a Distance Freestyler. As an age-group swimmer she scored top three at JO’s and earned her first Sectional cut at 12. In high school, she earned All-American status in the 200 and 500 Free and was also named 2008 Palm Beach County Swimmer of the Year. In addition, in 2007, Alison set the County Meet records in the 500 Freestyle. After High School, Alison attended the University of Arkansas and swam for Jeff Poppell. While in college she was a four-time scoring contributor at the SEC Championship, and excelled by posting National and Olympic Trial qualifying times. At Arkansas, an emphasis was placed on stroke technique which gives her proficient knowledge in teaching proper swimming skills.
Coach Alison began her coaching career at East Coast Aquatic Club in Delray Beach where she was mentored by John Kjaerulff. She currently is the new Head Coach at ECAC where she continues to preserve the philosophy that John instilled.
CHRIS GRIMMETT - NORRIS
AGE GROUP | DOLPHINS, BRONZE
+ SENIOR DEVELOPMENTAL
Coach Chris has many years of experience with both age group and collegiate swimming. Along with coaching with ECAC he is also the assistant coach for the Keiser University Seahawks.
Prior to Keiser, Grimmett-Norris spent two years as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Arkansas. Before that, he spent a year as Assistant Coach at Wagner College.
Grimmett-Norris was a three-time ACC Team member at Virginia Tech University after spending his freshman year at the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky, he was an All-SEC Freshman Team member.
Grimmett-Norris is a former US Swimming National Team member, as well as a Junior National Team member. He holds the US Swimming National Age Group Record.
Grimmett-Norris graduated from Virginia Tech University with a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies and a Minor in Spanish. He went to obtain his Master's Degree in Sports Recreation and Management from Arkansas
AGE GROUP | WHITE
Coach Janet is an avid competitive swimmer that is not only a member of the U.S. National Masters Team but a member of the local Palm Beach Masters Team as well. Coach Janet has been swimming since she was a child and has a great love of the sport. Janet has many skills, certifications and knowledge that our swimmers will benefit from. She is not only a practicing Registered Nurse, but a certified Reiki instructor and life Coach. Having studied many different spiritual traditions and schools of thought, Janet is passionate about sharing, teaching and facilitating meditative practices to help infuse lives with greater meaning and health on all levels of our being. Coach Janet is mentally determined and accustomed to pressure and stress in competition, with a disciplined and focused nature.