Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Secretary

I started swimming with my local YMCA in Indiana when I was nine years old and fell in love with the water.  In high school, I got more serious about swimming and started teaching swim lessons with the Red Cross as well.  These two endeavors led me to a swimming scholarship at the University of Akron (OH) and majoring in education.  
 
I moved back to my home state and taught and coached for a few years before I got tired of the snow and moved to South Carolina to be closer to friends.  I met my husband shortly afterwards and have been in Columbia for quite a bit now.   I am still a passionate educator and coach at various levels.  Masters swimming has given me an outlet for making friends and staying in shape, so I hope to give back by coaching and growing Masters swimming in the Columbia area.   
 
When I am not in the classroom or at the pool, I am playing with my two sons and training for Sprint triathlons.  My whole family loves to go camping too.