Miss Jorja

I started swimming competitively when I was 10 years old in Anaheim and I stayed in club swimming throughout high school.  I swam on the varsity swim team all four years of high school and joined the water polo team during my junior year at El Modena in Orange.  After high school, I competed for Santa Ana College in both swim and water polo for two years before transferring to Arizona State University where I played on the nationally ranked club water polo team.  I was a scholar athlete during every year of competing for school teams and acted as team captain three times during my scholastic career.

Outside of the pool, I graduated from Arizona State University magna cum laude with a degree in United States history and a certificate in religion and conflict studies.  During the day, I work as an office manager for two emergency animal hospitals.  I started coaching in March 2013 and I have worked with age group/novice/invite levels.  In 2016, I was part of the Southern California Swimming All Star coaching staff for the 10 and under red team.  I joined the Swordfish Swim Team in February 2017 and I look forward to helping all Swordfish reach their goals both in and out of the pool.

What is the most rewarding aspect of coaching for you?

I have loved watching all of my swimmers through the years become strong individuals both in and out of the pool.  Coaching has been a great outlet for helping young athletes build life skills like time management, teamwork, communication, and the importance of setting goals. 

Who do you aspire to be like?

I don't know if I aspire to be like anyone specific, but I strive to make the best example of myself for the kids I work with.