Chief Operations Officer:
Originally from Peabody, MA Jeff swam competitively for North Shore Swim Club since the age of 9 until attending University of Tampa where he was an NCAA Qualifier in the 200 free and 200 IM. He was team captain his senior year and a school record holder. Jeff has taught swim lessons for Greater Tampa Swimming Association. Jeff graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Tom started swimming competitively at the age of three in CA. In 1976 he competed at the Olympic Trials in the 1500 meter freestyle. Because of his love of the sport, Tom is actively competing for Cambridge Masters Swim Club. Tom graduated from Humboldt State University in CA with a BS in Resource Planning and a BA in Journalism. After graduating, he became an officer in the US Air Force. When Tom retired, he was named the Aquatics Coordinator of the Lohse Family YMCA in Tucson, AZ. In 2006, Tom moved to MA and became the Aquatics Director at Waltham YMCA, before joining CRA as Aquatics Director in 2007.
Director of Doubletree Location:
A native Medford resident, Jacqui started swimming competitively at the age of 9 for Magnus Aquatic Group. Jacqui swam all four years at Medford High School and was named team captain her senior year. A graduate of Curry College with a B.S. in Biology, Jacqui taught swim lessons for seven years and began work at Charles River Aquatics as an instructor at our Summer Camp. Her passion for teaching was evident and Jacqui came on staff full time in 2014. Outside of swimming, Jacqui enjoys running, music, and spending time with her family and friends.
Director of Social Media:
Born in Belmont, Massachusetts, Jason took to swimming at a young age. He started learning how to swim at his local Boys and Girls Club, and later taught lessons there as an assistant swim instructor and lifeguard. Jason also competed on the Belmont Dolphins swim team, where hispassion for the sport developed even further. He continued swimming in high school at thevarsity level, earning several personal bests and even placing first in his heat during the 50mfreestyle event at the Middlesex League championship meet. After high school, Jason attended Suffolk University, where he recently graduated with an Honors BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Political Science. When he is not teaching lessons at CRA, Jason enjoys reading, collecting vinyl records, and taking walks.
Director of Personnel:
Originally from Connecticut, Christina began swimming as soon as she could walk. The water has always been her passion and she swam competitively through high school. Christina has been a lifeguard and swim instructor since 2006 at YMCA’s, universities, and recreational swim clubs. Christina graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Marine Affairs. In her free time, Christina enjoys ultimate frisbee, running, hiking and music.
Director of Masters Swim Team:
Chris grew up in San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL and started swimming competitively at the age of 7. He made the YMCA Nationals team at the age of 13 and in 2004 became the YMCA National record holder in both the 800 and 1500 meter freestyle. Chris was an NCAA Division I athlete at North Carolina State University and Western Kentucky University, focusing on distance freestyle and butterfly events. He received his B.S. degree in Recreation Administration. Chris began teaching lessons early on in his swim career and has coached age group teams in Illinois and Colorado. He moved to Boston to pursue a career in the sport he loves. When he is not at the pool, Chris enjoys outside adventures, volunteering for the Special Olympics, and playing the drums.
Alex began swimming competitively at the age of 8 for the West Roxbury YMCA Gators. In high school, he swam for the BLA Dragons and captained the team in his junior and senior year. During college, Alex rowed crew and played water polo at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he studied Environmental Sciences and Policy. He taught lessons for the Boston Sports Club in Wellesley before coming to Charles River Aquatics.
Director of Outreach Programs:
Chris grew up in Norwalk, CT and swam competitively for his local YMCA. After falling away from the water for a bit, he rediscovered his love of aquatics and swimming through his heavy involvement in the Boy Scouts of America. For the past 10 summers, Chris has worked on camp staff at Yawgoog Scout Reservation serving as Waterfront Director for 5 years and Camp Director for the past 3. Before joining Charles River Aquatics, Chris taught swim lessons at the Danvers YMCA. Chris earned his AA from Greenfield Community College and is currently finishing up his BA in Anthropology/Sociology at Roger Williams University.