ABBIE FISH

Founder/Technique Coach

ABBIE FISH

Founder/Technique Coach

Abbie started Swim Like A. Fish in 2019 after 25 years of success in competitive swimming and 10+ years and counting of elite swim coaching. During her swimming career, Abbie was a 6x Olympic Trial Qualifier, SEC Finalist, NCAA Qualifier, and 2x USA Junior National Champion. On top of that, Abbie started coaching as she was post-graduately training and it was a natural transition from being the one in the water – to – the one on deck.

Abbie is a University of Georgia “Double Dawg” – where she swam and graduated with her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Exercise Science. Abbie is a big swimming nerd at heart, and loves everything when it comes to stroke mechanics, underwater video, and swimming technique. Abbie’s goal with Swim Like A. Fish is to help any coach or swimmer (no matter their age) get faster through stroke technique education.

“Training is Science, but Coaching is Art.” – Unknown

MY SKILLS :
Swimming
97%
Fitness
85%
Coaching
93%
Technique
100%
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SWIMMING ACHIEVEMENTS

COLLEGE EDUCATION:
  • M.S. & B.S. Degrees in Exercise Science (4.0)
  • 2008-2013 University of Georgia Athletic Scholarship
  • NCAA Qualifier
  • SEC Finalist
  • SEC Team Champions 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • NCAA runner ups 2009, 2011, 2012
  • CSCAA All-American Scholar
  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List
HIGHSCHOOL EDUCATION:
  • 6x Olympic Trial Qualifier
  • 2x USA Junior National Champion
  • Clocked the 7th Fastest time in the USA for the 200 Butterfly (2007)
  • 2008 Lakeside Swim Team Captain
  • 2008 Kentucky Athlete of the Year
  • 2006 Junior National 400 FR Relay Champs
  • 2006 Junior National Team Champions
  • 4x High School Team State Champions (Women’s & Combined)
  • 200 Freestyle Kentucky State Record Holder
  • 2x 200 Freestyle Individual State Champion
  • 4x Kentucky Scholar Athlete
  • 4x Voted Most Valuable Player
  • Nominated Most School Spirited

COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

CERTIFICATIONS:
  • USA Swimming Coach
  • ASCA Level II
  • USMS Level I and II
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • RedCross Lifeguard + CPR/First Aid Instructor 
  • RedCross Lifeguard + CPR/First Aid
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
COACHING POSITIONS:
  • Volunteer Coach at University of Georgia 2011-2014
  • Assistant Coach at Athens Bulldogs Swim Club 2011-2014
  • National Team Intern at USA Swimming 2014
  • Technology Coordinator at Nashville Aquatic Club 2014-2015
  • Expert Stroke Technician at the Race Club 2015-2016
  • Assistant Pool Manager at Jacobs Aquatic Center 2016-2018
  • RITTER Sports Performance 2016-2019
  • Swim Like A. Fish 2019 – Present
  • Assistant Coach at Triton Swimming of Louisville 2019 – Present
COACHING ACCOLADES:
  • Coached many state champions, sectional qualifiers, futures, juniors, and national qualifiers
  • Prominent Olympians I’ve worked closely with: Allison Schmitt, Melanie Margalis, Nic Fink, Shannon Vreeland, Nathan Adrian, Lindsay Grogan (Paralympian)
  • I’ve coach swimmers in: Wales, Canada, Mexico, USA, Australia, Malaysia, Japan, Croatia, Brazil, Mozambique, Africa, Singapore, Alaska, England, and South Africa
  • College Teams I’ve worked with: SWOCC, Bellarmine University, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Southern
  • Club Teams: Triton Swimming, Kentucky Aquatics, Lakeside Swim Team, Cardinal Aquatics, E-town Dolphins, Athens Bulldogs Swim Club, Riverside Aquatic Club,  Valdosta Aquatic Club, Ensworth Masters Swim Team, Sun Prairie Storm, Nashville Aquatic Club, The Bay Clubs, Grand Rapids Christian High School
  • Worked with clients as young as 4 and as old as 95
SPEAKING CONFERENCES/WRITING FEATURES:
  • 2021, 2020, 2019, & 2018 American Swim Coaches Association World Clinic 
  • 2020 & 2019 College Swim Coaches Association Convention
  • 2020 World Aquatic Health Conference
  • 2017 – Present Contributor for Australia Swim Coaches and Teachers Association Magazine
  • Video Creator and Blog Publisher (Freelance) for United States Masters Swimming 

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