For the primary time in its three-year history, the Marble Falls Excessive College swimming program has a head coach. Elizabeth Zamagni will tackle the function. She is the previous U.S. Nationwide Junior Olympic Workforce developmental workforce coach.
Zamagni was already on the Marble Falls employees as a center college bodily schooling trainer and assistant tennis coach. Her hiring was introduced June 8 after it was permitted by the Marble Falls Impartial College District.
Zamagni has an in depth background in swimming. She gained a highschool championship in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and competed on the swim workforce at Simmons School in Boston, the place she certified for the NCAA regional meet and was an all-scholastic athlete all 4 years. She earned twin grasp’s levels in elementary and particular schooling.
She coached eight totally different groups whereas residing in Boston and moved to Austin in September 2019 to hitch the teaching employees for the U.S. Nationwide Junior Olympic Workforce. She labored with swimmers ages 12 and youthful. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, U.S. Swimming determined to give attention to highschool and collegiate athletes, and Zamagni utilized to Marble Falls ISD.
The three-year-old Marble Falls swim workforce solely has a number of athletes, so Zamagni will give attention to constructing a program.
“One in every of my first head teaching jobs was with the YMCA swim workforce that had dropped right down to 22 or 23 athletes,” she mentioned. “They had been going to chop this system. (After I took over), we ended up with 47 athletes, and we walked away with two championship titles. I mild the hearth. I really like having the chance to create one thing that wasn’t there earlier than.”
She’s contacted numerous space swimming pools for observe area and has her athletes taking part in yoga and pilates for flexibility and power.
Zamagni says swimming is greater than a aggressive sport.
“It’s a self-discipline you may carry forth,” she mentioned. “I imagine being an athlete teaches you self-discipline, and you’re taking these abilities into faculty and life and jobs.”
The Texas highschool swim season runs from November via February.