Waves Swim School was founded in 2001 by Greg Roberts, swimming instructor and coach. Greg has been teaching swimming since 1993. A former walk-on to the University of Florida swim team, Greg officially retired from swimming in 1998 and he started coaching age-group kids shortly thereafter. Greg founded the Pendleton High School swim team and became the head age-group coach for the Clemson Aquatic Team in 1999. Under his direction, the Pendleton High School womens and mens teams placed 3rd and 5th at the State meet in just the second year of existence, sweeping both female relays. Greg attained ASCA level III in only his third year of coaching, achieving three National Age Group swimmers, and a National Y All American. Three high school swimmers under the direction of Greg were awarded Division I collegiate scholarships. In 2000, Greg and his fiance moved to Jacksonville Beach, FL, to become the Youth Ministers of Beach United Methodist Church. Greg also became the head coach of the Nease High School Swim team in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, achieving the St. Johns County Championship in the first year. Nease High School placed second in their division in 2000, just behind Bolles Swim Team, the top high school team in the nation. Greg resigned as head swim coach in 2001, to focus on youth ministry and his family. Greg started the Waves Swim School and grew it as an elite private swimming school as a means to continue his passion. Greg and his wife Kerri stayed in Jacksonville one more year, until they moved back home to raise a family and continue the swim school in his hometown of Columbia, SC. Today, Greg and Kerri have started a family and reside in Irmo, SC. Greg has expanded Waves, training new instructors and providing quality swimming instruction to adults and children year-round. Waves Swim School exists not to make money, but to provide willing participants with a lifelong skill. Using a unique approach without floatation assistance, Greg and his team of instructors are trained and accredited with years of experience and hundreds of students taught each year. Waves Swim School exists to change lives and to provide lifelong skills. All instructors are personally trained by Greg and his approach to swimming instruction.
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