Janis B., Coronado, CA Swimming Coach

Janis B.



Background Check Verified

Learn More

Former All-American Swimmer, USMS Coach Swim Instructor; all strokes, sprint & distance, Youth, Combat Side Stroke for PST/BUDS prep, MARSOC, all Branches of Military, SAR. View all coaching experience

Questions for Coach Janis?
Message Coach
Fast Response Rate:
The percentage of time Janis B. responded to client inquiries within 48 hours in the last 3 months.
Training Locations
CoachUp 24/7

Receive monthly training plans from Coach Janis.

Sign Up Now


Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package Technique assess and development with drill application Appropriate interval workout Test or comp or open h20 event advise

Session Length: 1 hour

$98 1 session + applicable fees

Book Now
3 Sessions
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Technique Development Endurance Speedwork Intervals Pacing for Comp/Tests Pool Comps for Test purposed Mock Tests

Session Length: 1 hour

$299 3 sessions ($100/ea) + applicable fees

Book Now

CoachUp 24/7

Receive monthly training plans from Coach Janis.

Sign Up Now

  • Southern Illinois University--Carbondale (IL)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Individual Medley, Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Distance Freestyle, Sprint Freestyle, Open Water

  • Flip Turns, Kicking, Pacing, Pulling, Sprinting, Starts, Technique, Open Turns


  • Southern Illinois University--Carbondale (IL)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Individual Medley, Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Distance Freestyle, Sprint Freestyle, Open Water

  • Flip Turns, Kicking, Pacing, Pulling, Sprinting, Starts, Technique, Open Turns

More About Coach Janis

INSTRUCTOR 2008-2013
Provide to In-Fleet BUD/S, SWCC, BCT Candidates NSW-Centric swim conditioning and training program. Focus efforts on basic and advanced swimming instruction with emphasis on Combat Side Stroke; PST Prep. Twelve training sessions per week with individual focus; aerobic/anaerobic swim development, technique, speed, distance, fins, breathing, navigation, performance tracking/reporting and recording on weekly, monthly basis and forwarded to NSWCRD.

AMERICAN SWIM COACHES OF AMERICA; Swim Coach/Private Swim Coach; pool and open water.
Level 5; Leadership School Certificate.
United States Masters Swimmer and Swim Coach;
Naval Amphibious Base
USA Assistant-Head Coach/Private Swim Lessons- BUD/S, SWCC, EOD, PRT.

Trainer and Coach for First (TWO) ALL-MILITARY Relay Teams to successfully complete Catalina Channel Crossing;

Past President Coronado Master Swim Association;
Coronado Swim Coach
Competed and won age division 12 mile Solo swim/Numerous age-division finalist; 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 mile open h20 race events 2000-2012.
"All American 10 mile first place".

Past President and competitor; LA JOLLA COVE SWIM CLUB; Team Captain and
Swimmer; successful English Channel Relay crossing August 1999; record only successful
Relay from San Diego for 11 years.

FINISHER; Escape from Alcatraz Swim
TEAM CAPTAIN AND SWIMMER; All –women’s Coronado Masters Catalina Channel Relay, SWIMMER; Straights of Haro, British Columbia Relay


Overview and personal assessment
Technique instruction and drills for development or improvement in all swim strokes, for recreation, fitness, competition, Triathlon open h20, Youth and Age Group swimmers preparing for competition in all strokes, starts, turns, timing, speed.
Individualized workouts designed to steadily improve overall fitness level.
conditioning, distance, speed-work, or prep work for all Branches of Military PST/PRT swim times or service entry swim times; specializing in Combat Side Stroke. Marines, US Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Rescue Swimmer, Diver.
For my clients who book an additional package of 2 or more sessions; please see add " complimentary $1.00" additional hour to that package as a thank you.

Action Photos

Janis B. has not uploaded any photos yet

Client Reviews

Coach Janis has been excellent to work with- she is an expert when it comes to all things swimming, including all stroke types, OWS technique and sighting, and long versus short distance. In her lessons she incorporates a number of different drills to isolate aspects of your stroke that need improvement. Over just 3 lessons I was able to drastically improve my efficiency. I originally came to Janis in dire need of help with my breathing and through a number of changes that were made ranging from my kick to keeping wide arms through the pull through I built confidence and was able to swim more relaxed resulting in lower times per lap and a new level of comfort in Open Water. Highly recommend!

(no details provided)

Awesome Coach! I’m a beginner swimmer and Coach Janis was understanding and gave clear direction and exercise during our hour lesson. Very friendly and lots of knowledge and experience to share. 5 stars!

Janis was a great coach got me from not being able to do a proper swim stroke at all to getting freestyle 80% down in an hour!

(no details provided)

Great coach helpful knowledgeable and enthusiastic

Coach Janis is great! She has helped me understand how I am supposed to freestyle swim in the pool and I will be purchasing more lessons with her!

Coach Janis is absolutely one of the best coaches in the world. She made me look at swimming on a whole new level and introduced me to the rules and basics of swimming which in the future, I will use to improve my performance.

Janet was awesome and very caring. She gave me some huge technique improvements in just one session. Definitely booking again.

Coach Janis is nothing shy of the best swim coach I could have hoped for.

She has spent the last several months helping me prepare for military selection courses. My times have decreased dramatically, but it is nothing compared to the improvement in my water comfortability. For freestyle, Combat Side Stroke, Traditional Side Stroke, and Breast Stroke, I move further faster, all while using less energy than before. I think all of my 500 times have dropped about 2 minutes with her.

Janis is exceptional! She knows exactly what she’s talking about and gives great insight not only during the training session, but afterwards as well. Got lucky with finding Janis at the right time!

(no details provided)

Coach Janis was extremely helpful with teaching me how to do properly do the CSS as well as improve my other swim strokes.

(no details provided)

One of the most effective coaching sessions I’ve ever had. Couldn’t recommend Coach Janis enough, she has an incredible background and knowledge for how to help improve your efficiency.

Janis is a highly effective and straightforward coach. Her advice has within two days of our session dropped my 500m times significantly. If you want better PST scores, book a session.

My swim technique improved significantly just from one session with Janis.

Coach Janis is a fantastic coach! Her coaching style is world class. With Coach Janis' encouragement and precision, i am enjoying swimming again.

Coach Janis is great. Very supportive and understanding. I feel like my swimming has already improved 100 percent after just an hour of coaching. Highly recommend!

Great instructor.

Excellent coach!!
Gives you very helpful tips !!
You will see improvements with the 1st session!

Coach Janis is the best! Her drills are so effective that we see immediate improvements in my daughter's stroke. Her stroke critique is spot on, and she is so good at communicating with her athletes that my daughter really looks forward to her sessions and comes away feeling like she's improving as an athlete with each one. Thanks Janis!

Extremely helpful and knowledgeable, made me faster in an hours time and one lesson.

Awesome coach

Absolutely wonderful session. Very articulate and clear instructions were given, would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their swim.

(no details provided)

(no details provided)

(no details provided)

Coach Janis is great!! She is very clear in her instructions and it is very clear that she knows a lot!! Also, she is very organized and has a progressive plan.
I have played other sports but I do not have experience swimming and I am looking forward to continue learning with her

(no details provided)

Janis is the real deal coach when it comes to military prep swimming. I have transformed from a non-swimmer to a swimmer that can do the sidestroke, combat sidestroke, freestyle, and breaststroke.

My daughter loved her. She helped her a great deal in just the one session. We intend to do more.

(no details provided)

Coach Janis was incredibly helpful. With her instruction And techniques I was able to significantly improve the swim strokes I was working on. I am very happy to have worked with her and will book more coaching sessions.

I had a great experience with coach Janis. She was very informative and made learning the combat side stroke possible. Highly recommend. No matter if I was in San Diego for a one week or or month as soon as I had free time I would reach out to coach Janis for a lesson. Every lesson was crucial for me to develop as a swimmer. I’m not a swimming athlete and I was able to drop my time over 2 minutes while working with coach Janis. After my last session with her I swam a 8:30. Her workouts and guidance helped me pursue contracts in the navy and open up great opportunities. I can’t thank her enough. You can’t just show up. You need to show up prepared and ready to work. Make the most out of your time with her.

(no details provided)

Janis was awesome! Thoughtful, knowledgeable and kind. Planning on additional session.

(no details provided)

Mrs. Bloomquist is amazing. After one session I felt so much better as a swimmer. She made me feel very comfortable and ready to learn. I plan to have many more sessions.

(no details provided)

(no details provided)

With the help and guidance of Coach Janis, I already feel a significant improvement to my technique and overall fitness. She is a great coach!

I'm an amateur triathlete that's done a few swim sessions with Coach Janis and plan to keep coming. I highly recommend her for the following reasons:
1. Her knowledge of and experience with swimming - She's been swimming and coaching for decades and really knows her stuff, both the technical and interpersonal. She's been great at observing what I'm doing wrong (and right) and communicating it in a way I understand and remember. I've left every session with a few key things to work on and it's really improved my swimming.
2. Her coaching style - She's mastered the blend of "coach" and "friend" - I feel motivated to listen and respond to what she's saying but also have fun during swim sessions and know she cares about me as a person.
3. Her pool - Coronado is beautiful! It's like a mini vacation.

Was amazing! Patient and understanding. Very helpful!

Very thorough session! Received great plan for future training. I look forward to scheduling future sessions.

Coach Janis is a highly competent and gifted swim coach. She created a wonderful training environment by providing me with positive and constructive feedback while carefully analyzing stroke. As an educator, I appreciated how Janis understood my needs and provided me with a very comprehensible game plan to reach my goals.

Coach Janis is fantastic! She is clearly an experienced athlete. She was quick to mention things that I was strong on, but also to point out what I could be cleaning up in my combat side stroke. Even after one session I have a greater sense of what I need to work on and what I'm doing right. If you need help with your swimming, I don't think that you can do any better than Coach Janis!

Coach Janis is amazing. She communicates very effectively with my young swimmer and was able to make a huge difference in just one session.

It has been nearly a week since my first session with Janice. I am beginner at the freestyle stroke, with goals of completing a 1.2-mile open water swim. Janice reviewed my current form and provided basic drills on how to improve my technique. In the two workouts completed since the lesson, I have noticed an improvement in my swimming.

I am looking forward to future lessons with coach Janice.
Highly recommended!

Coach Janis is a fantastic mentor. I had never had any sort of swim lessons before however, I had moderate comfort in the water. Coach Janis has completely revolutionized my Combat Side Stroke to a level that would have taken me years on my own. She also gives you the tools to properly critique yourself for when you train on your own. She is just as motivated as you are and really cares about meeting the necessities of the individual athlete. Always a valuable and productive time with each lesson.

After my first session my techique and breathing improved more than I could have imagine. I had one session before my first international triathlon (1000m swim) and I was able to freestyle the whole racw at a strong pace. Prior to this Tri, my prior tri's I would have to change my stroke from freestyle to backstroke bc I had improper breathing and swim techique. I was able to finish third in my age group and that wouldn't have happened without Janis' training. Thank you!

Coach Janis has been extremely accommodating when it came to scheduling our sessions. During the sessions she found innovative ways to relate the techniques to me. The impact of her coaching was immediate and drastic. Worth every penny. My only regret is I didn't do this sooner.

(no details provided)

(no details provided)

Coach Janis was extremely helpful and very patient. I was a complete swimming novice and after just one session and following the plan she wrote for me, I'm feeling much more comfortable in the water.

Zero Stars.
Janis is extremely condescending. I'm currently in the process of reporting her to the BBB & others for cheating me out of a written workout that I paid for.

(no details provided)

In my Granddaughter first session, Coach Janis did a great job in correcting several movements in her strokes. Coach Janis ability to communicate & patience during the sessions was outstanding. We can't wait for the next sessions

Coach Janis is awesome! I am a newbie swimmer-can "swim" but never had any formal training. I am pursuing my first triathlon and Coach Janis has been working with me to develop my freestyle technique for long distance (1.2 miles) Janis is patient, super nice and extremely knowledgable. Janis responds right away to email/text and is punctual-professional, experienced and a great Coach. Go with Coach Janis you will not be disappointed!

Coach Janis was a fantastic coach. Did a great job of pushing my limits while giving me the confidence to reach my current and future goals. Blew expectations out of the water. Would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their swimming.

Coach Janis was very helpful and very encouraging. I highly recommend her.

Coach Janis was an all-star before our first lesson! Worked tirelessly with me to find a time and opening to schedule our first lesson. Our first lesson did not disappoint! A motivating and experienced Coach; easy to work with and easy to grasp the concepts she explains. Was quick to analyze my current capabilities and integrate them with new drills to improve my performance. Brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and I have seen considerable advancement in my stroke and effort after just one lesson. Looking forward to continuing to work with Coach Janis and improving my technique and performance. Most highly recommended!

(no details provided)

Incredible coach. After just one session I feel like a better swimmer! Attentive, professional and experienced; Coach Janis is awesome.

(no details provided)

Such an amazing coach!!! Doesn't talk down to you, motivates gives you work out plan to work on upon you next meeting. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn to swim

I saw improvement after only one lesson with Janis. She is a very knowledgeable and is great at describing technique suggestions in a way a student can easily understand and begin to implement immediately. Even after only one session I feel much more comfortable with my swim technique.

I just got my contract for BUD/S today. Thank you for all your hard work helping me to drop my swim time significantly to reach this goal and for believing in me. Jeff L. 2/18/2014
Thank you for helping me qualify for the Navy EOD program with a solid performance for my 500 Combat Side Stroke. Elijah 11/2013
Best swim coach ever". Thank you for helping me improve my previous 'best' 500 time to a new record time under 7:30. Kenny Navy Swimmer 12/2013
I just dropped another :33 from my previous personal best time for the 500 Combat Side Stroke PST swim; from 9:17 to 8:45 yesterday. I couldn't have done it without you!
Share This Coach

CoachUp's Got Your Back
  • Runs Sex Offender screening on every coach
  • Ensures high quality coaches with verified reviews
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Offers 24/7 support and helpful Athlete Advisors
  • Easy payments via credit card, no need for cash
  • Provides convenient scheduling with calendar integration
  • Enables automated reminders before training sessions
  • Captures post-session feedback directly from your coach

Questions? We can help.

Message Coach