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Kelcey J., Philadelphia, PA Swimming Coach

Kelcey J.

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I want to help you achieve your swim goals. With hard work and a positive attitude, we can achieve anything. Not sure check out my blogs, and videos at www.swimphilly.com ! View all coaching experience

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Packages

Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Kelcey. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Double Trouble Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

Great for siblings or those close in age! It's a semi private lesson with the same technique that you will recieve with a private lesson.

Session Length: 6 hours

$600 6 sessions ($100/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
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In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Kelcey. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$210 3 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Kelcey. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$700 10 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

6 session package with Coach Kelcey. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$420 6 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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Group lessons- a group of four
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

An hour session of 4 Adults.

Session Length: 1 hour

$960 6 sessions ($160/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Guilford College (NC)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

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

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

Credentials

  • Guilford College (NC)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

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

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

More About Coach Kelcey

Kelcey is an athlete who participated in sports throughout her life. She swam four years at Guilford College and lead her team as captain during her senior year. After college, Kelcey transitioned to completing triathlons and spends her time helping lifeguard open water swim clinics for triathletes. She's completed 4 triathlons and trains adult athletes who are training for a sprint, Olympic, and Ironman Triathlon events. She has even completed her various triathlons including ironmen Atlantic City. She has also completed multiple open water swims. They have a range of distances; the longest being 3 miles.

When she's not in the water, she coaches the Friends Select School Swim Team, an age group USA swim team. She has also been the head coach at middle school and high school swimming programs. She has even coached at a division 3 college program. She has also coached at India Michael Phelp's Swim Lesson School.

Other Credentials:
-USA Swimming Level 2 Coach
- US Masters Coaching: Level 3
- Certified American Red Cross Swim Coach
- Active Lifeguard Certification

Kelcey competed for four years and swam for Guilford College in the ODAC Conference. Most of our meets were held in Virginia and North Carolina. My events were the 100 free, 100 breast and 200 breast.

All the exciting Open water, Triathalons, Adventuring have got me here. My favorite Local swimming event Escape the Cape. You've got to swim and jump off a perfectly good boat!

Favorite open water swim not in the tristate area: Swim Miami

What can you expect? Workouts are designed by Coach Kelcey to help achieve your individual goals. A one-on-one session includes drills and stroke breakdown.

Oh and we cant forget that need, need for speed. I get it you could be as fast as the flash on land but working in water is a whole different sphere. I'm here to show you that if you want to go fast you can go fast. Don't forget speed is the last thing to come.

Taping sessions that allow you to see what you look like swimming and allow you to correct your stroke, working out the kinks of your stroke will hope you do two things, make your stroke more efficient and make you faster.

Can't make it to the pool? If you cant make it to the pool that day let me give you a few exercises that can still improve your performance.

If speed isn't your thing, that's ok. I've taught a wide range of levels! I've taught young kids to learn to swim for the first time. I have taught adults trying to learn to swim before their vacation to Hawaii.

Also, communication is key, get in the water and provide demonstration, along with providing progressions to those who aren't at the level they want to be quite yet. I also tend to provide videos of when people are swimming so that they can see the progress and the changes they need to make in the water.

I have cheered on 80 person team in the pool and I have no problem providing encouragement for my adults or kids in the pool as well.

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Client Reviews

Coach Kelcey is a fantastic coach! I started swimming again after not being in a pool for over 20 years and had to re-learn all the basics. It has been challenging so far but Coach Kelcey has given me a lot of confidence. I'm much more relaxed in the water now due to her lessons and exercises, and my technique is getting better and better. She is very knowledgeable, has a ton of experience and is a good and inspiring teacher.

Coach Kelcey is lovely. She's kind and supportive. She pushes you. If you want to feel more comfortable in the water and learn to trust your body and push it further, work with Coach Kelcey.

As an older guy who has swum for decades but never with any training, Kelcey was very good at pointing out how I could improve my technique. This was true for free style, breast stroke, and back stroke. She is both patient and very specific in her suggestions. I learned a lot!

Absolutely love working with Kelcey. Her instructions are simple and easy to understand, and she always takes the time to explain the why of things not just the how.

Kelcey really listened to my goals and her advice was spot on.

I appreciate how much she enjoys what she does - a great coach for sure.

I had a really great lesson with Kelcey! She is very relatable and tailors everything to your skill and comfortability level! Easy to talk to and get along with! I can’t wait to work with her again!

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I didn't know anything about swimming when I signed up for my first triathlon. Kelcey was instrumental in teaching me the fundamentals of swimming so I could be successful in my race. She taught me my technique and gave me the skills to practice on my own when I didn't have a lesson with her. Additionally, the drills she gave me during our sessions helped me increase my speed. I completed my first olympic triathlon (0.9 mile swim) on Saturday and did it in 35:37 seconds, my best time yet. I'm super thankful for Kelcey and appreciative of her sharing her knowledge.

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Coach Kelcey is helping me to improve my form and endurance through various drills. She has a positive attitude and is very encouraging.

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I saw great improvement in pulls and fly rhythm in just one session in my son. He is looking forward to another great session.

Great session. She really motivated me & helped me get my bearings. Looking forward to the next session.

Kelsey is a fantastic coach! She’s very patient, and gives practical tips to help learn various strokes. I really enjoy our sessions

I was extremely nervous for my first swim lesson but coach Kelcey was very patient and encouraging. Her positive attitude and calming spirit help to ease my anxiety. She is an amazing swim coach.

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Enthusiastic, patient, kind, encouraging and knowledgeable are just a few worda to describe Coach Kelcey. I look forward to my continued lessons with her.

Kelcey was pretty great. She was able to work with me at the appropriate level and gave me some good "homework". I have been swimming since our session and am feeling a difference already.

Kelcy was very polite and answered are questions. She listened closely to our concerns and where we thought Our child could improve.
As it is only the first lesson we saw where she was concentrating on our concerns for improvement
Thank you Kelcy we are looking forward to continuing our child’s improvement with swim.

I really recommend coach Kelcey, she is very pacient and willing to help my daughter to get faster.

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Coach Kelsey is fantastic with my daughter.

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Your the best! Tysm! Excited for future sessions!

Awesome!! Very helpful and very patient. Thanks again

Kelcey is great, fantastic instructor and very flexible with tailoring her approach to my 5yo son’s abilities, also with scheduling, etc. I would absolutely recommend her!

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Coach Kelcey has been great for our daughter! Giving the right amount of direction and focusing on need-to-grow areas. We've been very happy.

Keep coaching like you do others that you don’t know like me. I need to be pushed and you do!! Practice practice!!

Kelcey is the perfect coach for me! She worked with my very limited abilities with care and consideration. I felt comfortable the entire lesson and look forward to more lessons.

G R E A T !

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Kelcey is the best coach ever! she is positive and patient. She finds ways to build on your skills. She is awesome. I have learned so much in 3 sessions excited to see what i can do with more lessons!

She was patient with my young son, who was being rather difficult at the time, and by the end of his first lesson had him laughing through his practice moves!

My first lesson with Coach Kelcey was extremely helpful. She is patient and clear. I am looking forward to working with her during the coming weeks.

Kelcey is a really great coach! I've seen so much improvement since I started with her. I initially went in with basically no experience in the pool and now I've not only attained my goals of getting comfortable in the water but I'm able to float and do a backstroke. I actually extended my classes because it's been very productive so far and I am learning a lot from her. She's super patient and encouraging and has great drills to help you get better in different areas of weakness. Very fun coach and I highly recommend her. You'll see results after a few sessions, believe me.

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Kelcey is an awesome coach who is great with very young kids. Although she’s an accomplished athlete, she is patient and resilient with squirmy swimmers. Kelcey is a coach who gets results!

Kelcey was great. After only one session, she gave a good amount of tips that make a difference and make me feel that I can definitely accomplish my goal to learn to swim.

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I am so grateful to Coach Kelcey! I have wanted to learn to swim my whole life and was too scared to do it. She was so patient with me and taught me so much so quickly! She was so flexible to come out to teach me with my busy work schedule. I am so happy I can now swim. I had a great experience with Kelcey and highly recommend working with her!

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Kelcey was absolutely wonderful with my 8yr old daughter at her first session. She spoke with me about our goals, and was attentive to Olivia and made the session fun and not seem like work. Can't wait for Olivia's next session with Kelcey.

Very patient with me and I was able to learn a few new techniques that I will definitely start working on.

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Kelcey is a great coach and I enjoyed our session. She's very patient and explains and demonstrates each workout/technique clearly. She's very fun to work with and I looking forward to taking more sessions with her!

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It's been a lot of fun working with Kelcey. She is practical & encouraging and that has made learning to swim fun. She has been very supportive of this 'late-in-life' learner and I have made significant progress in a short period of time. I look forward to our ongoing collaboration.
03/09/2017 Update: It has been almost a year since I've taken lessons from Coach Kelcey. (I've been swimming regularly ever since and I can still hear her reminder to keep my head down!) I wanted to update this review as a reminder of what a lasting influence her coaching has had on me. Swimming is my primary mode of exercise which I easily fit it into a busy travel schedule; I wouldn't have done it without working with Kelcey. Thanks Coach!

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Kelcey did a great job with my daughter. She gave her some really helpful tips that she will use moving forward. It was very productive and she is an excellent teacher.

Very knowledgeable about swim technique and strokes. She not only gave great instruction but took the time to demonstrate for him. Looking forward to our next session with coach Kelsey!

Kelcey was a great coach. She was extremely patient at every session and took the time to demonstrate techniques she wanted me to try. She is extremely passionate about coaching and its infectious. I am so happy I decided to sign up for session with her. I would recommend her to anyone who would like to improve on their swimming skills.

Coach Kelcey was a great coach! It was my first ever swimming lesson, and she helped me to decrease some water anxiety and to practice on some basic techniques . I look forward to working with her again!

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Kelcey is great. Straight to the point and makes you work. Exactly what I needed.

Kelcey was great! She was very easy to work with and was very helpful for the first session. She even had a early morning time available. I look forward to working with Kelcey again. It is great to know there is help out there.

Coach Kelcey has been very patient and was helpful with various tips/workout routines considering how poorly I swim. After 3 sessions, I can notice the improvement and would recommend everyone to work with her.

I've had 2 sessions with Coach Kelcey so far and have already learned a great deal. I'm a former Crossfitting male in my 40's with no background in formal swimming, but with a desire to get all my exercise through swimming due to its being gentle on the joints. Coach Kelcey breaks strokes down into progressions and keeps an eye on form, enabling me to learn quickly. After our session, she creates a work-out for me to practice before the next session. I'm picky when it comes to coaches and have been very impressed with her attention to detail, demonstrations, and ability to articulate movements. I have been continually motivated to practice and am increasing enjoying my time in the water!

Coach Kelcey has been great working with my daughter. Kelcey focused on all the right things and my daughter feels much more prepared for her next swim season.

Kelcey is amazing! I'm an adult who is returning to swimming after several years. Kelcey's approach to coaching is patient and thorough. She explains drills and provides feedback that I can understand. She gets in the water to help make corrections to ensure that I am getting the most out of each session.

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Coach Kalcey is great, and my daughter learned a lot of from her. Her way of teaching really inspired her to swim better!

Coach Kelcey is awesome. I am really starting to enjoy swimming and have become really comfortable in the water and swam 1000 yards today- woohoo! She is patient, super kind, caring and funny and makes the training sessions super fun. She's the best. Don't be scared if you are a beginner- I was and 4 sessions in am really starting to love swimming!

Coach Kelcey was great with the first session. I felt comfortable with her patience and how she was able to easily adapt her technique when something didn't work with me.

Kelcey has a great way with my daughter, pushing her past what comes easily while having lots of fun.

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