Role: Head Swim Coach
Serving Since: 2020
Email Georgette Lockwood
Georgette Lockwood is a USA Swimming certified competitive coach who offers a positive and creative approach to learning in the water by encouraging a growth mindset. Swimming is a lifelong skill everyone should learn for both fitness and safety. But it also helps nourish the mind, body, and soul. Through setting achievable goals, practicing perseverance, and facing our fears in swimming, we condition ourselves to become better — not only in the pool but in our day-to-day lives.
Aside from individual skills and development, Georgette believes the summer league programs are an excellent way to introduce young swimmers to the concepts of team and competition. Camaraderie and team culture always come first; success will follow.
She began her coaching career in 2006 as an assistant coach of a summer league swim team and took head coach the subsequent year. Since then she has been teaching and coaching both in San Antonio and in California. She had the pleasure of designing the curriculum for the learn-to-swim program at Alpine Hills in Portola Valley, where she also coached the summer league team. Currently, she is the novice age group coach for Streamline Aquatics, and offers private instruction for swimmers of all ages. She attended the international American Swimming Coaches Association Conference for the first time this past September.
In 2010, she graduated from Boston University with her B.F.A. in theater arts/ acting. Her background in performance allows her to improvise and make practices fun and engaging. She believes that a “growth mindset” must be encouraged at the earliest stages of swimming, instilling a strong focus on the process and not the end result. Fostering a safe environment for children to learn new skills and find the fun in accepting new challenges is paramount to their success, not only as athletes, but also as young adults.