ABBIE FISH

Founder/Technique Coach

ABBIE FISH

Founder/Technique Coach

Abbie founded Swim Like A. Fish in 2019 after 25+ years of success in competitive swimming. From qualifying for the Olympic Trials to working at USA Swimming’s headquarters, and coaching at The Race Club, Abbie has been on all sides of the sport. She is a University of Georgia “Double Dawg” – where she swam and graduated with her M.S. and B.S. degrees. Abbie continues to further her knowledge on stroke mechanics by studying, researching, and staying on top of the newest trends on technique. Abbie has worked with clients as young as young as 5 and up to 90 years old. She believes that anyone with the heart to train CAN and WILL benefit from technical advice!  

“QUOTE FROM COACH HERE” 

MY SKILLS :
Swimming
80%
Fitness
90%
Coaching
70%
Technique
60%
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SWIMMING ACHIEVEMENTS

COLLEGE EDUCATION:
  • 2008-2013 University of Georgia Athletic Scholarship
  • NCAA Qualifier
  • SEC Finalist
  • SEC Team Champions 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • NCAA runner ups 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Dean’s list (4 years)
  • M.S. & B.S. in Exercise Science (4.0)
  • Fall Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American
HIGHSCHOOL EDUCATION:
  • 6x Olympic Trial Qualifier
  • 7th Fastest in the USA for the 200 fly in 2007
  • 2x USA Junior National Champion
  • Junior National 400 FR Relay Champs 2006
  • Junior National Team Champions 2006
  • National Qualifier
  • Lakeside Swim Team Captain 2008
  • Kentucky Athlete of the Year 2008
  • 4x Women’s State Champs (HS)
  • 4x Combined Team State Champs (HS)
  • 200 FR State Record Holder
  • KY Scholar Athlete (4 years)
  • 200 FR individual state Champion x2 (HS)
  • Voted Most School Spirited
  • MVP (HS) x 4

COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

CERTIFICATIONS:
  • CPO
  • RedCross LGI CPR/First Aid
  • USA Swimming Coach
  • ASCA Level II
  • USMS Level I and II
  • NSCA  CSCS and CPT
COACHING POSITIONS:
  • Volunteer Coach at University of Georgia 2011-2014
  • Assistant Coach at Athens Bulldogs Swim Club 2011-2014
  • National Team Intern at USA Swimming 2014
  • Technology Coordinator at Nashville Aquatic Club 2014-2015
  • Expert Stroke Technician at the Race Club 2015-2016
  • Assistant Pool Manager at Jacobs Aquatic Center 2016-2018
  • RITTER Sports Performance 2016-2019
  • Swim Like A. Fish 2019 – Present
  • Assistant Coach at Triton Swimming of Louisville 2019 – Present
COACHING ACCOLADES:
  • Worked with kids as young as 4 and as old as 95
  • Coached many state champions, sectional qualifiers, futures, juniors, and national qualifiers
  • Prominent Olympians I’ve worked closely with: Allison Schmitt, Melanie Margalis, Shannon Vreeland, Nathan Adrian, Lindsay Grogan (paralympian)
  • I’ve coach swimmers in: Wales, Canada, Mexico, USA, Australia, Malaysia, Japan, Croatia, Brazil, Mozambique, Africa, Singapore, Alaska + all over the states, England, South Africa
  • College Teams I’ve worked with: SWOCC, Bellarmine University, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Southern
  • Club Teams: Kentucky Swimming, Lakeside Swim Team, Triton Swimming, Cardinal Aquatics, E-town Dolphins, Athens Bulldogs Swim Club, Riverside Aquatic Club,  Valdosta Aquatic Club, Ensworth Masters Swim Team, Sun Prairie Storm, Nashville Aquatic Club, The Bay Clubs, Grand Rapids Christian High School, 
SPEAKING CONFERENCES:
  • ASCA 2018, 2019, and 2020 American Swim Coaches Association — biggest in the world
  • CSCA 2019, 2020 — College Swim Coaches Association
  • World Aquatic Health Conference 2020
  • ASCTA 2017 – present (write for their quarterly magazine — gave talk during COVID to coaches) – Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association
  • United States Masters Swimming – Video Creator and Blog Publisher (freelance)

OTHER TRAINERS

Strength & Conditioning Consultant

Director of Operations