This upcoming spring season, the Poly Aquatics team will welcome new coach, Lynda Gilbert. Born and bred in South African, Coach Gilbert has been teaching and coaching swimming for the last 35 years or so. She comes to Poly from Mayfield after retiring from her full-time position this past June as Athletic Director and their swim coach. Although she is enjoying having time to explore and pursue other interests, she misses coaching. Prior to her role at Mayfield, she was the assistant swim coach at University of Southern California and had the privilege of training Olympic swimmers. Coach Gilbert reflects, “One of the greatest joys I’ve always gotten from teaching and coaching swimming is seeing the progress throughout the seasons. Swimming is one of those sports where a totally inexperienced swimmer can improve tremendously and develop a love of a newfound sport, a part of coaching I really enjoy. At the same time being able to inspire swimmers to constantly improve their times and become more accomplished is very rewarding. This is what I’m looking forward to. Having a great facility and good support has got me wishing swim season was so much sooner!” We welcome Coach Gilbert to Poly Athletics and the Poly aquatics program!