Stephanie spent a large portion of her youth at the pool . She swam summer league for over a decade (go Parkwood Piranhas!), and spent every other moment of summer at the pool if at all possible. In her teens she also began coaching summer league as well as teaching swim lessons. She continued to swim through highschool and swam on a local Masters team in college as well.
Teaching kids and adults to swim has always brought Stephanie great joy, and she loves watching students lose their fear and find joy in the water and in the sport of swimming. Stephanie took that passion and created BDA, and she loved having BDA as her career for many years. She gave up ownership of BDA in the fall of 2015, but she has stayed a part of the BDA as a part of the admin staff.
Since leaving BDA full time she has taken on her favorite job yet - being a mom to two kiddos. Outside of that main job she is also a blogger and enjoys planning things for her family and homeschooling her daughter.