Coach Merry Rech

Coach Merry has been with James River Swimming since its inception. The 2019-20 season marks her 5th year as Head Coach. Merry grew up swimming competitively and has always had a passion for the sport.

  • Graduated Virginia Tech with a BS in Family & Child Development w/a minor in Sociology.
  • Level I ASCA Certified Swim Coach
  • Lifeguard and First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • YMCA Learn-to-Swim Instructor
  • Certified Lifeguard
  • 10th year as her neighborhood’s summer league’s head coach.
  • Currently working on her level II USA certification along with her VHSL coaching certification.

Coach Merry’s motto is “Honor your Teammates with your Attitude and Commitment”