Jamie Platt, Head Swim Coach

Jamie has been involved in the swimming world for 25 years. She started swimming in the Tri-County league at a very young age, while also swimming for the local YMCA. In high school, she swam for Cherry Hill East as a Lady Cougar. She attended Susquehanna University on scholarship, and swam for the Crusaders until a career ending injury her sophomore year. She stayed on as Team Manager, giving her Assistant Coach experience at the collegiate level for two years. All throughout college, Jamie spent her summers coaching for various teams within the Tri-County league. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, Jamie relocated to Huntingdon, PA to be the assistant coach to the women’s swim team at Juniata College. After a season with the Eagles, Jamie returned home to New Jersey and was a head age group coach at the Mount Laurel YMCA for four years. Jamie is entering her 5th season with the Sunnybrook Makos and can’t wait to dive in!

Lauren Kerner, Assistant Swim Coach

Lauren has been involved in the swimming world for over 15 years. She started swimming in the Tri-County league at age 5 (where she met Coach Jamie), while also swimming for the Jersey Wahoos. In high school, she swam for Cherry Hill East. She is currently at Rider University pursuing her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. She is a member of Rider’s swim team where she competes in the 100-and 200-yard butterfly and backstroke events. Since high school, Lauren has coached both elite and learn-to-swim swim lessons at Strive Swim Science Center under coach Dean Hutchinson, while also working as a Physical Therapy Aide for Strive Physical Therapy. Lauren is excited to be back for another summer at Sunnybrook!