Swim Smooth Louisville
Head Coach/Director: Mike Jotautas
Mike is a life-long swimmer who competed on the national level in his native country of Canada, ranking in the top-5 in backstroke events as an age-grouper and competing in the Canadian Olympic Trials in 2000 and 2004. He also reached NCAA Div-1 All-American status in his university swimming career in the USA.

Mike has coached a variety of levels since beginning his coaching career in 2004, including small children, Club/Age-Group swimmers, and Collegiate level swimmers. He earned his USA Triathlon Level 1 and Youth & Juniors certifications in 2012 and joined BarryS Coaching as an assistant multi-sport coach. He is also a U.S. Masters Swimming Level 3 Coach.

In 2012 Mike and Coach Barry Stokes created TriMasters Swimming to support the under-served and under-coached niche of triathlon swimming.  This program became the foundation for Swim Smooth Louisville. Mike was introduced to Swim Smooth in 2014 in search of better coaching tools help athletes in the water. In 2016 he attended a 3-Day Swim Smooth Coaches clinic in Cocoa Beach, Florida, then the 2-week training in Perth in January 2017.

Mike's passion is in teaching adults how to swim freestyle for triathlon and the open water.  You'll experience the Swim Smooth philosophy of "coach the athlete, not the stroke" underscored in all of Mike's coaching.
Assistant Coach: Andrew Magazine

Assistant Coach: Karen Reynolds
Karen is a lifelong swimmer and water sports fan (kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, etc.). 

Karen was a NCAA Division 1 varsity swimmer at the University of Georgia, where she competed in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 50 freestyle.  While at UGA, Karen was an All American and First Team All SEC swimmer, and was a member of both SEC and National Champion teams. She also competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials. 

Karen currently swims masters, and has recently volunteered with the USA Swimming Adult Learn to Swim program and will earn her US Masters Swimming Level 2 Coaching Certification in late 2018. Karen enjoys coaching swimmers of all ages and levels of experience. 

Outside of swimming, Karen is a licensed Physical Therapist and researcher at the University of Louisville, where she has also recently been accepted to Medical School. Karen intends to build upon her PT background and pursue a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehab.
Learn to swim, do a triathlon, or complete a marathon Swim...
If you are just learning to swim as an adult, have a goal of completing your first triathlon, IRONMAN triathlon, or open water swimming event,  you are in the right place.

Through a series of private swim lessons, a 1-2-1 Video Analysis session then joining our swim squad, we can guide you!
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