ABOUT

  Over the years Rob Yeager has created a coaching program that is unique and specific to The Swim Studio. All our instructors are personally trained by him. As a result each person receives world class instruction in a personal environment. Our facility is outfitted with the most advanced custom pools in North Carolina. The Swim Studio is home to the most state of the art swim technology. Our pools allow us to increase the swimmers ability to learn at all levels; beginner to competitor. Our personal environment and coaching program creates an unmatchable experience.

                         

 

Coach Rob:

 

After breaking his hip at 13 years old from a motorcycle accident, Rob took up swimming for physical therapy; which led to him falling in love with the sport. He grew up in Charlotte and trained specifically with Doug Fleck throughout high school and college. While in high school Doug Fleck coached him to the national level.

 

Being a late-comer to the sport Rob earned the opportunity to walk onto N.C. State University Swimming and Diving Team in 2001. He quickly made himself known in the pool. Through his hard work and experience he not only earned a scholarship, but worked his way to 6th in the nation and top-100 in the world in the 200 breaststoke. After graduating, Rob became a professional swimmer and trained in Denver, Colorado for the 2008 Olympic Trials. While leading up to the 2008 Olympic Trials Rob was 9/10 of a second off the American record in the 200 breaststroke. Ultimately missing the 2008 Olympic Team he decided to return home to Charlotte and retire from the sport.

 

After a year and a half away from the pool he realized his passion for competition hadn't died. Deciding to comeout of retirement, at the age of 29 and with only 8 months until the 2012 Olympic Trials made the process that much more difficult. With the support and coaching from Doug Fleck and Carly Yeager he was able to match performances he did when he was 19 years old; just missing qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Trials. After that experience Rob decided to dedicate himself to coaching athletes at every level, to reach their potential.

 

Though Rob has spent much of his time as an athlete, his coaching experiene does not lack. Rob has coached athletes at every level; he's had swimmers reach state championships, regional/sectional championships, national championships, top-16 rankings, and become college scholarship athletes.

Coach Jordan:

 

Jordan Mintz grew up in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, where he started swimming lessons at age four. A rowdy and rambunctious child, he (and his parents) quickly discovered that swimming was a great outlet for his excess energy. Jordan began swimming year-round at age seven with Harnett County Aquatics Club. His younger brother Drew started year-round swimming around the same time, officially turning the Mintz family into a swim family.

 

Jordan attended Gardner-Webb University, where he received a full ride scholarship and swam all four years. His best events were 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and 200 IM. At this Division I university, he set four school records and was a six-time conference champion. Outside of college, he has qualified to swim at US Nationals.

 

Since graduating from college in 2020, Jordan moved to Charlotte with his now-wife Allyson, whom he met at Gardner-Webb. In their free time, Jordan and Allyson enjoy hiking and cooking together. Jordan is most excited to be bringing his experience and passion for swimming to The Swim Studio.

Coach Paul:

Paul was born and raised in Raleigh, NC.  He began swimming competitively for his neighborhood swim team, the Durant Trails Typhoons, at the age of 5.  Paul started swimming year-round at age 9 with WAVE Swimming and stayed at the club until age 19.  At Millbrook High School, Paul was a 4-time NCHSAA State Qualifier and was a regional champion in the 400 Freestyle Relay, his senior year.  In 2012 he qualified for NCSA Junior Nationals in the 100 and 200 yard Backstroke. Paul began coaching in the summer of 2013 for his neighborhood swim team, where he spent 3 seasons. In his final season as coach, he helped them secure the TSA North Division 6 Championship.  

 

Paul moved to Charlotte, NC in the fall of 2014 to attend the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in hopes of earning a degree in International Business.  Paul will graduate in December of 2020.  While in Charlotte, he regained his passion for swimming as an assistant coach of the Lake Norman YMCA Tide Swim Team. He spent two seasons with the Tide before joining The Swim Studio. Paul's interests include college football, european soccer, and weightlifting. Some of his favorite foods are tacos, pho, and fried rice. 

Coach Todd:

Todd Rust an energetic and passionate instructor, currently living in Charlotte. His hobbies include backpacking, kayaking, and physical fitness. He has been swimming competitively since he was 8 years old, and went to the AAU Junior Olympics in 2014 and 2015. During his high school years he had a part time job as a life guard and in the summer taught swim lessons. In January of 2018 Todd graduated high school one semester early and set out on the Appalachian Trail, a 2200 mile hike traversing the Appalachian mountains from Georgia to Maine. Todd completed his hike in September of 2018 and went on to work at the Loon Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire. 

Soon after he decided to move down to Charlotte. After a few months of residence in North Carolina, Todd searched for a new job. This would lead him to find Rob Yeager and The Swim Studio. Todd brings high energy to each lesson, as he enjoys being challenged and staying active through out the day. On his off days you might catch him kayaking at the National Whitewater Center or backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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