Aquatics Director - Beth Bright
Beth grew up in Geneva, NY. Her life-long love of swimming began at an early age in her backyard pool and she became a competitive swimmer in high school. She has coached in the Northern VA Swim League, and YMCAs in Winston-Salem, NC and Lynchburg, VA. In addition, Beth has started 3 teams – 1 age-group/YMCA team, and 2 high school teams – all in Virginia. Beth’s love for the water has been the motivation for her nearly 20 years of teaching swimming, training lifeguards, and managing aquatic facilities. Beth is also a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through the American Fitness Professionals and Associates.
Director of Competitive Swimming - Greg Wriede
Head Coach of the Peddie Varsity Swim Team and the Peddie Aquatic Association since 2001, Greg Wriede ’95 has led the Peddie Falcons to 7 Eastern Interscholastic Conference titles, a 46-13 dual meet record and 7 Mid-Atlantic Prep League titles.
He has developed over 90 All Americans and coached 3 relay teams to National Prep School Records. In 2010, Wriede guided the Peddie School boys’ team to a 5th place finish in Swimming World Mythical Rankings, while the girls placed 10th for independent schools.
Named to the USA National Youth Team Coaching Staff, Wriede has produced qualifiers for Olympic Trials, World Championship Trials, U.S. Open and Junior Nationals. In addition, his swimmers have placed in the Top 16 National Age Group rankings over 100 times while setting 60 New Jersey State records.
Lesson Coordinator - Corina Simms
Corina grew up in Ocean County, New Jersey where she swam for Ocean County YMCA Swim Team. Her love of the water began in her back yard swimming pool where she learned the water safety skills that continued throughout her life. In high school, Corina became a certified lifeguard and she began teaching swimming lessons. In 1989, Corina graduated from Loyola University, and in 2007, she received her Personal Training Certification. She has taught many types of fitness classes in and out the pool, but prefers aquatic fitness. As a personal trainer, her focus has been on the benefits & rewards of aquatic physical training. Teaching Water Safety is a high priority that Corina strives to share with people of all ages, especially children.
Corina joined the staff of Peddie Aquatics in the fall of 2012 as both a water exercise & swim lesson instructor. In the spring of 2015, Corina took her love for the water to the next level and became the "Lesson Coordinator" for the Peddie Swim School. She feels incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to share her passion with all Peddie Swim School students and looks forward to a long future at the Peddie Pool.