Meet Coach Bug

Jennifer Lipp, aka “Coach Bug”, grew up in Athens, OH and earned her degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky.  She is a lifelong athlete, excelling in swimming and basketball while growing up, and was Ohio state triathlon age group champion for several years during and after college.

Coach Bug is a YMCA, USA and AAU certified swim coach.  Head coach of the Barracudas since 2012, she combines a unique balance of caring, character, and competitive excellence.  The program has grown tremendously under her leadership – the Barracudas have now won 8 straight YMCA DFW league championships and won their first YMCA Lone Star state championship in 2016.  Her swimmers are setting YMCA state meet records, competing and earning honors at high school regional and state meets, winning medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games, and are now swimming at the collegiate level.

She is happily married to her husband, Chris, and is a proud mom of three wonderful kids.


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