Jessica Swinton - OLU Director of Power Skating
Jess became the owner of Swinton Power and developed her curriculum to enrich the lives of others through sport. For the past 12 years, Jess has dedicated herself to a career of strong athletic and educational acumens. After turning Professional in Figure Skating, Jess graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education and Coaching from Grand Valley State University. Jess continued her education through Fresno Pacific University receiving a Masters Degree in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Higher Education. Jess was a Professor at Grand Valley State University within the Movement Science Department when she realized her eventual dream was to take her education to the ice and develop a program for hockey players to achieve their ultimate potential. Having been a very fast skater herself, Jess knew she had so much experience and knowledge to be shared by developing power within athletes.
Jessica's ultimate goal has always been to be a strong example for the athletes. The only way to do that was to put herself through the physical and educational demands that are necessary to being the owner of Swinton Power. Along this journey, Jess additionally became a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Flexibility Coach, and a Director to many various on ice programs, including the Learn To Skate program at St. Mary’s Athletic Complex. Jess's continuous self development is a direct reflection of the energy and technique she brings to the ice.
Jess has trained hockey players at all levels (Mini Mite through Professional). Jess applies technique to explosive power, enhances the use of the blade through difficult edge work and transitions, and focuses on stride analysis when instructing.