18 & Under World 100s
New England Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jennifer Purvis Head Coach

Jennifer Purvis has lead the high performance and junior/senior development of Crimson for two years. She was a home-coach at the 2017 USA Swimming National Select Camp at USA Swim HQ in Colorado Springs. Purvis coached two Crimson swimmers to top 8 finishes at the 2016 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals and Crimson won 2016 SCY NE Senior Team Championships. Purvis has been on deck with 2 world top 100 u18s (Bornstein, Yang) and 2 world top 100 swimmers (Egan, Marcantonio). She joined Crimson Aquatics Boston in 2015 after coaching Trent Swim Club in Toronto. As the Senior and Junior coach at Trent she helped  many athletes find success and confidence in their life. She currently leads the Patriots and Masters groups at Crimson and oversees all other groups. 

Prior to becoming a head coach, Purvis was an assistant coach at Arizona State University where she helped the women's team to a top-25 finish at NCAAs.While in Arizona she also coached with the Sun Devil Masters team. During her time in Boston as a Head Coach she has created a Crimson Boston Masters team for 18&older athletes looking to continue in the sport they love as she does.  Purvis is known for motivating athletes to achievements beyond their expectation. Her passion for this sport runs deep, very deep. For 20 years this sport was her life and now she's ready to take Crimson kids to the next level. 

Before becoming a professional coach, Purvis was a competitive swimmer for 20 years, competing in nationals for over 10 yrs. She is a former National gold medalist and Canadian record holder and 8 year member of the national team. Purvis swam and earned her degree at  Arizona State University. She was an NCAA all American and competed in the 2011 Pan Am Games in Mexico, bringing home 2 medals and finished off her career as a 2012 Olympic trials finalist with personal best times. Purvis received a degree in Design Studies Built Environment and Sociology.

Rachel Army Operations Manager

After taking a 6 year hiatus, Rachel was thrilled to return to Crimson in the 2021-2022 season. She coached at Crimson from 2010-2014 under Kyle and Adriana Schack, during that time she coached all age groups but worked primarily with the Junior group. She has worked with many of Crimson's top performers at the Age group level. Rachel was also assistant coach to Adam Hoyt at Tufts University from 2009-2012 coaching and traveling with the men's team. As a kid, Rachel swam for the Ocean State Squids in RI under Josh Stern and went on to have a successful swimming career at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. In her 6 years away from coaching, Rachel worked on developing her career in publishing and had the opportunity to do some extensive traveling. She now works at Harvard Business Publishing in Production Operations but is extremely excited to reconnect with the sport and work with Crimson's young athletes!

Emily Ellison Junior Coach
Chris Marten Age Group Coach-Dexter Southfield
GC Banrey Age Group Coach- Dexter Southfield
Board of Directors