Before becoming the Regional Leader at Chicago Swim School; Renee spent more than 10 years Coaching USA Swim Clubs, teaching swim lessons to people of all ages, and even acting as an Adjunct Faculty member at Robert Morris University. Renee began swimming competitively at the age of 6, and her love for the water only grew from there! Renee earned both her Bachelor’s (Biology) and Master’s Degrees (Kinesiology) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In addition to her degrees, Renee is a USA Swimming Certified Swim Coach, a Level 3 ASCA Certified Swim Coach, and has obtained Personal Training Certifications from both ACE and ACSM. Throughout her college career, Renee spent an abundance of time analyzing and publishing data involving Biomechanics of Human Movement, Body Composition, and Exercise and Cognition. You may even find some of her research publications in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry! Renee enjoys spending her free time with her 2 1/2 year old daughter, camping, boating, reading, and playing board games!
Before coming to Chicago Swim School, Kim Miedema had been a manager for several retail locations, including Delia’s, Fossil, and Garage. Kim was a traveling manager for several companies, visiting different stores in many states to help unify teams and coach in customer experience. Upon realizing that her passion really lies in building relationships and providing customer support and care, she made the switch to Customer Support for the Arlington Heights location, where she has worked her way up to Facility Leader in two years. She is incredibly passionate about providing the best care she can to employees and families alike, and loves getting involved in helping build spectacular outcomes.