MEET OUR COACHES
HEAD COACH IVY BUXTON
Swimming has been a part of my life since I was 6 years old. I began swimming during the summer at our local swim and tennis club. Those summers quickly became my favorite part of the year, and I began to swim competitively year-round by the age of 9 years old. I grew up on the pool deck and loved every minute of it. Enough so, I decided to work as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the age of 15 years old. I spent more time near the pool than away. In addition to lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons, I also was an assistant coach for the recreational swim team, coached the pre-swim program, and became the head of the swim lesson program. This powered my passion for swimming but also for teaching others.
During the school year, I am a full-time elementary school teacher for the Bedford School District. I have a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development and Education from the University of Connecticut. When not on the pool deck, I enjoy gardening of all kinds and the outdoors. I have an outdoor vegetable and herb garden. As well as a plethora of indoor house plants. No matter what, I cannot get away from water. I love to fish during all seasons. I am excited to be part of the coaching team for the Barracudas and can’t wait for a great summer!
ASSISTANT COACH SARAH GUERRETTE
Swimming has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I began an intro to swim team program at six years old and graduated to the real team when I was eight. I have been competing ever since. I am now a collegiate swimmer at the University of New Hampshire and couldn’t be prouder to be a Wildcat. Although I am a collegiate swimmer, I have always been a multi-sport athlete. I played field hockey, rowed and pole vaulted throughout my grade school years. I decided to continue my swimming career through college because I could not imagine my life without the pool. My favorite memories of swimming are from my first summers competing when I still was able to get duckies. At UNH I am majoring in exercise science with a minor in nutrition. I am on a pre-physical therapy track, with aspirations of working with professional athletes one day. When I am not training or doing homework, I like to set up my hammock and read a book or hang out with my friends. I am so excited to join the Barracuda coaching staff and am looking forward to a great summer!