Director & Head Coach
Coach Kate Chronic joined Midway Aquatics Club in April 2013 as the new Head Coach and Director of the club. Prior to joining Midway, Coach Chronic was coaching with Excel Aquatics in Nashville, Tennessee from August 2007-April 2013 where she was a full time Assistant Coach training swimmers at both the MTSU Recreation Center site and Brentwood site as well as assisting with the team administration. Before moving to Tennessee, Coach Chronic was the Head Coach for CATS Aquatic Team in Libertyville, Illinois from April 2001 to August 2007. She was also the Head Swim Coach, Men’s Varsity Team at Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Illinois. While at CATS, Kate was responsible for all aspects of competitive swimming team, daily development and implementation of workouts, stroke development, weight training, dryland exercises for approximately 250 athletes age 5 to post collegiate and Masters level. She has coached numerous athletes to the Sectional, Junior National, National, and Olympic Trials level in addition to coaching numerous high school All-Americans. Coach Chronic is currently a Level 4 ASCA Coach member.
Coach Kate Chronic has served many roles with USA Swimming, Illinois Swimming and Southeastern Swimming. She is currently serves asa USA Swimming National Board of Review Member, the Southern Zone Senior Coordinator, a member of the Illinois Swimming Rules and Regulations Committee and is a member of the Illinois Swimming Nominating Committee. She also currently serves USA Swimming as a member of the USA Swimming Sports Medicine Network and the National Team Managers pool. She previously served USA Swimming on the USA Swimming Club Development Committee, USA Swimming Age Group Planning Committee, and USA Swimming Central Zone Board of Directors. She has served on the Illinois Swimming Board of Directors as the Safety Coordinator, Rules & Regulations Chairperson, Age Group Vice-Chairperson, and Website Coordinator. While coaching with Excel Aquatics she served on the Southeastern Swimming Board of Directors as Southeastern SwimmingAdministrative Vice-Chair, Open Water Swimming Coordinator, and Southeastern Swimming Bylaws Coordinator.
Coach Chronic received her BA in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee in 1987. She was a member of the Lady Vols swim team from 1982-1984 where she was an All-American. She also has completed Master of Arts courses in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in assessment, psychological testing, motivation, and cognitive-behavior therapy at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.