HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Western Mass swimming championships are Saturday at Springfield College. If you look closely, you might recognize one of the coaches in the Natatorium.
Ashley Baylor is a 22News Storm Team Meteorologist by morning and swim coach by afternoon.
"I just wanted to teach some of the new and upcoming swimmers how it's done", says Baylor.
Ashley Baylor is an assistant swimming coach at Holyoke High School, but her swimmers weren't really star-struck
"A lot of them are still asleep at that time so they had to learn she was on the news that early in the morning", says Holyoke head swimming coach Laura Mackey.
With all these snow days, the Purple Knights did start watching, hoping Coach Baylor would have some good news for them.
"Recently, we didn't want any more snow, so it's like hey how about that storm that's not going to come", says Holyoke junior swimmer Connor Baush.
When she was a teenager, Ashley swam for the USS national team and has some previous coaching experience. Molly Burns who qualified for the Western Mass championships enjoyed Ashley's coaching style.
"She was a good sport about everything, she just came in and knew what she was doing and helped the beginners learn to swim", says Burns.
The season is winding down, and Ashley is just proud of the strides her swimmers have made.
"It's nice to see the swimmers that never really swam before do so much better by the end of the season", says Baylor.