Tess has been an avid competitive swimmer for as far back as she can remember. Growing up, her second home was at the pool. During high school in New Jersey she was introduced to the world of open water swimming and was hooked for life.
Tess swam for the Wingate University Bulldogs in North Carolina as she continued to look for more and more open water swimming opportunities. Summer is truly her training season and this season Tess will be swimming the 4.4 mile Great Chesapeake Bay swim as well as attempting to complete Full Distance of the SwimRVA Open H2O Series which includes 2-mi, 4.4-mi and 10-mi swims.
Coaching with the Pelsuo Open Water program has given Tess the chance to share her love of swimming with others.
Tess is in her 9th year teaching science at Seven Hills School. In addition to being a lessons coach for Peluso Open Water, Tess has also been the Head Coach of the Dolphin Club Winter Swim team for the past 9 years. .