Vivian Wells (Coach Viv) is a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard. She has been employed at the Tri-Community Y in Southbridge, MA since 2006, teaching Youth and Preschool level swimming. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, Vivian holds Red Cross certifications in WSI, Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.
The child of a naval officer, Vivian trained as an AAU age group swimmer while growing up on various military bases in the Western Pacific. Before attending Penn State University, she coached the Yokosuka Seahawks Swim Team in Japan. She now lives in Brimfield with her husband, Paul, and children, Alexander, Zoe, and Frances. In her spare time she loves to go to the ballet or theater.