Whitewaters Swimming is a competitive swim team based out of the Princeton, New Jersey area. Swimmers are placed in one of three groups based on their age, level and skill under the careful tutelage of our dedicated instructors. Practice sessions typically involve 1.5 - 2 hr. classes 3-5 days a week depending on the experience level.
Coach Paul Shu
Coach Paul is the Founder, Director and Head Coach of the Whitewaters swim team founded in 1983.
He has established a long and illustrious track record of developing swimmers for Olympic trials, Senior and Junior Nationals, Sectionals and Zones over the past few decades.
A true professional, Coach Paul has been a guiding light developing swimmers while instilling in them core values of hard work, dignity and integrity, values that will continue to guide them all through their lives.
A multi-talented personality, Coach Paul also has a Ph.D in Chemistry, Graduating from the University of Michigan in 1974. Over the years, he has published numerous papers in National and International Journals while adding a healthy list of patents in his name in the field of Industrial Research.
Whitewaters Swim Team Coach
USA Swimming registered coach
Former swimmer for X-Cel Swim Team and NJ Junior Olympic participant
Former Team Captain for South Brunswick High School Swim Team
Specialty in Butterfly and Backstroke
Great communication skills and patience with swimmers
Excellant with young children
Applicable with swimmers of all ages and swimming experience
Terrific at assisting new swimmers build confidence in the water
Coach Jen Zhen
Coach Jen - Aquatics Director and Head Coach of the Whitewaters Swim Team
Coach “Jen” Yingjuan Zhen started her successful coaching career in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in swimming and top level coaching. She is an American Swimming Coach Association (ASCA) Level 4 USA Swimming Coach.
Coach Jen founded the Warriors Aquatics Club in 2015 and it grew quickly into one of the premier programs in the West Windsor-Plainsboro and Princeton, NJ areas.
As part of Whitewaters, a long standing prestigious Princeton area team, Coach Jen brings her years of experience to an established, successful swimming organization.
Her swimmers include numerous top 8 swimmers in New Jersey Junior Olympics, top 3 Swimmers at the Eastern Zones, top 8 swimmers at Speedo Sectionals, Qualifiers for Futures in Men's 100 Fly and 200 IM, Junior National qualifiers in Women's 100 and 200 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, Women’s 4 x 100 Medley and Freestyle Relays, Senior National Women's 100 and 200 breaststroke , US open Women's 100 Breaststroke and Olympic Trial swimmers in Women's 100 Breaststroke.
Her swimmers have gone on to swim at prestigious universities such as Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, NYU and Cornell.
During her career as a swimmer Coach Jen competed in many world class &
international swimming competitions. She is a former Chinese National team
member and Olympian in the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. She ranked 1st place in world rankings by Fina in 100 and 200 backstroke in both 1997 and 1998.
Coach Jen had the honor of representing China at the world championships in Sydney in 1998. She also swam for China in 1999 at the prestigious World University Championships held in Spain.
In the United States Jen swam for
an NCAA Division I University swim team, becoming a top qualifier at the NCAA Division I Championships in 2003 and 2004. She also earned numerous titles in the West Coast Region on the US.
Coach Jen who is fluent in both English and Chinese lives in Lawrenceville,
NJ with her husband “Coach Han” and two children. She enjoys working with
swimmers of all ages and takes pride in the progress and accolades they bring.
Whitewaters Swim Team
On behalf of the Whitewaters Swim team, we welcome you to come by and speak to us and get started on this exciting journey of the waters.
With hard work, diligence, perseverance and respect, we can achieve new heights.
"We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" - Aristotle
Come join us for an incredible journey ...
Coach Zhedong Han
Coach Han is the Senior swim coach for the Whitewaters Swim Team
Coach Han is an ASCA Level 2 coach and a former member of the Chinese National and Olympics team (1995-2010) who participated in water polo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Look no further if you are looking for someone with over 20 years of experience in swimming and coaching with an extensive knowledge of coaching principles and rapid learning.
With a degree in Sports Management and Psychology, Coach Han has built a track record of helping beginners quickly achieve confidence and proficiency
Whitewaters Swim Team Junior Coach and Swim Mentor
Rising senior attending West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
Three year varsity swimmer; named MVP during freshman and junior seasons
USA Swimming-registered competitive swimmer with Whitewaters Swim Team
Competitive swimmer since age 8; former swimmer for Hamilton YMCA Aquatics Club