Kingfish Coaches

Co-head Coach

Beth Payne’s swimming career began with summer swimming for the Delta Dolphins, and finished in college with The University of Toledo. She is very passionate about the sport, and helping children to build confidence in and out of the pool. She is currently a local educator, and strongly encourages children to focus on their studies, learn good time management, and become well rounded student-athletes.

Co-head Coach

Marissa Jones has enjoyed a life of competitive swimming, and has been coaching and facilitating swim lessons for 5+ years. During college she excelled as a long distance swimmer at Messiah University.  She is currently a K-12 educator in Lenoir County Public Schools, and loves encouraging children inside and outside of the classroom.


Wilson Archie is currently in college at Roanoke, GO MAROONS, and participates on the swimming and diving team. Prior to college, Coach Wilson enjoyed swimming competitively for East Carolina Aquatic (ECA), as well as Arrendale Parrot Academy. He is a Kinston native, who enjoys giving back to the community, and the sport of swimming.