A 34-year-old swim coach for a Madison-based competitive swim team has been indicted on two counts of sexual battery in Rankin County for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a minor during the 2018 summer. 

Savannah Valentine Reis, 34, of Brandon, was served the indictments late Friday and later was released on $35,000 bond in Rankin County. 




Reis is a first grade teacher at Madison Station Elementary. According to Gene Wright, director of communications for Madison County Schools, Reis has been on administrative leave for the entirety of the current school year. 

Wright said Wednesday that Reis remains on administrative leave. 

According to the indictments, Reis is alleged to have engaged in sexual intercourse with a male who was 17 years old at the time of the alleged encounters, which occurred between May 2018 and August 2018. 

The charges of sexual battery are a result of Reis being in a “position of trust or authority” over the individual as a swim coach. 

Reis and her husband, Fernando Reis, coach the PEAQ (Performance Elite Aquatics) Swim Team based in Madison. The team has been operating in Madison since 2014 out of the Madison Healthplex Performance Center.

On July 24, USA Swimming gave Savannah an interim suspension for allegations of misconduct for violating the safesport code, which governs interactions between coaches and minors. 

Reis will be required to appear in court for a settlement conference on March 23, 2020, and her trial date is currently set for April 20, 2020.