Women in Coaching: Carolyn Ackerley
Growing up on Mercer Island in Washington, the popular thing to do during the warmer months was to join the Summer League swimming program. And that’s exactly where Carolyn Ackerley’s love affair with swimming began.
Women in Coaching: Sarah Dawson
USA Swimming spoke with Sarah Dawson to learn more about her inspiring coaching journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way.
Women in Coaching: Alexis Keto
USA Swimming spoke with Alexis Keto to learn more about her success as head coach of the Colorado Athletic Club Stingrays Swim Team.
Women in Coaching: Pam Swander
After Pam Swander underwent back surgery for scoliosis at the age of 13, she could no longer participate in gym class but she got the green light to swim.
Women in Coaching: Sarah Holman
Sarah Holman is part of the elite SwimMAC Carolina coaching staff, serving as a competitive team manager and lead coach.
Women in Coaching: Amanda Tarpley
Dynamo Swim Club Juniors coach Amanda Tarpley’s love affair with swimming began at age four.
Oklahoma Swimming Hosts 4th Annual Native American Swim Weekend
On Sunday, February 8th, local Native American youth in the surrounding Oklahoma City area gathered at Oklahoma City Community College for a day of clinics, lessons and competitive swimming.
Women in Coaching: Elizabeth Shafer
Elizabeth Shafer serves as the assistant swim coach at Carmel High School (CHS) and Lead Senior II coach for the Carmel Swim Club in Indiana.
Women in Coaching: Kim Seaman
After dedicating herself to the sport of swimming, Kim Seaman never looked back. She says she knew it was exactly where she was supposed to be, and the same has held true for her swim-coaching career.
Women in Coaching: Kerry Smith
After swimming at Penn State and coaching for Wingate University, Kerry Smith was brought on to the Virginia Cavaliers swim staff as an assistant coach. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned thus far as a coach, and her hopes for the future that lies ahead of her.
Women in Coaching: Jennifer Gibson
In the summer of 1979, Jennifer Gibson began teaching swim lessons at her neighborhood pool for the fourth summer in a row. Over the years, as she taught more and more community members how to swim, people quickly realized that Gibson had a natural gift for helping swimmers succeed.
Women in Coaching: Laura Hineman
Kansas City Blazers Head Administrative Coach Laura Hineman found her passion for swimming at a young age. After years of SCUBA and swim lessons, Hineman joined the swim team. While she admits her swimming career certainly had its ups and downs, Hineman says she was always happy in the water, which kept her swimming through college and even today as a coach.
Women in Coaching: Elizabeth Hansen
For the last six years, Elizabeth Hansen has served as head coach for the girl’s team at Wayzata High School in Wayzata, Minn. This year, she led the team to its first state swimming championship. How did she accomplish such a feat? This month, we spoke with Hansen to learn from her recent success, something she hopes will continue for many years to come.
Women in Coaching: Rachel Stratton-Mills
The recipe for success looks different for every coach, and for Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics head coach Rachel Stratton-Mills, it boils down to equal parts passion, perspective, commitment and confidence.
Women in Coaching: Susan Teeter
Current head coach of the Princeton women’s swim team, Susan Teeter, began coaching the summer after she graduated from high school, in Memphis, Tenn. One practice was all it took, and she was hooked.
Women in Coaching: Cyndi Gallagher
With a record of 146-80-1, Cyndi Gallagher has been leading the University of California (UCLA) women’s swim team to victory for the past 30 years. She knows the sport is about more than just improving times on a scoreboard, or producing championship athletes.