As a swimmer, I began competing at the age of 5 in Oregon, and continuing until the age of 19. As a swimmer Morgon went to the Olympic Trials in 2008 for the 50M and 100M Freestyle, as well as competed internationally for the USA as part of the Junior International team in 2007 and 2008.
I began coaching on my former swim team the Tualatin Hills Thunderbolts at 19 as a way to pay for my swim team bills, which quickly developed into a lifelong passion for coaching and competitive swimming. After coaching for the Thunderbolts for 5 years, I was given the opportunity to help found and be the head coach a team called the Krakens Swim Club. In just under 2 years I managed to grow the Krakens Swim Club to a team of over 100 members, by emphasizing the fun in competition and constant pursuit of self-improvement.
Other teams that I have coached include the Oak Hills Summer league team, with whom I spent 3 amazing years being the Head Coach for, as well as 2 years as head coach of Hillsboro High School. As the Head Coach of Hillsboro High School, I helped coach the girls team to winning districts in 2016 and taking 4th at State’s, the boys team taking 2nd at Districts and 3rd at States, and earning the Men’s and Women’s coach of the year award.
Since moving to the Northern Virginia area in September 2016 to coach for Machine Aquatics, I have quickly become immersed in the NOVA swimming scene, even making it onto the 2017 Short Course Zone team as a coach!
I am very excited to add my expertise and enthusiasm to the plethora of talent already at the Virginia Run Riptides!