Trent Richardson’s coaching career has spanned the last
15 years. Since 2013 Trent has been coaching for DART Swimming in
Davis, California. At DART Trent was the lead coach for Senior 1,
Senior HS and the sprint coach for Senior 2. During his tenure he
has coached numerous Jr. National qualifiers, Futures
Championship finals, Far Western Championships, Sierra Nevada LSC
Championships, National top 20 age-group finishes and has
had 9 swimmers in the last 4 years qualify for the
Western Zone Select Camp. Zone Select Camp spots are given to
the top 28, 12-13 year old girls, or 13-14 year old boys in the
Western Zone. In 2017 Trent was selected by USA swimming to coach
at the Western Zone Select Camp. During his time at DART, the team
has maintained silver medal achievement level in the USA Swimming
Club Excellence program, ranking consistently in the top 20-30
clubs in the US. In 2016 DART earned a gold medal club achievement,
ranking in the top 20 clubs in the US. Trent has been the Senior
Chair for Sierra Nevada Swimming LSC since 2018. Swimmers that
Trent has coached and worked with have gone on to qualify for U.S.
Junior National teams (Luca Urlando) , U.S. National Teams (Luca
Urlando and Chris Weiser).
Prior to 2013 Trent was head coach for the Diablo Country
Club Sharks, a recreational summer team, and the head coach for
Monte Vista High School. In 2012 and 2011 the Diablo Sharks
achieved the most improved team award in the Valley Swim
Association. Under Trent’s coaching from 2011-2013 the Monte
Vista Swim team placed top 10 twice and top 5 once at the
North Coast Section Championship. In 2012 the Monte Vista
Men’s Varsity team finished their dual meet season with 7
wins and just 1 loss. During his tenure at Monte Vista
Trent’s swimmers achieved 19 All-American qualifying times,
this award is given to the top 100 swimmers/relays in the United
Born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, Trent first
started swimming with the Waialua Swim Club with coach Bob Attwood.
His senior year of high school, Trent trained year-round for the
first time with Iolani Swim Club under coach Brian Lee. After
high school Trent swam for Diablo Valley College for Rick
Millington and U.C. Davis under Pete Motekaitis where he was
Captain of the men’s team in 2009. At U.C. Davis Trent was a
Big West Conference Champion and remains a conference and school
record holder. After finishing his swimming career at Davis, Trent
was a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the UC Davis Aggies when the
Men's team went undefeated and won their first Big West Conference
Championship in 2010.
Trent’s wife Carolyn is a gymnastics coach at UC Davis,
he and Carolyn recently welcomed their first child Elizabeth to the
world. She was born June 27th, 2019.
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Lara Ruthven brings to Loveland Swim Team added knowledge
and experience both as a coach and athlete. Lara earned a
Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education
from California State University, Chico. She received her
Undergraduate degree from The University of Texas in Kinesiology
where she was a member of the UT swim team.
Coach Lara moved to Colorado in 2017 with her family to coach
for Fort Collins Area Swim Team. While at Fort Collins Area Swim
Team she was the Lead Coach of the 11-13-year-old group and Program
Coordinator for FAST. During those 2 years she coached athletes who
were Colorado State Champions in multiple events, Colorado State
Record holders and Speedo Sectional qualifiers.
Prior to moving to Colorado, Lara coached for Longhorn Aquatics.
She was the Head Coach for the satellite program in Pflugerville,
where she grew the team in numbers and developed the team to a
higher level of ability. During that time Lara coached several
state qualifiers and an individual state champion in two events.
Athletes under Lara have broken individual Texas State Records and
South Texas records. This past year she has been the Head Age Group
Coach for Longhorn Aquatics at the campus site. She has continued
to produce several top 16 state qualifiers and Sectional swimmers
while also working closely with the Longhorn Aquatics National
Lara has been coaching and teaching swimming since she was 15
years old. She has coached all levels of swimmers from beginners to
National level. Lara’s coaching philosophy is based on
a foundation of stroke technique and quality training. Through
quality training and great technique each swimmer can develop their
maximum strength and efficiency to achieve their goals
As a competitive swimmer, Lara was Conference Champion in 1992
& 1993 in the 400 IM. She was a NCAA All American and Olympic
Trials qualifier in both the 400 IM and 200 backstroke in 1992.
By 1999 Lara had transitioned to be a competitive road cyclist.
She was a two time World Championship Qualifier for the USA Cycling
Team in 2000 and 2001. Lara was on the USA National Road Cycling
Team from 2000 to 2003. Lara lived in Italy and competed at the
Women’s Tour de France twice, the women’s Giro of Italy
and numerous World Cup events from 2000 to 2003. Lara has been
married to her husband Tom Ruthven for 27 years and has four
Jane Ellen-Montgomery Eller
Coach Jane has been with the Loveland Swim Club for more than 20 years of teaching.
She works with our Splash Group on building swimming fundamentals. Coach Jane is responsible for introducing 100's if not 1000's of Loveland Swim Club swimmers to the sport and learning the enjoyment of swimming.
Splish Lead Coach
Hannah was born and raised in Denver, and swam for Loveland
Swim Club for a few years starting when I was 7. After moving back
and forth from Denver she rejoined the LSC family when she was
12 and swam with them until after she graduated.
Hannah began coaching Splish last year as an assistant, and
since then has started teaching as the main instructor. She
is eager to continue learning new and better ways to teach,
and hopes to keep improving as a coach throughout the coming
Tory J Hass
Silver Lead Coach
Coach Tory has lived in Loveland, Colorado his whole life.
He started swimming in middle school at Conrad Ball. He
joined Loveland Swim Club that same year in the Silver group.
He swam for Thompson Valley High School from 2011 to 2014 and was a
Senior swimmer for Loveland Swim Club.
After High School, he joined the Loveland Swim Club Coaching
Staff as an assistant coach for Splash. He has coached for
the last 5 years; assisting with Splash, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and
Platinum. This last year he coached the Bronze group and is
looking forward to continuing with Bronze and Silver.
Coach Tory attended Colorado State University where he earned a
Bachelors Degree in English – Writing, Rhetoric, and
Literacy. He participated in the Army ROTC program and upon
graduation received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in
the United States Army Reserve as an Engineer Officer. When
he is not coaching, he serves as an Engineer Platoon Leader.