Head Coach/Platinum Coach
Coach Ray has been involved
in competitive swimming for 40 years, 13 years as a swimmer and the
past 27 years as a coach. Ray has coached/taught all levels of
swimming from the learn to swim beginner, senior development
swimmers, high school swimmers as well as collegiate (swimmers that
have attended St. Bonaventure University, Oakland University,
Eastern Michigan and Miami of Ohio to name a few) and master level
athletes. As an ASCA level 3 certified coach, Ray has
had numerous Junior and Senior National Qualifiers, High School
State Champions and All-Americans, as well as assisting in the
development of Olympic Trial Qualifiers. Coach Ray has also seen
numerous former swimmers go on to become successful coaches in both
the USA swimming ranks as well as the High School swimming
ranks. Ray believes the foundation of every successful
swimmer begins with strong fundamentals coupled with age
appropriate training both in water (based upon an IM base) and
dryland. Proper mechanics lead to good "swimmer" health where
all energy systems can be challenged in a creative way.
Swimming is challenging but there is always a way to have fun while
The past 3 years while at
Liquid Lightning, they had numerous Junior National Qualifiers
(both NCSA and Speedo Juniors) with a relay placing 5th at the NCSA
Junior National meet. As a High School Coach, won three
consecutive county (Dakota) titles as well as two
consecutive division (Dakota) titles in Macomb County.
Between Eisenhower and Dakota, produced 3 swimmer of the year
recipients and countless first team and dream team Macomb County
swim team members. On the club ranks, guided teams to
numerous top 3 State meet finishes for both the 12 and under as
well as Open Championship meets. Guided the BBA girl’s
squad to a Sectional Championship in Wisconsin; served as zone
coach for team Michigan in 2000. Ray has also served on
the Michigan Board of Directors, been a delegate to the USA
swimming convention and attend yearly clinics as he believes,
the better (and continued)educated he is, the better coach to
the swimmers he will continue to be.
The Gators are excited to
have Coach Ray, his wife Brianna and their two daughters join the
Gator Family and Greenwood Community.
Gold and Silver Coach
Coach Anne is our Gold and Silver
coach. She has been swimming and running since she was 8
years old when she joined the Cozad Eustice Swim Team in Cozad,
Nebraska. She swam for 10 years with CESC and USA
Swimming when she ran
for Wayne State College in Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor
Anne has her Bachelors and
Master’s Degrees in Exercise Science. She has 15 years
of coaching experience, both in age group swimming and lesson
instruction. She is a ASCA level 1 coach and has spent
the past 6 years coaching with South Side Indy
Swimming is a family affair for
the Graves. Anne's husband Jeremy was also a swimmer and they
have 2 children who share their love for swimming. They are excited
to start their first season with the Greenwood Gators.
Bronze Advanced Coach
Coach Guy enjoys coaching and encouraging our Gators as they begin their swimming careers in the Bronze group. He has been involved with competitive swimming for his entire life. Growing up, Guy was an age-group swimmer near the east side of Indianapolis at the Miramar Club before joining the Warrior Swim Club. He was a 4-year member of the varsity swim team at Warren Central High School from 1984—1987, serving as team captain his senior year. During his time at Warren Central, their team captured the Marion County Championship from 1985—1987; the Sectional Championship from 1984—1987; and was the State Runner-Up in 1985.
Individually, Coach Guy was a state qualifier and finalist in the 100 Back from 1985—1987 and was the backstroker in the 1985 Boys Medley Relay team that won the IHSAA State Championship, setting a new Warren Central High School record which still stands today. (Really!) He was a First Team All-American for his part in the 1985 and 1986 Medley Relay teams and an Academic All-American athlete in 1987.
After high school, Guy attended Purdue University School of Pharmacy, where he obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2005. He currently works at Eli Lilly and Company oncology clinical research, developing innovative medicines to treat cancer. Guy began teaching swimming in high school and started coaching with the Gators in 2014. Guy and his wife, Heather, home school their four children, whom all swim for the Gators.
Bronze Beginner Coach
Jesse coaches our Bronze
Beginner group. He graduated from Greenwood High School in
2015 where he swam for the high school team and the Greenwood
Gators. Jesse was also an instructor for the Greenwood Gator
Swim Lessons program.
Currently Jesse is
attending University of Indianapolis where he is on the UIndy Water
Polo team while pursuing his degree.
Jesse is excited to teach
our Bronze Beginners the fundamentals of swimming so that they can
continue to grow and develop the skills they need to reach their