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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and o ther swimming-related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact the team administrator or one of the board members.

 

Coaching Staff

Scott Gainey

Head Coach

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Scott brings over 20 years of coaching and teaching experiences to RACE.  Scott has recently worked with Longhorn Aquatics as a Site Director and Assistant Coach.  He has also worked with other top tier programs such as: Nitro Swimming and Irvine Novaquatics.   Scott's experiences include summer league, high school, age group, senior club teams, college and masters and swim lessons.

Some of Scott's accomplishments include coaching swimmers in the following ranks:

*Olympic Trials Qualifiers
*Commonwealth Games Qualifiers
*Jamaican National Record Holder (50 Freestyle)
*YMCA National Qualifiers
*Junior National Qualifiers
*Futures Champion

*World Deaf Games Swimming Finalist
*High School All - American
*High School All - American Academic
*C.I.F Champions
*Zone Champions
*Sectional Qualifiers
*High School District / Conference Champions
*High School State Champions
*Club and High School Team Record Holders
*Kentucky - LSC Zone Team - Head Coach
*Kentucky - LSC Zone Team High Point Recipient - Coach
*South Texas - LSC Zone Team Coach
*South Texas - LSC All-Star Team Coach
*South Texas / North Texas Diversity Camp Coach

Additional Experiences:
 *Kentucky LSC - Program Development / Operations Vice Chair

*Southern Zone - Board of Review Representative
*Chair - Eastern Committee (of Southern California LSC)
*Club Development Coordinator – South Texas LSC

Scott's coaching philosophy can be summarized by two of his favorite quotes:

"It's not about achieving perfection; it's about pursuing it."  It should be our goal to be better today than we were yesterday. 

The final quote is a shared philosophy of all RACE Coaches and Team Leaders, "Building Excellence Through Quality". 

This focus of technique will continue to foster a lifelong passion for the sport of swimming.

Andrew R Allan

Head Age Group Coach

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Andrew bring nearly 10 years of Head Age Group Coaching experience to RACE Aquatics. 
Coach Andrew “Zig” is coming to us from Naples, Florida.  His primary goal for coming to RACE Aquatics is to,
continue our development of water safe children in Bowling Green and build upon our competitive success.

Favorite Strokes: All four strokes are favorites because they are all equally important.

Coaching Experience and Accomplishments:
Head Age Group Coach with Swim Florida - Naples for over 6 years.
Qualifiers Florida Swimming Age Group Championship Meet
Qualifiers NASA Elite Showcase Classic.

Qualifiers for the Florida Swimming All-Star Meet
Florida Swimming LSC Short and Long Course Top 10 rankings

High School (Assistant Coach): Seacrest Country Day School
Boys team District Champions
Team Qualified Regional level swimmers
Team Qualified State level swimmers

Personal Swimming Experiences:
Swam for University of Alabama competing in Middle Distance Freestyle events (100, 200, 500)
 - Swam at the SEC Championships
Swam competitively for 12 years with Swim Florida
Swam 4 years at Lely High School

Personal Swimming Accomplishments:
*Achieved US Open Time Standard (for the newbies, just below Senior Nationals and Olympic Trials)
*FSPA All-State Invitational Champion 200 Freestyle
*Set Lely High School Records in 200 IM, 100 Free, 200 Free 100 Fly and 100 Breast
*Lely High School MVP four years, 
*District Champion
*Regional Champion
*4 year State Qualifier

Education:  Studied Business Management at University of Alabama

Additional Coaching / Training Experiences:
USA Swimming Southern Region Coaches Clinic

USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp at US Olympic Training Center, attendee.
Lifeguard Certified

Favorite Quotes:
"Every practice is an opportunity to get better."

"Don't just go through the motions, everything has a purpose."

"Those who look outside dream; Those who look inside are awake"

Kate E Lilly

Assistant Coach

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Coach Kate has recently moved to Bowling Green for Nursing School at WKU.  As a former swimmer at UK, she wanted to continue giving back to the sport that gave so much to her.  

She brings us a lot of technical knowledge and team experiences to RACE. 

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly

Coaching experience:
5 years summer league coach in Greenville, South Carolina
Assisted Wildcat Aquatics

Personal Swimming Experiences:
University of Kentucky
Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
St. Joseph’s Catholic School

Personal Swimming accomplishments:

SEC Championships
Jr National Finalist
YMCA National Champion
YMCA National Qualifier
High School State Champion
 

Education:
UK: Kinesiology and Health Promotion degree with a focus in exercise science
WKU: current nursing student- looking into neonatal/pediatrics or sports medicine/orthopedics

Things I enjoy not on the pool deck: running, being outside, visiting family, going to the beach.


Favorite Quotes:

“Better to hurt going fast than hurt going slow.”

“We know what a person thinks not by what he tells us, but by how he acts.”

Autumn C Natcher

Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Sarah Gholston

President

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Chuck Wolfram

Vice-President

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Adam Shourds

Secretary

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Scot Hughes

Treasurer

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