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Patrick Merrell

Head Coach, Senior Blue

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Coach Patrick began swimming competitively at age 10 with the Bossier City Racquet Club in the summer of 2001. After his first summer, he decided to swim year round with the City of Shreveport Swim Team (COSST), where he swam from 2001-2009. During his career with COSST, Patrick qualified for the LA State Championship meets for seven consecutive years, earning Louisiana All-State honors for six of them (2004-2009). Patrick is a 5x LA State Champion (200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 400 IM, 800 free relay) and an 8x Speedo Southern Zone Sectionals qualifier. After graduating from Airline High School in Bossier City, LA, Patrick continued his swimming career as a Division 1 NCAA student-athlete at the University of New Orleans where he competed in distance freestyle and IM.

Laura Fox

Senior White/Novice/Developmental

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Coach Laura started her swimming career with the Metairie YMCA JCCA team at age 8 and developed a love for the sport immediately. She began swimming year round at age 9 at the Metairie YMCA until the age of 14, where she swam with Germantown Swim Team in Tennessee for two years. She then returned to Louisiana swimming with Crescent City Swim Club. Coach Laura continued her swimming career at LSU where she won the Freshman Initiation Spirit Award during her first semester. As an age group swimmer, Coach Laura qualified for the Louisiana State Championships and Southeastern Swimming Championship (TN) from age 10 to 17 and was a Southern Zones qualifer in 1997 and 1998. Laura is a 4x All-State breastroker with multiple top-3 State finishes, including a 1st place finish in the 200 meter breaststroke in 1998. Laura graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2006 with a B.A. in Business and Delgado in 2013 with an A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy. Currently, Laura works as a PRN Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for RehabCare at nursing homes in the New Orleans area.

Jarryd Gregoire

Junior Blue/Junior White

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Teri Begin

Intermediate/Novice/Developmental

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Thomas H Schmall

Masters/Intermediate

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George A. Rucker

Head Masters Coach

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Board of Directors

Christina Offutt

Director

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Patrick Merrell

Head Coach

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