Coaching Staff

 

LRST Coaching Staff
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LRST has an experienced and energetic coaching staff.  We strive to create an environment where your child will learn efficient technique, develop an aerobic base to maintain workouts, and begin to love the sport of swimming.  We are truly passionate about our program and your child's development as a person and a swimmer.

Coaching Staff

Gabby Kariotakis

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Gabby joined LRST in 2012. Prior to that she gained experience at the French Creek YMCA and Mills Creek Rec Team.  In her three years with LRST Gabby has experience working with every practice group LRST offers.  Additionally, Gabby is currently the Assistant Coach at Bay Village High School where she coached a State Champion in 2015. After her success with the High School swimmers and with many of her former Silver swimmers transitioning to Gold, Gabby took over as Head Coach in June, 2015 and is now coaching our Gold Group.

Nick Hanna

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Nick joined LRST in 2008 and brings over 15 years in coaching experience to the staff. Prior to joining LRST, Nick gained experience coaching with the Napoleon Aquatic Club, Ridgewood YMCA, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Rocky River High School. Nick works primarily with the Bronze group. He lives in Lakewood with his wife and three kids. Nick loves LRST.

Doreen O'Malley

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Doreen O'Malley rejoined the LRST coaching staff in the fall of 2015.  Doreen began her swimming career with LRST (it was LRSC at the time) at the age of 6.  She swam at Rocky River High School where she was a two-time team captain and MVP.  Doreen went on to swim at Ashland University before transferring to Cleveland State where she swam for her final three years. She received a bachelors' in business administration from CSU. Doreen has previous coaching experience with LRST and with John Marshall high school. LRST is excited to have Doreen back home!

 

Adrianne Grand

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Adrianne joined the LRST staff in the Spring of 2017 and works primarily with our Silver group. Prior to coaching with LRST, Adrianne coached at Keystone Oaks (PA), the Mount Lebanon Aquatic Club (Allegheny Mountain Swimming) and was also a coach for the Easter Zones team in 2015.  Adrianne began her swimming career at Keystone Oaks HS and continued her career at Allegheny College.