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Sarah Stains

Head Coach

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I have been a member of the Waynesboro Waves Coaching staff since 2015, however I have many years of experience as a swimmer and student athlete. I began swimming competitively when I was 9 years old, and was a member of the Hershey Country Club Swim Team, and the Hershey High School Swim Team.

I attended Lock Haven University, and have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Science, with a concentration in Community Health. While at Lock Haven University, I played lacrosse.

I live in Waynesboro with my husband, Jason and daughters Delaney, and Reagan. I first became involved with the Waynesboro Waves Swim Team when my oldest daughter, Delaney joined the team in 2013.  Both of my daughters are members of the Waves Swim Team.  

I am the Office Manager for The Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro, and also teach swim lessons at the YMCA. I believe EVERY child needs to learn the life skill of swimming, regardless of whether or not the plan to join the swim team!

I am looking forward to working with the amazing Waynesboro Waves swimmers, coaches, and parents and can’t wait to see the success of this swim season!

 

Neil Parrott

Assistant Coach

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I am so excited to be able to help coach the Waynesboro Waves Swim Team this winter.  Before I was married to my wife, April, I coached for 11 years as a head summer swim team coach and coached year-round swimming for 6 years at SPY Swimming, the team that hosts Winterfest.

More recently, I started coaching again as my three kids, Patience, Charity, and Neilson really started to enjoy swimming.  At the urging of a parent who learned of my past coaching experience, in 2013 I served as the head coach for the Martinsburg Marlins Swim Team where I coached for three summers.  In 2016, April and I started a brand new swim league called the Hagerstown Area Summer Swimming where I served as the head coach of the three teams in the league. 

I love seeing swimmers of all levels improve and reach their top potential.  It’s fun to challenge them and to help make swimming fun at the same time.  I am glad to be able to be a part of the Waves Swim Team this winter as one of the coaches for the Riptides and as a support coach for the other practice groups.  Good luck Waves and work hard to make this a fantastic swim season.

Lori McCullough

Assistant Coach

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Coach McCullough has spent a lifetime near pools.  She swam four years of Division 1 swimming for the United States Naval Academy (where she likes to point out they Beat Army all four years.)  She swam the 500, 1000 Freestyle, and 400 IM. She lettered three years in high school at the Mercersburg Academy as well as her freshman year at St. Andrew's High School in Boca Raton Florida.

In 1986 she was the youngest swimmer to win the USA Swimming Open Water Senior Championships in the 4 miles swim and was runner up in the 1 mile event.

She contributes her love of everything swimming to her varied and extensive exposure to different coaches and swim programs throughout the USA and Canada.  While at summer camp in Ontario, Canada she swam for Buck Dawson at the heavily Matt Mann influenced Camp Ak-O-Mak, a well-known swim camp for open water swimmers and triathletes.  She also trained under Mark Shubert, Larry Lebowitz, and Jack Roach while training at Mission Bay in Boca Raton Fl. Her family moved to Fort Lauderdale where she trained at Pine Crest and the International Swimming Hall of Fame when home from boarding school and college. During the summers at ISHOF she ran a learn to swim program.  

Recent coaching experience:

  • Age Group Swim Coach, Chambersburg Chargers 2010-2013
  • High School Coach, James Buchanan High School 2014-2018
  • Head Coach and Founder Rocket Swimming 2014-2018

She lives in Mercersburg PA with her husband, Harry, and three children, (AB, Max, and Finn) where her family owns a local pizza establishment.

Allison Baginski

Assistant Coach

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I’m Alli Baginski and I coach the Currents! I’m 23 years old and I’ve been swimming since I was nine. I moved here from Pittsburgh in 2003 and joined the swim team in 2004. Butterfly was my best and favorite stroke. I loved swimming butterfly so much that in 2008 when I was only 13, I had to have bilateral shoulder surgery. I didnt let that set me back though. I went to states in the 100 backstroke my junior year of highschool, but because my shoulders were not getting better (even after surgery), I had to retire my cap and goggles before my senior year. Although I had to cut my swimming career short, I still had a burning passion for the sport and when I started coaching, I knew this is where I could take that passion and reflect it onto my swimmers. Even though I’m not in the water anymore, being able to coach the much younger kids is much more rewarding than any first place ribbon or medal. This is where I belong!

Outside of swimming, I am obsessed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and  hockey in general. I love playing hockey, watching hockey, and going to games. I collect Penguins memorabilia, hockey pucks, items from winning the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017, and so on.

I also love to read Edgar Allan Poe. I enjoy his short stories, and I am pretty sure I memorized his famous poem, The Raven.