Coaching Staff

Coach Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson is the CEO and head coach of Badfish Aquatics. He has been a fixture in the Charlotte swim scene since 1990, when he began his coaching career. After swimming at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he began coaching at the YMCA, Garinger High School, Charlotte Country Club, and various USA swimming clubs located in Charlotte. These experiences taught Coach Bob a lot in those 17 years and provided him the direction and drive for what he wanted in a year round swim club.
In 2007, Badfish was born.

Bob is currently the head coach at Charlotte Country Day school where he has been since 1999; he has been named the Charlotte Observer High School coach of the year, coached National qualifiers, Individual Sectional and State Champions, and top 16 ranked swimmers. While Coach Bob appreciates a fast swim, he is more appreciative of developing well rounded kids who succeed both in the water and out of it.

Coach Bob and his wife, Jamie, a school teacher, have both dedicated their lives in and out of the pool and classroom, to the development of young kids. They know how important it is surround children with love and guidance in order to facilitate their growth. They have made this the trademark of Badfish Aquatics.


Coach Hunter Brawley

Hunter Brawley is an assistant coach at Badfish Aquatics. He began his swimming career at Badfish’s home pool, Rama Swim Club, at the ripe age of 4! Eventually, he made the leap to swim for a USA swimming club team, here in Charlotte. He also swam at Providence High School, where he was All-Conference and All-State, taking home the State Championship, as a team, 3 years in a row.

After attending Limestone College on a swimming scholarship, Hunter has returned home to Charlotte to finish school and do what he loves most: coaching and working on the development of young swimmers into accomplished year round swimmers.



Coaching Staff