Head Coach Senior Coach
Rex graduated from the University of Oregon in 1987 with a
degree in Rhetoric and Communication. He was a 4 year
scholarship varsity swimmer for the Universtiy of
Oregon. He has worked in the Property Management
business since 1987.
Rex was the Head Coach for the Hood River Valley swim team
from 1987 to 2000, and the Head Coach for Hood River Valley High
School from 1989 to 2000. Rex moved to the Albany area in
2001 and has been the Head Swim Coach at Crescent Valley High
School since that time.
Rex enjoys classic cars, modern motorcycles, four
wheeling and camping with his family.
Age Group Coach
Sherry received her B.A. from
Pacific University in Physical Education and Health in
1993. In 2000, she received her M.A.T. from George Fox
University. She is an Elementary Health and Physical Education
teacher for the Salem-Keizer School District.
During the summer of 1994, Sherry
began coaching the Novice group for Forest Grove Swim Club. In
1995, she was recruited to be the Novice coach for Hillsboro Swim
Team (HEAT). She coached there for three years before meeting her
husband, Rex. After many years away from coaching, a
master’s degree, and two children later, her passion for
coaching swimming is still strong.
Sherry has over 20 years of Water
Safety Instructor experience and even swam on Albany Aquatics as a
youth – That’s why she knows all those cool
In 2008, Sherry was asked to be
the Novice 1 coach for Albany Aquatics. She says that it has
been a great experience working with the swimmers and seeing them
In her spare time, she enjoys
camping, riding ATV’s, scrap-booking, and spending time with
Age Group Coach
A competitive swimmer since
the age of 11, specializing both in freestyle and butterfly
events. She received a swimming scholarship to
Washington State University, graduating in 1995 with a
biology degree. She then went to Eastern
Washington University to receive a Masters in Physical
Therapy in 1998. Currently, she works at Lebanon Hospital as
an orthopedic Physical Therapist for the past 11 years.
she and her husband Mike moved to Albany. They have two girls,
who are both swimmers on the team. Her goal as a coach is
to help swimmers develop correct techniques in their swimming
style, while limiting the potential for overuse