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We are here to support our swimmers and families. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. It is best to arrange a time to talk outside of practice, as practice times are to focus on swimmers while they are in the pool. Any administrative concerns should be addressed with the Head Coach.

Coaching Staff

Ian R Carpenter

Head Coach

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Ian is the Head coach of Gold’s Aquatics club.  He started his competitive swimming career at the age of 9 with West Coast Aquatics in Mill Creek Washington.  He swam for West Coast Aquatics for six years before he transferred to Gold’s Aquatic Club and swam there for the remainder of his time in club swimming. 

He swam for Lynnwood High School (11’-15’) where he Lettered and placed all four years. After graduating Ian attended South Western Oregon Community College where he swam only for his freshman year.  He qualified for their national meet in the 400 IM before needing to withdraw from swimming due to a injury prior to college that interfered with competitive swim.  Once returning to Washington in early 2016, Ian attended Lake Washington Tech while simultaneously coaching for Golds where he helped with all groups from senior swimmers preparing for college to age groupers just starting their swimming journey.  

Ian started teaching swimming in Mill Creek (11’-13’) where he helped work on a lessons program before starting to work more with pre-competitive swim team and summer swim teams. Ian is excited to share his experiences and adoration for swimming with every athlete and family at Gold’s Aquatics!

Glen Hance

Assistant Coach

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Coach Glen grew up swimming as a family tradition and has always loved the water. Glen swam competitively as a youth but competed in Track and Field in College. After College he started teaching and coaching and still coaches 15 years later. He has coached 4 summer leagues, 2 YMCA teams, and 2 USA swimming teams over the years. He started competing in USA Masters Swimming, Water Polo, and running Ironmans. Coach Glen still participate in Masters Open Water Swimming competitions and compete in local Triathlons. He is excited to bring his lifelong experience of swimming to the pool.