Coaches & Directors
Coaching Staff

Shandra Richardson

Coach Shandra Richardson


Coach Shandra founded Riptide Swim Team in 2002. She's been coaching swimming since the age of 14 (as a volunteer coach for her neighborhood summer swim team), swam at the College of William and Mary, and has been a USA/PVS swim coach since 2002. In addition to running Riptide, she is the proud mom of 4 amazing kiddos. She also has her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from W&M, and her masters degree in Special Education (GMU). Her purpose for starting Riptide was to create a swim team that focuses on growing a love for the sport while helping swimmers improve their strokes and techique. 

Christine Yowell

Coach Christine Yowell


Doug Sallade

Coach Doug Sallade