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Coaches & Directors

 

2019 Coaching Staff

 

 

Coach Audrey, Head Coach

 

Summer 2019 will be Coach Audrey's fouth year on the  SVGC Coaching Staff and her fourteenth year as a Stingray, having first joined the team when she was only five-years-old. A 2019 graduate of Carrboro High School and rising Duke University student, Coach Audrey is a member of the Jaguar's State Swim Team. Coach Audrey holds many  SVGC team records and also swims for the North Carolina Aquatic Club. With  NCAC, Coach Audrey has competed at the Sectional Level many times.

 

When Coach Audrey is not swimming, Coach Audrey likes to watch movies and hang out with her friends. Coach Audrey's favorite  SVGC memories are participating in relays when she was a 7-8 and doing team cheers.

 

                                                      Coach Robyn , Head Coach

Hello, my name is Robyn Dryer, and I am so excited to coach this year for the Southern Village Stingrays! Even though I have been a swim coach for many years, this will be my first summer as a part of the Chapel Hill swim league, and I am so excited to get started!

I am originally from the DC/Northern Virginia area and started swimming with my summer league, Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), at age 5. I swam with Nation’s Capital Swim Club all the way through high school where I specialized in freestyle and backstroke. I knew I wanted to swim in college so that was definitely a big part of my college search. My senior year of high school, I fell in love with the Chapel Hill area, and I committed to swim for UNC’s varsity swim team. I swam under Rich DeSelm for the past four years (2015-2019), representing UNC on a variety of levels. I was primarily a distance swimmer at UNC (200, 500, 1000, 1650 free) but also swam backstroke and butterfly throughout my time at Carolina. I am a Phillips 66 Senior National qualifier in the 800 and 1500-meter freestyle and represented UNC in the ACC conference championships. I spent my senior year as a captain for the women’s team and was so grateful for the opportunity to lead such an amazing group of ladies. I finished my official swimming career in February, but I will never truly be out of the water!

I coached for my summer league team from age 15 all the way to last year, and I love working with kids in a variety of ages. In May, I will be graduating from UNC with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Neuroscience and will be attending the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in August to obtain my Doctorate in Pharmacy. When I’m not swimming I love to play other sports such as soccer or volleyball or just hang out with my friends! I am so excited that I can get even more involved in swimming and the Chapel Hill community, and I look forward to meeting you all in a couple weeks!

 

Coach Ethan, Assistant Coach

 

The 2019 Summer Swim Season will be Coach Ethan’s third year on the  SVGC Coaching Staff and his fourth summer swimming with the Stingrays.

 

SVGC’s 13-14 Boys MVP in 2016, Coach Ethan swims during the school year for both The Aquatic Club of Chapel Hill and Carrboro High School, where Coach Ethan is a rising junior. For fun, Coach Ethan enjoys hanging out with friends and traveling. Coach Ethan’s favorite  SVGC memory is trying to get his friends to wear American flag face paint at the 2016 Fourth of July swim meet.

 

Coach Annie, Assistant Coach

 

The 2019 Summer Swim Season will be Coach Annie's third on the  SVGC Coaching Staff, though Coach Annie has been a Stingrays since she was four-years-old. A rising senior at the Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, Coach Annie was a member of the  NCISSA All-Conference Team during her freshman season. Coach Annie is also a member of the North Carolina Aquatic Club, where she has been swimming year round since she was six.  In her free time, Coach Annie likes to read, hike, draw, and swim. Her favorite  SVGC memory is being a member of the winning 11-12 Girls’ Medley Relay at Champs in 2013.

 

Coach Owen, Assistant Coach

 

The 2019 Swim Season will be Coach Owen's second summer on the SVGC Coaching Staff.    I started swimming on the Stingrays at age five and have been on the team since. I swim on ACCH and with Carrboro High School, where I am a rising senior. I have gone to regionals and states in my time at Carrboro. My favorite SVGC memory is winning champs in 2015. I like to watch movies, mountain bike and hang out with my friends in my free time. 

 

Coach Kieran, Assistant Coach

 

The 2019 Swim Season will be Coach Kieran's second summer on the SVGC Coaching Staff and his eighth summer as a Stingray. A rising junior at Carrboro High School, Coach Kieran is a member of the Jaguar's State Swim Team. During the school year, Coach Kieran also swims for the Aquatic Club of Chapel Hill. A Freestyle specialist, Coach Kieran competed this past winter at both Age Group States in Charlotte, NC, as well as Age Group Sectionals, in Atlanta, GA.

 

Coach Kieran's favorite SVGC memory is playing sharks and minnows with his teammates. Aside from swimming, Coach Kieran is also a member of the Carrboro High School Track Team. He's also an avid fan of watching television.

 

Coach Olivia , Assistant Coach

 

Summer 2019 will be Coach Olivia's second season on the SVGC Coaching Staff, and her eleventh summer as a Stingray. A rising junior at Carrboro High School, Coach Olivia is a member of the Jaguar's Swim Team.

 

Coach Olivia's favorite Stingray memory is winning Champs in 2015. Aside from swimming, Coach Olivia enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her yellow lab, Martie. In addition to swimming for the Jaguars, Coach Olivia also plays on the Carrboro High School Field Hockey Team. 

 

Coach Jackson, Assistant Coach

 

The 2019 Swim Season will be Coach Jackson's second summer on the SVGC Coaching Staff, and his eleventh summer as a Stingray. Coach Jackson's favorite SVGC memories include playing all the fun games with his teammates. A rising junior at Carrboro High School, Coach Jackson enjoys watching movies; he also plays lacrosse.

 

                                                      Coach George, Assistant Coach

 

Summer 2019 will be Coach George's first official season on the SVGC Coaching Staff, although he played an important role as a volunteer in 2o18.   Coach George is a rising sophomore at Carrboro High School, and swims for the Aquatic Club of Chapel Hill as well as Carrboro High School.  His favorite strokes are butterfly and backstroke.  

 

                                                                         Coach Max, Assistant Coach

 

Summer 2019 will be Coach Max's first season on the SVGC Coaching Staff, although he is a long-time swimmer.   Max has been a swimmer since the age of 5. He has swam for multiple club and US teams in PA and NC.  He has competed at the Junior Olympics, Regional and State Championship meets. He was rookie of the year his freshman year at CB West HS in PA.  His favorite events are 200 breaststroke and 100 free.  Max currently swims for NCAC and Carrboro HS.  In his free time Max enjoys fishing and Jazz drumming.

 

                                         Coach Philip , Assistant Coach

 

Summer 2019 will be Coach Philip's first year as a swim coach, but he has been swimming at SVGC since he was 5. Philip is a rising Sophomore at Carrboro High School, and enjoys playing sports. His favorite strokes are freestyle and backstroke, and fondest memories on the swim team are the mock meets.