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The Russett Sharks are thrilled to announce Lauren Ritter as our 2019 Head Coach. Lauren has been a member of the Russett Sharks since she was 3 years old, first as a swimmer and then as an Assistance Coach. At the age of 7, she began to swim year round and continued until graduating from high school. She is currently a student at University of South Carolina where she is involved in many programs, such as the Club Swim Team and the Aquatics program, where she serves as the Head Guard. Lauren has worked as a lifeguard since she was 16 and, for the last three summers, has served as an assistant manager, running the day to day functioning of a local community pool. Lauren is thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to the Russett Sharks and be head coach of the team where it all started for her. She is also excited to lead Russett into another great season! Please join us in welcoming Lauren into her newest Shark role!

Our Coaches

Matt Merritt

Assistant Coach


Lauren Ritter

Head Coach