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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact Rick Shelton. For all questions related to administration, such as registration, dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Matt Thomas.

Coaching Staff

Richard Shelton

Head Coach

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Rick grew up in Southern California where he swam competitively for 10 years. As Head Coach his primary responsibilities are with 11 - 18 year old swimmers, and for all meet entries.  He also coaches for a USA Swimming Club Team, Tide Swimming.  He is the Lead Site Coach for Tide's newest location at Taylor Bend YMCA where he coaches swimmers primarily in the 9-16 years old range.  He also assists his other coaches with younger swimmers and with the dryland program.  His swimmers have competed in the northeastern region's Individual Medley Extreme (IMX) games at the University of Maryland and in Virginia Swimming's Age Group Championships at Virginia Tech.  Rick is a Coach Member and certified by USA Swimming, and a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association where he holds a Level 3 certification and he has passed his Level 4 Leadership exam. He is currently completing the requirements for Level 4 certification.