Coaches & Directors

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The Myrtle Beach Riptides coaching staff is among the finest in South Carolina.  All of the Riptides’ staff are credentialed members of USA-Swimming and have been certified with the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA).  The Riptides’ staff endeavors to apply the latest in training techniques at all levels of swimming.  

The Myrtle Beach Riptides’ Booster Club consists of elected, volunteer parent-members.  The primary function of the Riptides’ Booster Club is to organize team functions and activities for the direct benefit of the swimmers.  Activities such as meet hosting, fund raising and team socials are conducted by the Booster Club.

The Myrtle Beach Riptides is managed by Team Riptide Aquatics (TRA) handles all billing and is responsible for the daily business operations of the Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team.

Coaching Staff

Mary C Churchill

Head Coach/ASCA Level 2


Diane Cayce

Assistant Coach


Diane Cayce comes to the Riptides with 39 years of coaching experience after retiring from team Nova of Virginia. Diane has achieved her Asca Level 5 status and a Life Member of USA swimming.  Coach Diane has developed four age group swimmers who have gone on to make the US Olympic Team, including Katie Hoff, from the age of 10 to13.  Diane has coached age group national record holders, numerous top 16 ranked USA swimmers and was senior assistant coach to Olympic swimmer, David Walters.  Diane's strengths include perfecting technique, swimmer motivation, and strong organizational skills.  

Diane enjoys playing golf in her spare time.