Coaching Staff

If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches or the Team Manager Laurie Morrin. For all questions related to administrative items, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the Board Members or our Team Administrator, Robin Adams.  If you are interested in joining our coaching staff, please submit an application.

Coaching Staff

Meredith David

Head Coach

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Education – BA from The College of William and Mary; Master’s degree from the University of Nottingham

Joined MPSC – August of 2014

From – Gloucester Township, New Jersey

Meredith started swimming at the age of 5 and swam for the Jersey Wahoos Swim Club.  She swam at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA where she broke the school records in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and was part of several record breaking relay teams, as well as a conference champion in the 100 back her freshman year.  During her junior year the William and Mary Women’s team won the conference championship for the first time in the school’s history.  After college, Meredith moved to England for a year to pursue her Master’s degree at the University of Nottingham.  When she moved back to the United States she started coaching for a local YMCA team before taking a full time job at the FISH Swim Team in Fairfax Va.  She spent 3 years at FISH where she had the opportunity to work with an Olympic athlete as well as several national age group record holders before she moved to Charleston and began working with MPSC.

“My favorite part of being an SCSC coach is being able to share my love of a sport that gave me so much with a new generation of athletes.  Helping my swimmers to achieve their goals and seeing that look of accomplishment on their faces is the most rewarding feeling in the world.”

Avery Scott Adams

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Coach Avery comes to the Charleston area from Lexington, KY. Avery served as the Head Coach of Kentucky Aquatics. During his three year tenure, KYA produced 2 National Qualifiers, 3 Junior National Qualifiers, 18 NCSA Qualifiers, 8 Futures Qualifiers, 45 + Sectional Qualifiers including numerous top 8 finalists, 12 Mid State All Star Members, 12 KY Southern Zone Team members including an event winner. Coach Avery also has had one 13-14 boy ranked top 10 in 12 events including several top times in the country, and also posted the fastest 14 year old boy LCM 200 IM in the country. On top of the National accolades, there were over 21 individual state records broken,  2 relay records broken. During his time at the University of Kentucky, Coach Avery served as volunteer assistant for 3 years to both the Men & Women varsity programs.  Before his time in Lexington he spent two years with the Gold Medal Club, the Lakeside Seahawks. While with the Seahawks, Avery served as the Head Age Group Coach, and produced 6 11-12 year old Senior Sectional Qualifiers including numerous nationally ranked age group athletes. Coach Avery has also spent time with Colonel Aquatics, Wildcat Aquatics, Georgetown Super Sharks and served as Head Coach for the Kentucky Zone Team from 2012-2013.

Coach Avery is the Lead Coach for the National Group, in addition to serving as the SCSC Dryland & Training Director. During his time here with SCSC, Coach Avery has had over 30 SR Sectional Qualifiers, Numerous Futures Qualifiers, Junior National & National Qualifiers, in additional to many SC State Champions. 

Coach Avery enjoys keeping fit and carries a well known, GAIN (Gambetta Athletic Improvement Network) certifcation and is excited to be living in a new part of the country!

Dave Horton

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Dave Horton has an extensive coaching career spanning over 30 years in this great sport. His career includes being Head Coach of several teams in South Carolina and Georgia and in charge of managing coaches , establishing programs , recruiting, budget, and meet management. Coach Dave has coached at the Age Group Level , Senior Level , and at the National Level. He was also twice named S.C. Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year. He has won three S.C. State Championships in the first two years of the teams that he has served as Head Coach.  He has served as the S.C. Age Group Chair, Board of Review Chair and on several S.C. Swimming coach committees. He has also been Head Coach of the S.C. Zone Team. He has been Camp Director of several S.C. Swimming Distance Camps, and Racing Camps. He has represented S.C. Swimming as a delegate at the USA Swimming National Convention in San Francisco and has attended many USA Swimming World Clinics all over the U.S. He was also selected as one of the USA National Coaches in 2014 and was invited to the USA Olympic Center along with several Olympic Coaches from the USA and around the world. He has had National Champions, National record holders, National Select Camp Athletes, Numerous Scholastic High School All Americans, National Diversity Camp Athletes, National Open Water Qualifiers, USA Olympic Festival Qualifiers, U.S. Open Qualifiers, USA World Trials Qualifiers, and USA Olympic Trial Qualifiers.

 “ The best thing about being a coach on SCSC is working every day with enthusiastic swimmers who I can inspire, educate , and motivate. My daily goal is to help these athletes to be better individuals in and out of the water.

Courtney M Beauch

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Courtney Martz

Education:  Georgia Southern University, Social Sciences

                       Concordia University Irvine, Masters in Coaching & Athletic Administration

Joined MPSC: August 2014

Courtney is originally from Woodbine, Georgia, where she started her competitive swimming career at age 6 for the Boomers Swim Club.  She swam year round, eventually earning a college swimming scholarship to Georgia Southern University.  She lettered all 4 years, achieving Academic All American Honors her Junior & Senior years.  She held the school record in the 50 & 100 freestyle until 2015.  After college she moved to Charleston for a short while, before moving cross country to Orange County, California.  She was a grad assistant swim coach at Concordia University Irvine.  In 2014 she moved back to Charleston and joined MPSC.

The best thing about being a SCSC is seeing the kids be proud of all of their accomplishments, whether in or out of the pool.  It’s very rewarding to not only see the kids you coach do great things in practice every day, but to see them come in after school and tell you what great things they achieved at school as well.  I love being able to coach kids not only to be a good athlete, but to be a good person as well.

Robert Reid McGowan

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Coach Reid McGowan was born and raised in Greenville, SC whe he started swimming at age 7 for his neighborhood team. At age 12 he made the transition to swimming year round with Team Greenville, competing all the way through high school and achieving multiple Senior Sectional cuts in the Butterfly and Freestyle events. In college he was a member of the intermural swim club at the College of Charleston. 

Reid has been coaching for over a decade, beginning in 2007 with Team Greenville, then joining the staff at the LTP Racing Club after moving to Charleston in 2013. Reid has coached kids of all ages from those learning to swim up to those that competed at Age Group and Senior Sectional meets.  

Coach Reid loves having the opportunity to give back to the sport that has given him so much. He works daily to instill a passion for hard work and the sport of swimming in his athletes. His goal is to help SCSC become a hub for determined young athletes at all levels, striving to better themselves every day. 

James R Wisener

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Coach Rhett comes to the Charleston area from Indian Creek Aquatic Club in Trafalgar, IN. Rhett served as the assistant coach, coaching all age groups. During his five-year tenure, Indian Creek Aquatic Club had their first Olympic Trial swimmer, Levi Brock, and multiple age group state champions.  Coach Rhett served as an assistant for 5 years to Indian Creek high school and middle school teams.  Coach Rhett has been recognized by Indiana Swimming by being selected for assistant coach roles for Team Indiana Memorial Age Group Camps, Mid-States All Star Meet and assistant coach at this summer’s Mega Central Zone meet.  While coaching Rhett worked as a fisheries biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural resourced since graduating from Purdue University with a BS in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 

Laurie S Morrin

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Laurie has been involved in the sport of swimming for the last 20 years in the Charleston area, during most of which she was the Competitive Team Manager for Mount Pleasant Swim Club. On the wet-side, Laurie has taught swim lessons for 19 years, been a lifeguard for 10 years, and coached year-round swim clubs (MPRD and SCSC) for 6 years.

A little bit about Laurie's history in swimming: When a military move took her family to California at age 12, Laurie became a “water rat.” Since then she has been involved with anything water-related: swim team, scuba, water polo, surfing, and water skiing. After moving to South Carolina in 1991, she helped to start a summer league program in her neighborhood, kicking off her career as a swim coach. She married John Morrin in 1986 and both her children were Division 1 swimmers: Danielle and Travis Morrin.

Sara Elizabeth Cavallon

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Sara Cavallon
Education: College of Charleston BS in Business with a concentration in Hospitality and
Tourism.
Sara began her swimming career at the age of 9 with her summer league team in
Beavercreek, Ohio. That following fall she started year round swimming with the Dayton
Raiders.She remained with the Dayton Raiders until the age of 14 when she moved to
the Beavercreek YMCA. Once Sara started high school at Carroll High School she
joined the swim team and continued to swim year round with the Beavercreek YMCA
and continued with her summer league team as well. During her senior year at Carroll
she decided that she would continue her swimming career at the college level. She
choose to attend the College of Charleston as a walk on with the swim team. Her main
events during her time at the College of Charleston were the long distance freestyle
events.
During her swimming career she spent her summers lifeguarding and teaching swim
lessons at different clubs in the Beavercreek/Dayton, Ohio area.
After college Sara went to work in the hotel industry here in Charleston. In 2003 she
decided to start her own company and began an event planning company that
specializes in weddings.
In addition to coaching with SCSC, Sara is currently the coaching at Oceanside
Collegiate Academy with Coach Courtney.
She married Neal Cavallon in 2003. They have 2 children, Mason who is heavily
involved in Civil Air Patrol and AFJROTC at Wando High School. Anna has been on the
SCSC Swim Team for 3 years. At SCSC she is finding her way in the world of
swimming. She also swims for Dunes West Swordfish during the summer months.

 

Sara believes the best part of being a swim coach is seeing the kids finally put it all
together. The smiles on their faces are what helps develop the passion for the sport of
swimming. They are not only developing skills in the pool but life skills that will make
them leaders in school and in the community.

Hana Grace Diaz

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Coach Hana is in her 5th year of coaching competitive swimming. She is the Platinum 3 Lead Coach in SCSC. She came to the program after coaching for 4 years at Swim Torrance, in Torrance, CA. There she coached as the Shark Division Lead, Pre-comp 1/2 Lead, Auxiliary Program Director, Shark 1 Lead, Shark 2 Lead Coach. While coaching at Swim Torrance Coach Hana helped to produce multiple Junior Olympic Qualifiers (similar to Age Group Sectionals). Coach Hana was also coaching at the high school level during her time at Swim Torrance, she coached for three years as the both Head coach(’17&’18) and JV coach (’19) for the Boy's and Girl's Swim team at West Torrance High School(her Alma Mater). During her time at West she lead both men and women to becoming first ever League Champions in the school’s history for the 2018 season. Additionally in 2019, she led the JV boys team to their first ever League  Champions. 
 
Coach Hana found her passion for the water when she entered high school. She attended West Torrance high school and played water polo and competed for the swim team all four years of her high school career. She led as captain of the water polo team her senior year. She attended El Camino college and participated for two years on the water polo and swim teams. She was captain of her water polo team for a season and was the two time captain of her swim team. As swim team captain in her second season she led the women's team to their first conference title in over 13 years. She also qualified as an All American Swimmer for the 4x200 freestyle relay.
 
She is very excited to be a part of the SCSC family and want to help athletes create and achieve goals in their swimming career while opening up life lessons and opportunities both in/outside of swimming!

David Rieder

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David grew up in Charleston and has been swimming since he was 6. In middle and high school, he swam year-round with SMRT and then LTP, specializing in distance freestyle and backstroke. He never stopped swimming and continues to train and compete for Palmetto Masters.

David graduated from Duke University in 2016, and afterwards, he moved to Phoenix as a writer and video host for Swimming World Magazine. He attended and reported on major swimming events including the 2016 Olympic Trials, 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He remains a Swimming World staff writer, reporting on the sport at its highest levels.

David joined SCSC in October 2018 after assisting with summer league and high school teams in Charleston. He helped Porter-Gaud’s girls and boys win SCISA AAA state titles in 2018.

David enjoys working with swimmers of all ages to help improve their technique and speed and reach their goals in the pool. Most importantly, he enjoys sharing his passion for a sport that has taught him so much and provided so many exciting experiences throughout his life.

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