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We are here to support needs of our swimmers and their families. If you have questions related to training, meets, events, goal setting or other swimming-related needs, please contact one of the coaches.
For questions related to administration, such as facilities, member dues, safety or policy issues, contact a SMRT Board Member or the City of Charleston Recreation Department.

Coaching Staff

Michael R Stewart

Head Coach

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Rob Olson

Lead Coach @ WLS & MLK Masters

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Josh Stroble

Age Group Coach - Blue/Silver MLK

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Nick Olson

Age-Group Coach

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Shelbi Gladwell

Age-Group Coach

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Fiona Elizabeth Duffy

Age-Group Coach

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JD Rousseau

Age Group and Masters Coach

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Education: Florida Atlantic University, M.S. Exercise Physiology (2018)

Group(s): Marlins, Silver, and Masters

From Columbus, Georgia, JD brings over 10 years of swimming experience to the table. He started his collegiate swimming career at Darton State College and later transferred to Nova Southeastern University to finish it off. After graduating from NSU with a Bachelors in Exercise Science, he then went on to continue his education at Florida Atlantic University to pursue a Masters in Exercise Physiology.

While JD is new to the coaching scene, he is very eager to put his sport science knowledge to use especially in more practical setting.

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Ransford

President - 2020

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Elizabeth Udy

Vice President - 2021

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Valerie Green

Finance Chair - 2022

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Zachary Hanna

Treasurer - 2020

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Christy Jickling

Secretary - 2021

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Lise Ibsen

Board Member - 2020

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Jennifer Burbage

Board Member - 2020

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Jody Huddleston

Board Member - 2022

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Anne Wyman Cipolla

Board Member - 2021

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Shelbi Gladwell

Merchandise

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Stella Fruit

Charleston Superintendent of Recreation

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Laurie Yarbrough

City of Charleston Recreation Director

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JJ Miller-Ayers

City of Charleston Aquatics Director

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