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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 one of the coaches. For all questions related to administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members. Additional contact info can be found here.

Coaching Staff

Michael R Stewart

Head Coach

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ASCA Level: USA Level 4, International Level 5

Coach Stewart brings 36 years of swim coaching experience to SMRT. He has been a Head Coach for 34 of those years, coaching USS, YMCA, NCAA, NJCAA, as well as internationally. Coach Stewart has coached at 4 World Championships, as well as being selected as Head Coach to The 2009 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore), 2011 Jr. World Championships (Lima) and 2 CCCAN Championships for The Bahamas Swimming Federation. His swimmers have achieved the highest levels in swimming, including Olympic Gold and Silver medals. His swimmers have won titles in USS Nationals, USS World trials, USS Jr. Nationals, USS Olympic Festival, YMCA Nationals, and Numerous Ohio and Florida High School State Championships. Coach Stewart’s athletes have been named to many Ohio, and Florida age-group swimmers of the year. As a swimmer Michael swam in Fort Lauderdale under 1976 Olympic Coach Jack Nelson. Then he moved on to become an all-conference swimmer at Marshall University, majoring in Business Management and Finance. He enjoys Golfing and Scuba diving with his wife Laila.

Swimmers Individual Accomplishments:

USA Olympic Team                                      1996/2000

USA World Championship Team                  1997

Pan Pacific/ Pan American Teams

USA Olympic Festival Teams

9 swimmers USA Olympic Trials

44 swimmers USS top 17 including 5 top times

Team Accomplishments:

YMCA L.C. National Champs                         1988/1989

Florida H.S. State Team Champs                  2002/2003

USS Nationals Men’s Team                           5th  1997, 6th  1996

Bahamas National Team Champions         2009/2010

Rob Olson

Lead Coach @ WLS & MLK Masters

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Rob grew up in the Charleston area and swam with the City of Charleston team.  Rob graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Health Fitness.  His coaching experience includes 7 years at Parkshore both assisting the head coach and teaching swim lessons; one summer as the Swim American Program Manager at Quail Arbor in Summerville; and head swim coach at Pine Forest Country Club for 3 years.  In addition, Rob has served as a personal trainer in recent years. 

Rob's experience, coupled with his positive attitude and strong knowledge of teaching children to swim, is invaluable to our team.  Rob works directly with the Blue Group, Silver Group, and Marlins Groups, coaching all groups.

Josh Stroble

Age Group Coach - Blue/Silver MLK

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Josh Stroble was born overseas in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He began swimming at the age of 4 and has competed in AAU sanctioned meets, USA swimming sanctioned meets, high school, and college duel meets.  His first introduction to coaching was teaching swim lessons at the age of 14. Over 2 summers in high school he was an age group assisntant coach at The Senic City Aquatic Club in Chattanooga, TN. After high school he was recruited by The College of Charleston where he competed mainly in middle distance freestyle events. While at COFC he coached the Dunes West Swordfish of the CCAA for 2 seasons. After recieving a degree in Corporate Communcations from The College of Charleston he joined The Coast Guard and had the opportunity to volunteer coach in Key West, FL and Alameda, CA. Coaching children for Josh is a delight and a priviledge. He considers being part of your child's swimming experience a great honor.

Bobby Jenrow

Age-Group Coach

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Nick Olson

Age-Group Coach

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Shelbi Gladwell

Age-Group Coach

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Dan Bethke

Age-Group Coach

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Education: Limestone College, B.A. Elementary Education (2011)

Dan is from Charleston and has over 20 years of competitive swimming experience.  He swam for Limestone College and was a member of the inaugural men’s swimming class in 2006. At the conclusion of his 4th year at Limestone, he stayed an additional year to serve as a Student Assistant Coach. While attending Limestone, he served for 3 seasons as a volunteer lead coach for the Gaffney High School Swim Team.

Dan has coached in the Charleston area for over 5 years. He is the head coach for the Park West Pirates East Cooper Summer League Team. He was head coach for the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science High School Swim Team from 2012 to 2016. He coached for local club swimming programs including; LTP in 2012, MPSC from 2014 to 2016, and SCSC from 2016 to 2017.

Dan is an active member of the American Swim Coaches Association and currently is a Level 2 Nationally Certified Coach.

Meagan Downing

Age-Group Coach

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Board of Directors

Keith Haffner

President - 2018

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Michael Durham

Vice President - 2018

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Jennifer Burbage

Finance Chair - 2019

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Elizabeth Ransford

Treasurer - 2017

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Janet Maragioglio

Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator - 2018

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P. Mark Condon

Fundraising - 2017

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Shelbi Gladwell

Merchandise - 2019

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Ryan Agostinelli

Board Member - 2017

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Marshall Milligan

Board Member - 2016

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Lynn Cloud

Board Member - 2018

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Lise Ibsen

Board Member

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Zachary Hanna

Board Member

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Laurie Yarbrough

City of Charleston Recreation

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Stella Fruit

City of Charleston Recreation

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JJ Miller-Ayers

City of Charleston Aquatics Director

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