Head Beginner and Novice Coach
Coach Rachel (Campbell) Hess began swimming competitively at the
age of eleven at Golden Meadows with the Lancaster Aquatic Club. A
few years later she joined the Trident Aquatic Club where she
completed her high school years. Practicing morning and evening six
days a week she ate and breathed swimming. Here she honed her
swimming skills and learned discipline. At that time, Solanco did
not have a swim team. Rachel made a special request to the school
board and created the Solanco High School Swim Team of one, in
order to swim competitively at Districts. Every summer she swam for
the Conestoga Swim Team. Here she made lasting friendships and
truly enjoyed the spirit of the team. Her relay team record held
for many years. She then went on to swim for Millersville
University. Rachel just finished her 6th year coaching the
Conestoga Swim Team.
Rachel is married to Dan Hess and they have four children who among
other activities enjoy swimming. She previously taught swim lessons
at the YMCA and Swim America. Rachel desires to share her love
of swimming and passion for the sport with the next generation of
Head Gold and Black Coach
Eric swam at Bloomsburg University from 2013-2017. While at BU he
was a 5 time Relay PSAC Champion, 9 Time All-American, and
currently holds 4 Conference records. In the summers between
academic years, Eric coached for the Greater Scranton YMCA (GSY)
where he also swam for his senior year of HS. Upon graduation from
BU, Eric was selected to be the head coach for all age groups at
GSY and remained in that position until hired as the swimming
graduate assistant at Misericordia University.
While at Misericordia Eric was responsible for many aspects of
training, working primarily with the sprint and mid-distance
groups. Off the pool deck he was responsible for creating and
implementing the strength and conditioning program which helped
produce MAC Champions and school record holders. Also, in between
years at MU, Eric helped work the University of Buffalo Swim Camp.
Upon graduation from Misericordia Eric accepted the head
coaching job here at Millersville U. During his time here at MU,
the team has broken 1 school record, added 10 new performances to
the school’s all-time Top 10 list, and most recently tied the
programs best finish at the PSAC Championships.
With MSC, Eric's goal is to push each athlete to become the
best overall swimmer they can be. He hopes to expand their skills
and training style all while enjoying the sport we all have grown
Maddi has been swimming for 12 years. She began swimming at he
York YMCA when she was 8 years old. and continued there for the
next 7 years. When Maddi got to high school, she began swimming for
the West York swim team until graduation. There she holds two relay
records. Maddi is currently a sophomore in college and swims for
the Millersville Swim Team.
I am a current student at Millersville University. I am majoring
psychology and minoring chemistry. In addition, I am also part of
the Millersville Swim Team. When I'm not around the pool you can
find me hanging with my cat!
I'm really looking forward to this season as well as an
opportunity to coach for the program!