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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 administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.  If you are interested in joining our coaching staff, click on the Employment button and complete an aplication.

Coaching Staff

Jessica Miller Livsey

Head Coach & CEO

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Carol Ann Withus

Gold Group Coach

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Coach Carol Withus is a Division I college Head Coach and is in her 24th season at the helm of the Old Dominion Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving programs. She continues to establish herself as>


Coach Carol earned C-USA Men's Coach of the Year honor in 2015 and has earned CAA Coach of the Year honor four times, including garnering the award in 2006 season>
Withus has also coached the most prolific swimmer in CAA history, Mary Kay Bolduc, who became the first athlete (male or female) to win four CAA Swimmer of the Year honors (1995-99). Former Monarch Kara Fichtorn won the same title during her tenure (1999-03) with the team, giving Old Dominion and Withus the honor of having the CAA's best female swimmer in five of the last nine years. More recently, Withus coached the 2009 CAA Men's Swimmer and Rookie of the Year and 2008 Icelandic Olympian in Arni Arnason. Arnason was chosen as the 2011 CAA Men's Swimmer of the Year and the 2011 CAA Championship's Most Outstanding Swimmer. In 2012, Arnason swam the 50-meter freestyle for Iceland in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Withus has also coached another two-time Olympian in current ODU swimmer, Sidni Hoxha. Hoxha swam the 50 freestyle for his native country, Albania, in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In 2010, Hoxha was named the CAA Rookie of the Year.>
Before beginning her Old Dominion career, Withus was the head women's coach at New York University, where she compiled a 55-12 record. She coached eight NCAA All-Americans, was named Coach of the Year by the Metropolitan Conference in 1992 and took second in the Metropolitan Conference Championships with a 10-1 record during her final year at NYU.

A native of White Plains, NY, Withus graduated from Adelphi University in 1985 with a degree in physical education. She received her master's degree in physical education from Ohio University in 1986. 

On a USA Swimming level, Coach Carol coached 11 years at the long Island Aquatic Club and smaller local clubs along the way.

We are truly pleased to have Coach Carol Withus and two daughters, Caroline and Catherine, as members of the Tidewater Aquatic Club family!

David K Livsey

Bronze & Silver Coach

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Michael R Hipps

Bronze Plus, Bronze, & Silver Coach

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Coach Mike joined TAC in 2010 and brings years of competitive swimming experience and great enthusiasm for the sport to Tidewater Aquatic Club.  A life-long swimmer, Mike swam collegiately at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, Mike set 3 varsity records, was ranked in Dartmouth’s all-time top 10 in 6 events, was twice named the team’s most inspirational swimmer, and served as team captain his senior year.  Mike also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, and currently practices law in Virginia Beach.  Since graduating college, Mike has continued to stay in the pool, and first joined the Tiidewater Aquatic Club family as a member of our Masters Swim Team.

Coach Mike has over 10 years of coaching experience, and has coached summer league and year around teams in North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Previously Mike was an assistant coach with the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins, where he was named the team’s coach of the year in 2009.  Mike believes in helping swimmers of all abilities achieve their goals through positive encouragement, proper stroke technique, and hard work.  Coach Mike is Site Coordinator at the Virginia Wesleyan practice location, coaches the Bronze Plus and Bronze swimmers at this location, and assists with the Gold group morning practices.

Jason Haigh

Bronze Plus, Bronze, & Silver Coach

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Coach Jason is excited to be returning to the Tidewater Aquatic family!  Previously a member of the developmental staff at the ODU location, Coach Jason will be taking on responsibilities with the Bronze Plus and Bronze groups at the Virginia Wesleyan location with his return.  Coach Jason grew up swimming for the Williamsburg Aquatic Club, as well as competing in high school and summer league in Williamsburg. As a member of the Old Dominion Swim and Dive team Jason was a team captain his junior and senior year and ranks in the top 10 all time in the breaststroke events. He now lives in Virginia Beach where he works full time as a Mechanical Engineer. 

James Andrew Cook

Bronze & Silver Coach

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Ashley Miller

Bronze Plus, Bronze, & Silver Coach

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Heather Lundstrom

Bronze & Silver Coach

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Coach Heather recently joined the Virginia Wesleyan University Swimming coaching staff as the Assistant Coach, moving here from St. Louis, and is excited to also be joining the Tidewater Aquatic Club family!  Coach Heather had a very accomplished swimming career as a member of Parkway Swim Club and the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers; qualifying for both the 2012 (100 and 200 Butterfly) and 2016 United States Olympic Trials (200 Butterfly) and receiving recognition for multiple SEC Freshman of the Week honors, College Swimming Conference Swimmer of the Week, SEC Academic Honor Roll, University of Tennessee Rookie of the Year nomination, and as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American during her athletic career.  Graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management, Coach Heather also served as an intern within the UT Athletic Strength & Conditioning Staff.  Coach Heather’s primary coaching responsibilities will be with the Bronze and Silver Groups at the ODU location (or as needed at VWU or GY), including assisting with the planning and implementing of the dryland program for all groups.

Nathan Hunter Kimbel

Bronze Plus & Bronze Coach

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Mary Chandler Scott Shirer

Bronze Plus, Bronze, & Silver Coach

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Johanna Milchuck

Bronze Plus & Bronze Coach

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Coach Johanna joins TAC with over 20 years in competitive swimming as a swimmer, coach and official, leading swim clinics, and providing swim lessons.  She loves the sport of swimming and believes the foundation of teaching the proper technique is important at all levels of swimming.  A former TAC swim coach for four years, she has been spending her summers coaching for the Chesapeake Serpents as the head and assistant coach, and piloted the Super Serpent program geared for swimmers aged 3-7.  The program introduces swimming positively to swimmers who are not swim team ready.  She enjoys working with all ages and believes hard work and a positive attitude will take any swimmer to their personal bests.

Coach Johanna starts her 15th year at Butts Road Primary School in the special education program.  She enjoys working in the Special Education Department as an assistant with students on the autism spectrum.  She has two sons, Blake and Kyle.  Blake is a former swimmer and swam for TAC and TIDE swim teams; he recently graduated from George Mason University, and now lives and works in Northern Virginia.  Kyle graduated from Hickory High School and is now attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School.  Coach Johanna and her husband, Bruce, reside in Chesapeake.