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Meet The Coaches

RANDY TROWBRIDGE - Head Coach, Senior Group Coach

I am an Olympia native and currently reside where I grew up, less than three miles from the TESC pool.

I learned to swim at the Olympia YMCA and swam with the YMCA swim team. From there I trained and competed through high school and college.  I was a head coach at the Olympia YMCA while still in high school, followed by head coach stints in Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.   In addition, I founded the Evergreen Swim Club in 1983.  All in all, I have been coaching year-round for more than 40 years.

I have coached national record holders, world ranked swimmers, developed an Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder, and was awarded the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Coaching in the USA in 1994.

My passion is to guide athletes to fulfill their dreams in competitive swimming. I believe the practice of competitive swimming instills qualities of leadership, poise, perseverance and self-actualization and that ultimately these individuals will make up the core health of our future communities.

Contact: esccoachrt@gmail.com

 

 

WILLIAM (BILL) R. SMITH - Masters Coach

I am a retired vocational rehabilitation counselor having spent my career working with people injured on the job. I am a GI brat growing up all over the US.  My wife and I moved to Olympia when we found our cabin in the woods by the sea near a swimming pool. 

I am a long-time master swimmer and former sprint triathlete. I am a USMS Certified Swim Coach, and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.  My swim coaching career is new. I am on deck to promote adult fitness and competitive swimming as part of USMS. I’ve had a hip replaced and shoulder surgery; I’ve walked a mile in your flippers. I compete and still get excited when my goggles stay on in the dive start.

My passion for swimming is to make it available and part of health, fitness, and performance programs for all ages.

Contact:  wrsmith321@hotmail.com OR (360) 515-6651