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.
ABBY (SULLIVAN) CARTER - Red Group Coach and Blue Group Coach
I grew up in the Olympia area, and have been swimming o my entire life. I began my swimming career with Evergreen Swim Club when I was eight years old, and instantly fell in love with the sport. I swam throughout high school for Tumwater High School as well as Tacoma Swim Club. While competing for Tumwater I won five state titles, two of which were on relays with some of my best friends.
After high school, I committed to swim for the University of Wyoming. Competing at the collegiate level was an incredible experience. Balancing practice, homework, and travelling throughout the country solidified my work ethic and time management. Each year of my collegiate swimming career I was a Scholar All-American Athlete, Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, and on the Dean’s List. I recently completed my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and am enrolled in Paralegal school. Upon completing my degree, I moved back to Olympia. Olympia has always been my home, and I am exciting to start the next chapter of my life here.
Coaching for Evergreen Swim Club feels like I have come full circle. This club instilled my love for swimming, and I am beyond excited to work with young swimmers as they begin their lifelong passion for swimming. As a coach for Green Group, my goal is to introduce competitive swimming, goal setting, and leadership skills in a fun and productive way.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org OR (360) 480-8436
DELANIE HAWKINS - Green Group Coach
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: email@example.com OR (360) 515-6651