Meet The Coaches


Randy Trowbridge - Head Coach, Senior Coach

I am an Olympia native and currently reside where I grew up, less than three miles from TESC and the 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 35 years.

I have coached national record holders, world ranked swimmers, a future 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 leads to qualities of leadership, poise, perseverance and self-actualization in the mature individual, and that ultimately these individuals will make up the core health of our future communities.



***-Groups: Blue and Conditioning



Ryan Retana - Red Group Coach, Masters Coach

I wanted to introduce myself a little bit! My name is Ryan Retana. I started swimming on a competitive swim team at the age of six, and continued on until I was about eighteen years old. After high school I went to culinary school, and decided to become a professional fine dining chef. I spent ten years in the culinary industry. Swimming helped me become very successful in the culinary industry. Swimming competitively taught me many important skills such as: work ethic, leadership, attention to detail, team work, and never give up on your goals! I still swim to this day, and practice other sports as well. I started coaching and swim instruction at the age of fifteen, and have always been connected. I have seven years of swim instruction experience!  

Contact:  360-214-0718  OR

Abby Sullivan - Green 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:  OR (360) 480-8436