2018 Maryville-Alcoa Flying Dolphin Coaches
Coach Abbie - Abbie Hinsley has been swimming since she was five years old. She swam year-round with ACAC for four years before finishing her last year of club swimming with Prime Aquatics in Maryville. She also swam for Berean Christian School throughout middle school and high school. She is currently attending Lindenwood University-Belleville in Illinois, majoring in Criminal Justice. She is also involved in their collegiate swim program. She worked for three consecutive years as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Tate’s Day Camp and look forward to applying what she has taken away from her experience there. She is thrilled to further her involvement with swimming, make some lasting memories and be a part of several amazing accomplishments as she takes on the 2018 season with the Flying Dolphins!
Coach Caitlin - Caitlin Freeny was a Dolphin swimmer for ten years. She swims at Lindsey Wilson College where she is majoring in English and psychology. Caitlin swam year-round for eight years with Tennessee Aquatics. She also swam for Berean Christian High School throughout middle and high school. Caitlin has volunteered to help younger swimmers for many years and has also taught swim lessons for many years. Caitlin loved swimming for the Dolphins and is so excited about coaching this season. She wants to help other swimmers reach their goals. This will be her 6th season coaching with MAFD.
Coach Maggie - Maggie Sumner is a Carson-Newman University student. Her degree will be in Biology and she graduates May 2018. Maggie has swam since she was 6 years old. She started her career at Robindale Woods. She fell in love with the sport at her first meet. Maggie has also swam at Gulfwood, Karns High School, and ACAC. Maggie was the head coach at Karns High School and an assistant at the West Side YMCA. Maggie has worked at the YMCA for five years. She gives swim lessons and loves spreading her love for swimming. Maggie loves teaching and coaching. She understands the hard times and loves loving on her swimmers.