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2018

Cameron Hayes – Head Swim Coach

Cameron is just finishing his first year at UC Berkley! This lifelong Duck is excited to return in 2018 as our Head Coach! Cameron has been helping coach Norwood since 2015, Co-head coaching last season and is excited to be our Head Coach for this season!

  • Co-Head Coach Swim Team Norwood 2017
  • 10U & 8U Swim Team Assistant Coach Norwood 2016 & 2015 
  • Substitute Swim Team Coach Norwood 2014
  • Water Polo Assistant Coach  2013-2016
  • Bellevue High School Water Polo  2013-2016
    • 2 Time State Champion
    • 1st and 2nd team all-state honors
  • Bellevue High School Swim Team  2013-2016
    • 2015 State Champions
    • 6th in state in 100 Backstroke
  • Rain City Water Polo Member  2010-2017
  • Bellevue Club Swim Team Member  2008-2013
  • Life guard at Norwood and Overlake 2014-2017
  • Norwood Swim Team Age 6-2017
    • Currently Holds 6 records at Norwood

To schedule a Private or Semi-private lesson: camhayes@live.com

Spencer Weiskopf – Assistant Coach 

Spencer is currently a Sophomore at Gonzaga University.  Spencer is very excited to return to the Norwood swim team as part of the coaching staff this summer!  Spencer has been a Duck since 2010, starting when he was 9 years old! His favorite strokes are freestyle and butterfly. Spencer has been involved with the following swim team and leadership roles:

Assistant Swim Team Coach 2017

  • Assistant Swim Coach Norwood 2016
  • 10U & 8U Assistant Swim Coach Norwood 2016
  • Samena Swim Team 2006-2010
  • Bellevue Club Swim Team 2008-2012
  • Norwood Swim Team 2010-2016
    •  Swim Captain 2014-2016
    • Record Holder & 1st Place at A Champs for 12U 200 Free Relay
  • Lifeguard at Norwood 2014-Present
  • Assistant Manager at Norwood Swim Club in 2016-2017
  • Junior Counselor at Mt. Adams Leadership Camp 2016
  • Bellevue High School Senior Class Communications Officer 2015-2016
  • Bellevue High School JSA Secretary  2016-2016
  • Comprehensive Leadership Program @ Gonzaga University  2016-Present
  • Orientation Event Leader @ Gonzaga University  Winter 2017-Present
  • Junior Counselor @ Mt. Adams Leadership Camp  2016-Present
To schedule a Private or Semi-private lesson: spencerooni27@gmail.com 

Ben Smith – Assistant Coach

Ben is in his first year at the University of Washington and will be joining us in early June! Ben is looking forward to returning to the Norwood coaching staff this year! Ben has been swimming almost since he could walk, spending six years at Triangle Swim Club and then graduation to four years of high school Water Polo and Swim teams!  Ben was a captain of Bellevue High Swim and Dive teams his senior year. Ben's favorite event is the fifty-yard freestyle sprint and all the relays! He is looking forward to an awesome summer at Norwood! 

  • Assistant Swim Team Coach Norwood 2017 

  • Triangle Swim Team 2006-2012

  • Boy Scout 2010-2017

    • Awarded as Eagle Scout May 3rd 2013!

  • Bellevue High School Water Polo 2013-2017

  • Bellevue High School Swim and Dive Team 2013-2017

    • ​Captain 2016-2017

  • Life Guard Overlake Golf and Country Club 2015-2017

  • Private Swim Instructor @ Overlake Country Club 2016-2017

To schedule a Private or Semi-private lesson:  bigbensmithe@gmail.com

NEW THIS YEAR! Norwood Apprentice Coaches:

Norwood Swim Team is intensifying our coaching instruction for the first portion of the Swim Team Season, starting with the 1st practice, May 14th, until the Duck Classic, Jun 10th.  In addition to our Team Coaches we plan to staff one or two Apprentice Coaches during the younger age-group practices to provide additional instruction, specifically for stroke technique. Apprentice Coaches have a strong swimming background and extensive swimming experience. This position is available to Current Norwood Swim Team Members who are Currently Lifeguard Certified and have High School and/or several years of Club Swim Team Experience! We are thrilled to have Marin Hadley and Dane Skalski as this season's Apprentice Coaches!  We look forward to possibly adding one or more additional Apprentice Coach(s) should this interest another experienced team member!