Coaching Staff

Head Coach Ross Hawks

Ross started swimming in high school at Morse High in Bath, Maine from 2003-2006. After his freshman year he also joined the club team at the Bath Area YMCA which is Long Reach Swim Club (LRSC). His senior year of high school they won the Maine State Championship, and he finished 9th in the 100 back and 15th in the 200 free, as well as swimming in the 200 free relay which finished 8th.

Ross started coaching for LRSC in 2007, and continued to swim for them, and coached at the YMCA short course national championships in 2010. 

Ross moved down to Virginia in 2013, and has coached with SNOW since then. This is his third year with SNOW, where he works with kids from 6 years old up to 13 year olds. Ross loves the northern Virginia area and is looking forward to this summer!


Assistant Coach - Emily Aliss

Emily is currently a rising Senior at Virginia Tech studying Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and plans to become a nurse practitioner. She began swimming for Greenway when she was 6 years old and has also coached and taught swimming lessons in previous years! This season she'll be coaching the Minis.


​Assistant Coach - Emma Mitchum

Emma just finished her freshman year at James Madison University. She has been swimming competitively for 10 years with both Snow Swimming and Greenway Gators and is looking forward to an awesome season!

Assistant Coach - Alex Hamilton

​Alex is a rising junior at Loudoun County High School where he is a member of the swim team.  He has been a Greenway Gator since he was 7.

Junior Coach - Abby Ramberg

This will be Abby's 10th season with the Gators and her first as a junior coach.  Abby is a rising sophomore at LCHS where she is also a member of the swim team.

Junior Coach - Annabelle Smith

Annabelle will be one of the junior coaches this year for the Greenway Gators! She's been on the swim team since she was about 8 and really loves swimming. She's looking forward to this season!

Junior Coach - Caroline Layne 

Caroline is 15. This is her first year on the Greenway Gators but her 11th year swimming on a team. She swims with the Blue wave swim team and Ashburn and used to swim for Stone Ridge sharks. This is her 2nd year Jr. coaching and has a job as a swim instructor at swim kids! Caroline is looking forward to work with everyone this summer!