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Nolan Brown

Head Coach

Senior Silver

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Nolan Brown has been representing Redlands Swim Team since the early age of 5.  He started out in RST’s Learn to Swim Program and quickly climbed through the ranks of age group competition. 

Nolan attended Redlands High School where he swam all four years on the varsity team.  While competing for RHS, he achieved 4 years of All-American status, 7 individual CBL titles and 3 CIF titles. 

Right after high school, Nolan attended Arizona State University for 1 year and finished out his college swimming at California Baptist University.  His major switched multiple times throughout his college experience, eventually graduating with a Bachelors in Kinesiology. While swimming for CBU, Nolan achieved 6 individual conference titles and placed 4th in the 200 back at D2 NCAA.

Nolan first started coaching for Redlands Swim Team as a substitute coach in 2015 and quickly fell in love with his role.  After learning the ropes of coaching, he moved into a full-time position as Age Group Gold/Head Age Group Coach.  Now he is currently Redlands Swim Team’s head coach and works with the Senior Silver level group .  Nolan is passionate about providing young athletes the tools to thrive both in and out of the pool.

Austin M Brown

Senior Gold Coach

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Austin Brown is a home grown Redlands swimmer, representing RST since the age of 5. He worked his way through the age group ranks and eventually achieved his goal of competing in the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic Trials.

He attended Redlands High where he swam 4 years of varsity, achieving All-American status each year and winning 2 CIF titles.

Austin majored in Legal Studies while attending UC Berkeley, swam varsity for the Bears each of the 4 years and is ranked top-10 on CAL's all-time list in the 100/200 fly. During that time he was a 3-time NCAA D1 Championship qualifier, 2-time D1 Team National Champion and helped the Bears snap Stanford's 31 year win streak by taking the 2013 PAC 12 Championships.

After graduation, Austin returned to Redlands and began coaching for RST. He is passionate about sharing his love of this sport and is dedicated to continuing RST’s tradition of producing some of the best swimmers not only in California but in the nation. Coach Austin now serves the RUSD community as a teacher at Redlands East Valley High School.

Heather Heacock

Senior Bronze/Masters Coach

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Kyle Dennert

Age Group Gold

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Charlotte Ford

Age Group Silver

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Charlotte began swimming when she was three years old with RST's Learn to Swim Program and then officially joined the team when she was seven in 2010. She stayed with the team for ten years, moving her way through the different groups. She attended Redlands High School where she swam varsity for all four years and was a captain her senior year. She finished in Senior Gold swimming under Coach Austin and began coaching after she graduated from high school.

Charlotte is currently a student at the University of Redlands earning two degrees: A Bachelor's in Music Performance and a Bachelor's in Music Education. She coaches age group silver and is incredibly passionate about the community RST provides young athletes.

 

Tyson Ormonde

Age Group Bronze

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My name is Coach Tyson Ormonde. I have been coaching for over 20 years in Northern California and have a love and personal passion for swimming. I have coached many High Schools and headed up Club summer swim teams for 10+ years. My last team was a USA swim organization called Team Wave from Campbell California where I was the head coach for over 6 years. I had a team of 200/250 where I was the SR coach and head/owner of a team that started with just 60 swimmers.

I have coached Junior Olympic swimmers, Far Western swimmers, Sectional Swimmers, PAC coast all-star swimmers, Zone all-star swimmers, North American Challenge cup swimmers, Junior National swimmers, and more. I have experience in coaching every age group. But with all that being said I really like watching the young kids grow throughout the program and going from the white times up! My swimming as a kid consisted of a team of 400/500 swimmers in the bay area growing up. I came from a swimming family where my mother swam and trained with Mark Spits at the Famous Santa Clara International swim center. I started swimming when I could barely walk. I started my USA team when I was about 6 years old. Throughout my swim career I made a JO level- a FAR W level-a SECTIONAL level and made CCS finals, top 8 all 4 years (CCS up north is like your CIF) I grew up in a swim community where I was trained by Olympian trainers like Pablo Morales and more. I went on to swim college and taking some team, school, and college records along the way.