Forest Grove Coaching Staff

Summir Case Head Coach

Summir enjoys sharing her love and passion for the sport of swimming by coaching for over 10 years. She started coaching in California during her 5th year at Fresno State as a student coach, then with club swimming at Golden West Swim Club in Huntington Beach, California. She has continued in Oregon with the Chehalem Swim Team in Newberg from 2011-2016 and joined the FGSC coaching staff in 2016. She is an ASCA Level 2 coach and is lifeguard certified.

As an athlete, Summir spent 9 years competitively swimming that included racing at Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals, and Olympic Trials, as well as 4 years collegiately representing Fresno State at the NCAA Division 1 level.

For fun she has competed in 1/2 and full marathons, sprint and olympic triathlons, and marathon swimming events including Riverfest 2010, an 11+ mile swim in the Willamette River starting at Oregon City and finishing at the waterfront park in downtown Portland.

Bethany Vanderzanden Assistant Coach

Bethany has always been a lover of water, spending every waking hour possible in the rivers and lakes around her home town of Forest Grove. She decided to try the High School Swim Team her freshman year and ended up falling in love with competitive swimming (butterfly and backstroke were her favorite strokes), followed by joining the High School Water polo Team as their goalie. She competed and lettered in both sports throughout her years at Forest Grove High School and continued to swim and play Water polo at Western Oregon University.  

 

While taking a weight lifting class in college, Bethany realized she wanted to learn everything about health, fitness, and coaching. She helped coach and train the Western Oregon University Women's and Co-Ed Water polo teams before receiving a Bachelors Degree in Health and Physical Education from Western Oregon University in 2004. After graduating, Bethany proceeded to get certified for Personal Training, Water Aerobics, and Pilates, teaching in multiple local gyms and private sessions. Shortly after, she and her husband decided it was time to start a family and she's been waiting ever since to start up the coaching career she dreamed about since college!