Neil Romney, Head Coach, [email protected]; 405-315-7060 (please contact Coach Neil with questions about RACE)

With over 30 years of coaching experience with all ages and abilities from learn-to-swim to Olympic Trials, Coach Romney emphasizes a positive team culture that esteems diligent and deliberate practice while providing athletes the instruction, training, and inspiration to pursue excellence. He also serves as head coach of the Warren County Swim and Dive Team, a role that allows him to integrate the interscholastic and club swimming schedules and training progressions for the benefit of all aquatic athletes in the community. 

An ASCA Level 4 coach, Romney has served as the Pacific Northwest Head Zone Coach and been selected as the Pacific Northwest Association of Masters Swimmers Coach of the Year, Pacific Northwest Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year, Oregon High School Coach of the Year, and Oregon Age Group Coach of the Year.

Romney holds an MA in English Literature and an MS in Exercise Physiology from Central Washington University and has taken doctoral coursework focuses in Exercise Science, Mammalian Physiology, and Molecular Biology. He has also taught coaching-related college courses in kinesiology, physiology, and sports psychology and published articles in American Swimming and Journal of Swimming Research.

 

Lauren Miller, Swim Lesson Coordinator, [email protected] (please contact Lauren for more information on lessons or to schedule a lesson)

Lauren has a long history in aquatics including competing herself as a high school and club swimmer as well as assistant coaching. 

  • Swam for Lakeside Swim Club from age 8-18
  • Swam for North Oldham High School for all 4 years
  • Assistant coach for Wolf Creek Swim Team (summer league) in 2016 and 2017
  • Head coach for Southland Family Club (summer league) in 2018
  • Swim lessons Instructor and Lifeguard at WKU Preston Center 2015-2017
  • Started at Race in January of 2017

 

Mekaela Miller, Swim Lesson Instructor

Mekaela is a life-long swimmer. She swam for Glen Oaks as a child and Lakeside Swim Team for 8 years. Mekaela has been a lifeguard for 3 years, has given private swim lessons, and coached summer league for the Glen Oaks Swim Team.