COACHING STAFF

Sam Hoekstra Aquatic Director/Head Coach

Sam is a former Division I NCAA All-American and Olympic trial qualifying swimmer at the University of Louisville.  He was most recently the head swim coach of the West Ottawa Swim Club and assistant coach of the boys and girls varsity swim teams at West Ottawa.  He was the head coach of the girl's water polo team at West Ottawa and is a clinician on the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour.  

Sam has a passion for teaching swimmers of all ages and abilities and believes that swimming is a great tool to help kids develop the character and skills they need to be successful in all areas of life.

GO Bulldogs!

 
Lauren Hoekstra Assistant Coach

Laurie swam competitively for nine years & started coaching with TCAC/WMS in 2005. She has been a USA and ASCA certified coach for twelve years and has been coaching at Byron Center since 2013, after spending two years coaching with Cardinal Aquatics in Louisville, Kentucky. 

 

Ashtyn Grevenstuk Assistant Coach

Ashtyn swam competitivey for ten years at Byron Center and started coaching age group in 2014 prior to USA. She has also been a lifeguard at Byron Center and tought swim lessons. Now she is an assistant coach and swim lessons coordinator and has worked for Byron Center Aquatics for 8 years now. 

Dan Torralva Assistant Coach

Hello! My name's Dan Torralva and 2020's my first year coaching in the BC community. I started coaching swim lessons as well as a recreational swim team in 2013 and absolutely fell in love with it! By 2017 I was a USA certified coach. Well before that, I started swimming competitively at 7 years old and swam through high school. I consider myself lucky to be a part of this team and coach a sport I've enjoyed so much. I believe in kids swimming smart, working hard, and having fun! 

This past summer in 2020 I married my best friend Tricia, and together we have two (not so little anymore) swimmers, Saydee and Ellie. We've got two more future BC swimmers on the way. We look forward to many fun-filled seasons to come!