TYDE COACHES & STAFF


Our coaches are the foundation of our program and are here to support our swimmers and our families. Nothing has a greater influence on the experience and progressions of our swimmers than the excellence of our coaches.  These individuals are certified through the American Swim Coaches Association, USA Swimming, and the YMCA and are professionals within the sport.  

If you have questions regarding training, meets and/or team events, please contact your Lead Site Coach by clicking a coach's Email link below and schedule a time before or after practice to talk. For the purpose of allowing our coaches to 'coach,' we ask that parents do not approach the coaches during practices, meets, or anytime they are engaged with swimmers.  

For all questions relating to the 'dry side' of the team, such as fees and policies, please visit our TYDE Contact Us page.

Coaching Team
Bob Jennings Senior Director of Competitive Swimming

Coach Bob grew up in Michigan and competed collegiately at Eastern Michigan University earning six individual Mid-American Conference breaststroke championships, and was elected to EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.  Bob earned an MBA from Wake Forest University in 2002, and after more than 20 years in the corporate world as a market research and marketing professional, purchased Swim Gear of NC in 2012. 

Bob’s passion and commitment to swimming, and his desire to give back to the community, has allowed him to take on numerous coaching roles over the past 30 years.  In addition to TYDE, he served as head swim coach at Forsyth Country Day School and Brookberry Farm and founded Swim Gear Seasonal, a non-competitive developmental training program that he developed to get swimmers ready for the High School and summer league seasons.  Swim Gear Seasonal became part of TYDE in the spring of 2018.  Bob and his wife Bridget reside in Pfafftown and have four children, Eric, Kelley, Molly and Abby.

Becky Wilkinson Coach
Beth Boul Coach
Caroline Campbell Coach
Chadwick Zuleger Coach

Coach Chad started his swimming career at a young age, swimming locally for TYDE when it was the Winston-Salem YMCA (WSY) team.  TYDE’s very own Coach Robin was his first coach when he started.  Chad attended West Forsyth High School where he was All Conference, MVP, team record holder and State Champion in 100 Breastroke.  He competed collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he was team record holder in the 100/200 Breastroke events, and was voted men’s team captain for both his junior and senior years.  He has spent many seasons coaching local summer league teams including Shallowford Lakes, Waterford, and Bermuda Run.  Chad began coaching for TYDE in 2018 and has two children that share his passion for swimming.  He enjoys giving back to swimming, a community that he has been part of throughout his life.

Charlotte Disher Lead Site Coach William G White

Originally from North Haven, CT, Coach Charlotte was a Police Officer in Winston-Salem for fifteen years prior to starting her coaching career in 2011.  She’s been coaching with TYDE since 2017.  “My coaching philosophy is to help grow each of our young athletes into the best person, teammate, and swimmer of which they are capable.”

Charlotte loves coaching and says one of her most memorable experiences was having one of her young swimmers achieve a long-term goal of breaking 30 seconds in the 50 free!  She feels the 200IM is the best event ever, both to swim and to coach and likes that it's four mini-races in one, with a taste of each stroke, but overall not too long or too short.  Charlotte’s favorite song and movie have the same title: Bohemian Rhapsody.  When not coaching, she loves to spend time reading, traveling, and visiting family and friends.  And, if you didn’t already know it, she happens to love Hello Kitty.

Ella Smith Jr. Coach
Eric Sykes Jr. Coach
Felixa Boutwell Lead Site Coach Kernersville

Coach Felixa, originally from DC, has been coaching since 2006 and joined TYDE in 2012.  Her mission is to help kids gain confidence in themselves and their abilities in and out of the water. 

Felixa is a graduate of UNC-G and spent 15 years in corporate communications and public relations with the Winston-Salem-based division of Sara Lee Corporation working with the Hanes Outlet Stores, Coach, Fuller Brush, and Wolferman's.   Her swim career began with swim lessons at the DC Y followed by summer swim at Congressional Country Club.  She returned to summer league when her children were young, eventually becoming the Head Coach at Sedge Garden Swim and Racquet Club.  She partnered with the Kernersville Y to develop the Kernersville RipTYDE summer swim team in 2010. 

Felixa also coaches swim team at East Forsyth High School and has been involved in numerous volunteer activities including: USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming as a stroke and turn official, Special Olympics, PTA, UMC, and the boards of numerous arts and humanities organizations in the Triad including two terms as Chairman of the Board at YMCA Camp Hanes.

Gracie Muncus Coach
Karen Cuda Coach
Kathleen Whitworth Coach

Coach Katie grew up in Colorado swimming for her neighborhood and HS swim teams.  During her college years at UVA she swam intramurals and coached summer league. Katie has been a committed Masters swimmer for over 20 years and has competed in both pool and open water events.  She is also an avid runner and has experience coaching middle school cross country and track.  She has four children who have all been TYDE swim team members.

Coach Katie is motivated to see kids experience growth in skill, fitness, confidence, and friendship.  She places high priority on teaching technique and having fun.  She hopes to help others come to love swimming and stay active in the water their entire lives.

Kelley Cundiff Lead Site Coach Davie

Coach Kelley has been coaching for TYDE since 2017.  She loves the feeling she gets when a swimmer learns something new or conquers a stroke, and beats their own times.  She also loves the rush she gets when her swimmers slam their hands on the wall and win their heat!

Ksy Cates Lead Site Coach Yadkin

Coach Ksy has been coaching for TYDE since 2009.  Originally from East Bend, she now coaches at the Yadkin Family YMCA.  She is very passionate about swimming as a sport, and also has a passion for teaching kids.  She believes coaching is the perfect job to bring her two passions together.  She loves watching swimmers progress in their ability to swimmer better and faster, and knowing she has helped them get there.

Lincoln Mitchell Coach
Lucia Morillo Stokes Aquatic Director/ Lead Site Coach

Coach Lucia found her love for the water when she was 11 as a volunteer assistant swim lesson teacher.  Throughout high school and college, she helped people of all ages learn to swim by teaching swim lessons at the YMCA.

After graduating from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Health services management, she returned home to continue teaching swim lessons and to assist with running the swim lesson program and helped coach TYDE at the Jerry Long Y.   In 2018, she joined the Kernersville Y as Associate Aquatics Director and was promoted to Aquatics Director of the Stokes Family YMCA in 2021.

Coach Lucia has always had a love for teaching children new skills and helping them achieve their goals.  After so many years of doing this through swim lessons she took the next step and became a swim lesson coordinator and swim team coach so she could have a bigger reach to the lives she could impact.

Marcus Gumbs Coach

Originally from Long Island, NY, Marcus began his swimming career in 2004 when he was 10 years old and fell in love with the sport.  Swimming competitively for Old Town and Grandview Swim clubs in summer league and for North Forsyth High School.  He was featured in the Winston-Salem journal his senior year as an honorary athlete.  In 2016 he joined the YMCA family as a lifeguard and head guard.  Currently he is enrolled at Forsyth Tech Community College majoring in Graphic Design and Imaging Technology to fulfill his dream of working in the advertisement business as a graphic designer for local companies. 

Matthew Graham Coach
Mike Huddleston Masters Coach

Mike is a Winston-Salem Native who now lives in the Midway community of Davidson County with his wife Annette.  Mike graduated from UNC Charlotte with an Engineering Degree and from Wake Forest University with an MBA. Mike is a passionate Triathlete competing for since he first got started in the sport in 2007.   Mike entered in the sport from a cycling background, and soon learned that swimming more efficiently helped improve the overall effort so began swimming with a Master’s team shortly after entering the sport of triathlon.  Mike also trains triathletes looking to complete longer distance events through his TriHarder Training program, which was started in winter of 2016.

Mitsuko Sugimoto Statesville Aquatics Dir/Lead Site Coach
Molly Everhart Jr. Coach
Oz Prim Coach

Coach Oz has 40-plus years of coaching experience and doesn’t know of anything that he dislikes about it.  He says, “I find it very fulfilling to work with kids.  I consider myself blessed to be able to coach these swimmers.”

Oz Prim is a professor in the History department at Surry Community College.  He and his wife, Valerie, have two daughters, Joy and Julianna. Both attended Yadkinville Elementary School, just like their dad.  Joy graduated from Forbush High and attended Pfeiffer University.  Julianna chose Starmount High and then attended NC State.  Both daughters were NCAA scholarship swimmers in college.  They are an active family with a long history in swimming and involvement in the YMCA. 

Rachel Greene Lead Site Coach Lexington

Coach Rachel grew up in Lexington, NC, where she swam and coached for the Arcadia Ducks.  She started coaching for TYDE in 2017 at the J. Smith Young YMCA in Lexington. She loves being able to interact with each swimmer, and learn not just about what they want out of swimming, but what is going on in their life as a whole. She likes being able to help kids learn the correct technique and push them to succeed in the sport.  Her favorite moments are when kinds go outside of their comfort zone, try new things, and make themselves better swimmers.  Her favorite place is Disney World, and Winnie the Pooh characters are her absolute favorite.

Richard Huffman Lead Site Coach Jerry Long

For four years, 2015-19, Richard was on the TYDE coaching staff as the Lead Site Coach at Wilkesboro.  He was instrumental in growing TYDE membership in our western region and was involved in many aspects of TYDE including team planning, meets, and events.  

“I love working with kids to achieve their goals. Watching them grow and progress is one of the best things to be part of. I love passing my passion for the sport of swimming on to all those associated with our team.”

Coach Richard began his swimming career in high school and continued while attending Western Carolina University where he co-founded and swam for the club swim team. After graduating, Richard worked as the Aquatics Director for the Hickory Foundation YMCA in Hickory, NC and as the Assistant Waterfront Director at Camp Turk in Woodgate, NY from 2010-2014.  He has worked with several high school and club swim teams in the Hickory area including the Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA in Conover, where he swam with the Hickory YSST Masters Swim Team.  Previously, he was also the Head Swim Coach for West Wilkes and Wilkes Central High Schools.

Ron Raub Masters Coach
Susy Kim Coach

Coach Susy is originally from Springfield, MA, and joined the TYDE coaching team in 2017.  Her most memorable experience as a coach is, "when a child understands what you tell them to do and it clicks, that 'aha moment.' It is exteremly satisfying when that happens." Coach Susy finds coaching fun and rewarding, and sometimes you might see her doing headstands during practice!

Leadership Team
Bob Jennings Senior Director of Competitive Swimming
Richard Huffman Associate Head Coach
Charlotte Disher Age Group Developmental Coach
Felixa Boutwell Coord: Mktg/Comm/Safe Sport/Move Ups
Lisa Greene Associate Engagement Director
Melissa Kohrt Admin Support
Alycia Hennis Admin Support