We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Rockwood Swim Club is pleased to provide its many accomplished coaches for the development of swimmers at every age group and talent level.  Our coaching staff is considered one of the finest in the country, with many, many years of coaching tenure represented across all groups.  

All of RSCA’s coaches excel in leadership, education, and certification.

Many of our coaches have competed and/or coached at the national level - including at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels, and are proactive members of both USA Swimming and the American Swimming Coaches Association.

For further information regarding these organizations, refer to www.usaswimming.org orwww.swimmingcoach.org


SEAN HARRISON, Interim Head Coach and National Prep Group Coach ([email protected])
Sean Harrison is a St. Louis native who began swimming when he was 9 years old.  Sean started out at the pre-competitive South City YMCA swim team and eventually swam for the Kirkwood-Webster YMCA team and Spirit of St. Louis Swimming.  Sean began coaching the Spirit Swim Team while in high school and worked with the 6-9 year old Developmental Group.  While attending Lindbergh High School, Sean played water polo and swam all 4 years.  He qualified for the state championships all 4 years and had Sectional cuts in several events. 

After high school, Sean attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec for 2 years where he earned his Associate degree.  While at Meramec, Sean coached for the Flyers Aquatic Swim Team for 2 years as well as the Sunset Hills swim team during the Summer season.  Sean then transferred to the University of South Florida in Tampa to pursue a degree in History.  While in Tampa, Sean coached for the New Tampa YMCA with former Olympic swimmer Mitzi Kremer.  Sean became the Head Age Group Coach for TNTY and coached multiple Junior Olympic qualifiers.  While attending USF, Sean played and helped coach the water polo club.  In addition, he was the assistant coach of the Freedom High School swim team. 

Sean earned his Bachelor’s degree in History in 2007 and began teaching 6th Grade Geography in Tampa.  Sean now lives in St. Louis with Michelle, his wife who also coached with Rockwood.  Sean and Michelle have two children, Christian and Elliana.

MARY LISTON, National Team Coach ([email protected])

Dan has been working in the St. Louis area for many years. We welcome him as the Gold and Senior Coach this season!

SHAWNA BRONSON, Bronze, Silver & Age group Development South Group Coach/Pre-Competitive Coach ([email protected])

Shawna has been the Bronze Head Coach for several years and served as an assistant for the group for many years prior.  Shawna began coaching 12 years ago in New Mexico at the swim club level and was an Assistant Coach at the high school level. Shawna has recently moved to cover the South Groups.

Shawna began swimming as a young child, participating in the YMCA program in Billings, Montana, for several years.  After the 1976 Olympics, she decided that she wanted to be a gymnast.  Shawna competed in gymnastics through her high school years, leaving little time for swimming.  When her children began swimming, Shawna got involved in the sport again and subsequently got involved in coaching the sport. Shawna is married and has 2 children, Jared and Morgan.

LAWRENCE EDINGER, Bronze North Group Coach and Pre-Competitive Coach ([email protected])
Coach Larry has recently joined Rockwood Swim Club but has been coaching for many years in the St. Louis Area mostly with University City Swim Club. He brings a wealth of coaching experience to our Bronze groups.

Liz Knoesel is the lead coach for the Silver and Age Group Development North Groups.  Liz has been involved in Aquatics for over 20 years in multiple roles from teaching Parent/Child swim lessons to coaching Master’s Swimming. Liz was Head Swim Coach at the Wildwood Family YMCA for five years before joining the Rockwood coaching staff in 2016. Liz is passionate about making sure swimmers are learning the correct fundamentals and building a strong foundation that they can continue to build upon as they progress in the sport.  She is married with four children (2 girls who swim and 2 boys who refused to swim competitively, but love baseball!) and two crazy labs.

BRAD MORRISON, Assitant Group Coach, National

ELIZABETH VORBECK, Assistant Coach National Group

MORGAN DODGE, Assistant Coach National Group

JON BAUMGART, Assistant Group Coach

KATIE DODGE, Assistant Group Coach
CHRISTIE CLOUTMAN, Assistant Group Coach
BRIAN KUPFERER,  Assistant Group  Coach
LAURA PASKOFF,  Assistant Group Coach
MEGAN McSALLEY, Assistant Group Coach
MEGAN LAUCK, Assistant Group Coach

CLAIRE MANISCALCO , Assistant Group Coach
JASON WEISE, Assistant Group Coach
NATE KORTEUM,  Assistant Group coach

JOSH KLARICH, Assitant Group Coach
JOSH LAY, Assistant Group Coach
KRISTEN CHALFANT, Assistant Group Coach
KAREN MOELLENHOFF, Assistant Group Coach
LEAH OBENHAUS, Assistant Group Coach

BETH PASKOFF, Operations Manager ([email protected])

Beth began working for RSCA in 2009 and is now in the Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed office as Operations Manager. She still works with the club as needed. Beth is married to Ernie and they have two children, Taylor and Laura, who both swam for RSCA.