Rapids and Riptides are full! Please email parent [email protected] or [email protected] to be added to the wait list.

The Cascades Rapids are excited to welcome swimmers 5-18 years old for our 28th summer of swimming!


Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Susan Schlemmer Head Coach
Susan has been with the Rapids since 2012 as Head Coach and firmly believes in “expediting the development of young swimmers using positive energy and a focus on technique."
Susan has 23 years of coaching experience for both competitive swim teams and synchronized swimming teams. Susan herself has competed at the national level from 1984-1986 as a synchronized swimmer and as a USA Olympic synchronized swim team trials semi-finalist. Susan was a co-founder and co-coach of Masters Aquatics at Spring Hill ( MASH ) swim team from 1996-2002, and is an ASCA Level 2 certified coach. Currently, Susan volunteers as the Meet Director and Volunteer Coordinator for the Loudon County Special Olympics Time Trials and serves as Head Coach for Dominion High School Swim Team.  Away from the pool deck, Susan spent 13 years in the corporate world as a project manager for environmental consulting companies before staying at home to rasie her five children.  
Board of Directors
Chrisi Hendershot President / Parent Liaison 8 & Up
Tom Kalka Team League Rep
Meredith Pilaro Team League Rep
Jamie Egbert Team Administrator
Tisha Downes Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Anderson Treasurer
Leigh Pappalardo Riptides Parent Liaison
Jacob Sultan IT Administrator
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