Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Andrew Summers Head Coach

Andrew is currently a teacher at Harrisonburg City High School and has been a competitive swimmer much of his life. The last few years he transitioned from being an athlete to coaching, working with the Sherando Sharks in Winchester the past three summers as an assistant coach. He has worked with swimmers of all ages and is excited to join the ERRA Barracudas this summer!



Meaghan Flynn Assistant Coach

Meaghan has been a swimmer since she was 5 years old and participated in year round swimming for 7 years. She has been coaching and teaching lessons the past 5 years. Swimming has been a part of her life for almost fifteen years and she loves sharing her passion for the sport with others. This is Meaghan's first year coaching with ERRA. 

Sara Hensley Assistant Coach

Sara grew up here in the Valley and has three children (ages 12, 7, and 1). She has been involved with swimming her entire life. She swam for ERRA for 11 years, was an assistant coach for ERRA during her high school years, participated in year round swimming for the VAST Gators for six years, and was also an assistant coach with VAST for a period of time. Sara lifeguarded for 6 years, taught lifeguard certification courses, and has served as a stroke & turn judge for ERRA as a parent volunteer. She is excited to join the coaching staff as an assistant coach this summer, especially since it's where she began her swimming "career".


John Messimer Assistant Coach

John is a JMU Kinesiology student from Charlottesville, VA. He has five years of coaching experience which includes teaching beginners ages 3-10 how to swim, US Masters swim coaching, and, most recently, The Covenant School's varsity swim team head coach. John has 14 years of swimming experience and swam competitively with the Virginia Gators in Charlottesville for five years. He is excited to be a part of the ERRA Barracuda family this summer!

Kristie Darmody Assistant Coach

Kristie has been a coach at ERRA for two years and currently swims for the JMU Women's team. 

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