Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Trey Shafer Head Coach
Tag Grove Director of Swimmer Development
Ann Anderson Assistant Coach - White

Coach Ann began as a volunteer with Winchester Swim Team over 20 years ago when Shelly Lee coached.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from JMU and Master of Education from Virginia Tech.  Her vast swimming experience includes: Water Safety Instructor since high school and President of the JMU Synchronized Swim Team
Quote to live by:  Never quit or give  up.

Lorraine Curtis Assistant Coach - Blue

Coach LoriBeth is excited to be joining the Winchester Swim Team!  Originally from Rochester, NY, LoriBeth has been swimming competitively since the age of 8 and enjoyed specializing in the breastroke and I.M. at LeMoyne College.  After she moved to Winchester in 2007, she spent several years as an assistant coach with the Valley Swim Team Phoenix and had fun coaching the Stonebrook Stringrays in the Shenandoah Valley Summer League.  As a former teacher and full-time mom of two, LoriBeth loves working with kids and helping them achieve their full potential both in and out of the water. 

Alisha Hilliard Assistant Coach - Bronze

Coach Alisha has rarely been far from the water, as she grew up loving it, be it the pool or the ocean, from a very young age. She started swimming competitively at 8 years old in Indiana and competed in the sport through her senior year of high school. She started coaching novice swimmers during the summers at the beginning of high school. From her senior year through the beginning of her graduate school work, she coached age group swimmers year-round for 6 years. Alisha has a master's in sport and exercise psychology and a master's in counseling from Ball State University. She is currently working on her dissertation for her PhD in Sport Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi. When she lived in MS, she found an opportunity to provide swim lessons at a wellness center in town. Missing the fun of coaching, the smell of chlorine, and witnessing swimmers' progress firsthand, she was overjoyed to join the WST at the beginning of September in 2019.

 
Jessica Barr Assistant Coach - Gold 2
Board of Directors
Paul Warnagiris President
Michelle Irgens Vice President
Faye Thompson Secretary
Tiffanie Lugo Treasurer
Viktoriya Startseva Member at Large