What is a coach?

“Without the coaches that have so positively impacted Claire it is hard to imagine her becoming the person she is today.”

— Connie Donahue, mother of 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue

“Over the course of our children’s (Sean, Kevin and Kara Lynn) swimming careers we were fortunate to have had coaches who taught them to be the ‘complete package’. The complete package is when you are a good swimmer and a better person.”

— Bob Joyce, father of three-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce

“Coach Bill Rose has dedicated his life to making kids better swimmers and better people.  Chloe would not be the person she is today without his guidance both in and out of the pool.”

— Wendy Sutton, mother of two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton

“Over the years, Christine (Magnuson) had numerous coaches, and each of them taught her about the sport and about life. These dedicated coaches inspired her to set and achieve her goals and to have fun at the same time. I believe that all of them contributed to the person she is both in and out of the pool.”

— Geri Magnuson, mother of two-time Olympic medalist Christine Magnuson