Hi, my name is Olivia Kosobud and I will be one of the coaches this summer! I have lived in Westhaven since January 2021 and previously in North Carolina and Wisconsin. I absolutely love swimming and have done summer swim team since I was seven (12 years!). I just finished my first year at the University of Georgia where I am studying political science and international affairs. Coaching has been the highlight for the past few summers and I love to see each swimmer grow! Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Hi, I’m Patton Mebel and I’m thrilled to be one of your Westhaven Swim Coaches this summer!! I am a rising junior at UNC studying Spanish literature and art history. I was a competitive swimmer for 10 years and my favorite stroke is butterfly! I love that we have a team where neighbors can cheer for each other and watch our swimmers grow year after year.
I can't wait to meet you all and have the best season!
Hi, my name is Bennett Strohm and I will be one of the coaches this summer. I have been doing summer swim team since I was 5 years old and swam competitively for 8 years. I recently graduated from Independence High School where I played lacrosse all four years. I will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall. I've enjoyed coaching the past 2 summers and can't wait for another great season!
Hey guys, my name is Charlotte, and I am so excited to get to coach this summer for everyone. I have loved swimming forever, and swam competitively for over ten years. My favorite race is a 100 yard Freestyle. I am so happy I get to share this wonderful experience with all of you!
Hey y'all! I am Ellery Blackburn and I am one of the coaches for this season! This will be my third year coaching for Westhaven! I am a rising senior at St. Cecilia Academy and play lacrosse on the school team. I swam competitively for 10 years and now also coach year around at NAC. So excited for this season!
Hi! I am Sophia Pryles. I've been swimming since I was 4 years old. I am a rising junior at Father Ryan High School, where I play on the girls rugby team and swim on the varsity swim team. I'm looking forward to coaching the Blue Herons this summer.
Hi, my name is Colin Adams. I am a rising Junior at Independence High School where I am in the AP Capstone program and a member of the Track and Cross Country teams. I have participated in summer swim since I was 6 years old. When I am not swimming for the Herons, I love surfing at the lake with my family. I am excited to join the team this year as a junior coach and I look forward to a great season!
Hi, my name is Noah Hindman. I am a rising freshman at Independence High School. I have been swimming for 6 years. I moved from Arizona and swam for a team there. Previously, I swam in North Carolina when I lived there. I enjoy playing the clarinet and tenner sax in Jazz and Honor Band. During my free time, I love to mountain bike and hang out with friends. I'm looking forward to working with the Westhaven Swim Team!!!
Erin Pryles comes to the Westhaven Swim Team with a wealth of knowledge that she is excited to share with our coaches and team members. Her love for the sport runs deep as she has over 30 years of teaching/coaching experience.
Erin has participated at various levels of coaching which include: collegiate, high school, summer league and year around. She earned a scholarship to Colorado State University where she also became an assistant coach for 4 years. She then coached at Martin's Landing Summer Swim Team in Roswell, Georgia for 10 years, Centennial High School Swim Team in Roswell, Georgia for 4 years, Northern Nevada Aquatics in Reno, Nevada for 2 years and is currently coaching ages 7-10 at Ensworth Aquatics.
We are excited that Erin has volunteered to mentor and supervise our coaching staff.
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