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Ross Tollefson

Head Coach

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Ross has been surrounded by swimming from a young age.  Growing up in Garrett Park, he swam for the Ladybugs from 1996-2008.  During that time, he has held various coaching positions in NCAP, Tollefson Swimming, and GPST.  Ross swam for the Illinois Wesleyan Titans, a school from which he now has a degree in music.  Ross has held the assistant coach position at Garrett Park for six years.  He is honored to lead the Ladybugs as head coach for his fourth year.

 

Samantha Holden

Assistant Coach

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Sammy has spent many of her past summers with the Garrett Park Swim Team. She swam on the team for 11 years before she graduated and also worked as pre-team coach last year. In addition, she currently swims for Dickinson College as a rising senior, where she is pursuing a double major in art and political science. She is excited to be coming back to Garrett Park this summer, as an assistant coach again.

Fletcher Tollefson

Assistant Coach

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Hey, GPST swimmers and parents, this is Coach Fletcher Tollefson. I am 23 years old, and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. I have grown up with my 3 older brothers (Ross, Henry, and Andrew) in Garrett Park swimming>

Kailee Goldberg

Assistant Coach/Pre-Team Coach

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Kailee is very excited to be returning for her third year of coaching the Garrett Park Swim Team. She is a rising junior at Walter Johnson High School and has been swimming with the team since she was 7. During the off-season she teaches in water lessons and coaches stroke&turn and training endurance classes with Tollefson Swimming. She also loves participating in the WJ S*T*A*G*E program and music department, and she is in the new WJ co-ed a-cappella group Red Velvet. She is absolutely ecstatic to be coaching on deck and in water this summer!

Holly Heaton

Pre-Team Coach

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Holly first became a ladybug in 2006 at the age of 4. She loves swimming and spends a great deal of time in the water herself. In addition to swimming for the ladybugs each summer, Holly trains with the RMSC's National Development Group year round. She has helped out with pre-team the last few summers and is very excited to be a pre-team coach for the second summer. Holly is a rising 10th grader at WJ high school. She is looking forward to a great season with all her fellow ladybugs!

Sophia Abels

Pre-Team Coach

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Sophia is a rising freshman at WJ High School. During the summer, she spends most of her time at the pool and at the beach. She started swimming at the age of 4.  She swims year round for Tollefson Swim team.  She is very excited to be coaching pre-team this year!

 

Quinn Harris

Pre-Team Coach

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Quinn is a rising freshman at WJ high school. She has been a ladybug since age 5 and has swam year round since age 6. Last year Quinn helped out with the pre-team. She is super excited to be coaching the pre-team this year.