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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 second year.
 

Olivia G Lasche

Assistant Coach

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Olivia is a rising senior studying linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. She was previously a member of the American University swim team, and has coached with NCAP swim school as well. This will be her fourth year coaching for the Ladybugs, and she is so excited for the season to start!!!!

Ginger Mayhew

Assistant Coach

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Ginger Mayhew is going to be a senior at the University of Delaware and can’t wait to coach GPST this year!  She has been a ladybug since she was 6 and is so excited for her second summer as an assistant coach.

Samantha Holden

Assistant Coach/Pre-Team Coach

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Sammy is a rising sophomore at Dickinson College and is also a member of the Dickinson Swim Team. Although she has been a ladybug for 11 years and has been giving swim lessons for 3 years, this is her first year as a pre-team coach. She is excited to work with everyone and is ready for the season to start!

Kailee Goldberg

Pre-Team Coach

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Kailee is a rising freshman at WJ High School and has been swimming for the Garrett Park Ladybugs since she was 7 years old.  This is her first year as a swim coach and she is very excited to be helping out  Coach Sammy and Coach Ross with the getting the Pre-Team swimmers ready to compete.

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 this summer. Holly is a rising 8th grader at North Bethesda Middle School. She is looking forward to a great season with all her fellow ladybugs!