Coaches & Team Reps

Coaching Staff

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 have been asked to lead the Ladybugs as head coach.

Olivia G Lasche

Assistant Coach

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Olivia has been a member of the American University swim team for the past two years, and will be starting her junior year majoring in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. During the school year, she also coaches for NCAP swim school. This will be her third year coaching for the Ladybugs, and she is so excited for the season to start!!!

Melissa Erickson

Assistant Coach

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My name is Melissa Erickson and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be your new assistant coach! I recently graduated from SUNY College at Oneonta with a dual degree in sociology and psychology. I swam all four years there and was captain of the women’s team my senior year. I have been swimming since I was 6 years old first starting with the Plesantview Seahorses MCSL team and finishing my summer league career with the Connecticut Belair Gators. I also participated in club swimming with Nation’s Capital Swim Club starting when I was 12. I have always loved swimming and am so excited to now call myself a ladybug! Lets have a fantastic summer, see you on the pool deck!

Ginger Mayhew

Assistant Coach

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Ginger Mayhew is going to be a junior 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 to start her first summer as an assistant coach.

Kevin Berry

Junior Coach

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This will be Kevin's 11th year as a Garrett Park Lady Bug.  He looks forward to summer every year in order to do summer swim team!  Kevin has been a member of many all star relays and indivdual all star events over the years.  He is excited to be an assistant coach this summer - Go Bugs!