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Swim coach announcement

By staff, 09/08/21, 10:45AM EDT


Hello Green Hope Swimmers and Families!

My name is Nick Tipling and I'm honored, excited, and looking forward to serving as your new head swim coach. As we prepare for a new swim season, I'm looking forward to meeting each of our Green Hope swimmers and families. We'll be hosting a Meet the Coach Night Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 23. Feel free to attend either night, whichever works best for your schedule.


In the meantime, here's a little bit about me!


I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, where I joined my first team at 8 years old and swam through my senior year of high school, including serving as team captain for my high school team. I attended College of Charleston where I studied Elementary and Middle Grades Education and taught elementary school for 4 years. I joined the rowing team at College of Charleston and rowed all 4 years, which gave me a different angle and perspective to think about swimming. I came up to Raleigh three years ago and have loved the area so far!

I've been lucky enough to serve as a head coach of two different summer teams, coached with a great staff at one of Charleston's year-round programs, and worked with an amazing staff at YOTA before becoming a full-time aquatics director at Poole Family YMCA. I'm currently a director with an aquatics management company and continue to swim, though not as much as I should!


Once again, I'm absolutely looking forward to working with the team this year. Be on the lookout for more information as it becomes available and hope to meet you soon. 


Nick Tipling