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Eve Dowling Head Coach

Hello Baxter Barracudas!! My name is Eve Dowling and I will be the
head coach for the Barracudas this season! I am very excited to take
on this new adventure with you. I am also a fourth grade teacher at
Orchard Park Elementary school and a resident in Baxter. I love the
community here and being a part of it in as many ways as possible. I
have a son, Parkes, who is about 1 ½ years old. I can’t wait for him
to be a little Barracuda. My family and I love to be active and you
will probably see us around the neighborhood quite a bit. I myself
have always loved swimming and I feel that no matter what sport you
play – swimming is an amazing workout for any and all. I was on a
competitive swim team from the time I could join (I believe I was 5)
through my senior year in high school. My brother and I swam year
around as well as always participating in our neighborhood’s swim team
and school’s swim team In high school we won the state championship 3
out of 4 years! Therefore, I have tons of swimming memories that I
hold on to, and I hope to create amazing one’s for your child this
summer as well. See you on the deck!

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Torri Watson Assistant Coach

Hello Baxter Barracudas! My name is Torri and I will be one of the assistant coaches this season. I am new to the Fort Mill area, having just moved down here from Ohio last August. I am currently a 1st grade teacher at Doby’s Bridge Elementary. I started swimming when I was 11 years old and swam through college. I absolutely loved my experience as a swimmer and am thrilled to be in a position where I can guide young swimmers and help them grow in their skills. I am looking forward to an amazing season and can’t wait to work with everyone! Go Barracudas!

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Vivian Knighten Assistant Coach

Hi! My name is Vivian Knighten. I am one of the Assistant Coaches this year. This is my third year coaching and tenth year on the team. I’ve swam for Leroy Springs and Fort Mill High School as well. And have coached for MiniRays and Leroy Springs. Expect to see me at the pool often as I am a swim instructor and lead lifeguard for the YMCA. I love to swim and hope to spread that joy to y’all.

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Will Fey Junior Coach

I am excited to be working as a coach for the Baxter Barracudas and can’t wait to swim as a Barracuda for one final season. I have 10 years of swimming experience on the Barracudas and 8 years swimming for the Rays swim team. I also swam for the FMHS varsity swim team for 5 years and was a captain my senior year. This will be my third year as a junior coach for the Barracudas. I am also a lead lifeguard at the Baxter YMCA.

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Kate McPherson Junior Coach

Hi, my name is Kate! I am 16 years old. This is my second year coaching for Baxter Barracudas and my seventh year swimming. I love to hike, read, and travel. I’m so excited for this season! Go Barracudas!

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Drew Fey Junior Coach

Hi, my name is Drew Fey and I am looking forward to being a junior coach for this swim season. I have 10 years of swimming experience, starting with Baxter Barracudas when I was 6. I also swim for Fort Mill High School and the Upper Palmetto Rays. I was a junior coach for the Barracudas last year and am also a lifeguard at the Baxter YMCA.

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Xander Trueb Junior Coach

Hello! My name is Xander. I am fifteen and a sophomore at Fort Mill High School. My leading strokes are backstroke and following, butterfly. I work well with younger kids as well as older. This will be my first year as a junior Baxter Barracudas swim coach and I am excited for a great swim season with everyone!

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Mary Palmer Junior Coach

Hi my name is Mary and this year is my first year being a junior coach. My favorite strokes are breaststroke and butterfly. I have been swimming now for around nine years and I have loved every minute of it. Fun fact about me is that I used to be a back striker. I now swim for Rock Hill Rays, and I am on Nation Ford’s Varsity swim team. I am so excited to help and see your kids grow as better swimmers.

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Meridan DeHaan Junior Coach

Hi! I am Meridan DeHaan. I am a student at Fort Mill High School and I have been swimming for the Baxter Barracudas for 6 years. In my free time, I enjoy photography, reading, biking, and hanging out with my friends. I look forward to being a Junior Coach this season.

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