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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Team Administration:   Andrea Benveniste       Email

Coaching Staff

Lauri Jones

Senior Silver

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Coach Lauri has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 10.  Originally from Wisconsin she swam varsity 4 years, holding high school records in backstroke and relays.  Upon graduation she attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where she held school records in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, as well as in the medley and free relays.  In 1985 she qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the 100 yard breaststroke.

From the ages of 15-25 years she was a swim Instructor/ lifeguard for the Fort Atkinson Department of Recreation.  She was pool manager for 3 years.  Lauri has coached USS/USA swimming for 14 years in Wisconsin, Illinois, and  California, being at RAA for the past 5 years.  She also helped coach in college as a graduate assistant.  For the past 3 years Lauri has been assistant coach for Martin Luther King High School.

In college Lauri majored in Social work and minored in psychology and coaching.  Classes included Coaching Competitive Swimming and Organization and Administration of Interscholastic Athletics.  Lauri has also operated her own Learn to Swim program from home since moving to California in 2003.

Some of Lauri's training includes;  Lifesaving, WSI (Water Safety Instructor), Adapted Aquatics, ASCA Foundations of Coaching, Coaches Safety Training, ASCA Stroke School, ASCA nutrition for swimmers.  She is ASCA 1 and 2 certified.

Lauri is excited to be a part of RST, to be able to help swimmers achieve their goals in swimming as well as learning the many valuable life skills swimming can teach.

Austin M Brown

Senior Bronze

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Austin Brown is a home grown Redlands swimmer, representing RST since the age of 5. He worked his way through the age group ranks and eventually achieved his goal of competing in the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic Trials.

He attended Redlands High where he swam 4 years of varsity, achieving All-American status each year and winning 2 CIF titles.

Austin majored in Legal Studies while attending UC Berkeley, swam varsity for the Bears each of the 4 years and is ranked top-10 on CAL's all-time list in the 100/200 fly. During that time he was a 3-time NCAA D1 Championship qualifier, 2-time D1 Team National Champion and helped the Bears snap Stanford's 31 year win streak by taking the 2013 PAC 12 Championships.

After graduation, Austin returned to Redlands and began coaching for RST. He is passionate about sharing his love of this sport and is dedicated to continuing RST’s tradition of producing some of the best swimmers not only in California but in the nation.

Bradley Aaron Terwilliger

Senior Gold

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My name is Brad Terwilliger and I am a college graduate from California Baptist University where I swam all four years. I graduated in May of 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

            I grew up in Yucaipa, CA and graduated in from Yucaipa High School in 2005. I have been a competitive swimmer since the age of 8. I first started my swim career with Yucaipa Swim Team and when I was 12 I switched teams and began swimming for Redlands Swim Team.

            In my college career I have accumulated a total of 12 national titles, have been a 15 time All-American and achieved 3 team nationals titles. Since I have graduated I continue to swim and compete. I have competed in the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals the past two years.

            After I graduated I coached for RAA as a 14 and under age group coach for a year and a half before I came back home to RST to coach the Senior and Pre-Senior groups.

Kelly Anne McClelland

Age Group Lead Coach -9-12 Gold

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Kelly grew up and swam at Redlands Swim Team.  After Graduating High School she attended and swam at Saddleback College where she was an All American for 2 years in a row and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.  She went on to finish college on a swimming scholarship at California Baptist University.  She graduated from Cal Baptist in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Kinesiology.

Kelly has been coaching for over 18 years.  She started her coaching career right here at Redlands Swim Team.  She went on to be the Head Age Group Coach  at NGSV Gators in Laguna Niguel while she attended Saddleback College.  She then continued her coaching here at RST while she attended Cal Baptist.  She went on to working full time at the world famous Mission Viejo Nadadores.  Kelly has also coached the Varsity girls swim team at El Toro High School and the the Varsity Boys and Girls at Redlands East Valley.

Kelly is married to her husband Ryan and have 2 children, Gwendalynn and Laird!  She is more than happy to be back "home" at RST!!!

Michelle Dabu

9-12 Silver

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Bio: Swimming on RST for 14 years, teaching LTS for 5 years, 4 year varsity swimming and 1 year polo at Redlands High School, 5 years polynesian dancing. Currently attending Cal State San Bernardino as a Bio major in the hope of becoming a physical therapist.

Most Memorable Swim Experience: Pranking other teammates

Most Memorable Coaching Experience:

Biggest Influences: My family and Chuck Riggs

Favorite Pre-Race Food: Cheez-itz & Gummy bears

Favorite Pre-Race Song: Rap & Hip hop

Words of wisdom to young swimmers: Always have a positive attitude throughout practices and meets.

Robert Leckey

9-12 Bronze

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Bio: My name is Bob Leckey and I am 20 years old. I am studying at Crafton Hills College and I plan to transfer to a local 4 year university.

I graduated from Redlands High School class of 2010 and swam all four years. I started swimming in 7th grade for RST in age group which at the time was coached by Matt. I gradually worked my way up to senior group when I got to High School. I swam with the senior group for a good five years and decided to focus more on working and finishing school.
 
Most Memorable Swim Experience: I had a goal to break 1:00 in the 100 fly my senior year and at the REV meet I swam a 58.6! woot!
 
Most Memorable Coaching Experience: Up to this point I have only been coaching Learn to Swim but overall I love seeing my old swimmers progressing in the sport.
 
Biggest Influences: The two people that pushed me the most to better myself in the sport was coach Matt and Audy.
 
Favorite Pre-Race Food: Egg Burrito.
 
Favorite Pre-Race Song: Breath by Breaking Benjamin.
 
Words of Wisdom to young swimmers: Set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them, leave it all in the pool!

Amanda Liles

8 & Under Gold / Silver

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Bio: I am Amanda Liles and I am 19 years old.  I am currently enrolled at Crafton Hills College.  I went to Redlands East Valley High school and Redlands High school.  I graduated from RHS in 2008.  I started swimming on RST when I was 9 years old with the Learn-to-Swim program and I moved up each month.  When I reached high school I made the varsity swim team at REV and the varsity water polo team. I stopped swimming my junior year of high school because I had a back injury.  That’s what led me on to coaching and teaching swimming.

Most Memorable Swim Experience: My most memorable swim experience would have to be going on river trips with the swim team and having fun at the swim meets.

Most Memorable Coaching Experience: I have only been coaching for about a year now, and so far I really like it.  The Seahorse group is quite a handful but I love all my kids and I love the feeling of helping them improve at their strokes.

Biggest Influences:  My biggest influence in swimming was Coach Matt and Chuck Riggs.

Favorite Pre-Race Food: Cup of Noodles

Favorite Pre-Race Song: I don’t have a favorite, but any song that gets me motivated.

Words of wisdom to young swimmers: How you perform in practice is how you are going to perform in a race. WORK HARD.

 

Ashley Dabu

8 & Under Bronze

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My name is Ashley Dabu. I graduated from Redlands High School in 2010, and attended Crafton Hills College for two years. I am currently at University of California, Riverside as a Math major.

I learnt how to swim through Redlands Swim Team when I was about four, then started swimming for Redlands Swim Team when I was about five years old. I swam competitively until I started high school. In high school, I was in varsity water polo for two years and varsity swimming all four years.

Like most, I started working for RST through Learn To Swim my Sophomore year in high school. After a couple years working through Learn To Swim, I started coaching.

Heidi Green

8 & Under

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Board of Directors

Brian Walter Pry

President

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Wendall L Corley

Treasurer

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Emily Spencer

Recording Secretary / Water Polo Liason

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Geoffrey David Daumeyer

Member-at-Large

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