Lead Coach 6&Under and 11-18 Year Olds
My swim team experience and love for swimming began as a 6 yr old swimmer for the Fermata Swim Team Club in Aiken, SC. I swam for them each summer, adding in swimming year round for the Augusta Swim League (USA team) my 7th grade through senior year, in which I then was privileged to become the Fermata Swim Team assistant coach my senior year.
My coaching experience continued through college when I coached for a year round USA team in Idaho Falls, ID. and then moved with my family to Rock Hill, SC where I ran the YMCA swim lesson program and coached for the YMCA summer league swim team for 2 summers.
Swimming and coaching kids is truly my "happy place" as well as my passion and I hope to spread that same passion on to each and every one of our team members and families. I am so excited to meet everyone and have the best Copperfield Dolphins swim season ever!
Lead Coach 7-10 Year Olds
Coach Russ is excited to be returning for his 12th season with the Copperfield Dolphins. He began swimming competitively with USA Swimming at age 7 and has loved the sport ever since. Coach Russ enjoys teaching swimming technique to the 7-10 age group and loves seeing each swimmer try for their personal best each week. During the school year he is also an after school swim instructor for Mayde Creek Aquatic Club. During the day Coach Russ teaches elementary music, he worked in CFISD for 11 years and is now teaching in Magnolia ISD. When not coaching or teaching you might catch him playing drums with his German folk music band. Coach Russ loves to kayak with his family when he has the opportunity. He is married and has two children both who swam for the Copperfield Dolphins, his son is a junior at Baylor and daughter is a senior at Rosehill Christian School.