Build upon your swim knowledge and skills, and develop effective techniques and endurance for breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle as a member of the West County Aquatic Center Swim Team! We're all about promoting progression and goal setting at an individual level as well as cultivating sportsmanship and teamwork.
Head Coach Anne Foreman
Coach Anne Foreman comes to us with a lifetime spent in the water and on deck, swimming, competing, teaching, and coaching. As a young adult, she competed in Club Swimming at the University of Maryland while also teaching swimming to individual ages 2+ at all skill levels. Anne's passion for swimming runs deep with an extensive travel schedule around the nation as a participate in open water competitions including Alcatraz, Sharkfest Swim, Swim Miami, and The Chesapeake Bay Swim. Locally, she is building her reputation as the Head Swimming Coach for Riptide Swimming at Charleston Charter and assistant coaching at Stall High School. Her approach to coaching is best summed up with her favorite quote from Chinese philosopher, Confucius, “Our greatest glory in not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Assistant Coach David Parler
David Parler spent his summers as a youth at Danny Jones Pool in North Charleston. That is where he learned to swim and eventually joined the summer league swim team as a 12-year-old, setting a city meet record in the breaststroke in his first competitive season of swimming. From there he joined the year round team, Charleston Swim Association, and eventually swam for The College of Charleston. Throughout his adult career, he has competed locally, regionally, and nationally as a member of the Palmetto Masters Swim Team. He has enjoyed successes such as holding state age group records; national rankings in his age group; and placing in the top ten in his age group at short course masters nationals. The level of fitness that swimming provides has enabled him to also stay fit to compete in local triathlons, local open water swims, and running road races. As a way of “giving back to the sport,” David has dedicated much of his time to serving as a swimming official. He has served as a CCAA official and a USA swimming official with the City of Charleston Southern Marlins Racing Team. In addition, he is the current head official for James Island Charter High School. David’s goal is to develop swimmers who enjoy the sport for the level of fitness it provides with the hopes of building a skill for a lifetime of good health.