The Hurricanes have three Coaches on staff, a Head Coach, an Assistant Coach and a Junior Coach. Both the Head Coach and Assistant Coach have years of Coaching experience. Each year the Hurricanes offer a Mite Coach position to any of our LSRC senior swimmers who believes they would like to coach in the future. If you are interested please check back here periodically for a link to apply.
Kelsey Hilton is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is a teacher Lakeside Elementary School. Kelsey began swimming for the Lakeside Hurricanes when she was five years old. At age eight she began swimming year round for Shady Grove YMCA, and in high school joined their US team. She competed for both teams until she turned eighteen. As a Lakeside Hurricane she has been awarded the Robbie Ashworth and the JRAC Michael J. Stott Scholarships.
Kelsey began working at Shady Grove YMCA when she was fourteen, teaching swim lessons and assisting the swim coaches with their duties. When she was sixteen she was hired as the Lakeside Mite Coach and held that job until she graduated at age eighteen. For the next two years, she was at the Rockville Center in GRAL serving as their Assistant Coach. She is also the head coach of the Patrick Henry YMCA swim team during the school year. This is Kelsey’s ninth year as Lakeside’s Head Coach.
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Our Assistant Coach, Jessica Friesen, comes to us from Hanover where she has a 13-year history of recreational and competitive swimming. Presently she is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at VCU and a part-time Emergency Medical Technician with Hanover Fire and EMS. Jessica began swimming at age 6 with the Ashland Barracudas Swim Team. In high school she also swam for the Patrick Henry High School Varsity Swim Team. After high school she swam for Longwood University Swim Club.
Coach Reese has been swimming with Lakeside for about 4 years. He has earned Most Improved Boy in 2014, 2015, 2016 and MVP Senior Boy 2017. He is a cadet at Benedictine and earned Cadet of the month for April 2017.Over the last 2yrs Reese has been coming to mite practice to assist the coaches in coaching.He has formed a relationship with many of the kids and wants to continue coaching and see them perform at the best of their abilities.We are excited to have Reese’s motivation, patience and leadership skills added to the team.