The Hurricanes have three Coaches on staff, a Head Coach, an Assistant Coach and a Mite 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 the GRAL serving as their Assistant Coach. This is Kelsey’s seventh 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 Alli has been swimming with Lakeside for about 14 years, Shady Grove YMCA, followed by Tritons, the YMCA year round team, the BAC which merged with Poseidon becoming Poseidon-Hanover, currently swims and studies at the University of Mary Washington. Graduated from Hermitage High School Humanities specialty center with multiple honors clubs and extracurricular activities.