Charlie has extensive coaching experience from club through college swimming. Club teams in the US include Phoenix Swim Club, Bainbridge Island, Swim Seattle and Puyallup Aquatic. International clubs include Aqua Gym in Christchurch and Parnell Swim Club in Auckland, New Zealand. His college coaching resume includes Seattle University and University of Puget Sound. He is also well-educated in the science of coaching and swimmer development.
Charlie grew up in Spokane, swam for, and was a founding member of SAS. He was the first member of SAS to swim at USA Swimming Nationals. He attended University of Washington on scholarship. While earning two bachelors degrees in Zoology and Psychology, Charlie swam for four years on the varsity swim team and was a Pac-10 conference finalist all four years.
Rachel Millet is a recent graduate of the University of Idaho, where she majored in Child Development and Family Relations. She is now a USA Swimming Certified Coach. She swam for the Vandals, winning four individual Western Athletic Conference (WAC) titles and was named the WAC Swimmer Of The Year in 2014. She finished her career as one of the best swimmers in school history, with University of Idaho program records in the 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, and 200 Individual Medley. She is excited to share her passion, experience, and knowledge with young swimmers.
Melissa Kirby’s coaching experience began in McMinnville, Oregon where she taught introductory swim lessons while swimming for the McMinnville High School Grizzlies under the tutelage of Coaches Kyle Kimball and Jason Hafner. She graduated from the University of Idaho where she majored in Nutrition with a minor in Spanish. While in attendance, she competed on the U of I Swim and Dive team under the training and guidance of Head Coach Mark Sowa, Coach Scott Cameron, and Coach Ashley Jhan. During her 3 years as a Vandal she instructed swim lessons for those with special needs which truly solidified the joy and inspiration she finds in the sport.
Alex is a former SAS swimmer and has been coaching for three years. He coaches the Bronze and Silver groups and occasionally the older swimmers. He is a student at Gonzaga University who is persuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.