Coach Charlie has been involved in swimming since 1974 when he began swimming competitively through his high school at age 16. He decided to push himself to become a top competitor by swimming both high school and USA practices everyday.
After graduation, he attended college on a swimming scholarship in Midland, Texas. While in college, he was asked to train at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Facility. Shortly after, in 1978, he got involved in coaching where he began teaching others the joy of swimming. He has even coached swimmers to the Olympic level.
After his competitive swimming career ended, as he got married and started having children, he decided to go back to college at the University of Texas- El Paso (UTEP) for his Masters at which time he competed on the college water polo team.
Charlie has the experience necessary to help your child set and achieve goals in a positive environment.
We are glad to have him as our head coach since 2005!
Head Senior Coach
Coach Casey has been involved with swimming her entire life, her first time in a pool was at 3 weeks old and has practically lived in the pool ever since.
She started competitive swimming in 1994, at age 9, on the Park Foot Hills rec team in El Paso, Texas. She still holds the city record for the 11-12 girls 50 backstroke (31.90).
After moving to Oklahoma in 1998, she competed for Inola High School, coached by her father, Coach Charlie. She qualified and swum at State all four years of high school and won Consolation Finals both her junior and senior years. Casey was also chosen for the All-State Team in 2004.
While in high school, she taught swim lessons to all ages at the Claremore Rec Center as a lifeguard. Casey continued on to swim for Drury University her freshman year of college, but had to quit due to an injury at which time, she transferred to the University of Oklahoma to finish her pre-med degree.
She has been the Assistant Coach for the Stingrays and the Wahoos USA team since January, 2011. In that time, the Stingrays won team trophies almost every season, including a Tri-State meet trophy and multiple “High Point” awards for individual swimmers, which were a first for our team!
Coach Charlie and Coach Casey, as partners, started the venture of becoming a coach-owned team in the fall of 2015.
Age Group Coach
Coach Tina started her competitive swimming career at 4 years old. Both of her children were early editions to swimming as well, starting at 3 years old. She has been in and around the pool her whole life. She competed in high school in El Paso, Texas.
Tina mostly does private swimming lessons in her spare time, while working on her real estate career.
Tina has become our early beginner coach permanently, as she has taught beginners off and on since 2004.
Her goals are to help your child achieve their goals while instilling a love for swim.
We are glad to have her on our coaching staff!