MEET OUR COACHES
Our coaches/mentors have all grown up on this team and will work with all the age groups doing drills, kick sets, and working on technical issues. We have a wealth of knowledge on our team, use the resources available to you. For private lessons (any age!) or help with your stroke technique, please click their name to contact any one of them directly for availability and fees.
Head Coach - Sam Barry
Sam has been involved with the Heritage Oaks swim team for 14 years, and he enters his fourth year of being Head Coach. The love of the sport inspired him to compete with Stingrays Swimming for 10 years during which he swam on the state team multiple times. He also swam for Hillgrove High School’s Hydro Hawks all four years, lettering every year, and taking the team to state. Only recently was his relay team's school record broken. Sam is a senior at the University of Georgia studying biology with intent to go into nursing, and is very excited to return and is ready for another fantastic season!
Coach - Caitlin Oh
Caitlin is finishing her freshman year at UGA and is majoring in Genetics, with a pre-med intent. She started swimming for the Torpedoes at 5 and her love for the sport eventually grew into a year round commitment, swimming for the Stingrays for 2 years and the Marietta Marlins for the next 10. She also swam for Kennesaw Mountain’s Mustangs for 4 years, lettering and going to state each year. Caitlin is excited to meet all her new swimmers for a phenomenal upcoming season!
Coach - Courtney Baskerville
Courtney, a graduating senior at Hillgrove High School, has been swimming competitively since she was eight years old. Her swimming career has been with Heritage Oaks Swim Team and Hillgrove High School's Hydro Hawks. Courtney held the honor of being the only freshman girl on the Hydro Hawk's team to make county for the 50 freestyle. She specializes in freestyle sprints, easily her best events. Courtney brings a competitive spirit and helpful techniques to this team this year. As of right now, Courtney maintains a 3.5 GPA, is a member of the Sports Medicine team at Hillgrove, and has high hopes for her college career after high school.
Coach - Anna Coleman
Anna, a rising senior and captain of the team at Hillgrove, has been swimming for HOT since she was 6. She competed with Stingrays Swimming for four years and now has swam with the high school team for 3 years, lettering all years and competing at state. She began helping with the team two years ago and enjoyed every moment of it. She can't wait to coach and compete with the team this year!
Coach - Robin Stein
Robin Stein is a rising junior at Kennesaw Mountain, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She has been swimming for the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since age five and has had experience with both of the Stingrays and Marlins swim teams. She currently swims on the Kennesaw Mountain High school team, and has received a varsity letter for both years. Robin is also a varsity cross-country runner who helped bring her team to state. She has volunteered numerous hours at the Jr. Mustang running camp, and she loves helping kids in any way she can. After her first year of coaching last year, she can’t imagine spending her summer doing anything else!
Coach - Kevin Donahoe
Kevin is a rising sophomore at Hillgrove High School and has been part of the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since starting as a rookie swimmer 10 years ago. He was a member of both the Stingrays and Tidal Waves swim teams for many years. He recently started playing football and basketball, but plans on returning to swimming in the fall as a Hydro Hawk. Kevin wants to work with the Rookies because he knows how instrumental his coaches were to him as a new swimmer and hopes to encourage kids the same way. In his spare time, you can find Kevin reading all about shoes since sneakers are his passion.
Coach - Trent Rafferty
Trent is a graduating senior at Hillgrove High School and has been swimming competitively since he was five years old. The oldest of four boys, his swimming career began in Virginia and continued after he moved to Louisiana where he worked as a coach and lifeguard for two years. Trent moved from Louisiana to Powder Springs two years ago and swims for Hillgrove and Tidal Wave Swim Club. He specializes in freestyle and butterfly sprints, and brings a fun and positive atmosphere to the team. In the fall Trent will attend UGA where he plans to swim with the university's club team.
Coach - Kaitlyn Bauer
Kaitlyn is a rising junior at Hillgrove High school and has been swimming on the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since she was five years old. She swam for her high school swim team her freshman and sophomore years, lettering in both. Throughout both years, Kaitlyn has maintained a high GPA and managed all of her extracurricular activities. She plans to take on her last two years with the same drive she had in her first two. Although she helped out last year, she was not a coach and is very excited to officially take on that role this summer.