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 fifth 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 - Courtney Baskerville
Courtney is a rising sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University. Her declared major is Sports Science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy. She has a swim career of eleven years now. Her career has taken place on this team and Hillgrove High School’s varsity swim team. She joined Heritage Oaks at the age of eight and has made competitive swimming a big part in her life ever since. Courtney specializes in freestyle sprints, easily her best event. She brings to the team helpful technique, good sportsmanship, and a fun competitive spirit. This is Courtney’s third year coaching the Torpedoes. Coaching holds a special place in her heart. Like every year, Courtney is excited to see what this season has in store!
Coach - Anna Coleman
Anna is a graduating senior from Hillgrove High School. She was captain of the Swim and Dive Team this past year and she enjoyed it very much. She has been swimming with HOT since she was six years old, swam for Stingrays for 4 years, and swam for the high school team all four years, varsity lettering for all of them and competing at the State Championship. This will be her 3rd year of coaching, and she is super excited to see all the new and old faces! She specializes in butterfly sprints and she loves to coach kids of all ages. In the fall, she will be attending Kennesaw State University where she plans to major in English
Coach - Robin Stein
Robin Stein is a rising senior at Kennesaw Mountain High School and has been swimming for the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since age five. She has had experience with both Stingrays and Marlins swim teams. She currently swims on the Kennesaw Mountain High school team, and has received a varsity letter for all 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, whether it's through the swim team or private lessons. After her two years of coaching experience, 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 finishing his freshman year at the University of Georgia working towards a computer engineering degree. He 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. He moved to Georgia his junior year of high school and continued his swimming career with Hillgrove High School and the UGA club team. He specializes in freestyle and butterfly sprints, and brings a fun and positive attitude to the 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.
Coach - Rebecca Kenny
Coach - Cullen Fields