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.
All coaches have to have current lifeguard certifications.
C0-Head 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!
Co-Head Coach - Anna Coleman
Anna is a rising sophomore at Kennesaw State University where she studies Elementary Education. She was captain of the Swim and Dive Team her senior year of high school 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 4th 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. Like always, Anna can’t wait for an amazing season with all her swimmers!
Coach - Kevin Donahoe
Kevin is a rising senior at Hillgrove High School and has been part of the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since starting as a rookie swimmer when he was 5 years old. He has been a member of both the Stingrays and Tidal Waves year round swim teams for many years. Kevin is a varsity swimmer at Hillgrove and is a county and state qualifier. Kevin enjoys working with the swimmers because he knows how instrumental his coaches are and hopes to encourage kids the same way. In his spare time, Kevin likes to buy and sell sneakers to earn extra income.
Coach - Belle Barry
Belle is 22 and in her last year of school at Kennesaw State University majoring in accounting. She was with us a few years ago and was able to return this year! She grew up swimming and was a part of HOT from the time she was 4 till she was 18. She has been a swimmer, a coach, taught lessons with three different establishments, and now currently works at an elementary school with the after-school program. She was a part of the Hillgrove varsity swim team all four years, as well as the senior 1 group with Stingrays Swimming. She specializes in technique with Butterfly as well as freestyle. Belle is so excited to be able to come back to HOT this year and cannot wait to get to know and help all the swimmers!
Coach - John Donahoe
John is a rising junior at Hillgrove High School and has been swimming for the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes for the past 11 years. He started swimming year round for Stingrays when he was 7 years old and now swims for Tidal Waves. He is a varsity swimmer at Hillgrove and has qualified for both county and state. John’s first year as coach was summer 2018 and really enjoyed working with the rookies. He liked seeing the kids get more comfortable in the water and learn how to swim on their own. When not in the water, John likes climbing at Stone Summit and playing video games.
Head Rookie Coach - Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca is a senior at Hillgrove High school. She has been swimming for the Torpedoes since she was 5 years old. Rebecca also swam for the Hillgrove High school swim team and Tidal Waves. Rebecca has lettered all 4 years. Rebecca works at Stonebridge Church in the daycare. She loves working with children.
Coach - Kaitlyn Bauer
Kaitlyn is a graduating senior 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. Kaitlyn has maintained a high GPA and managed all of her extracurricular activities.
Coach - Robin Stein
Robin graduated this year from 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 was a captain on the Kennesaw Mountain swim team, and has received a varsity letter for all years. Robin was also the head captain of the cross country team. 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 three years of coaching experience, she can't imagine spending her summer doing anything else!