West Meade is excited to introduce our members to Katie Allison as our Head Piranha Swim Team Coach. Katie also serves as the swim coach for Lipscomb Academy’s middle and high school teams. For the previous eight years, Allison, a graduate of the University of Alabama, has coached at the Bellevue YMCA, Gordon Jewish Community Center, and Levite Jewish Community Center. As a swim coach, Allison has had team representation at the state championship level five times (2013-2017). A private swim instructor for 11 years, she has taught individuals ages 6 months to 60 years old to swim.
With a heart for service, Katie is an active volunteer in her community having served with the Special Olympics, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, and Sisters for Soldiers. Additionally, she has dedicated her professional career to serving individuals with special needs. Currently, Allison is a lifestyle coach at MillarRich, an organization dedicated to making meaningful differences in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Previously, she served as a severe autism teacher for Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia and a behavioral technician at Dogwood Autism Services in Atlanta.
Meet our assistant coaches!
Isabella Thomas has been a member of West Meade Swim Club since 2008. This will be her first summer as an assistant coach and her fourth summer as a lifeguard. She is a senior at St. Cecilia Academy where she has been on the swim team for the last four years. Isabella will attend TCU in Fort Worth, Texas this fall.
Lily Sparkman has been a member of West Meade Swim Club since 2016. This will be her first summer as an assistant coach and her fourth summer as a lifeguard. She is a senior at St. Cecilia Academy where she has been on the swim team for the last four years. Lily will attend UTC in Chattanooga, Tennessee this fall.
General Swim Team Updates
The NSL (Nashville Swim League) will decide in March regarding what the summer swim season in Davidson County will look like. As soon as the season is set, we will post signups, practice times, team apparel, and our meet schedule. Plan for practice to start on Tuesday, June 1st.
We are still searching for TWO parent representatives. If you are interested, please email Amanda Dragan (email@example.com).
SAVE THE DATE!
All Piranhas are invited to a pool party/cookout Swim Team Roundup on Friday, May 28th! More information coming soon!