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NU WAVE SWIM CLUB COACHES

The Nu Wave Swim Club is dedicated to staffing the most educated and passionate coaches for our swimmers and their families. With training sites at Newman, Tulane, UNO, Mandeville Sports Complex and a growing interest in the sport of swimming in our community, we are always searching for another valuable member of our staff. If you are passionate about teaching young athletes life skills through swimming, contact Head Coach Ross Hedrick at peakswim@gmail.com.

 

Coaching Staff

Ross J Hedrick

Head Coach/Program Director

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Ross began his coaching career while in college at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He was hired to work with the Bengal Tiger Aquatic Club's National training group, high school development program and learn-to-swim groups. Ross was later hired to lead a satellite team for the Franco's FINS Swim Team in Slidell, LA. After three successful seasons directing the satellite program, Ross was advanced to Head Coach of Franco's FINS. The FINS became a Top-5 team in the state and Ross had a swimmer qualify for Senior Nationals within his first 16 months in charge.

In 2003, Ross accepted an offer to move to Colorado to become the Head Age Group Coach for Highlands Ranch Aquatics. During his tenure, HRA became a Top-3 team in the state. After three successful seasons, he was hired to be the Head Coach of the Woodmoor Waves in Monument, Colorado. The Waves year-round programs doubled in size culminating with their first Sectional Championship Team.

Beginning April 2011, Ross created the PEAK Swim Team, a coach-owned program. In the four year existence of PEAK, the team grew from a very young collection of swimmers to a very successful group that included two individual State Champions and five Sectional Championship participants.

In 2007, Ross was recognized by ASCA as Colorado Swimming's "Age Group Coach of the Year".

Ross is married to Shannon Scott Hedrick. They have two kids, Kendal and Kayden. 

Scott T Robinson

Head AG Coach/Tulane Site

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Former Germantown Swim Team Head Coach, Scott Robinson has almost 50 years of experience in the sport of swimming.  He was a competitive swimmer for 15 years swimming through his first year of college at the University of Tennessee before spending the last 34 years giving back to the sport that gave him so much as an athlete.

He began coaching in the summer league in Birmingham, Alabama, before becoming Head Age Group Coach with Birmingham Swim League in 1982.  In 1988 he accepted a similar position with Wichita Swim Club in Wichita, Kansas, where he coached until 1991.  After leaving WSC, Scott accepted a position where he was Head Site Coach for a satellite of Pilot Aquatic Club in Sevierville, Tennessee, for 6 years.  He arrived in Germantown in August 1997.  During his 34 years of coaching as an Age Group and Head Coach he has coached multiple Age Group Top 16 qualifiers, Senior Sectional qualifiers, and Junior and Senior National qualifiers in addition to novice and beginner swimmers.

In his free time Scott enjoys spending time with his Great Danes, Sophie and Sasha, attending Alabama football games and traveling.

Vic P Moore

Northshore Site Coach- Trident, Poseidon

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Vic Moore joins Nu Wave after a five-year tenure has Head Coach for Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville, LA (2012-2017).  In 2017, Coach Vic was voted by the readership of Sophisticated Woman Magazine as "Northshore's Best" Coach for all sports and also selected by Inside Northside Magazine and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  as one of "Northshore's Finest" young business professionals.  In August, Vic served on the Louisiana Zone All-Star Staff. Currently, Vic also serves the community as a coach for Lakeshore High School, Board President of Old Mandeville Business Association and as an Ambassador for the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a 2017 graduate of Leadership St. Tammany.  

Over the past five years, Vic coached athletes to 150+ team records, state records, two selections of 12&Under Louisiana Swimmer of the Year, High School All-American Honorable Mentions, a Nola Metro High School Championships Swimmer of the Meet, multiple state titles in year round and at LHSAA, Top 3 performances at USMS Nationals, and multiple athletes to Top 8 finishes at Zone and Sectional meets. 

Additionally, Vic represented Louisiana Swimming at the 2015 Southern Zone Diversity Summit, 2016 USA Swimming Mighty Mid Conference, and had an athlete represent Louisiana at the 2015 Southern Zone Diversity Select Camp.  On the dry side, Vic led PAC to USA Swimming Club Recognition Level 3, 2016 USA Swimming Marketing Club of the Year, and 2015 USA Swimming's Swim Today Award.  These awards all recognized Vic’s programs for their creative efforts to recruit, retain, market, build, and manage a successful USAS swim club.

He began his coaching career in 2001 while swimming in college for Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN.  After serving as team captain for NJCAA Runner-Up Vincennes University and Head Age Group Coach for Vincennes YMCA, Vic transferred to the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA to become Assistant Head Coach for Carrollton Bluefins. In his three year tenure, he coached multiple individual state title winners, age group sectional title winners, and served twice on the Georgia Zone All-Star Staff.  After that, he served in coaching roles as Head Age Group Coach for City of Mobile Swim Association (Alabama, 06-07) and as an athletic coach for his high school alma mater, the Wesleyan School (Georgia, 07-09).

Vic has a Master's Degree in Sport Administration from Georgia State University and an undergraduate degree in Sport Management from University of West Georgia. He has also worked in higher education as a recruiter and as a Development officer.

Kristi Rigterink

Newman Site Coach/Lead: Varsity & SS

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Kristi comes to Nu Wave from a long history of swimming starting with a summer league team in Naples, Florida when she was four. In high school, Kristi swam for Longhorn Aquatics and was a 3 time Texas State Champion in the 200 yard freestyle, 400 Free Relay, and 400 Medley Relay. Kristi earned a B. S. from the University of Southern California. Kristi swam>

 

Kristi relocated to New Orleans after graduating from USC in 2010. Since then, Kristi earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Tulane while serving as the Graduate Assistant Swimming coach for the Tulane Women’s Swim team from 2011-2013. Kristi started working with Nu Wave Stroke School in 2014, and has served as the head Middle School Swim Coach at Newman since August 2015. Kristi also serves as the assistant to the Newman Varsity Swim Team.

 

Kristi is coaching the Nu Wave Varsity and Stroke School Groups at the Newman Pool. Kristi finds both instructional and high school levels very rewarding and is looking forward to seeing her swimmers reach their goals!

Marshall Scott Love

Lead Coach: Riptide & Masters

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Marshall has been the foundation of Nu Wave’s 8&U Developmental Group (Riptide) since 1997, and serves as the Nu Wave Masters Head Coach.

Marshall is the founder/owner of Love Swimming. Love Swimming is New Orleans’ best swim lesson program. Many current Nu Wave swimmers have started their swimming careers with our partners at Love Swimming (www.loveswimming.com)

Marshall’s past achievements have seen him serve as the Head Age Group Coach for the Aggie Swim Club from 1991-1997. During this time, Marshall was recognized by the American Swim Coaches Association with the “Councilman Creative Coaching Award” in 1995.

During his time with Nu Wave, Marshall has also served as the Head Coach ACANA (Costa Rica National Champion Team), 1998-2000, and been recognized with the Social Entrepreneurship Award in 1999.

Marshall received his B.S. from Texas A&M University (Magna Cum Laude), M.A. from Tulane University in Latin American Studies '98 and M.B.A. from Tulane University '99 (Cum Laude).

Elizabeth Mary Cook

Lead Coach: Whitecaps/Asst Riptide

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Jonathan R Lindquist

Assistant Coach: Tidal Wave & Cyclone

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Board of Directors

Angele Thionville

President

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Tripp Edwards

Secretary

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Tamara Jacobson

Member at Large

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Liliana Duronslet

Member-at-Large

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Greg Johnson

Member-at-Large

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Dr. James Korndorffer

Member-at-large

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Nici Eichberger

Member-at-large

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