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 and UNO 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


Coaching Staff

Ross J Hedrick

Head Coach/Program Director


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. 

Sarah E Corcoran

Tulane Site Coach/Cyclone & Tidal Wave


Sarah began her coaching career with the Denver Hilltoppers in 2003. Over 11 years, she held many titles and had an influence over several training groups. Most recently, Sarah was in charge of the pre-Senior Group that sent several athletes to the Sectional Championships>

Sarah represented Colorado as a member of both the All Star and Zones coaching staffs from 2008-2013 and again in 2015.

Prior to her coaching career, Sarah grew up swimming in Englewood, CO for the Aces Swim Club where she became a Junior/Senior National Qualifier from 1991-1999. Sarah became a collegiate swimmer at the University of Denver. From 1999-2002, Sarah was a NCAA Division I Qualifier in the 50/100/200 Free events and the Sun Belt Champion in 2002.

Away from the pool, Sarah has a passion for Yoga. She is currently a certified Forrest Yoga Instructor.

Kristi Rigterink

Newman Site Coach/Lead: Varsity & SS


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


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 (

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


Jonathan R Lindquist

Assistant Coach: Tidal Wave & Cyclone


Board of Directors

Angele Thionville



Tripp Edwards



Richard Armond

Coordinator of Volunteers


Rhonda Dumas



Tamara Jacobson

Member at Large


Liliana Duronslet



Greg Johnson



Dr. James Korndorffer



Nici Eichberger