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.

Ross has served on the Boards of both the Mountain Swim League (Colorado Springs) and Colorado Swimming, Inc. In 2009, he was elected to be Age Group Vice-Chair for Colorado Swimming.

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. 

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 Group


Jonathan R Lindquist

Lead Coach: Tidal Wave Group


Jonathan comes to Nu Wave from a long history of swimming starting with a YMCA team on the Jersey Shore. In high school, he was a founding member of the swim team at Freehold Township H.S. and still holds many of the team records. Jonathan earned a B.A. from Fordham University in New York City and swam on scholarship for the varsity Division I swim team in the Atlantic 10 Conference.  In college, he specialized in the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 50 freestyle.

 Jonathan relocated to New Orleans after graduating to participate in a post-Katrina volunteer program where he rebuilt houses throughout the city.  Since, Jonathan has worked for numerous non-profit organizations and is currently employed by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  During the summer and fall, Jonathan teaches and coaches swimming at Newman School and is proud to have brought home the Louisiana State Championship for the the Men's and Women's team this year.

Jonathan is coaching the Tidal Wave and Cyclone Groups Uptown at the Tulane Reily Center and is excited to see the group growing and improving every day.  

Jonathan is the son of Richard and Kathryn Lindquist who still reside in New Jersey and has a sister, Kristin, living in Scranton, PA.

Sarah E Corcoran

Lead Coach: Cyclone Group


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 on a regular basis.

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

Lead Coach: Varsity & Stroke School


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 on scholarship all four years at USC in the Pacific-10 Conference. In college, Kristi specialized in 200, 500, 1650 Freestyle and the 400 Individual Medley.


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!

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