Erin Gutman will be returning as our Head Coach. Erin lives in Troy with her husband Alex, and their three children, Allie (7), Will (5), and Ellen (3).
During the school year, Erin teaches 5th grade at Miami East Elementary School, and in the summer Erin can be found at the Tipp City Pool most days. As for coaching experience, Erin started coaching summer swim team while she was still in high school on the Botkins team and honestly never stopped. Throughout the years, she has coached summer swim team at Botkins, as well as Tipp City, and she has been an assistant coach for the Miami East High School swim team.
As a past certified Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, and swim lessons instructor, she taught an endless number of private lessons at Wright State University Aquatic Center, area pools, and the local YMCA.
"Summer swim team allows me to combine my passion of teaching with my love of the water," said Coach Erin. "I can't wait to see you all at the pool!"
“Coach Mike” Galloway recently completed his 8th year coaching high school swimming, and first year with the Tippecanoe High School Swim Team. The 2022m season will be his 11th year coaching summer swimming. His impressive resume also includes experience coaching at a few local winter programs and of course was a swimmer himself.
When not coaching, Mike works at Greenon High School, as an Intervention Ready Resource teacher, working with children with disabilities. He lives in Tipp City with his wife Jena, and two sons, Michael and Maverick.
"I look forward to meeting everyone and getting know you, as well as working towards our swimming goals," said Coach Mike. "And most of all, I look forward to having a lot of fun at the pool this summer!"
Meredith is a 2022 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French, with a Minor in Education.
She has a strong passion for teaching and language! At OWU, Meredith was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team for 4 years. She served as team captain her senior year and holds the school record in the 200 butterfly. She also volunteered with Bishop Bubbles, which are swim lessons run by OWU for the community of Delaware.
Meredith attended and graduates from Miami East High School in 2018. During her tenure, she swam for the Vikings for all 4 years. There, Meredith qualified for the state championships in 3 events. Meredith continues to volunteer coach the MEHS swim team during my fall and winter breaks.
During her childhood summers, Meredith swam for TMST for 10 years, starting in its 2008 season. "I am absolutely thrilled to go back to my roots in TMST as a coach this season," concluded Meredith.
Annie Richters is a rising sophomore at Ohio Northern University studying forensic Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
At ONU, Annie is a member of the varsity swim and dive team. She specializes in sprint freestyle and butterfly events. Annie also gives swim lessons to kids in Ada and the surrounding communities with the OWU swim team throughout the school year.
Like her sister, Annie also attended Miami East High School, graduating in 2021, and swimming all 4 years. During her high school tenure, she competed at the district and state levels where she holds many sprint freestyle records. Annie also had the privilege to swim for the Springfield YMCA's National Club Team during her high school career.
During fall and winter collegiate breaks, Annie continues to help coach the MEHS swim team.
"I swam for TMST throughout my elementary and middle school career and am very excited to be returning for the summer season," said Annie.