Debbie has been involved in the sport of swimming, competitively
and coaching since 1960. She learned to swim in the Severn River
and Chesapeake Bay. Although she never took a swimming lesson the
aquatics field has been one of the loves of her life, behind her
family. She was fortunate enough to swim in the 1968 Olympics and
become the first swimmer to win 3 individual gold medals in one
Olympics. She has coached summer league to high school to USS
(AAU), and NCAA Division I schools. Along with coaching TTST Debbie
owns a swim school , bearing her name, in the Sacramento area.
Betsy Redmond has been coaching USA swimming for over 15 years.
She began her career as a coach at the Pleasanton Seahawks in
Pleasanton, Ca. Betsy continued to coach while in
college for the Oakland Live Y'ers in Rochester, Mi.
After graduation Betsy moved to Truckee and pursued her
love for swimming with the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team.
For more than 9 years Betsy has been involved with TTST
and the Truckee High School Swim Team. She loves the
sport of swimming and hopes her swimmers will continue to love
it through college and years beyond.
I grew up in Novato, CA (near San Francisco) and have been
swimming since the age of 5. I swam for a small summer league team,
and then the USA team Marin Pirates. After graduating from high
school, I attended UC Davis with a swimming scholarship and swam
all four years, ending up as team captain in my last season, and
graduated in March 2012 with a major in communications. I coached a
wonderful team, the Davis Aquamonsters, during my time there, but I
am very excited to coach the TTST and get to know everybody!
Other than swimming and coaching, I enjoy skiing, hiking,
biking, hanging out with my dog Mowgli, and ice cream. See you
around the pool!
Michelle grew up in Gig Harbor, WA, swimming in the Puget
Sound. She learned to swim through the YMCA and at the age of
10 began swimming for Tacoma Swim Club. Michelle continued
swimming for Puget Sound Swim Club and Gig Harbor High School where
she also ran track and field and cross country. She then took
a break from swimming competitively and played rugby through her
college years in Missoula, MT. Michelle has had the
opportunity to work as a personal trainer, a swim instructor and an
instructor with National Sports Center for the Disabled to name a
few. At this time she stays busy persuing her passion of
training and competing in triathlons with her dog Kona. She
is very grateful for this opportunity to coach with TTST.
Michelle was lucky enough to have amazing coaches and hopes her
experience will help her swimmers to reach their goals in and out
of the pool. Live the life you love, love the life you
live...she hopes to see you out there doing what you love!