Meet your Swim Coaches
Connie Smink – Head Coach – Connie began her swimming career at OGC at age 8. She has coached for over 50 years, starting when she was 18! Connie has been the head swim coach at OGC for the past 18 years. She also coaches year-round for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club. Connie currently teaches 4th and 5th grade in the Montgomery County School System.
JoAnn Mullenholz – Assistant Head Coach – JoAnn has been swimming competitively since the age of 5. In that time she also swam MCSL with the Aspen Hill Dolphins, and the Connecticut Belair Gators. JoAnn swam with the Sherwood High School Warriors. She has been coaching for RMSC, while also working with the SwiMontgomery program. In addition to RMSC, JoAnn has also been the assistant coach at Connecticut Belair and Regency Estates, and Head Coach for Diamond Farm and the Northwood High School Gladiators. This is JoAnn’s fourth year with OGC and she’s looking forward to a great summer.
Caroline Hagerty – Assistant Head Coach – Caroline has been a proud member of the OGC swim and dive teams since she was four. She is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in Early Childhood Education (Minor in Special Education). This will be her 6th year coaching the swim team. She is very excited for this summer and can’t wait to get the season started.
James Collishaw – Junior Assistant Coach – James has been swimming at OGC since age 4. He is a rising senior at Walter Johnson High School, where he swims for the WJ team. He also swims on the RMSC club team. He enjoyed his second year as an OGC swim coach last year, and is looking forward to another great summer.
Rafe Garcia-Hidalgo – Junior Assistant Coach – Rafe is a rising senior at BCC High School. He has been swimming for OGC since he was six, swims year round with the Advanced Seniors Group at RMSC and is on the BCC High School Varsity Swim and Dive team. He is excited to begin his third year of coaching at OGC.