Junior Coach Application!
My name is Elizabeth Winter and I am excited to return as the Head Coach for the Jambalaya Park Pool Dolphins Swim Team! I am a student at Franciscan University pursuing Nursing with the ultimate goal to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. I am also minoring in Professional Communications and Psychology. Last summer, the Dolphins placed 1st in our division at the City Championship meet. We also received the honor of the Al Robelot team quality award. For three years, I was the Assistant Coach for the Pelican Point Waves, as well as practicing as a swim trainer for many years prior to that. In that time, the Waves placed first in their division two consecutive years under the coaching of my sister and myself. I swam with the Dolphins from 2004-2010 and enjoyed every second! I swam with the Waves from 2011-2018 and also loved the team. I swam with Tiger Aquatics for 4 seasons, and I was a 4-time state championship qualifier with multiple top-three finishes. I’m excited to return for my second season as Head Coach with new ideas and energy to make the team
Kenyon Tiner is a Junior at Dutchtown High School where he swims for the Griffins Swim Team. He has been swimming with the Dolphins since 2014 and swims year round with Tiger Aquatics. He is also an active lifeguard and lifeguard instructor with SELA Aquatics. Kenyon is excited to return to the team as a new assistant coach and is looking forward to coaching such a talented team!
Abigail Erickson is a sophomore at Louisiana state University, where she studies plant and soil science with a focus in horticulture. She has swam for several swim teams for 8 years, including: the Gonzales Dolphins, Crawfish Aquatics, and the St. Amant Gators. This is her second year as a swim coach and her third year as a Sela Lifeguard. Abigail is excited to return to the Gonzales Dolphins for another great season!
Hi, my name is Justin Chase. I’m currently a Junior at Dutchtown High School where I swim for the Griffins Swim Team. I also have been swimming year-round with Tiger Aquatics for 5 years and have been swimming in the Summer League for 8 years, 3 of those have been with the Dolphins. I work as a Lifegaurd and Lifeguard Instructor under SELA Aquatics and will be starting my first season as a swim coach. I am excited to apply my swimming experience in teaching to help others improve as swimmers. I look forward to growing the team’s swimming abilities as well as my coaching abilities with the Gonzales Dolphins!
Ryan Hurst is a senior at Dutchtown high school where he is team captain of the Dutchtown Griffins swim team. He has swam with the Gonzales Dolphins swim team for seven years, the Pelican Point Waves swim team for six years, and swam year-round with Tiger Aquatics for two years, earning MVP awards and numerous other championship titles and awards throughout his years of swimming. Additionally he was a swim trainer during his time on the Waves swim team. He currently serves as site manager of the Jambalaya Park pool, certified pool operator, and lifeguard with SELA aquatics. Ryan is looking forward to his first year of coaching with the great Gonzales Dolphins!