As far back as I can remember, I was always drawn to the water, it fascinated me. As a child, I grew up in Waltham MA and quickly began my swimming career at the age of 10. I swam for the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club and took to swimming extremely well. My passion for the sport continued to increase at an alarming rate. At 12 years old, I decided that I wanted to take my talent to the next level and swim for a USA Swim club, The New England Barracudas. This short opportunity allowed me to get to the next level of competition. Sadly, my parents couldn’t afford to keep me enrolled in the US Team for more than that one season. Although broken hearted, I understood. I continued swimming with the Club team at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club until I was 17, and then on to College. I went to school at Salem State College. This was the Pinnacle of my swimming career, and a very exciting time for me. Through the help of my coaches and teammates I excelled to a level I never thought imaginable, achieving goals and times I thought were above my ability. As a freshman, I was given the honor of being the team captain and held that honor for my entire college stay. As a team, we had broken every record the school had ever held, and set the bar for future swimmers who would attend Salem State.
I began my coaching career shortly after college for the Sun Valley Sharks in Lexington MA. I had the pleasure of coaching some of the finest swimmers. Not all were the fastest, but that isn’t the only thing that makes a swimmer great. I can say that I learned as much from them as they did me, possibly more. They enabled me to keep my passion alive through their own unique passions of the sport.
– Coach Randy