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    Head Coach: Mary B. Shaw

    Phone: 834-3334, e-mail:

    Assistant Coaches: Tara Boone, Grace Lee  


    Our coaches act as role models for our swimmers in regard to good sportsmanship, fair play, cooperation, manners and team spirit. We ask all swimmers and parents to offer their support whenever possible. Feel free to contact the head coach by phone or e-mail, or before or after practice. Coaches will be busy with many duties during practice and need to be focused on the swimmers. Any questions regarding swimming issues should be directed to the coaches. Any management issues should be directed to a board member. Coaches will make sure that all swimmers are taught the correct strokes, starts and turns, and will recommend additional assistance if necessary. Coaches will keep times on each swimmer and update the records regularly. The coaches have the final say in completing heat sheets for the swim meets. Please get to know our coaches. This helps everyone communicate and get a better understanding of how the swimmers are progressing.


    Mary B. Shaw is looking forward to another fun filled season with the Hobcaw Marlins. Mary B grew up in Hobcaw and swam for the Marlins for about 11 years. She went on to play soccer and basketball in college where she met her husband, Chandler. They have lived in Hobcaw for 9 years. Mary B loves Hobcaw and believes it is a great place to raise children. Her family is: husband - Chandler, daughter - Gil (age 13), daughter - Adair (age 11) and son - Chandler (age 7). Mary B loved coming back to Hobcaw to coach again, and it was especially thrilling getting the opportunity to coach her daughters. Mary B was previously an assistant coach for the MPSC Manatees from 2002 – 2004 until her first child, Gil, was born.


    Tara Boone is a Mt Pleasant native who began her swimming career at Snee Farm at the age of 6. She went on to be one of the most decorated swimmers in the Charleston are, still holding a record in the CCAA. She is the youngest of four children who refused to be left behind so she has always been very competitive. She was a member of the City of Charleston swim team (SMRT) and went on to earn a scholarship to swim at Notre Dame. At Notre Dame she was team captain and learned there is more to swimming than getting a best time. After graduating, she found her passion in coaching swimmers of all levels and has coached for the past 10 years for the SMRT team and LTP. She is married to Jonathan Boone and has three young boys, Jonathan, Jr. (7), Charles (5) and Grady (18 mons).  Tara took a step back from coaching to spend more time with her family and she was thrilled to be able add some seasonal coaching back into her life. Through working with Hobcaw swimmers at LTP and getting to know families out and about, the vibe at Hobcaw is distinct and inviting. Tara is thrilled for the opportunity to work with the Marlins and be part of the HYC family.

    Grace Lee is from Columbia, SC, and is the niece of club members Lewis and Cindy Lee. Grace is currently a junior at the College of Charleston where she is double majoring in Special Education and Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Coaching. She has been swimming on a summer league swim team in Columbia since she was four years old! Grace has coached a summer league swim team for three years, and is excited to make this her fourth! She also works in the IOP United Methodist Church Nursery every Sunday. Grace loves to work with children and she is very excited to see what this summer has in store. Welcome aboard Grace!


    Junior Coaches will be specifically working with the younger age groups. Junior coaches will be assigned to work with individuals or small groups of younger swimmers during regular practices. The junior coaches are all older swimmers on the team with many years of swimming experience. 

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