2018 Swim Team Information
Graylyn Crest is a member of the North Brandywine Swim League
HEAD COACH: Matt Oberholzer
2018 will be Coach Matt's first season as head coach for the Graylyn Gators, but he's not new to coaching. Matt brings to Graylyn 11 years of coaching experience in the NBSL, seven of those years as a head coach. Most recently, he was Head Coach at Ashbourn and prior to that coached for Crestview and Fair Blue.
Matt also has 14 years of experience coaching at the high school level. He was Assistant Coach at Brandywine High School for nine years and has been the Head Coach at The Tatnall School for the last five years.
Born and raised in North Wilmington, Matt first began swimming at the age of 9 at Crestview. He was on the swim team in high school for Brandywine High School and was a member of the swim teams for Team Delaware and BRY Barracudas.
Matt is looking forward to becoming a Gator, having a successful season, and creating lasting memories for the swimmers and their families.
ASSISTANT HEAD COACH: Shirley Lawrenson
2018 will be Coach Shirley’s fifth season coaching for the Graylyn Gators as Assistant Head Coach. She is looking forward to the team being successful again!
Shirley is from England and trained and worked at the Carn Brea swimming club in her home county of Cornwall. She moved to the United States in 2009 and lived in Texas and Hawai’i before coming to Delaware.
Shirley is a USA Swimming certified coach and currently works at the Brandywine YMCA as a swim instructor and coaches with the Delaware Swim Team and at the Kick and Sprint swim clinic.