2019 Swim Team Information
Graylyn Crest is a member of the North Brandywine Swim League
HEAD COACH: Brian Gilbert
In 2019, we welcome Coach Brian to the Gator Swim Team.
Brian is currently on the coaching staff of the Brandywine YMCA Barracudas team, focusing on middle and high school aged swimmers. Brian comes from a swimming background being a lifelong swimmer. He swam competitively in his youth as part of his community summer swim team and his local YMCA swim team, and he has also trained with Masters level swim teams in preparation for triathlon and open water events. Brian is a certified swim coach with USA Swimming, as well as YMCA of the USA.
Brian exemplifies a positive attitude and believes that swimming is a sport that ALL kids should be exposed to. Regardless of level, Brian’s philosophy is “Everybody can do their best, grow to their potential, and have FUN in the process!”.
To contact Coach Brian, email him at CoachBrian@GraylynGators.com
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.