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STEVE VANDERHOOF

Lead Coach

Coach Steve was an original member of the Glenwood Springs Barracuda Swim Team in 1970. After years of age group, Jr. /Sr. and college swimming, Steve continues to swim regularly today.  He was the head coach for the Barracudas during college, when our team was a summer-only club.  After years in business and raising a family, Steve has returned to coaching as an ASCA Level II coach.  Along with his current Team Sopris age group duties, he is also the Glenwood Springs High School swim coach. With years of competitive swimming, distance/adventure running, triathlons, along with being a devoted Crossfit exerciser, coach Steve brings a passion for training to the team.  He understands the physical and mental benefits of exercise.

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BOB BRANDEN

Assistant Coach

Coach Bob was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where he was as an Age group swimmer for the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins.  Bob enjoyed childhood success with swimming, and at age twelve won events at the national junior Olympics, and becoming one of the fastest twelve-year-old in the country that year.  In high school Bob was in the top five in the country, placing second in the 200 IM at state behind the national record setter.  Bob attended College at Southern Methodist University.  While swimming for SMU, the team placed second at NCAA’s his senior year.  His coaching experience includes: SMU graduate assistant coach from 1982-83, Mustang Swim Club Coach from 1983-1993 (This was the club component to the SMU college program that in the 1984 Olympics America defeated Germany in the 800 men’s free relay.  Two of the American swimmers were from the Mustang Swim Club.), Lone Star Masters Coach from 1988-1997 (This masters club was started and run by Jim Montgomery four-time Olympic champion), ane most recently the Avon Recreation Center Coach from 1997-2004. 

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RYAN FULTON

Assistant Coach

More information on Coach Ryan coming soon!

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TERRY "SPEED" HEGGY

Masters Coach

Terry has been a competitive swimmer since 1965, and a Masters swim coach since 1982. Over the years, his swimmers achieved numerous individual National Championships and Top Ten rankings. He has served in various positions with the Colorado Masters Swimming Association (COMSA), and has received their “Coach of the Year” and “Volunteer of the Years” awards, as well as on the Coaches Committee of United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

His individual accomplishments include a USMS National Championship in the 10K open water swim, competing in the USAT Olympic-distance triathlon National Championships, and numerous Masters swimming age group State Championships. He is also a Level 3 Certified Masters Swim Coach and NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

Terry’s articles for USMS “Streamlines” and SWIMMER magazine demonstrate his passion for helping each athlete achieve their goals and get the most from their swimming experience. His coaching philosophy is to provide a fun and positive environment for all athletes—regardless of experience or ability—and to consistently make workouts fun, challenging, and rewarding.

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