Meet the Coaches
Head Coach | Noah Hargrove
Noah is a rising junior at Kenyon College, double majoring in math and economics, with a concentration in computer science. Noah is a part of the Kenyon swim team, where you will find him training hard to swim the 200 fly and 200 & 400 IM. Noah has lived in Charlottesville almost his entire life, going to Murray Elementary School, Henley Middle School, and Western Albemarle High School. He swam for Boar’s Head for 13 years, as well as CYAC and CAV Aquatics. At Western, Noah swam under Coach Dan for all 4 years. He was part of the 3 time state championship team, and won 4 individual state championships in the 200 IM, 500 free, and 100 fly. He was also a team captain during his senior year with Coach Sydney. When Noah isn’t at the pool, which is rare, he likes to eat, hang out with his dogs and friends, and sleep.
Head Assistant Coach | Noah Althoff
Noah is a rising Junior at Kenyon College. He is currently pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in statistics. While at school, Noah swims for the Kenyon Lords, competing on both the scoring NCAC team and NCAA team. At NCACs, he won the 200 IM, and at NCAAs placed 6th on the 800 freestyle relay. Prior to Kenyon, Noah swam for 14 years, 4 of which were for his boarding school, Baylor, where he won 3 state championships. In his free time, you can find Noah working on his pick-up game or playing the piano.
Assistant Coach | Charlie Cross
Charlie currently attends Gettysburg College, where he will be a rising Junior in the fall. While at Gettysburg, he is majoring in environmental studies and public policy with a minor in data science. In addition to academics, Charlie swims for the Bullets, competing in IM and breaststroke, and will be a team captain next season. Charlie’s journey to become a college student-athlete started at Hollymead. In addition to JSL, he swam for two year-round programs, Virginia Gators and CAV Aquatics. Charlie attended Albemarle High School and swam for the Patriots during his 4 years. Charlie is excited to share his love for swimming as well as getting to know all of the Boar’s Head swimmers.
Assistant Coach | Sydney Dutton
Sydney is a rising junior at Penn State University. She is majoring in biology, with minors in earth and sustainability as well as marine science. During Sydney's time in Charlottesville, she attended Murray Elementary School, Henley Middle School, and Western Albemarle High School. At Western, Sydney swam under Coach Dan for four years, winning two state championships as well as being a team captain her senior year. Coach Sydney likes to swim the 100 back and 200 IM. In addition to swimming, Sydney was a part of the Environmental Studies program and played on the 3 time varsity soccer state championship team at Western. Sydney swam for Crozet Gators for 14 years and for CYAC until the age of 12 when she decided to focus more on soccer. Throughout Sydney's life, there has been one true constant, her love for Harry Potter.
Assistant Coach | Nina Perrone
Nina will be a sophomore at Virginia Tech this fall. While at Tech, Nina hopes to major in Human Development with a minor in disability studies; she is on the path to study speech pathology. Prior to college, Nina swam in New Jersey from 2009 - 2012, and after moving to Crozet she swam for Crozet Gators for 10 years. She attended Western Albemarle High School, where she swam under Coach Dan all four years. She was part of the two time state championship team with Coach Sydney and Coach Annabeth, primarily swimming freestyle and breaststroke. In her free time, Coach Nina likes to hang out with friends by the water and spend time with family.
Assistant Coach | Annabeth Stancil
Annabeth is graduating from Western Albemarle High School this summer, and will be a freshman at Wake Forest in the fall. She plans to major in biology and will potentially minor in spanish. Annabeth has been a swimmer on the Boars Head Swim Team since she was 6, and is excited to finish out her last season as both a swimmer and coach. During her time at Western, Annabeth competed for four years for the Warriors under Coach Dan, winning two state championships alongside Coach Sydney and Coach Nina; she was also named a captain her senior year. Annabeth likes to swim freestyle and butterfly and she draws and embroiders in her free time.
Assistant Coach | Teddy Cross
Teddy is currently completing his senior year of high school at Albemarle. During his time at Albemarle, he swam for the Patriots, qualifying for the state championship meet all four years. Teddy is the younger brother of Coach Charlie, and also swam for Hollymead during his summers. As Teddy grew older, he joined the Virginia Gators’ year-round program and later joined CAV aquatics. While swimming for CAV aquatics, Teddy competed at both Junior Nationals and YMCA nationals. At YMCA nationals, Teddy helped to win a YMCA national championship with strong backstroke and sprint freestyle swims. In the fall, Teddy plans to attend Loyola University Maryland, where he will continue his swimming career.-
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