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 | Nina Perrone
Nina is a rising junior at Virginia Tech, majoring in Human Development and is on the path to become a reading specialist. While at Virginia Tech, Nina also is a mentor for College Mentors for Kids. Nina began swimming in New Jersey until 2013 when she moved to Charlottesville and switched to the Crozet Gators. Nina attended Western Albemarle High School where she swam under Coach Dan for 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.
Head Assistant Coach | Annabeth Stancil
Annabeth is a rising sophomore at Wake Forest, majoring in biochemistry & molecular biology and minoring in studio art. At Wake, Annabeth works as an EMT on campus and is on the club swim and club rowing teams. Annabeth started swimming for Boar’s Head at age 6, and continued all the way through to 18. Annabeth attended Western Albemarle High School and competed for four years for the Warriors under Coach Dan, primarily swimming 100 and 200 freestyle. Winning two state championships at Western alongside Coach Nina, Annabeth was also named a captain her senior year. Annabeth also likes to swim butterfly and any sort of relay, and she enjoys drawing, calligraphy, and embroidery in her free time.
Assistant Coach | Charlie Cross
Charlie currently attends Gettysburg College, where he will be a senior 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 Dutton is a rising senior at Penn State University. She is majoring in biology, with minors in earth and sustainability as well as marine science! She is originally from Charlottesville, and swam for Crozet Gators for 12 years. She also swam for CYAC (now Cavalier Aquatics) until she was 12, but quit to continue playing soccer year round. She swam under Coach Dan for Western Albemarle all four years of high school. Noah and Sydney have known each other since elementary school, so she is very excited to be working under him again this season. She cannot wait to meet and work with all of the swimmers this summer!
Assistant Coach | Charlotte DeVillier
Charlotte just completed her freshman year at VCU and will be transferring to UVA in the fall. She is majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and was a part of the VCU club swim team this past year. She has lived in Charlottesville her whole life and attended St. Anne’s-Belfield from kindergarten through her senior year. While at St. Anne’s-Belfield, she ran varsity cross country for 5 years and was a captain her senior year, swam varsity swim team for 4 years and was a captain her junior and senior years, and played varsity soccer for 3 years. Charlotte also swam for Boar’s Head for 15 years where some of her favorite summer memories were made. Her favorite events are the 50 free, 50 fly, and 50 breast and in her free time she likes to hang out with friends and be outdoors.
Assistant Coach | Ethan Manske
Ethan is a rising sophomore at Kenyon College, looking to major in Environmental Science with a double minor in Japanese and Music. Ethan is a part of the Kenyon swim team. He swims the 200 fly, 200 back, and 400 IM. Ethan lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since he was born until this year when his family moved to Washington state. He started swimming at the age of six, and was high school state champion in the 100 fly and 100 back his senior year, as well as the 200 LCM back club state champion, representing Charger Aquatics. As a freshman at Kenyon, Ethan qualified for NCAAs and placed 5th in the 400IM. When Ethan isn’t swimming, he can be found playing the viola and piano, hanging out with his friends and family, or using his Nintendo Switch.
Assistant Coach | David King
David is a rising senior at Albemarle High School. He swims for the high school team and club program, Cavalier Aquatics. At YMCA Nationals, he won two individual titles in the 400 IM and 500 freestyle. For his high school team, he took home another two individual state titles in the 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle. Additionally, he served as a captain his junior year on the team. David has lived in Charlottesville for the past 12 years where he attended Hollymead Elementary School, Lakeside Middle School, and Albemarle High School. After high school, David will be staying in town as he has verbally committed to swim at the University of Virginia.
Assistant Coach | Thomas Heilman
Thomas is a rising junior at Western Albemarle HS. Thomas is part of the swim team at WAHS, and he also trains with Cavalier Aquatics year round. His best events are sprint free and fly, as well as IM. Thomas has lived in Charlottesville his entire life, attending Brownsville and then Henley. Additionally, he has swam for almost 12 years now, starting in the JSL before branching out to swim year round. For the WAHS swim team, Thomas is a 2-time team state champion, and he is a 4-time individual champion in the 50 free and 100 fly. At Cavalier Aquatics, Thomas is in the national group, and he is also a member of the USA National Junior Team. Off the pool deck, Thomas enjoys all sports, specifically basketball, chess, and hanging out with friends
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