Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach
Erin Edmondson joined the staff at Trinity Lutheran College on February 2, 2014. She attended Everett Community College where she received her Associated Arts & Sciences degree in Physical Education/Recreation.
Edmondson has worked in the field of aquatics for 22 years, serving as Lake Stevens High School Girls Assistant Coach from 1991-2013 and Boys Head Coach from 2007-2013. Her coaching experience also includes four years of club coaching for the Marysville Marlins Swim Team, Head Coach for the Lake Stevens Middle School Swim Team and Head Coach for the Lake Stevens Special Olympics. She is also ASCA Level I-IV certified.
During her 19 years in high school coaching, Edmondson assisted many athletes in qualifying for the state meet. Many of these athletes placed in the top eight, moving on to the collegiate level. Edmondson not only built successful programs, she also developed strong relationships with other coaches, students, staff and the community.
Edmondson began swimming competitively at the age of 10 and progressed to the state meets in high school, placing in the top 16. She still enjoys competing now. In addition to competing in masters swim meets, she has taken on a love for open water swimming.
This past year, Edmondson competed at a masters swim meet in Federal Way. She also competed at the BuDu Racing Triathlon in Lake Stevens in early September, her Olympic relay finishing second overall. In the last three years, she has also competed in a Sprint Triathlon and another Olympic relay.
She brings her personal experience as both an athlete and a coach to her role as head coach of Trinity’s swim program.
“I like to create a positive environment for my athletes, one where they are excited to be part of the program and the team. Communication is key in building successful relationships,” Edmondson said.
Edmondson enjoys getting up early to train with a crew of people with whom she’s been swimming for the eight years. She brings that same enthusiasm to the Eagles’ swim program.
“I’m excited to be part of the coaching staff at Trinity. I look forward to building a successful program, the focus built on improvement, athletic development and work ethic, with swimmers putting forth their best effort in the pool,” Edmondson said.
She lives in Marysville with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys weekend getaways, snowmobiling, camping and family time.