Feb. 6, 2014
Trinity Athletic Director Matt Koenigs has announced the hire of Erin Edmondson as head coach of the college’s men’s and women’s swimming program. The swimming program itself was announced earlier in January, and swimmers will begin competing during the 2014-2015 school year.
Edmondson comes to Trinity with an extensive background as an area coach and aquatic director. Her background includes 21 years of coaching at Lake Stevens High School, regularly producing state caliber and collegiate level swimmers.
Edmondson, who still competes at as a Master’s competitor herself, is enthusiastic about the future for the Trinity swimming program.
“I am excited to be a part of bringing college swimming to Snohomish County. The sport has been really under represented collegiately nationwide, but especially in the Northwest,” Edmondson said.
Edmondson believes that a successful swimming program is more than what is shown in meet results; although those can be fun to follow, they are a merely a byproduct of everything else that has been done in the weeks, months or years leading up to the event.
“My vision is to build a program with students who are going to work hard to become better and not just better swimmers, but better students, better leaders, better friends and ultimately better at life as faithful leaders in their communities for the rest of their lives,” she said.
The swimming community in the Northwest is large, and there are many student-athletes who are unable to compete at the collegiate level. Trinity’s swimming program will help provide that opportunity. Edmondson’s history in the area as well as her experience will help build a foundation for a successful swimming program at the college.
“We are lucky to be hiring a coach with such expertise and connection with the community,” Koenigs said about Edmondson.
Edmondson, who is also a certified lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid trainer, began her position as head coach on February 1.
The college is currently accepting applications for incoming students starting September of 2014. There are generous athletic scholarships available, and interested swimmers are encouraged to apply.
Visit www.tlc.edu for more information or to submit an application.