Coach Michelle Carpenter spent her formative years as a mermaid off the coast of North Carolina, saving people from shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle. She met Diana Prince who convinced her to become human so that she could share her love of swimming with everyone she meets. She started swimming competitively at age 9 on a summer-league team in Arkansas (which was a challenge since she no longer had her mermaid tail) and went on to swim year round, competing at the state, regional, and national levels. Her love of the sea called her back to the east coast, so she swam for the team at the College of Charleston where she got a degree in Athletic Training. A bunch of years and thousands of kids taught to swim later, she is a wife and mother of 4. She still loves to swim and wants to share that love with people of all ages.
I have been a lifetime fan of swimming and competed in summer league and high school swimming in North Carolina. After college, I coached summer league for four years in NC in addition to assisting at the high school level. In addition, I have been a high school and youth soccer coach for over 20 years. I am currently a high school English teacher and varsity girl's soccer coach at Greer High School. I am excited to be joining my children, Emma (13) and Jake (11) as a member of the KWPR swim team.