Coach: Todd Smeenge
Teacher at HCMS
21st year coaching (29th overall)
To me coaching, at nearly every level, is less about the wins and losses and more about the growth of young people; physically, mentally and spiritually that a coach gets to participate in. Coaching has always offered an opportunity to impact young people in ways that I can’t as a teacher or parent. Coaching swimming allows me to push athletes to the limits of their ability to make them stronger and faster. But more than that, I get to stretch their imagination about what might be, and challenge their heart’s connection to their Creator.