{ Head Coach - Will Green } 

SWAT Head Coach Green was first introduced to swimming during group swim lessons at the YMCA. He began swimming for the Jonesboro Jets at age 11 and continued swimming for the club team and for Jonesboro High School before heading to the University of Arkansas. Besides participating as a swimmer, Green started his career in aquatics at a young age, as well.

“My first real job was lifeguarding at the YCMA working for Bob Williams at 15 years old,” said Green. “I was also teaching group swim lessons at the YMCA, the same ones I participated in when I was a young kid. Then, between my freshman and sophomore year of college, when I returned home for the summer, the coach of a local club team contacted me to see if I was interested in assisting with coaching age group swimming. That’s where my coaching career started.” 

Green then became an adjunct professor at Arkansas State University, where he taught all the aquatics courses and became the founding head coach of the A-State Swim Club. In 2014, Green decided to start his own USA Swimming, AAU and U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) registered swim club, Dart Frog Aquatic Team, which he coached and operated until the team merged with SWAT in June 2022. "Throughout my career, I have had many of my athletes go on to swim successfully at the collegiate level,” said Green. “I have coached top 10 swimmers in the country and swimmers that have made it to the futures, the junior nationals and the U.S. Open. I was also Arkansas’ junior Olympic head coach for multiple years and will return this year as one of Southwind Swim Conference’s head coaches.”

Green has been with SWAT since the summer of 2022 and loves the positive family atmosphere of the team. He encourages swimmers of all ages to give the sport a try. “It’s a lifelong skill,” he said. “We have 4-year-olds on the team, and we have a core group of masters swimmers (any swimmer over the age of 18) that range from their 20s to their 70s, including my dad, and their abilities are wide-ranging. You don’t have to know how to swim all the strokes to be able to join SWAT. If you can make it down the pool unassisted, you can be on the team, and we can go from there.”

 
 
 
 
{ SWAT Registered Dietitian - Caitlin Green, MS, RD, LD }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coach Caitlin has been involved with competitive swimming for over 20 years, both as a swimmer and a coach. Coach Caitlin swam at the collegiate level for Lindenwood University while also coaching for Parkway Swim Club in St Louis, MO until transferring to the University of Arkansas to continue her academic career. There she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics while coaching for Northwest Arkansas Aquatics (NWAA) in Bentonville, AR. Coach Caitlin completed the Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and then went on to graduate with a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Coach Caitlin is a Consultant Dietitian for various facilities around Northeast Arkansas. She is extremely excited to be part of the SWAT family and cannot wait to help our swimmers stay energized and hydrated! She is always happy to answer any questions you might have about your swimmer's nutrition!
Fun fact - Coach Caitlin is Coach Will's wife! 
 
                                  

{ Consultant - Kirby Smith }

Growing up I lifeguarded and taught lessons for many swimmers. I became the AAU Jets Head Coach while I was in college, leading the team as the SouthWind State Champions consecutive years. After graduating from Arkansas State University from the College of Communication I moved to Pennsylvania to work with blind and deaf children and adults. I enjoyed my time there teaching lessons, running the pool, and teaching water aerobics. After moving back to Jonesboro, I worked in recruitment for numerous years and began teaching the Master Swim class and water aerobics at St. Bernards Health and Wellness for numerous years. I now own and operate Massey Swim and I spend every day in the water with my kids and so many kids in our community.

 

      

 { Coach Sydney Byrd }

My name is Sydney Byrd and I live in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  Swim has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  My swim journey started in Blytheville, Arkansas, where I learned how to swim for the first time.  My love for the sport only grew from there.  I will be beginning college at Arkansas State University to become a nurse.  I have been coaching or only a few years, but I have worked with kids on the spectrum and I enjoy doing that.  I love to coach and I am passionate about every kid I get to work with.  I am so excited to work with these swimmers as I help them develop their strokes and seeing their love for swimming grow! 

 

 { Coach Maddie Smith }

My name is Maddie Smith, and I'm a sophomore at Arkansas State. I'm studying Elementary Education. I started swimming when I was 8 years old and have loved every bit of it since then. I loved having so many friends on my swim team and looked forward to going every day. I want to encourage a fun enviroment like that for all of the kids on SWAT!  

 

 

 

{ Coach Riley Smith }

My name is Riley Smith, and I'm a junior at ASU where I am studying marketing and business administration. I started swimming in Jonesboro when I was 12, and my love for swimming has only grown since then! I have also taught swim lessons for about four years, so I am excited to get to use my knowledge and watch these kids grow as swimmers!  

 

 

 

 

{ Coach Izzy Jones }

My name is Izzy Jones. I am from Jonesboro and have been a competitive swimmer since age 6. In addition to JHS, I swam for a local club team and was a 3-time Arkansas Swimmer of the Year. I also have taught swim lessons for five years. I recently graduated from Boston College with a major in International Studies and a minor in Global Health and am excited to be here for the summer coaching for SWAT! 

 

 

     

 

{ Coach Victoria Chan }   

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                         

 

 

My name is Victoria Chan! I'm a junior at Arkansas State University and a biology major. I am from Little Roc and have been swimming for as long as I can remember. I have loved the meaningful relationshipsand challenging environment most swim teams provide, and I have enjoyed watching the kids grow and improve through the SWAT swim team.                                                                           

     

 

{ Coach Faith Cook }

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Faith Cook and I am currently in my senior year of high school. I plan to start college and begin studying Marine Biology shortly after graduation. For me, swimming has been a major partof my life for as long as I can remember. I swam competitively for about five years and now I am excited to share that knowledge with a new generation of swimmers.

 
 

    

 
 

{ Coach Saylor Bowen }   

My name is Saylor Bowen and I attend ASU here in Jonesboro. I am majoring in Biology.  I have been a swim coach now for almost 4 years. I love the sport of swimming and my favorite thing is teaching the kids their strokes and watching them grow and develop! Swimming is also a way to make great friendships!