Gator Swim Club Coach Chris Oliver To Move On
Chris Oliver has spent the last four years growing the Gator Swim Club into a regional powerhouse, but he will be leaving North Central Florida with his family to better care for his young children.
Oliver's development of the Gator swim club can be seen in the numbers:
-Although the club has only roughly 150 full-time members (an average number by large club standards), the Gator swim club will feature at least 7 swimmers at next year's Olympic trials (possibly the most per-capita in the country).
-The 14-year old girls swimmers finished 26th at the North Florida meet in Oliver's first year. This year, that group won the event.
As much as Oliver has enjoyed his time in Gainesville, he says the Jacksonville area will be a better place for he and his wife Nancy to better care for his 8-year old sons Cameron and Ty, who have special needs.
"I ask my swimmers to make a commitment, and I have to be willing to make the same commitment for my family," Oliver said.
Bryan Woodward will take over as the new head coach of the Gator swim club.
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