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Coaches

We are excited for you to meet our 2018 coaching staff! Please click on a coach's picture to learn more about them.

CHRIS HARRIS   →   Head Coach

Hi! My name is Chris and I've been around sports my whole life and love teaching and coaching kids. Having been on the pool deck assisting and cheering for the Sharks for so many years, I'm excited to be Head Coach.

My philosophy for swim team is threefold: fun, sportsmanship and fitness. My goal is to instill an atmosphere of fun competition with a focus on individual improvement and team building. I want the kids to challenge themselves while creating great memories and having fun.

Looking forward to the opportunity to coach your kids!

SARAH FURR   →   Shrimper Head Coach

My name is Sarah Furr and I am a 5th grade teacher at Smithfield Elementary School in Charlotte, NC. I am originally from Bay City, Michigan and graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in 2010. I moved to Charlotte a little under 8 years ago and have fallen in love with this city!

For the past three years I have had the most amazing experience working with children of all different types of background as a teacher at Smithfield. I have been a swimmer most of my life. I began swimming in my parents’ backyard pool and eventually joined B.A.Y.S. (Bay Area Youth Swim) a year round competitive swim league which I was a part of until my junior year of high school. I am so excited to instil my love for the sport in your children and to help them improve their style of swim in a fun way! I have high hopes for this season and can’t wait for it to begin! I hope you are as excited as I am about this great team we have!

HARRISON CAMERON   →   Assistant Coach

My name is Harrison, and this is my second year coaching the Sharks! Im a Risk Management & Insurance / Finance & Banking double major at Appalachian State University. I began swimming for the sharks when I was 11 and I swam for my high school, South Meck, for 4 years. I am very happy to be back this year, and excited to see what this season has in-store for us. I hope to have a very fun and successful season with all of our swimmers! GO SHARKS!

 

TORI CHARLTON   →   Assistant Coach

Hi! My name is Tori Charlton. I am currently a nursing major at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I have lived in Cameron Woods my entire life and have been a shark since I was 7 years old. During high school I swam competitively for South Meck from my freshman to junior year. I absolutley love swimming and am super excited to help out this season! I can't wait to meet all of your bright faces! 

 

VANESSA LARSEN   →   Assistant Coach

Hello my name is Vanessa Larsen and I am super excited to be joining the Shark family this season! I was a lifeguard here at Cameron Wood for 4 years. I have experience with teaching swim lessons, and was on my own neighborhood swim team for 11 years. I am a junior at Appalachian State University and graduated from Charlotte Catholic in 2015. I love Cameron Wood and can’t wait for a great season!

Chris Harris Head Coach
Sarah Furr Shrimper Head Coach
Harrison Cameron Assistant Coach
Tori Charlton Assistant Coach
Vanessa Larsen Assistant Coach