Board & Leadership
Team is managed by a Volunteer Board of Directors, with parents in these additional roles:
Carrie Wooten grew up in the swimming world from Summer League and USA Swimming around the country, to a successful Division I collegiate career at James Madison University. Her oldest of 3 children will be joining the Wahoos this year as a 5 year old, and she is thrilled about the opportunity to serve as the new President of such an enthusiastic team! Carrie professionally improves and leads organizations around the country and is excited to apply that experience to something so special.
Chris Thomas has been a Wahoos parent for six seasons. He has three children and the oldest two - Brooks and Sutton - are both Wahoos. He has served in numerous parent volunteer roles along the way and is looking forward to serving on the board. He and his wife Ashley love nothing more than swim meet date nights! Professionally, Chris works in Emergency Medicine.
Heather Ross is a lifelong athlete with a great appreciation for sport. She has been a parent with the Wahoos for three years. She has volunteered as meet manager and in other roles each of those years. Heather serves in many organizations for her community and work, and is excited to use her experience to support the infrastructure of our team.
Amanda Rothwell has been a Wahoo parent for six years and formerly volunteered as the communications liaison. She is grateful that two of her children developed a passion for the sport through the Chateau Elan swim team and are currently year-round swimmers. Amanda previously worked in corporate finance. She is very much looking forward to using those skills to serve as team Treasurer.
Coach Creed held his high school record in the 100 breaststroke, as well as the college record in the 200 breaststroke at Georgie State University. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education. Coach Creed was also named the 2002 National High School Boys Swimming Coach of the Year.
Coach Creed is currently having great success as Head Swimming Coach at Mill Creek High School, where he is coaching alongside his equally talented wife, Coach Heidi Creed. Rick and Heidi previously lived in Chateau Élan for many years.