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Board & Leadership

The Wahoos are managed by a Volunteer Board of Directors:

Andrea Chason, President & GCSL Co-Council

Andrea Chason’s involvement with swimming dates back over 30 years. She began as a summer swim league member that grew into coaching for 7 years during high school and college. Now with 3 girls of her own, she has most recently enjoyed her time watching them swim and volunteering with the Wahoos since moving to the area 3 years ago. Andrea works full time as a Regional Business Manager for a division of Becton Dickinson Company where she manages a team of reps in the Urology space. She looks forward to bringing her experiences in the world of swim and servant leadership together for the Wahoo family! 

Chris Kurgan, Vice President

Chris Kurgan has been a swim mom to her 13 year old son for 8 years. She has volunteered with his swim clubs in several different capacities. She has also been a competitive cheerleading coach at the high school level. Chris has a knack for networking and connecting people to build mutually beneficial relationships. She looks forward to being a useful resource to the team. 

Heather Ross, Secretary & GCSL Co-Council

Heather Ross is a lifelong athlete with a great appreciation for sport. She has been a parent with the Wahoos for five 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.

Karen Brown, Treasurer

Karen and her daughters have been with Chateau Elan Swim for over 10 years. You have probably seen her officiating or working as a starter at the meets. After a brief break, thanks to Covid, Karen and Abbey are thrilled to be back! Karen has been a HS/MS math and science teacher for over 20 years. Currently in Hall County, she has also served in Gwinnett County, Marist School, and other private schools over that time. Bookkeeping has been her hobby and side gig for approximately 10 years, working for various real estate investors. She is looking forward to combining all of those skills and experiences to serve the team.

Rick Creed, Head Coach

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.

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