Board & Leadership
Team is managed by a Volunteer Board of Directors, with parents in these additional roles:
Katie Grant has lived in Chateau Elan since 2009, and her children have been part of the CE Swim Team for four years. Her previous experience as a church Board of Trustees member, meeting planner and account manager will be an asset to her new role. Katie has had a love for the sport of swimming since she swam summer league as a child.
Torie West has lived in Chateau Élan for 9 years, and her daughter has been part of the CE SwimTeam for the past two years. Torie has 25 years of experience managing a large multi-physician practice. She has also worked with local high school athletic teams and coaches. Torie enjoys supporting her daughter's love of swimming through the CE summer swim league, where she can improve her swimming skills and learn the principles of good sportsmanship.
Lee Skidmore has lived in Chateau Élan since 2008 and his children have been active on the CE Swim Team since 2010. He is a sales director for a large, global telecommunications firm and has an MBA in Finance. Lee has served as a treasurer for a committee at his local church and enjoys coaching youth sports and cheering for his three sons each season at swim meets.
Rick Creed, Head Coach (Coaching Responsibilities and Oversee Asst. Coaches )
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 have lived in Chateau Élan since 2004.