Our coach is Kathryn Gregory, a retired health care administrator.  She has participated in Masters swimming as a competitor for 26 years, a coach for 15 years.

After moving to the Northern Neck of Virginia in 1998, Kathryn became lonely for swimming friends.  She, with Stuart Painter then owner of Oakwood Fitness Center, founded the Striper Masters Swim Team. The team has continued with great success under the auspices of the Northern Neck Family YMCA.

She has been a certified life guard, a water safety instructor, and has taken advantage of numerous swimming workshops and technique clinics. 

She plans practices to allow all to focus on the same general skills, up their abilities and goals, and incorporate technique work and fun activities in each session.

Kathryn loves working with adults, especially those highly-motivated late bloomers such as herself.

At the 2008 United States Masters Swimming Convention in Atlanta, Kathryn Gregory was awarded the Kerry O'Brien National award for entrepreneurial effort and coaching excellence.

The letter of nomination was authored by Kathy Broderick, pictured below right, with help from another team mate, Pauli Dillard.

Coach Gregory was also featured in the March-April 2010 issue of USMS SWIMMER, official magazine of United States Masters Swimming.