Peter Verhoef

2015 Peter VerhoefPeter Verhoef
South Senior Division Lead, Senior 1 Lead Coach

Phone: 757-871-1742
Email: pverhoef@swimmaccarolina.org

Education: University of Georgia, graduated Cum Laude with degrees in Business Management, Management Information Systems, and a certificate in Leadership Advancement.

Joined SwimMAC staff: 2010

Peter grew up swimming in Newport News, Virginia, with the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins. He competed at several Junior and Senior National Championships and enjoyed coaching in summer league. In college,  Peter became the Bulldogs team captain and earned honors as an NCAA honorable mention All-American, NCAA Academic All-American, SEC Conference Championship finalist, and recipient of the Jeff Poppell award for leadership. He competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials in the 100 butterfly (finishing 4th and 7th), and represented Team USA at the 2005 and 2007 World University Games.

Professionally, Peter started his career as a software consultant for 2 years in Atlanta, GA while volunteering with Georgia Tech's swimming program.  In 2010, Peter moved to Charlotte to accept a position as Assistant Coach for Team Elite under David Marsh.  Peter was the primary assistant coach for Team Elite through the London Olympic games in 2012, where five team members represented Team USA and earned 6 medals. Soon after, Peter joined Queens University of Charlotte as an assistant (and later an associate head coach), while continuing to support Team Elite and SwimMAC in a variety of roles, including running the clinics offered to the members of the SwimMAC competitive team.  During his time with Queens, the Royals program steadily progressed and convincingly claimed the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2015 (both men and women).

As the lead coach of the south senior 1 group, Peter will bring valuable insight to the college recruiting process, having experienced it as both an athlete and a coach.

"I have been in Charlotte and a part of SwimMAC in some way since 2010 and have come to believe whole-heartedly that SwimMAC's mission and goals lead the way for swimming in the United States.  I am excited to commit my experience and passion to SwimMAC as a whole and look to build on the incredible foundation the coaches before me have created. My wife Kristin and son Calvin love calling Charlotte home and we are so thankful to SwimMAC and Coach Marsh for the opportunity to be a part of leading such great young student athletes."

 

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