2021 Info coming soon!

Meet Schedule

Welcome to the Wood Valley Swim Team!

Go Otters!

We are happy to welcome back Coach Emma, Coach Allison, Coach Devin, and Coach Lauren.

Cost: TBD

Dates: TBD

Sign-ups TBD


- 2021 Swim Team COVID 19 details document

-New to the team, or need a reminder of how to set things up for the year? Follow this step by step list.

-Looking for general Swim Team information? Click here.

Meet the Coaches!

Emma Taurence

Head Coach

This is Emma's second year as Head Coach for Wood Valley. She started swimming at The Greenway Club when she was five years old and continued to swim on the team until she was eighteen. She swam year-round with The YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) and is a former member and co-captain of the Wakefield High School swim team. Growing up swimming for The Greenway Club started her passion for swimming and she went on to coach for the team for four summers and lifeguard for five summers. She is currently a student at Appalachian State University studying Criminal Justice and Spanish. Emma can't wait to see everyone and have a great summer!wait to meet everyone and have a great summer!

Allison Baumgartner

Assistant Coach

This is Allison’s third year assistant coaching. She has been swimming on the Wood Valley Swim Team since 2006. She was also a year-round swimmer on YOTA for six years. Allison has volunteered at the North Carolina Museum of Science and at REX Hospital. She is currently a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Allison is very excited to spend the summer coaching the Wood Valley Otters! She enjoys working with kids and is thrilled to give back to the community that taught her the sport! 

Devin Clark

Assistant Coach

This is Devin's second year assistant coaching. He has been a part of the Wood Valley Swim Team since he was six years old, and has been a junior coach in past summers. Devin will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall with plans to major in business and political science. He is excited to help coach the team this summer!

Lauren Bayle

Assistant Coach

This is Lauren’s second year assistant coaching for Wood Valley. She has been a member of the Wood Valley otters since 2005. Since then, she swam year-round with YOTA for six years and has been captain of the varsity swim team for her high school. With her high school team, she was a state champion in her division in the 400 freestyle relay and a medalist in the 500 freestyle. She taught stroke school classes at the Finley YMCA and is currently life guarding there as well. She is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington where she is studying computer science and digital graphics. During her freshman year, she was also a part of the UNCW Swim Club. Lauren is very excited to meet everyone, give back to this rewarding community, and have fun this summer!

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