Coaches

Christina Shult Rogers, coachchristina23@gmail.com
Head Coach

Dear Cardinal Nation,

I’m so excited for this 2021 season!  We are going to build on our successes from last year and have a blast!   Our Cardinal experience at City Meet 2021 will be epic!!   The sport of swimming has brought me so much joy and led to many friendships with incredible people.   City meet 2021 will be my 20th Greensboro city meet as a swim parent; I have such fond memories of the pageantry, the racing, and the fun times!  Two of my children were Golden Swimmers (twice each), yet I think one of my favorite memories was when my 6-year-old Jonathan got 16th at city meet in backstroke and was psyched that his ribbon was black!

Looking at our 2021 season, my goal is to lead the Cardinal to be the best team we can be!  We will race, train, celebrate, and grow together as a team!

Currently, I am teaching fourth grade at Summerfield Elementary during the school year. In addition, I recently rejoined the coaching staff at SGSA and am a swim instructor at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. I teach “learn-to-swim” lessons for both adults and children, GAC Waves, and Adaptive Lessons for children with special needs.

I have 9 years of elementary teaching experience and over 21 years of experience coaching swimming in NC and TX.   I am ASCA Level 3 certified and led swimmers to success at the NC Junior Olympics, Age Group Sectionals, NC Senior Champs, Senior Sectionals, and American Short Course Champs.  I’ve enjoyed watching swimmers I coach continue to develop and compete at such colleges as Stanford, Texas, Clemson, UNC, Duke, NC State, UNCW, Florida State, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Gardner-Webb, Davidson, East Carolina, University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Columbia, Campbell, Cornell,  Georgia Tech, Virginia, Auburn, Queens, West Virginia, and Alabama.

Away from the pool, I cheer for my alma mater University of Texas and Duke University (where my 2 older sons graduated.)  I love to be outside, either walking my French bulldog Myrtille or hanging out at our firepit.  I still swim; you’ll see me swimming laps at the Cardinal!

Assistant Coaches

Sadie Covington, sadiemaxinecovington@gmail.com 
Head Assistant Coach

I’m currently a senior at Northern Guilford High school. I am also committed to swim at East Carolina University in the coming fall. I’ve been swimming for as long as I can remember but really started competitive swim when I was about 10. I currently swim for Swim GSA and my favorite stroke is freestyle but I also enjoy backstroke and butterfly. I have qualified and competed in zones, jr. championships, and other national level meets. This will be my third year at the Cardinal but I have been part of  summer swimming in Greensboro for 8 years. Cardinal swim team is like a second family to me and getting to work with all of the amazing swimmers every summer is such an incredibly rewarding experience. I look forward to this summer!

Bebe Green, bebegreene@gmail.com

Assistant Coach

I am super excited to coach this year. You may recognize me from lifeguarding the past two years. I have swam competitively the last almost 9 years for different clubs. I have helped coach another summer league team these past few summers. My favorite events are the 200 IM and 200 Free. I will be a rising senior at GDS. Fun fact about me is that my favorite animal is a manatee and my favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.

Reid Rouse, reidvr12@gmail.com
Assistant Coach

I have always been a Cardinal. My family joined the Cardinal just before I was born and I have been enjoying pool time at the Cardinal every summer since. In 2009, I started swimming in the developmental program (chirps). I have been swimming on the team every summer since. My parents are Vic and Deanna Rouse and my two older sisters are Hannah and Rachel. Hannah and Rachel both swam at the Cardinal as well. Hannah, the oldest sister, swam many
years year-round and coached at GSA as well. This will be the Rouse Family’s 19th year of summer swimming and 18th City Meet .

While I enjoy Cardinal swimming, I truly love all sports. Growing up in the Northwest
area of Greensboro, I played baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and tennis. As a
student at Northwest Guilford High School, I will finish in the top 5 of my graduating
class while lettering in Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Football. In addition to
my high school classes, I have also taken many dual-enrollment courses at GTCC. I will
continue my education at a yet to be determined college as I am currently weighing my
offers to play soccer at the collegiate level.

I am incredibly excited to be coaching with Coach Christina and the other Cardinal
Coaching staff as I swim competitively for the last summer of my career. I will also be
working for Derek at the tennis courts…so if you’re at the club, look for me! I will always
try to be a helping hand.

TBD
Volunteer Coach

Bio coming soon.