• Jackson Swim Team Coaches

    Drew Whorley
    Head Coach

    Head Coach Drew Whorley has spent a great part of his life swimming and coaching. Drew grew up in North Carolina where he began swimming competitively as a kid for the Raleigh Swim Association. He attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he swam for four years on scholarship. While swimming for UNC Wilmington, he held eight CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) Championship titles.

    Drew strives to motivate each athlete to work to his or her greatest ability and he encourages all athletes to believe in themselves. He is noted for this quote, while coaching from the pool deck:

    There are two types of people in this world;
    Those who think they can,
    and those who think they can't,
    Both are usually right.

    Drew currently serves as the Aquatics Director at Columbia Athletic Club Silver Lake. When he is not working or coaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Vanessa, and daughters Quinn, Ava, and Liza.

    To contact Coach Whorley: drew@columbiaathletic.com

    or call: 425-337-7477 x 2228


    Mary Lou Crockett
    Assistant Coach 

    I am excited to be returning as JHS Assistant Swim Coach. I have been involved in some aspect of swimming for the greater part of my life. I began my swim career with a local YMCA in Virginia before transferring to a USA swim team. I swam throughout elementary, middle and high school and then, after a year hiatus, swam for a couple of years in college. Post college, I participated in Masters Swimming for a couple of years.

    In addition to swimming, I have completed multiple marathons and triathlons. After being out of the swimming circle (other than having my girls swim), I returned to the pool as an instructor and have been teaching all levels and ages for the past 6 years. Coaching has been a natural progression from teaching. I love helping swimmers of all ages and abilities become the best they can be.

    When I am not in or around a pool, I am either with my daughters (at least two of them, the 3rd is at college), or working in the school districts as a substitute teacher and para-educator.

    "There is no such thing as I can't."

    "You can achieve what you believe."