I am so happy to be returning as the Head Coach of the Grant Ranch Barracudas. This will be my second year with Grant Ranch and my 16th year coaching. I'm an experienced and tough coach who will consistently push you out of your comfort zone. At the same time, I will make sure that you enjoy being part of the team and are always safe. The cornerstones of my coaching philosophy are safety, knowledge and fun.
We are so excited to get the season underway! We should have a bigger team this year and that should make us more competitive. I am so happy that our team is growing. We have a tremendous staff of assistants returning this year that will help get all swimmers up to speed.
I hope that you all are as excited as we are. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.
BARRACUDAS!! My name is Addie! I’ve been swimming ever since I can remember! I’ve been a part of Grant Ranch Barracudas since I was 4 starting on mini barracudas and this year will be my 15th year and unfortunately my last year on the team because I will age out this year!
I’ve been a part of multiple club teams as like Foothills Swim Team and Denver Hilltoppers. I have graduated from Dakota Ridge High School and will be attending Colorado Mesa University in the fall to major in Sports Communications and Marketing and minoring in Baking and Pastries. Along with swimming I am also involved with a lot of other sports and extracurricular activities such as Track and Field, Lacrosse, Leadership Council, and Superfan so I am always doing something!
I love working with kids and being able to teach them new things to help them get better and improve each and every day. 99% of the time you will see me with a smile on my face or laughing because I love to be happy and want to make other people happy even at 6am in the morning! I can’t wait for the season to start and it’s about to be the best one yet because you always save the best for last!
Let’s kick some butt, Barracudas!
Hi my name is Brooke Vernon. I am a junior at Dakota Ridge High School. I have been swimming since the day I knew what water was and am so excited to be coaching all of the little swimmers this summer!
I have been swimming for Grant Ranch since I was 5 years old and have swam for multiple year round Club teams including FST, SMST and Denver Hilltoppers. Being a junior, this is my third year swimming for Dakota Ridge High School, qualifying for state both years.
This summer I will be coaching and swimming for the Barracuda’s swim team as well as lifeguarding at the Grant Ranch pool. I look forward to continue doing what I love, teaching the skills I have learned and inspiring little swimmers to enjoy swimming as much as I do.