New coaches join Enumclaw High swim programs
The Enumclaw High School swim programs are back at full strength, with coaches hired for both the boys and girls teams.
Laini Goodlett has taken over the girls program and Jesse Nitz was recently announced as the new boys coach. They replace Ann Bettencourt, who directed both Hornet swim programs.
Goodlett is no stranger to the world of EHS swimming. She was a standout in the pool during her years as a student and, in 2009, was an assistant in the program.
Then Laini Houk, she swam for Enumclaw High from 1985 to 1988 and helped the Hornets win a state championship during her senior season. She still holds a number of individual and team records. Following her high school career she competed at Arizona State University for a year before returning to Washington. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington.
She was inducted into the Hornet Hall of Fame during the 2002-03 athletic season.
Nitz has a long history of success in swimming. He won multiple state titles as a high school athlete, was a four-year letterman at the University of Washington and qualified for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in aquatic and fishery science and currently works with the Muckleshoot Tribe as a fisheries biologist. He recently volunteered with the EHS swim program.
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