Coaching Staff


Maddy Lips

Head Coach

Hi, my name is Maddy Lips and I am your Head Coach for the 2019 season! I am a rising Junior at UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in Advertising with an Art minor. I swam year-round for 7 years, and I have been involved with the Wellsley Wave swim team for over 15 years now, either as a swimmer, intern, or coach. I have experience of being a head coach for other summer swim teams, but I am so happy to be back at my one true home with the Wellsley Waves. I have experience working with all ages, and I am lifeguard and CPR certified.  I will be offering private lessons this summer. I cannot wait to kick of this season and enjoy all of our Wellsley spirit! Wacky Wednesdays, themed meets, Cow Day and water polo are just some of the many Wellsley traditions I plan on encompassing this season. Get ready for a great season and for some serious fun this summer! Go Waves!


Gillian Hurlburt

Senior Assistant Coach

Hi! My name is Gillian and I will be coaching for a second year this summer for the Waves. I will be a sophomore at UNCW in the fall, majoring in biology, and am a member of their Club Swim Team. This will be my fifteenth-year swimming for the Wellsley Waves. I swam for YOTA Swim Team for 10 years. I can’t wait for Tuesday night meets and cheering on the swimmers with the rest of the team. I look forward to seeing all the swimmers this summer and having a great season!


Sydney Schmidt

Assistant Coach

Hey there! My name is Sydney Schmidt and this season will be my third season coaching for Wellsley and I couldn't be more excited to come back! This summer will also mark my twelfth year swimming for the wave which has flown by! I've always had so much fun swimming on the team, and I'm so excited that as a coach I have the opportunity to create those fun memories with all of swimmers. Aside from swimming in the summer, I am a rising senior at Green Hope High School as well as captain for my school's varsity cheerleading team. I couldn't be more excited to tackle this season with all of the swimmers and I know we're going to have fun this summer! Go Wave!


Caroline Norland

Assistant Coach

Hello!  My name is Caroline Norland, and I am so excited to be coaching for the Wellsley Wave again.  This will be my 3rd year as an assistant coach and 4th year working for Wellsley.  I have been swimming for Wellsley since I was six years old, and I also run cross country and track and field at Green Hope High School.  As well as running and swimming, I also enjoy playing viola for my school and church orchestras.  I am a rising senior at Green Hope High.  As a coach, I am looking forward to making connections with the swimmers and having fun at every meet and practice.  I can't wait for the season to start.  Go Wave!


Mitch Curlee

Assistant Coach

Bio coming soon!


Jack Frailey

Assistant Coach

Hi, my name is Jack Frailey and I am a rising senior at Green Hope High School with around 8 years of swimming experience. I am looking forward to starting my first year as an assistant coach for the Wellsley Wave Swim Team to help strengthen other team member's skills and share my experiences as a swimmer to help them grow and further enjoy swimming.



Intern Coaches

Amber Frailey, Regan Glass, Allen MacMillian, Ethan Batchelor, Cyrus Jahromi, Zach Richardson, and Logan Talton