We are very fortunate to have the GWC Swim Team’s Coaching Staff serve as our Camp Counselors. They bring years of coaching experience along with the shared purpose of providing a safe, healthy, and fun camp for our younger membership.
Our Head Counselors, Patrice Pauley and Mike Oliver, are also Physical Education Teachers that will incorporate that knowledge and those skills to ensure a positive and productive environment for all.
A staff of assistant and junior counselors will join Patrice and Mike to allow appropriate supervision of all in attendance at camp.
Mike Oliver: Mike is a 2017 WCU graduate, with a degree in Health and Physical Education, and a minor in Adapted Physical Education. He is the PE teacher at Penn Wood Elementary School in the WCASD. Mike has been an Assistant Swim team coach of Candlewood Sun Devils summer swim team from 2013 to 2017. He has been Head Coach for the WCU Rammies Special Olympics Swim Team, Site Supervisor, and One on One performance Coach since 2015. He also was an assistant coach for UHS in 2017. He has been a swim instructor at WCU since 2015, a Golden Ram Aquatics Coach of all ages since 2018, and currently at GRA is a certified USA Swimming coach as the Assistant for the Elite (High School) Group. Mike is a highly decorated All American swimmer/ 2 year Captain while at WCU under the watchful eye of our beloved Scott Elliott.
Patrice Pauley – This will be Patrice’s tenth year at Green Woods working with our swimmers! She is a graduate of WCU. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Health. She currently works as a Health and Physical Education teacher at The Academy of Notre Dame. Patrice spent her summers swimming for GWC from 7th grade until she graduated high school. In 2009, she began her coaching career, starting as a Junior Coach for the Gators and again in 2010. In 2011 Patrice became an Assistant Coach of GWC swim team, working under Head Coach Scott Elliott. In 2017, Patrice stepped up to Interim Head Coach under very difficult circumstances. Patrice’s other coaching accomplishments include Golden Ram Aquatics from 2011-2019. There she spent 2 years with the junior age group, 3 years with the Elite age group and 2 years with the senior age group. Patrice also spent 2 seasons with Unionville High School, as assistant in 2015 and 2016. While at West Chester, Patrice spent 2 years on the women’s swim team. Patrice is a certified USA Swimming coach, as well as Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certified.