Our head coach Kelley McCallum Tooke, is on her 7th summer here at Eichler Swim & Tennis Club starting in April of 2015.
Kelley McCallum comes to Eichler from 4 years of D1 Assistant College coaching. Kelley split her 4 years between the University of Miami Hurricanes Swimming & Diving Program and the Colorado State University Rams Swimming & Diving Program.
2013-2015 With the Hurricanes:
Multiple top 10 school performances and personal bests achieved across the board from sprint and distance freestyle to IM and butterfly events. Kelley worked with all levels on the team from planning workouts, to budget and logistics of scheduling travel and meets. "I was lucky enough to have really great coaches, so that‘s something I want to give back, the focus is - work hard, swim fast, and have fun while you’re doing it."
2011-2013 With the Rams:
The team break four school records and a program-record five NCAA “B” cut times. The Rams posted nearly 90-percent lifetime bests in the pool, and had 11 new additions to the all-time top-five performers list. Seven athletes were recognized as Mountain West All-Conference selections in nine events during her first year.
Kelley was the University of Georgia’s Masters Club swim coach during the 2007-08 season. The Atlanta, Ga. native, who earned a bachelor of science degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia (2007), also spent time coaching at the youth level - first as the Atlanta Athletic Club assistant swim coach in 2008 then as the head Riverwood High School coach from 2009-10. She also spent a year and a half with a Nike team dealer being a liaison for various levels of swim programs.
Kelley swam four years for the Bulldogs for four years (2003-07), finishing her career at the SEC Championships in 2007. While at UGA, she posted seasonal bests each year in the 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200IM and 400IM. Kelley helped the Lady Bulldogs team earn both the 2005 NCAA National Championship Title and, in her junior year, the 2006 SEC Championship Title.
Kelley served as a Community Swim Coach for the Riverwood Raiders 2009-2010 high school season before she was lured to the college coaching ranks.
During Kelley’s tenure in high school, she was a three-time Scholastic All American and finished second in the 100 Fly and third in the 200 IM at the Georgia High School State Championships.
Kelley is married to her husband Thomas. They have a daughter, Eva, who is 5 years old.