CoachPreslar_Coach PageCOACH PRESLAR

Coach Preslar is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Texas Medical School. He is a retired Orthopedic Surgeon in Pawleys Island, SC. He is married to Carole Young and they have three children, Jason, Jessie and Jennifer. Dr. Preslar began swimming at age three. He competed in age group swimming in North Carolina. He has been doing U S Masters swimming since 1975 and previously held the state long course record in Oklahoma for the Backstroke. He continues to swim and was 1st in the state in his age group at the South Carolina 2012 Short Course Masters Championship in the 200 & 500 Freestyle, the 50 100 & 200 Backstroke, the 50 Breaststroke and the 100 IM. In addition, he has multiple National Qualifying Times and swam at the U S Masters Nationals in April 2012 in Greensboro, NC. He placed 9th nationally in the 500 Free and 10th in the 200 Back! He began coaching swimming in 2002, as coach of the Low Country Day School Swim Team. He earned a coaching certificate from the American Sport Education Program in April 2005. He became the Head Coach for the Socastee High School Swim Team in 2004 and is beginning his 18th year.
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Coach BP

Coach Ben-Pazi is excited to join the Socastee Braves Swim Team coaching staff for 2021. Coach BP is in her ninth year of teaching orchestra at SHS and she is looking forward to working with the swim team.  She brings a wealth of experience to the position. She has previously been involved with swimming as a competitive swimmer, a coach, a swim instructor, a lifeguard instructor, a water fitness instructor, and a YMCA/YWCA aquatics director. In addition to spending time with her family Coach BP enjoys keeping her pet menagerie, kayaking, bicycling, and playing the cello.