CHIP HOLLAND - HEAD COACH
Chip Holland became the second head coach of the Summer Hill Orcas Swim Club in September of 2011. Over the last eight years, he has overseen exponential growth and success of the program. Under his leadership, Orca swimmers have achieved state, sectional, zone and junior national success, in addition to GHSA state champions and college-level careers.
An Athens Bulldog Swim Club alum, Chip listened to and learned from Coach Harvey Humphries to help start not only a successful career in the water, but also help guide him to a career giving back to the sport that meant so much to him as an athlete.
Prior to his role with the Summer Hill Orcas Swim Club, Chip worked under former Georgia Southern Head Coach Laura Thomas at Swim Oconee from 2009-2011. From 2007-2009, he was the head coach at Oconee County High School, where OCHS swimmers and divers produced six NISCA High School All Americans, including an eventual NJCAA national champion. He has also served in both Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County summer leagues, under which his swimmers have won numerous GRPA state championships.
A team captain at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Chip spent two years at Georgia Southern College under Coach Bud Floyd before getting his Ab.J. in broadcasting from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the play-by-play voice for both Swimming & Diving and Track & Field for the University of Georgia, where you can hear his catchphrase, “That’s a 1-2-3 Sweep For The Dawgs!”
Chip and his wife Wendy are the proud parents of twin UGA undergrads and Orca alumni Madison & Riley and current fifth grade Orca swimmer Charlotte.