Austin Ando grew up in Mt Pleasant and is a lifelong member of Hobcaw and has been sailing since he was 8 years old. He has traveled internationally to sail and has been involved with our sailing program for 5 years as an instructor and coach.
Austin recently graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Marketing. He has great plans to continue growing our sailing program and to enhance the club experience for our members and guests.
Mary B. Shaw
Coach Mary B. was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She is a graduate of Lenoir-Ryne College in Hickory, NC, where she was a scholarship athlete in soccer and basketball. She met her husband and best friend Chandler there. They have 3 children; Gil, 13, Adair, 10, and Chandler, 6. All five of them are thrilled to be a part of this new team – WAHOO!!!
She began her swim coaching career when she was 19 years old at the same summer swim team she swam for, the Hobcaw Yacht Club Marlins. She coached until her first child was born, and then took a break to have a family and be a full-time mom. She has been the head coach of the Marlins since 2011. Her children began to develop a love for the sport that allowed Mary B. to dive into coaching more seriously. In addition to summer swim league, she has been coaching year-round for five years.
If you’ve ever seen Mary B. in the heat of competition or coaching, you've seen her passion and enthusiasm for youth sports. She believes in the complete development of the total athlete, and that’s why swimming is so appealing to her.
Please reach out to Mary B. with any questions about pool or swim team!