Coach Lauren Gray
Coach Gray began her swim career at the age of 5 for a small team in Acton, MA. During her time in the pool she swam at local levels and for USA Swimming. Coach Gray specialized in backstroke and butterfly and swam for a Division 1 high school (Lincoln-Sudbury) and a Division 1 university (University of Maine-Orono).
She went on to become certified in both the State of Maine and the State of Massachusetts for Water Safety, Certification in Teaching and most recently she has bcome USA certified.
Coach Gray believes in hard work and determination. Not only has she lead Oliver Ames
Swim and Dive Team into the finals at States all 5 years she's been coaching, she helped the
Girls team to win Hockomock Championships in 2012.
Coach Gray is the mother of two children, also USA swimmers, who one day hope to be on the Oliver Ames Swim Team.
Assistant Coach Bill Palmer
A swimmer for 45 years, Coach Palmer swam for Westwood High School and made States in 4 events (500 Free/ 50 Free / 2 Relays) as a freshman. Swimming runs in the family, as his brother did the butterfly, and sister swam at Holy Cross and International Competitions. Coach Palmer attended Providence College where they had no pool or team, but he helped get the pool and athletic center built (1979-80).
In addition, Coach Palmer is a father of 3 children (Tommy, Jimmy, and Timmy, 10). Coach Palmer has coached numerous youth baseball, soccer and basketball teams for the past 11 years. Currently, Coach Palmer is in his second year as Coach of the Oliver Ames Swim and Diving Team. Go Tigers!!