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Meet the Team

At SafeSplash + SwimLabs, we are dedicated professionals who are as passionate about competing and excelling in the sport we love as we are about passing on our knowledge to others. We are innovative and forward-thinking, using the latest in technology to push our sport forward, helping make swimmers of all levels more proficient and speeding up the learning curve.

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Chris Peters
SafeSplash + SwimLabs Holland Owner

Chris has an unbridled passion for swimming and has been involved with the sport for the majority of his life as an athlete, coach, father and avid fan.

Chris’ coaching experience began in Phoenix, Arizona where he coached all age groups for the Arizona Marlins Swim Club.  While in Arizona, Chris coached multiple Age Group Champions, Junior National Qualifiers, Senior National Qualifiers and High School State Champions.

Chris utilized the skills and knowledge gained in Arizona to land his first college job coaching at the University of Missouri where he helped transform the Tigers into a perennial top-25 ranked Division I swimming & diving program.  Chris served as the Distance Coach, Recruiting Coordinator for both men and women and eventually Associate Head Coach where he mentored swimmers and assistant coaches on staff.

After his time at Missouri, Chris traveled east to become the Assistant Coach for the men’s program at The Ohio State University.   During his time in Columbus, he coached multiple All-Americans and was mentored by B1G Coach of the Year Bill Wadley.  Chris was instrumental in the coaching efforts where he helped vault the Buckeyes to a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championship Meet.  Chris also coached the largest college swim team represented at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials. 

In addition to his years spent as an assistant coach, Chris was the Women’s Head Coach at the University of Toledo where the team’s accomplishments included breaking numerous school records, setting MAC Conference records, qualifying for the NCAA Championship Meet and qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials. 

Prior to his coaching career, Chris was an accomplished swimmer himself as an Age Group Champion, Missouri High School State Champion in the 100 butterfly and Big XII All-Conference swimmer at the University of Missouri.  The peak of Chris’ swimming career is when he qualified for the 2000 USA Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 backstroke events.


Marianne Peters
SafeSplash + SwimLabs Holland Owner

Marianne Peters has 20 years of valuable experience in the business world. 

Marianne earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  She has a background in financial and internal audit, as well as financial statement preparation and analysis.  Marianne also has experience in process improvement and cash forecasting. 

Marianne’s current role as Director of People & Performance at Savage & Associates encompasses more of an operational role.  She oversees the Accounting/Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, and Information Technology areas. 

Like Chris, Marianne grew up swimming competitively as a child.  As an adult, she continued her love for swimming by competing in several triathlons and other masters swimming events.  Marianne also has a passion for running.  She has completed numerous half-marathons as well as four marathons, including qualifying for and competing in the Boston Marathon in 2013.

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