Twenty years ago I joined the New Market Lightning swim team here in Shenandoah County that was coached by Steve Shaffer. Through it I learned many life lessons from his training, dedication and mentoring.
This past summer, my daughter, a second generation swimmer, joined the Woodstock Dolphins swim team with Coach Shaffer. Having never swam before, working with him gave her the confidence to succeed to try something new.
Watching him work with my daughter, I began to realize how much he impacted my life. Shaffer is a great guy, awesome coach and a good friend. He will make a great supervisor due to his dedication, hard work and his positive coaching style.
On Nov. 5, I am voting for Coach Shaffer!
Kara MacDonald Good, Woodstock