Coach Carlton grew up in Philadelphia, and initially learned to swim at the age of 5 through the Germantown YMCA. Progressing through their program he began swimming competitively for the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, also known as PDR Swimming. With the coaching expertise of Hall of Fame swim coach Jim Ellis, he continued to excel as a swimmer. While pursuing his B.S. at Tuskegee University, Carlton continued to swim competitively and worked as a lifeguard. Though he got away from competitive swimming after graduating and obtaining a job as a Financial Advisor, the desire to work with swimmers had always remained. He returned to the sport 8 years ago with Easton Aquatic Club first as a parent board member, then as an assistant coach, then head coach. He is a member of USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming, the American Swim Coaches of America and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion committee for Mid Atlantic Swimming. He has 3 of own kids swimming on the team and he looks forward to working with Easton Aquatic Club swimmers and helping them reach their goals in and out of the pool.