I am beyond excited to come back and be a Croc again this summer! The Coves has been a part of my Iife for as long as I can remember. I began swimming at age 4, for the Coves and competitive swimming for the Blue Wave Swim team when I was 5. I continued to swim competitively until I graduated high school in 2016. I was an 8 &Under Coach for the Coves for 6 years, and that is where I had my first experiences of coaching. I am also an assistant coach for Club North Swim Team in addition to Coves. Words cannot express how happy I am too come back home this summer and once again be a Croc. The memories I made while I was a Croc were some of my favorite memories growing up and I could not imagine my life without this team. The Coves Swim team has done so much for me in my life as I know it has for other Crocs throughout the decades. Becoming a head coach for the Coves has been a dream of mine and I’m very eager to begin this new journey with the team. Go Crocs!!!
I started swimming when I was 7 years old and fell in love with the sport. I swam on the Coves Swim Team, Blue Wave Swim Club, and Northland United Swim Team for many years. When I turned 13, I wanted to devote more of my time with the swim team so, became an 8 and under coach and that’s when I realized how much I wanted to coach this team. I started coaching at my club swim team, Northland United, when I was a Junior in high school by helping young swimmers learn how to swim as well as develop introduction techniques for swim strokes. After just a year of giving lessons for the team, they promoted me to coach practices and head of lessons. After I graduated, the Coves offered me an assistant coaching job over the summer which was a dream come true. After having one crazy swim season under my belt, I am happy to be returning and can’t wait start again!
I am glad to say that I am returning to the Coves to coach this year! I started swimming competitively at the age of 6 in a recreational league in Michigan. When I was 12, I started to swim for Tsunami Swim Team of Kansas City and remained on the team until my senior year of high school, which is when I moved over to Club North Swimming. I am a graduate of Liberty High School where I swam all four years on the varsity team. I was a three-time state champion and All-American. I swam for Missouri State University for the 2019-2020 season where I would become a 2nd Team All Mid-American Conference swimmer and assist the team to a conference title. I transferred to William Jewell College before the 2020-2021 school year and would go on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in May 2022. I swam for this school’s team as well and received awards such as Most Valuable Swimmer of the year for the men’s team and received athlete of the year as well as competitor of the year from the school. I currently work as a personal banker for Commerce Bank, and I am now pursuing my master’s in finance from UMKC’s Bloch School of Management. As for my history in coaching, I have been doing swim lessons since the age of 16. I have enjoyed being able to help many students of all ages from the basics of knowing how to swim to learning advanced techniques. My greatest desire as a coach is that whoever is in this sport can create enjoyable memories that will last a lifetime, and that they see the truly irreplaceable values found within swimming. I love my job as a coach, and I am committed to the people in this community to provide the experiences in this sport that they deserve.