My family and I moved into the neighborhood in March of 2008 and of course joined the swim team right away that summer. Our oldest, Patrick, swam on the team until he graduated in 2019. He is now fulfilling his dream of coaching for the Crocs as an assistant coach. Our daughter, Megan, is a Junior on the team and has been swimming since she was 6. It didn't take long for me to get involved with the team. I joined the board in 2009 and haven't gotten kicked off yet. I have served as Spirit Wear Coordinator, Clerk of the Course Chair, Vice President and President. My husband is also very much involved. He has volunteered in many job roles over the years and is now our Deck Ref (Official). We wouldn't have it any other way. We love giving back to this community and team. We have made many lifelong friendships through the team over the years and plus being involved keeps us busy. When I am not sending you lengthy emails and lining up your kiddos for their swims I teach high school Math in the Park Hill School District. I look forward to working with you and your children this summer!
My family moved to the Coves way back in 1993 when we moved to Kansas City and we love it! My husband, Ron, and I have raised five daughters here and love being part of the Coves Swim Team. Our older daughter, Kelsey, swam on the team back in the 1997 (the 1900's) and our two youngest daughters, Madisen (14) and Alysa (13) have been on the team since they were five. I've been on the board for four years now. On Thursdays, you can usually find me at the computer table. When I'm not on the pool deck, you can find me running kids to soccer, volleyball, and track. I also work as Executive Director of Northland Sports Alliance.
Our family joined the Coves Swim Team in 2012 when my youngest daughter, Morgan Bratt, was 8 years old. My other two daughters (Jessica and Angie) were also Coves Crocodiles. Through the years, they have won ribbons, poster contests and trophies, wore spirit-themed attire, been DQ’d, ate lots of pizza and donuts, went to conference.....and outgrown many Croc swimsuits! We have enjoyed being a part of this great swim team with our neighbors and friends. When we first joined the team, I volunteered at the ribbon table or distributed heat ribbons. I was later recruited to do balloting and that’s where you’ll find me every meet night. This is my first year on the Board.
I'm a mother of four Coves Crocs: Justice (13), Heidi (11), Harper (9) and Willow (5). My husband Jason and I have lived in the Coves since 2018. This will be the third season our family has been on the team and my second year on the board. When I’m not stocking the concession stand with candy, I can be found in the Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Unit at Saint Luke’s Hospital where I’ve worked as a registered nurse for 19 years.
We moved to the Coves in late Spring 2018 and the first thing our oldest child wanted to know was when she could join the swim team. Grace swam her first season in 2019 and the whole family was hooked. We have met so many wonderful neighbors because of the Crocs. This is my second season on the Board and we will be adding a second swimmer to the team. When I’m not with my husband, Albert, on the swim deck cheering for Grace (8) and Evelyn (5) you’ll find me at the computer entering times. My day job is in the Advancement Office at Park University.
My family and I have lived in The Coves since 2015. Kaitlyn, our youngest of four kids, is our only one to have participated in the swim team. She is 12 and began summer swim with The Coves in 2017 and loves it! I joined the board in 2019. I am looking forward to a great summer!
I have been a part of The Coves Crocs family since 2002 when my son, who is now 22 was a 4 year old Little Croc. After a couple of years running the concession stand I started officiating in 2006 and joined the Coves board in 2008. I have 3 older kids, Charlie, Tori and Bella (she graduates this year) and 2 step sons, Mackey and Drue, who both love to swim. I also serve on the board for the Northland Swim Conference. Fun fact: My son, Charlie has the distinction of being the most DQ'ed swimmer in Coves history (57). A badge he wears with pride. He says it was all about the burgers.
Coves Swim Board Rules
Typically, each board position is filled by someone who has trained for that role during that year. All positions are for one year (September-August). The following is a guideline in the event more people are wanting to the same position.
- Board positions are for Coves/Coves North and Legacy parents only. (Legacy families are those who were residents for at least 3 years prior to moving out).
- Board positions will only be voted on at the end of season awards banquet.
- The president will select a nominating committee of 3 current board members to recommend a slate of officers.
- An email to the team announcing the election will be conducted by the nominating committee immediately after its appointment by the president.
- Anyone wanting to run for a board position must submit a bio and the board position desired to the nominating committee the Monday before the end of season banquet.
- The nominating committee will email the parents of the team all the candidates’ bios and the position they are running for on the Wednesday before the banquet.
- Candidates may only run for ONE board position.
- Voting will take place at the awards banquet from 5:30-6pm.
- Candidates will not be able to campaign to the parents during the banquet as this is for the kids.
- Each parent will get ONE vote by being present at the banquet and casting their vote prior to the time allotted for the election. No more than 2 votes per household are allowed.
- The nominating committee will check off the names as parents cast their votes.
- The nominating committee will select 2 parents (non board members) to count the votes.
- The ballot counters will announce the new board members at the conclusion of the banquet.