Regional Head Coach Colorado
Eric is a native of Grand Junction, Colorado, where he grew up
swimming for the Grand Junction Dolphins. He was a Junior
National qualifier in the 200 Breaststroke in 1997. He attended the
University of North Dakota, where he was a four your member of the
men’s swimming team and helped the team to 3 North Central
Conference titles. He has been involved in the sport of
swimming since the age of seven.
Eric is returning to Colorado from Virginia
where he was the Head Coach of a 500-swimmer team operating out of
two facilities. He also served as a swim meet director for at least
four meets annually.
He is an ASCA Level 3 coach with more than 12 years of experience
coaching. He has worked with swimmers of all ages and abilities to
include high performance age group and senior swimmers, collegiate
swimmers, high school and recreational swimmers. He has coached numerous Potomac
Valley Swimming champions, Eastern Zone and Sectional qualifiers
and finalists, NSCA qualifiers, and over 100 team records have been
set by his swimmers during this time.
Past Coaching Experience:
SNOW Swimming 2002-2013
Head Coach of the Broadlands Piranhas: 2004-2008
Aquatics Instructor for Town Of Leesburg: 2002-2006
Assistant Coach Loudoun County High School-2002-2005
Assistant Coach Potomac Station Sailfish: Summer 2003
Assistant Coach Grand Junction Dolphins: Summer 2002
Assistant Coach University of North Dakota:
Brittany Eileen Williams
My name is Brittany Williams. I grew up
in Erie, Pennsylvania and attended college
at Lock Haven University where in May
2011 I received my Bachelor's degree in
Sport Administration with minors in Coaching and
Aquatics . I have been a swimmer since the age of 5, and upon
graduating from college, officially hung up my suit after 4 awesome
years with the Lady Eagles.
Swimming has been my passion for almost my entire life. My
biggest joy is being able to teach other kids/athletes my passion
and watch it become theirs. From being a lifeguard, pool
supervisor, coach and high performance consultant, I have seen all
aspects of the aquatics world and my love for it has only grown
stronger. I recently moved out to Colorado in
January to complete an internship with USA Swimming in their
Performance Division and working with the National Team and it has
been a life changing experience.
I am a very down to earth/laid back person and am always willing
to lend a hand. I am a very organized person and dependable anytime
someone needs me. I was always a fan of the beach and sand, but
after moving out west, have found a new love for the mountains.
I am really looking forward to starting this new chapter with
Life Time Fitness :)
Bobbie A Meszaros
Head Coach Centennial
I am originally from Alaska, where I grew up as
a competitive swimmer. I began swimming at age 7 and continued on
through college. Some of my personal swimming highlights include
being a state record holder, participating as a member of the All
Star Team and qualifying for Junior Nationals in the 100/200 back
and the 100 fly. I still enjoy swimming in the pool and open water.
Off the deck my interests include snowboarding for fun and as a
volunteer instructor with Adaptive Sports Association, mountain
biking, hiking and photography.
I have been involved with the dry side of
swimming for 19 years as an instructor and coach. I am an
American Swim Coaches Association level 3 coach. I began
coaching in 1996 with Alaska Pacific Swim Club as a novice and age
group assistant coach after several years teaching swim lessons. In
1998, I became the head coach for Wasilla Waves Swim Club until
2007. While there I also was the Wasilla High School head girls and
boys swim coach. I held office as an Alaska Swimming board member
and received high school regional coach of the year honors.
Some of my swimmer achievements include national qualifiers,
sectional individual/relay qualifiers and finalists, state record
holders, All Star Team members, and National top 16 qualifiers.
After moving to Colorado, I continued coaching with the Durango
Swim Club (2008-2012).
My goal at Life Time Fitness is to help swimmers
become the best they can be in the pool and in life by providing a
top level training program. I love to see my former swimmers
continue on with swimming as a lifelong fitness routine. My
coaching philosophy is swimmers should learn to swim with correct
technique and compete in all strokes/distances before beginning
intense training and specialization. I like to keep practices
engaging and fun so my swimmers are constantly being challenged and
look forward to coming to the pool.
I am excited to be part of the Life Time Fitness
Head Coach Parker
to welcomeand introducethe newHead Swim Coach for
our USA team. Scott grew
up in Mount Vernon, Ohio
where he started swimming in 8thgrade. Heswam
and ran cross country throughout high school and continuedon
with swimming in college. He swam at
Hope College in Holland
His philosophy towards swimming is pretty common
get out what you put into itandreally
enjoyswatching young athletes share a desire to
improve as well as
better themselves as individuals. When he began
began to understand the
full impact of watching growth occur. He getsa
sense of accomplishment that
comes with knowing that
hehelped make a
impact on young swimmers. The
sport of swimming has givenhima lot
of opportunities that hehopesto
share with others.
-Head Coach: Cut Bank
-Coached Multiple All State Summer performances
(Boys Senior 200 Freestyle relay, Boys Senior 200
Medley Relay, Girls Senior 200 Freestyle
relay, Girls Senior 200 Medley Relay, Girls 11-12
200 Medley Relay, Girls 11-12
200 Freestyle Relay, Boys Senior 50, 100, 400 Freestyle, Girls
200 Individual Medley, Boys 13-14
Individual Medley, Girls Senior 200 Individual Medley, Girls Senior
100 Back, Boys Senior 100 Breaststroke, Boys 8 and Under 50 Freestyle, Girls
100 Freestyle, Girls 9-10
-Assistant Coach: Greater Columbus Swim Team of
-Aided in bringing club program to hometown of
Mount Vernon, Ohio-Worked under head coach Steve
Nye who has coached numerous All
Americans-Aided in developing and growth of club
year letter winner for Division III Hope
College-Member of 2010 Michigan
Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship Swim
Team-Specialized in 200 and 100
High School-4 year varsity letter
place Ohio Capital Conference 100 Butterfly/3rd place
place Ohio Capital Conference 100 Breaststroke
Karen Anne Athen
Co-Head Coach Colorado Springs
swimming competitively when I was eight years old.
mostly summer league with a few year-round AAU years thrown
I am a
coaching when I was seventeen years old.
novice and age group swimmers on the local summer league in
California for around five years.
absolutely love helping young swimmers improve.
varsity all four years of high school.
qualified and swam in regional meets all four years of high
All-American in 50 back in the 80s.
for Vista Ridge High School’s girl’s and boy’s
swim teams until the district cancelled the team due to budget
We produced several state qualifiers, included multiple students
who had never competed in swimming prior to joining the school
I fulfilled a lifelong goal of competing in a triathlon.
Scott A Bell
Co-Head Coach Colorado Springs
Bell – Colorado native, married to Jackie for over 21 years
with two children Andy (14) & Katie (10)
have a competitive swimming background during my high school years
with Arapahoe High School, ACES Swimming Club, and Holley Swimming
Club in the summer. Three year letterman at Arapahoe with my
favorite race being the 100 Fly. I was fortunate enough to
attend the State Meet during my senior year in both the Medley
& Free Relay. I am current triathlete competing in Sprint
and Olympic distance races with hopes of finishing an Ironman
date, I have completed 9 half marathons and my youth coaching
experience has been with the Land Sharks running club team as well
as work as a site director for Land Sharks.
educational background consists of a BS from Metropolitan State
College of Denver, an MBA from University of Phoenix, and I am a
Doctoral Candidate for and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. I
am currently an active duty Navy Officer stationed at the United
States Air Force Academy as an instructor of Military
coaching for LTC and motivating the team to excel beyond what the
swimmers think is possible!