Westminster, Colorado Spgs., Centennial, Colorado Coaches
Coaching Staff

Eric Adams

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:  2001/20012Season


Scott * Nielson

Head Coach Parker


We wouldlike 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 Michigan.

His philosophy towards swimming is pretty common sense. Hebelievesyou 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 coaching, healso began to understand the full impact of watching growth occur. He getsa sense of accomplishment that comes with knowing that hehelped make a differenceand impact on young swimmers. The sport of swimming has givenhima lot of opportunities that hehopesto share with others.

Prior Experience

-Head Coach: Cut Bank Sharks

-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 11-12 200 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 11-12 100 Freestyle, Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke)

-Assistant Coach: Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio

-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 branch

College-4 year letter winner for Division III Hope College-Member of 2010 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship Swim Team-Specialized in 200 and 100 yard Breaststroke


High School-4 year varsity letter winner-2nd place Ohio Capital Conference 100 Butterfly/3rd place 100 Breaststroke (2009)-2nd place Ohio Capital Conference 100 Breaststroke (2008)

Sarah K Ehekircher

Head Coach Centennial


Karen Anne Athen

Head Coach Colorado Springs


·         {C} I love swimming.

·         {C} I started swimming competitively when I was eight years old.

·         {C} I swam mostly summer league with a few year-round AAU years thrown in.

·         {C} I am a backstroker.

·         {C} I started coaching when I was seventeen years old.

·         {C} I coached novice and age group swimmers on the local summer league in California for around five years.

·         {C} I absolutely love helping young swimmers improve.

·         {C} I swam varsity all four years of high school.

·         {C} I qualified and swam in regional meets all four years of high school.

·         {C} I was All-American in 50 back in the 80s.

·         {C} I coached for Vista Ridge High School’s girl’s and boy’s swim teams until the district cancelled the team due to budget cuts.     We produced several state qualifiers, included multiple students who had never competed in swimming prior to joining the school team.

·         {C} Last year I fulfilled a lifelong goal of competing in a triathlon.

Derek S Sabins

Assistant Coach Centennial


Jessica L Kahnke

Assistant Coach Westminster