Coaches & Directors

If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Sally Sever

Coaching Staff

Anna Heidinger

Head Coach & Instructor


Anna, formerly Anna Trinidad, has grown up in Colorado Springs swimming. She attended Cheyenne Mountain High School where she was an 8-time individual high school state champion and 4-time Colorado State High School swimmer of the year. After graduating high school, Anna attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison to attain her Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education-Family and Consumer Science. While at Wisconsin, she was a multiple, individual division I NCAA qualifier, 2-time swim team captain, and an All-American. Throughout Anna's swimming career she qualified for Olympic Trials in 2000, 2004, and 2008. After her undergraduate degree, Anna attended the University of Denver to receive her Master's in Higher Education-Sports Administration. She was the assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach at the University of Denver and has many years of experience in club coaching. Anna also is a certified personal trainer, with certifications as a professional exercise specialist and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is extremely passionate about athlete, student and holistic development and thrives on assisting people of all ability levels in achieving their goals.

George Heidinger

Assistant Team Coach


A lifelong coach, began his career coaching 8-and-unders for a summer league at age 15. He has since served as an assistant coach for all levels of swimming teams, and head-coached for two different club teams as well as high school and summer league teams. George coached stroke technique camps in seven different seasons at Carnegie Mellon University, assisted in and organized numerous other swimming and training camps and also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2006. He has been selected as a coach for the Allegheny Mountain Zones All-Star team three times and has developed numerous athletes that went on to excel in college swimming programs of all levels. In addition to strength and conditioning, the outdoors and the energy that kids evoke, George’s passion is encouraging athletes to pursue personal excellence regardless of their potential, while respecting the “whole person”.

Bridgette Schram

Assistant Age Group Coach


Bridgette Schram brings an accomplished background in both swimming and community service to Pikes Peak Athletics. As a student-athlete at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), Bridgette attained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work while competing as a standout swimmer for the UNO Maverick swim team.

Upon graduation, Bridgette was selected to serve a year-long term with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), a federal service program that works to strengthen communities throughout the country. As an NCCC member, Bridgette spent much of her time in the Gulf Coast region, assisting in the coordination and implementation of disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and also assisted in emergency preparations for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.  Following the completion of her NCCC term, Bridgette joined Rebuilding Together New Orleans, where she performed home repairs and led volunteer efforts in some of the city's most devastated neighborhoods.

Most recently, Bridgette managed and was the head instructor for a New Orleans-based swim school, where she also worked to expand the group's outreach to at-risk and disadvantaged clients. She was also the Head Coach of the Benjamin Franklin High School swim team in New Orleans prior to moving to Colorado Springs.

Alicia Kendig

Sports Dietician / Assistant Coach


Alicia dove into the swimming world at an early age, and continues to participate and give back to the sport that she grew up loving so much.  She swam on both Club and Summer teams growing up, and continued her swimming career at Case Western Reserve University where she chose Nutrition as  major.  The combination of her two passions in life, focused her studies on Sports Nutrition.  Her college swimming career culminated in a National Division III National Championship in the 500y Freestyle, but that's not where the fulfillment ended.  As a graduate student at Case, she continued her involvement with the Varsity team by serving as a graduate assistant coach and sports dietitian.  A coaching internship brought Alicia out to Colorado Springs in 2005 and since then she has continues to be involved in the swimming world, both as an PPA Masters athlete and coach.  She has coached at the Collegiate, Masters, Senior, and Age-group levels over the past 5 years.  She truly values the time that she can spend developing young swimmers motivation and identity as athletes, as well as helping older athletes strive to meet their true potential.

Joselyn Auxer

Age Group, Junior & Senior Coach


Coach Joselyn leads the Pikes Peak Athletics program at the Club at Flying Horse.  Her enthusiasm and natural love for the sport are evident through her careful planning  and instruction, and deeply formed relationships.  Not only a student in seeking her master’s degree in Public Administration at UCCS, Joselyn is a student of the sport and  actively seeks opportunity for growth and learning.  During her college years, Joselyn head-coached a summer league program in her home town of Shepherdstown, West  Virginia, growing the program for 60 to 150 athletes from 2011 to 2014.  She swam for Mount Holyoke College for four years, serving as team captain for two years.  In high  school, Joselyn set 7 school records, while individually representing her high school at the state championships in all four years.  Joselyn coaches all Pikes Peak Athletics  groups in some capacity, weaving her edgy personality and flippant sense of humor into the fabric of the team. 

Max Bennett

Age Group, Junior & Senior Coach


A Colorado native, Max brings energy, youth, excitement, and expertise to the Pikes Peak Athletics coaching staff.  A pro triathlete, much of his time is spent training as an  elite competitor, as well as working towards his degree in Fitness and Wellness Promotion from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  Max’s experience in  swimming and training is extensive, having studied Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University, a 3-time All-American in triathlon, and competing at the Colorado High  School Swimming State Championships four years in a row.  In his time as a swimmer, he specialized in IM and middle distance freestyle.  Max cut his teethwith the team as  an instructor at our 2014 swim camp, and has consistently contributed his knowledge and passion to the Pikes Peak Athletics family as a coach, camp instructor, and  private lesson instructor ever since. 

Annie White

Age Group Coach


Annie White hails from the beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She spent her childhood mostly in the outdoors skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. She was told  she needed a "sport" to focus on and found swimming. After quickly falling in love with the it, all aspects of her life have encompassed this great sport in some capacity. She  swam year round on a USA Swimming club and for her high school team and managed to balance time in the pool with time in the mountains. She attended college at  Concordia College in Minnesota and continued her passion for the sport competing as a distance swimmer for her college and coaching a local high school team. Annie  received a degree in Exercise Science and went onto graduate school at Minnesota State University, earning a Master’s degree in Sports Management. After graduate  school she worked for the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) in their Recreation and Wellness Department coordinating events.  Annie now works her dream job,  planning and running national level USA Swimming competitions such as Junior Nationals, Nationals, the Arena Pro Swim Series, and Olympic Trials. Annie has managed  to keep coaching part-time throughout her professional career. She has coached age group swimming for 10 years and high school swimming for 6 years. She loves  working with all age groups from 5 years old to 50 years old and just enjoys sharing her passion with others. When not coaching or traveling for USA Swimming Annie can be found playing in the mountains with her husband, where her other passions live.