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K Stratton Coleman

 

2002
Kellie Stratton Coleman
Kelly has had an aquatics career that has spanned 35 years. During that time she has been involved in all aspect of swimming. She swam competitively for 16 years holding Arkansas age group and senior state records. As a scholarship athlete at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, she set numerous team records; conference records as well as being a six time collegiate All-American. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Masters Degree in Sports Science in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy. During her coaching career Kellie was both an assistance and head coach, coaching both age group and collegiate swimmers. She was named Arkansas Swimming Coach of the year in 1990. She continues to be involved in aquatics and currently teaches 600 water exercise classes a year as part of her position as Community Education Coordinator at St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in Sherwood. Kellie is the recipient of the Arthritis Foundation Volunteer of the Year in 1999 and 2000, and awarded the American Heart Association Extra Mile Award in 2001.