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Coaching Staff

Coach Elizabeth Polk

Head Coach

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Hi all, I am Coach Elizabeth!
I started swimming at the age of 6 and fell in love right away. As I continued to grow up on a pool deck I found myself coaching the other kids and constantly following my coaches around. As I went through college I was a volunteer coach for the team I grew up on, coaching the 10 and under kids. During this time I went on to coach high school swimming for 4 years and led our wonderful group of kids to state and won two years in a row! Once my family moved to Arkansas my daughter found a love of swimming too and here we are! I have been a coach for the Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team for the past year and have enjoyed every minute of it. Working with kids of all ages is a passion of mine and to be able to do it as a swim coach has been a dream come true. I look forward to meeting you all and being a part of the Cabot Piranahs Swim Team!

Coach Payton Jones

Associate Head Coach

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Payton Jones began swimmi ng in 2008 under  Chris Brynell and Debbie Skidmore   who was the founder of the Piranha Swim Team.  From there Payton laid the foundation for himself as he began to so see positive performance changes with his swimming.  In his younger years, he Swam on the  Arkansas Dolphins Swim team under Coach Brian Bowen In time ,  Payton achieved high rankings for not only the Central Arkansas Swim League  but also in USA Swimming.  He has achieved sectional time standards as well as future time standards.  He swam for  the Cabot High School  Swim Team  from 2012-2016 under  Coach Victoria Wadley, and to this day still holds some of the school records . T oday, Payton is a collegiate athlete on scholarship at Henderson State University  majoring in Health and Human Performance  and Radiology .   In  his time at Henderson, he has been awarded  the  2017 Mens Most Improved and has been seeded in finals in a Division II Conference. In his time away from school, Payton now swims under the direction of Coach Steve Frye.  Payton is excited for another successful season with the Cabot Piranha Swim Team.

Coach JD Lindsey

Assistant Coach

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My name is JD Lindsey and I am a 2019 raduate of Cabot High School. I currently swim for the Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team and while in high school swam on the Cabot High School Swim Team. I started swimming in the spring of my 9th grade year because of a back injury I sustanied playing football. Through hard work and awesome swim coaches, I became a competitive swimmer. I've had the honor of swimming at the Pro-Am Championships in Texas, The USA Swimming Sectional Championships and many Arkansas State Championship meets, both club and for Cabot High School.  I not only became a swimmer, I lost my “lineman” body. I lost 55 pounds and 27 inches within one year of swimming. I plan on attending Arkansas state university to get a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. I am super thankful to be given the opportunity to be one of the coaches of the Cabot Prianah Swim Team. I am excited to work with your kids to improve their swimming abilities and it is going to be a blast along the way

Coach Rachel Montanaro

Assistant Coach

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Rachel is a member of the Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team swimming for Coach Steve Frye and also the Cabot High School Swim Team swimmig for Coach Vicky Wadley. She is a State and Sectional level medalist swimmer with a few state titles under her belt.  As a member of the Cabot High School Swim Team Rachel is astate medal winner and school record holder.  Rachel grew up swimming on the Cabot Piranhas and is very excited to be on the coaching staff for a second year so she can continue to share her passion for swimming with others. 

Coach Jessica Bongfeldt

Assistant Coach

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Jessica is a current member of the Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team swimming for Coach Steve Frye and also the Cabot High School Swim Team swimmig for Coach Vicky Wadley. As a member of the Dolphins Jessica is a NCSA Junior National Swimmer and member of the Dolphins National Team.  She is a State and Sectional level medalist swimmer with a few state titles under her belt.  As a member of the Cabot High School Swim Team Jessica is a 2xAll State Swimmer and state medal winner.  Jessica grew up swimming on the Cabot Piranhas and is very excited to be on the coaching staff this year so she can share her passion for swimming with others. 

Coach Auston Melton

Assistant Coach

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Auston is a member of the Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team swimming for Coach Steve Frye and also the Cabot High School Swim Team swimmig for Coach Vicky Wadley. He is a State and Pro-Am qualifier swimmer with a few state awards to his name.  As a member of the Cabot High School Swim Team Auston is a state qualifier and school record holder.  Auston grew up swimming for the Cabot Piranhas and is very excited to be on the coaching staff for a second year so she can continue to share his passion for swimming with others. 

Coach Steve Frye

Aquatics Director/Coach

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2013 Team Illinois USA Central Zone Coach-Team Finish: 1st

2015: Fitter and Faster Tour Coaches Collaboration Coach

ASCA Level 3 Performance Coach

Coach Frye grew up in Conway, Arkansas . He moved to Illinois in 2003 and graduated from Richwoods High School in 2005 where he swam on the high school team.   For three years, Frye swam and coached for Wedgewood Swim Club under the leadership of Paul Beiersdorf. Under Beiersdorf and Coach Lynn Thompson, Frye began to learn the ropes of the swim coaching world. During his college summers he was the Head Swim Coach and Pool Manager for the Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club for three summers.  During this time Frye attended the University of Central Arkansas and studied Kinesiology. While at UCA during the school year Frye worked as the Assistant Coach for Conway High School under Christie Rye . While at CHS the women’s team took a 2nd and 3rd place finish at state while the boys took the same. In 2011 Frye made a permanent move back to Central Illinois and accepted the Head Coaching position for the Peoria Christian High School Girls and Boys Teams.  During his time at PCS both teams managed to break every school record and also recored its highest team finishes at the Sectional and State levels in history.  It was also at this time that Frye was started working for the Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team, a USA year round club, as a Beginner and Head Senior Coach.  In 2013 Frye was named Co-Head Coach of the team and in 2014 was named the Head Coach.  In 2012 Frye was hired full time by the Dunlap School District as the Aquatics Director, Head Diving Coach and Assistant Swim Coach for the high school teams. As a high school coach, Frye coached 11 State Champions, multiple Sectional Champions, State top 12 & top 6 medalist, and NISCA All-Americans.  During his time in Dunlap both Boys and Girls Swim Teams went undefeatd in duel meets for 4 consecutive years and won a combined 8 IHSA Sectional Championships . On the USA Club site with the Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team Coach Frye's groups produced multiple Regional, State, Senior, Zone, Sectional, Future, Junior National and Senior National qualifiers and champions in both Individual events as well as relays. In August of 2017 Frye was named Head Site Coach for the Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team in Cabot, Arkansas.  His primary group is the Senior Group in Cabot.  He also is the Aquatics Director for the City of Cabots Parks and Recreation Department and assist with the coaching of the Cabot Piranhas CASL League Summer Team.  Coach Frye, his wife Sarah and two son Hudson and Henry are very happy to be a part of the Cabot Piranhas Family and look forward to making some awesome memories here! 
 

 
 
 

Parent Representatives

Kris Hallan

President

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Nicole Hallan

Meet Entry Chairperson

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Coach Steve Frye

Aquatics Director/Coach

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