Gary J Crowe
Coach Gary became the head coach
at Midnight Sun Swim Team in September of 2009. Gary has been
a Head Coach for 20 years. He has coached all levels of
swimming from the novice to national level swimmers.
Beginning his career in Ketchikan, AK, Gary devoted himself to the
pursuit of excellence and challenging swimmers to do their
best. He has coached in Ketchikan, Juneau, Champaign
his tenure, Gary has coached the female swimmer of the year for
Montana in 2007, the Alaska Swimming of the year for males in 2001,
and the high school male swimmer of the year in 1991. He was
the Alaska Swimming, Inc. Age-Group Coach of the year. He
has sent swimmers to nationals, junior national, sectionals,
western zones, and y-nationals. His girls
team finished in third place at y-national
in 2003. Gary also is the Head Coach for the
Lathrop/Hutchison/Monroe High School Swim Team.
also served in the Alaska Swimming, Inc. Board of Directors, as the
Senior Swimming Chair, the Age Group swimming Chair. In his
spare time, Gary likes to hike, bike and fish.
Alyssa was born and raised in Fairbanks, AK.
She started swim lessons in the preschool classes at Mary Siah
and Hamme and
joined MSST around age 9. She swam on MSST through high school and
was recruited to swim NCAA DI at the University of New Mexico,
where she completed her 4 years of eligibility, returning each
summer to train with MSST.
Alyssa has her Bachelors in Exercise Science
(minor: nutrition) and her Masters in Health Promotion. She has a
job working for the American Lung Association in Alaska at the
Coach Amy was born and raised in Dalhart,
Texas. She moved to Fairbanks in the summer of 2016 with her
army husband and 4 kids. Amy graduated from the United States
Military Academy in 2016 where she played Division I
basketball. Coach Amy began coaching swimming in 2014 in
Germany. She has always loved coaching and encouraging
youth. When her daughter, Grace, took up swimming, Amy
started to study swimming and how to better help Grace achieve her
goals. Coaching swimming has become one of her joys and
Over the years, Amy has worked as a
medical sales rep for Johnson & Johnson and a substitute
teacher. In addition to coaching, she volunteers with army
organizations, churches, and chapels.
Coach Amy enjoys hiking, fishing,
exploring new places, and watching her kids in their various
Leah grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was a
Midnight Sun Swim Team swimmer from the time she was 5 years old.
She swam for Brandeis University Swim Team and served as Captain of
the Women's team her senior year, focusing mostly on Backstroke and
IM. In 2009, she began coaching for MSST working directly with the
Novice level swimmers. She has always enjoyed helping individual
athletes develop confidence in themselves and the skills they need
to improve in the water. "Swimming has done so much for me in my
life and I am always thrilled at the chance to share my love of the
sport with young athletes," says coach Leah. Besides swimming,
she is an adventure lover. She has traveled through South East
Asia, taught English in South Korea and most recently hiked all
2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail.