Coaches & Board of Directors

We are here to support your needs. 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 one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Melissa J Powell

Head Coach


Coach Melissa has an extensive range of knowledge about swimming and over 10 years of experience as a coach.  She has coached every age and ability from beginners to National level swimmers.

Coach Melissa brings a diverse set of skills and personal attributes to the sport of swimming.  She is a dedicated coach that takes a personal and vested interest in each swimmer’s development – as a person and as a swimmer. 

She understands the many advantages to swimming that go beyond the pool and enjoys passing on her knowledge of swimming to young people to help them make the most of their swimming experience both in the pool and in life.  Coach Melissa constantly encourages her swimmer's to "Swim smarter not harder!".

David W Alexander

Assistant Coach


Coach David brings to the Stingrays a lifetime of experience as a high-level athlete, and 10 years experience as a youth coach in golf, martial arts, and strength and conditioning.

Coach David knows what it takes to become a champion! He is an NAIA Division 2 Baseball Champion, a NAGA Grappling Champion in the Senior Division, and a 4.5-rating National Champion in Pickleball. He s also coached numerous gold-medal winners in martial arts.  Coach David is excited to help start building the next generation of champions in the pool!  You will often hear him on deck saying things like, Less sass, more splash! , and You dont HAVE to swim, you GET to swim! ”.

Kaymee Kelly

Assistant Coach


“Coach K”

Kaymee comes to the Stingrays with 10+ years of coaching experience. Kaymee has been a college swim coach, YMCA and a recreation league coach. She also grew up swimming from the age of 6 through college and masters swimming as an adult. 


Kaymee is excited to begin this journey into USA swimming with the Stingrays. Her philosophy is to work hard and have fun. She enjoys helping kids achieve their goals and striving to reach their full potential in and out of the pool. 

Board of Directors

Brooke Pope

Board President


David Keller

Vice President


Steve McMillan



Christy Badaracco



Lacy Vessells

Fundraising Coordinator


Erin K Hart

Meet Manager