Monique has taught American Red Cross Swim Programs for over 20
years in Arizona, New York and Washington. Through her love
for teaching, she knows that everyone has a different learning
process and physical ability. She believes swim should be
taught in a fun, yet structured manner. Her teaching style
gives supportive feedback with encourages positive
progression. Monique is an American Red Cross Instructor
Trainer for Lifeguarding and Water Safety. She is a former
Swordfish and Sedona Red Rock High School Swimmer.
Head Assistant Coach
My name is Emma Murdy and this is going to be my 3rd year
coaching swim team. I began my coaching career my senior year in
high school as an assistant coach for Newport Hills Swim Team
in Washington State. That year we swam at the championship meet and
we took home the trophy for the 7th year in a row.
At the age of 11 years old I began my swimming career for the
Newport Hills Swim Team and I competed with them for 7 years.
During those 7 years I participated in the championship meet 6
times taking home the trophy and multiple medals in events. I
created lifelong bonds with my teammates and I will never forget
the memories that were created. I hope to bring the same energy to
the team that my team back home created for me.
Going into High School I joined the Swim Team and swam for them
for all 4 years of high school. For my senior year I was made
captain of the swim team. Throughout my high school swimming career
I swam at the second postseason meet sophomore, junior and senior
Following Senior High School swim I was roped into swimming with
a local triathlon group, Raise the Bar. They influenced me to begin
training for an olympic triathlon. I trained all year for the
ChelanMan Olympic triathlon. I placed 2nd overall in my age group
as a first time triathlete.
In my free time you can catch me hammocking, hiking or hanging
out with my friends.
Andrew W Tate
Andrew started swimming at the age of 8 for the Cottonwood
Clippers and joined the Swordfish at the age of 11. Since
then he has qualified for state, zone and sectional meets, placing
3rd in the 1500 meter free at Arizona Senior State
Championships He swam and lettered all four years with the
Sedona Red Rock High School Scorpions, where he was team captain
for 2 years. He qualified and placed all four years in the
200 and 500 frees at the Arizona HIgh School State Meet.
He has been a certified USA Swim Coach for the past 2
years. He has been a certified Red Cross Lifeguard for 3
years and is presently working for the City of Cottonwood. He
is finishing up his senior year of high school and attends
Yavapai College part time. He is attending Whitman College
this coming Fall and plans on studying Computer Science. He
has committed to swim for Whitman College. Go Blues!!!
In his spare time you can find him hiking extreme distances,
rock climbing, river surfing, cliff jumping, wakeboarding, nordic
skiing and of course swimming.
Allison is one of our master’s swim coaches and she also
coaches the rock shrimp during the summer program. Allison grew up
swimming competitively in high school and continued to swim for
both the masters swim team at Mary Washington College and for the
Henderson Southern Nevada Masters from 2005-2009. She was a trained
lifeguard for many years and she also has taught group and private
swim lessons throughout her career. While she was a high school
teacher, she coached the Desert Pines High School swim team in Las
Vegas. In 2018 she graduated from medical school and is currently a
local, licensed naturopathic doctor specializing in botanical and
homeopathic medicine. She is a runner and hiker and still enjoys
practicing with the masters swim team.