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Our professional coaches fulfill the major responsibilities of teaching our kids the sport, art, and grace of swimming.
|CSST Coaching Staff|
Meghan X Harder
Head Age Group Coach / Gold Coach
Karen A Reeder
Senior Assistant Coach
Woodmen Hills Senior/Gold Coach
Coach Rob grew up native Colorado Springs and went to Palmer High School where his swimming background began under Coach Kent Chrsity here at CSST. Rob recieved a college scholarship to Ft. Lewis College in Durango and swam NAIA Nationals all 4 years recieving All American staus in the 100 fly and 50 & 100 freestyle events. Rob was the NAAIA Conference Champion in both events his junior and senior year. Rob also was a walk-on for the Ft Lewis Golf Team in the off season. Rob started coaching during his college years at Durango High School, as well as the assistant coach at Ft. Lewis College the final 2 years before the program was cut due to Title IX. Rob started club water polo at Ft. Lewis before leaving Durango in 1984.
Once back in Colorado Springs his coaching resumed at Mitchell High School, Palmer High School. and several summer programs in Colorado Springs while owning 3 Beltone Hearing franchises for over 21 years. Rob came to his senses and joined up with CSST, and currently coaches the Woodmen Hills CSST team and is his 30th year in the hearing business. The rest is history.
Rob has 4 kids whom all have swam for various teams. His twin daughters are currently on CSST. He met his wife Lynne while needing an assistant coach for one the high school teams back in 1980. They have been married for 27 years.
Lifetime hobbies include golf, fishing, and billiards where he once titled the 1988 "9-Ball State Champion" and can still sandbag and hustle those that don't know him. Rob says, "Hey its how I still afford to feed my family!" Rob also still plays competitve golf entering many golf tournaments throughout the state.
Rob's joy in swimmiing and sports is giving back to the community by taking kids with their raw/natural abilities and talent, and channeling those efforts into a lifelong and meaningful experience, while still having fun doing it!
Woodmen Hills Silver Coach
Coach Victoria was born in Florida and has 15 years competitive club experience. She has lifeguarded, coached, taught, and been a lead trainer at various pools. She started with CSST at Woodmen Hills Recreation Center in early 2017. Coach qualified State in diving, tennis and cheerleading at the high school level. She went on to play Varsity tennis for Colorado State University in Fort Collins and was actively involved in equestrian, sorority and other organizations. Coach graduated with a BA in Philosophy from CSU. She has over 10 years experience in claims and was an involved Army officer’s wife for 17 years while also raising 3 active kids.
Woodmen Hills Silver Coach
COS Silver Coach
Jamie k Louie
Masters Team Coach
Kate T Doane
CSST Contact/Palmer/CSCC Silver Coach
Murphy L Barry
Asst. Gold Coach
Kari L Leach
Kari is the office administrator for CSST, as well as assistant coach where needed. She has been coaching age group swimming for 22 years.
Kari was a Junior National Swimmer in the 50 and 100 freestyle in high school. She swam for Arizona State University, and graduated from CSU Long Beach California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Kari played water polo for the Long Beach State Club Team and was a member of the 1987 US National B Team for Women’s water polo. She coached age group water polo in Southern California,as well as masters swimming, before moving to Colorado Springs.
Kari has been with CSST since 1997 coaching at the Gold and Silver level, as well as office administrator for 3 years previous. She started the women’s water polo program at Colorado College in 2004 and coached the team for 6 years before the program was cut at the end of the 2009 season. She was also the assistant Men’s and Women’s swim coach at Colorado College during those years.
Kari is married to Jason and has three children, Rachel, Kyle and Ryan. Jason is a fireman and travels on the CSST senior team trips as a chaperone. Rachel is studying educaiton at CSU Pueblo. Kyle, a national level swimmer who was born and raised swimming on CSST, is competiting in Division 1 siwmming at Univ of Missouri (Mizzou). Ryan is a snior at Cheyenne Mountain High School where he dives and swim for the high school team.
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