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Coaches & 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.

Our professional coaches fulfill the major responsibilities of teaching our kids the sport, art, and grace of swimming.

CSST Coaching Staff

Luke R Schumm

Head Coach / Senior Coach

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Luke came to CSST in the Fall of 2012 and served as the Head Age Group Coach with CSST for 7 years before moving to Head Coach in the Fall of 2019. In his time with CSST, Coach Luke has worked with numerous State qualifiers, State scorers, State Champions, Team CO All-Star and Zone members, and nationally ranked swimmers. Before coming to CSST, Luke was the Head Coach of the Kenosha Barracuda/Patriot Swim Team in Kenosha, WI for seven years. In his time in Wisconsin, the team saw nearly 100 new team records, more than doubled in size, and moved locations to a brand new 50M pool. Luke was awarded the CO Age Group Coach of the Year award in 2015, the WI LSC Outstanding Service Award in 2012, and was a USA Swimming Western Zone Junior Select Camp Coach in 2018. Luke has also served as a Team WI Zone coach, Team CO Zone coach, and Team CO All Star coach.
 
Luke lives in Colorado Springs with his wife - Maggie - who is an Asthma/Allergy NP Specialist in town and their four children - Kendall, Kieran, Kenton, & Kinley.
 
"I want to challenge every swimmer to do a little more than they thought the previously could. Any person who keeps meeting challenges to the best of their ability will never fail."

Meghan X Harder

Head Age Group Coach / Gold Coach

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Karen A Reeder

Senior Assistant Coach

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Rob Shaw

Woodmen Hills Senior/Gold Coach

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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!

Vicki Pearson

Woodmen Hills Silver Coach

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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.

Hope Hamlin

Woodmen Hills Silver Coach

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Jack Rork

COS Silver Coach

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Jamie k Louie

Masters Team Coach

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Jamie has been coaching the CSST Masters team for over 20 years. He has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He competes regularly at local and National Masters swim meets. Jamie has been a Masters All-American and was USMS National Champion in the 200M Breaststroke and 200M IM in the 1989 USMS LC National Championships. In 2007 and 1999, Jamie was voted the COMSA Coach of the Year.
Oberlin College AB Physics
 
UC Berkeley MS Mechanical Engineering
Swimming – Team Co-Captain Senior Year
Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
Coached CSST Masters for approximately 24 years
Co-Coached CSST Seniors for approx 6 months until Mike Doane was hired.

 

Kate T Doane

CSST Contact/Palmer/CSCC Silver Coach

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Kate started coaching with CSST in 2001. Kate brings her excellent coaching skills to CSST from Indiana. She grew up swimming for the Fox Chapel Killer Whales in Pittsburgh, PA. Kate graduated from Indiana University with her B.S. in Physical Education/ Minor Health and M.S. in School Health Education. During her tenure at Indiana, she helped to start the water polo club that turned varsity in 1997. Kate played 5 years for Indiana and had many recognitions including All-American status. Kate currently is the Physical Education teacher at Gold Camp Elementary. She is the Head Coach for Cheyenne Mountain Girls and Boys High School Swim Team and the Aquatics Director for the Colorado Springs Country Club pool. Kate is married to CSST's head coach Mike.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with their son Townes, practicing yoga, downhill skiing, and playing golf.  

Murphy L Barry

Asst. Gold Coach

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Coach Murphy began her career with CSST as a swimmer in 1996. She has been lucky enough to have been coached by a majority of the staff and was mentored to begin her own coaching career in 2006 with CSST. She coached with CSST during her summers as she participated as a swimmer for the club as well as Palmer High School and the University of Evansville. In 2012 she completed her own swimming career at the Division I, University of Evansville and graduated with a bachelors in neuroscience and psychology. Murphy continued her education at the University of Denver graduating with an M.A. in Sport Psychology along with furthering her coaching resume. While in Denver, Coach Murphy became the head swim coach for St. Mary's Academy girls swim team. After graduating Murphy became a full time coach for CSST working with both the Gold and Silver level. Along with year round club coaching with CSST Murphy has also worked with a local summer club team and coached Palmer high school's girls and boys program. 

Kari L Leach

Office Manager

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 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.

Board of Directors

Luke R Schumm

Head Coach / CEO

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Karen A Reeder

Coach At-Large Member

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Meghan X Harder

Coach At-Large Member

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Beau C Gilbert

Treasurer

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