Our Coaches / Board of Directors
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I am a Mitchell, SD native starting swimming at age 5 in Mitchell and now started my coaching career in South Dakota. For the past 6 years I have been the head coach for the Mitchell Aquatic Club, growing the team to double the size from when I started. Over my time at MAC I have coached kids to All-Stars, Zones, Sectionals, Junior Nationals, and Olympic Trials. In 2015 I was named the SD Swimming Year Round coach of the year and have served as Age Group Chair and Technical Planning Chair on the SD Swimming Board of Directors. Coaching and working with kids is what I love to do and I think it’s important to build well round people that swim and enjoy the sport of swimming!
I swam competitively at the Missouri State University (Go Bears!), where I was a 4 year letter winner and earned all-conference honorable mention honors for the Missouri Valley Conference championship meet and Sun Belt Conference.
I am originally from Chanhassen, Minnesota where I began swimming when I was eight. I swam for Team Foxjet for ten years before moving on to The University of South Dakota. At the University of South Dakota I swam for three years and dove for one. I lettered all four years and placed top eight in The Summit League Conference my junior year. I began teaching swimming lessons in Minnesota at Lifetime Fitness when I was sixteen and have carried my love for swimming and teaching kids with me to South Dakota. I was a coach on the Vermillion Area Swim Team for two years before coming to Sioux Falls. I am now a second grade teacher in Tea and am excited to share my passion for teaching kids and to watch them grow and learn in the sport of swimming.
I am Coach Paula. I was a charter member of the Brookings Swim Club, where I grew up, and swam for the Jackrabbits for four years, graduating from SDSU. I am a teacher and was the first Certified Athletic Trainer in the Brandon Valley School District. I currently teach elementary PE at Fred Assam Elementary and Valley Springs Elementary.
I have coached the Brookings Swim Club (summer ‘83), the Snowfox Swim Team (‘98-’10), the Seals Swim Team (‘10-’16), where I was the head coach from 2010-2014. In May of 2016, I became an assistant coach for the charter team of the Sioux Falls Swim Team and am currently an assistant coach. I am also on the South Dakota Local Swim Club (SDLSC) Board of Directors as the Safety Chair.
My husband, Rick and I have three children and Rick has a daughter, Kelli. Our three children, Paul, Haley and Jack, all swam in Sioux Falls and at the University of Iowa. Swimming has played a major role in our family and I am thrilled to continue to share the love for the sport with Sioux Falls Swim Team!
Molly E Knowles
Hi I’m Coach Molly! I have been swimming since the age of 7. I am originally from Lockport, IL where I swam for my age group swim team Lockport Homer Lightening, as well as my High School Varsity Swim Team. After high school I moved to Vermillion to swim for the University of South Dakota where I swam the 100 and 200 butterfly and earned top 16 at the Summit League conference, twice in each event. I have coached USA swimming for the past 8 years, since assisting with my club team back in Illinois. I also helped assistant coach at VAST down in Vermillion for a season while I was in college. In college I majored in Elementary Education and am currently teaching 2nd grade at Discovery Elementary in Sioux Falls!
Josh W Mueller
Hello, I am Coach Lindsey Price! I am originally from Owatonna, MN where I grew up swimming on our local club team as well as the Owatonna Varsity High School team. I was involved in hockey and Softball as well. I then swam for UW- Stevens Point on their Conference team for four years swimming both the 100 and 200 Backstroke, along with varying mid/distance freestyle events. I pursued a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.
Hello! I am a sophomore nursing major at Augustana University this year. I am from Blaine, Minnesota. I was a competitive swimmer for 10 years and had to retire last year due to injury. I guess I just cannot stay away from the pool!