Coaches & Directors

Our 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

Lindsie Micko

Head Coach

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Coach Micko, a native of Brookings, S.D., has spent the last four years as the head age group coach with the First Colony Swim Team in Sugar Land, Texas.  During her time with the First Colony Swim Team, she was nominated for Gulf Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year and coached athletes to  multiple USA Swimming Top 10 performances. She was also a member of the USA Swimming Age  Group Development Committee. 
 
From 2008-12, she was the senior team coach and head age group coach for the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club in Houston, Texas where she coached two relay teams that were ranked No. 1 in the country and several USA Top 10 individual swimmers. Micko led the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club to Gold Medal Status as one of the top teams in the country. She was responsible for the day-to- day coaching of high-level swim group with swimmers ranging from 13-18 years-old as well as staff training, mentoring and administrative duties of a 400-plus member club.
 
Micko led the Sioux Falls Swim Team during two stints from 1999-2001 and again from 2004-08 where she led numerous state championship teams and USA Top 10 individuals. She helped coach athletes from state championships to Olympic trials and was twice named coach of the year. 
 
In between her time with the Sioux Falls Swim Team, Micko spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico where she was responsible for the recruitment of student-athletes at the Division I level and day-to- day workouts.  Micko graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in HPER with an emphasis in fitness and wellness and was also a three-year letter winner for the SDSU swimming and diving team. 
 
In her free time, she enjoys watching sports (other than swimming). You will find her attending many events at SDSU (GO BIG, GO BLUE, GO JACKS!) and is a huge Duke basketball fan! She also enjoys spending time at Lake Poinsett with her dogs, Brody and Bailey!

Kyle Margheim

Assistant Coach

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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. 

 

Brooke Boots

Assistant Coach

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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. 

Paula Gordon

Assistant Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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Teryn Solan

Assistant Coach

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Lindsey Price

Assistant Coach

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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. 

 
I am new to Sioux Falls even though my parents grew up in Brookings, SD. I moved to Sioux Falls to work at Sanford Health in their research department as a lab technician. This is my first official coaching position even though I was a 5th year coach at UW- Stevens Point for a year. I have always wanted to be a swim coach because swimming was such a large part of my life and I  cant  wait to share my love and knowledge of the sport with the Sioux Falls Swim Team.

Julia Robberstad

Assistant Coach

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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! 

Carla J Van Santen

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