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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 administration at:  [email protected] or [email protected]

 

HEAD COACH KAREN NELSON:  

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Coach Karen's love for swimming started at age six when she began club swimming.  Following an injury that ended her swim career, she explored other roles around the pool.  She has since coached for summer league and masters level programs as well as for Special Olympics.  While living overseas in Samoa, she helped develop a national swimming program and organized the hosting of multinational swimming events for the Oceania region.  Karen holds a doctorate in Psychology and has enjoyed using her phychology background in sport across the span of her career.  She has worked closely with NCAA athletes while working at University of Houston, and later with elite international teams and athletes while living abroad.

 

COACH KELLY MILLER:  

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Coach Kelly started swimming competitively at the age of six and since then, swimming has been a huge part of her life.  She Qualified for TAGS throughout middle school and high school with her club team and was on the Varsity swim team at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX, qualifying for State every year.  She received a scholarship to swim for Ouachita Baptist University, where she qualified for Nationals and was an All-American.  During college she taught swim lessons and coached summer league programs.  In 2012, she was elected as a board member and treasurer of Longview Swim Club and filled that position until she moved to Montgomery in 2014.  Kelly is married to Ray and they have two children, Kaelynn and Brayden, who are members of MARC.  A couple years ago she picked up swimming again when she joined Montgomery Masters.  She enjoys working with children and seeing their excitement when they succeed. 

 

COACH AMY WELLS:  

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Amy has been involved in swimming since she was in high school in Omaha, NE.  She was a state champion swimmer and after high school swam for Masters swim teams in Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, and Texas.  Amy was an Assistant Coach for a summer swim league team for 2 years before joining the MARC coaching staff in 2018.   Amy's certifications include Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Fitness Instructor, National Academy of Sports Medicine Nutrition Coach, United States Water Fitness Instructor, and United States Masters Swim Coach Levels 1 & 2. Since moving to Texas in 2007 she has competed in numberous half and full marathons, in 50k, 50-mile and 100k trail running races, half and full Ironman triathlons, and gravel bike races from 65 to 100 miles.  Amy is married to Bill and they have 3 children, a son who attends SHSU and 2 daughters who swim for MARC.   Fitness is something Amy is passionate about and loves making it fun and challenging for others.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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