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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 your child’s coach directly. For all questions related to administrative functions, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Coach Stevens or Coach Sally.

Coaching Staff

Dave Stevens

Head Coach/Executive Director

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Dave is a certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) as a Level 5 Coach, the highest rating. Coach Stevens has led mulifiple All-Star and Zones teams, and has served serval terms as an elected officail within local and national swimming governance. Dave is also a certified teacher, having earned his degree magna cum laude. He has coached numerous  nationally-ranked swimmers thru the years, including experience working with three Olympains. One of those three Olympians still serves as a Board Memberof and legal counsel for HEAT Swimming even though he last swam for Dave in 1988. As a former NCAA Division I swimmer and World Championship-level triathlete, Coach Stevens has competed all over the gloabe, including Perth, Australia and at the Hawaiian Ironman. Dave completed a law degree in May 2011 and in addition to being the Executive Director of HEAT Swimming , he is also an attorney for the Social Security Administration.

Sally Stevens

Age Group

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 Coach Sally is a Level 2 certified swim coach, entering her 17th year with HEAT and work’s primarily with our middle-school aged swimmers.  She is also the backbone of the HEAT office, handling all dues billing, meet entry fees, and other administrative tasks. Sally has a degree in Special Education from the University of Missouri. She has served on the Ozark committes of Tech Planning and Age Group and also has served as the Secetary for the Ozark LSC. 

 

Theresa Beck

Senior

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Theresa is in her 12th year with HEAT and is a Level 2 swim coach. Theresa graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors of Science in Education, emphasis in Physical Education, and has a Masters of Education. Theresa was a High School All-American soccer player, played select soccer for Busch Soccer Club for 27 years, played soccer and softball for UMSL, coached high school sports for 10 years and coach the Barrington Swim Club for three years. Theresa is a retired Physical/Health Education teacher.

 

Cyn Hei

Jr. Age Group (JAG)

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 Cyn enters her 7th year with HEAT after many years as a lesson instructor. Cyn is a veteran elementary school teacher for the Hazelwood School District. She also coach’s for the Florissant Fish during the summer. Cyn has 5 children and all are  HEAT alumni.. Cyn enjoys waking, running and riding her bike when she is not working.

Nicholas J Kuper

Jr. Age Group (JAG)

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 Nick is a St. Louis native who swam HEAT for 10 years and now coached for three years on staff. He attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. Nick is currenlty teaching heatlh and physical education at Hazelwood West High School while working on his Master's degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He currently coaches our JAG group and is a level 2 ASCA swim coach. Some hobbies include running, spending time with family and watching sports.

Amanda Lynne Hei

Jr. Age Group (JAG)

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Amanda joins our coaching staff after a successful 14 years of swimming for HEAT. She is a recent grad of Hazelwood Central High School and is currently attending the University of Missouri-St. Louis and swimming for UMSL.