Blue / Green Coach
Coach Curt brings a wealth of swimming knowledge to the team. He is leaving Boulder, Colorado after 17 consecutive years of successfully coaching the Boulder Elks Swim Team age group program, specifically working with the 9-12 year olds, Boulder High School Boys and Girls teams, and the Boulder Aquatic Masters swim team and Flatiron Swim Club.
“Kauai is my favorite place in the world, and coaching swimming is my favorite thing to do” said Colby. He believes in “an atmosphere of positive encouragement as well as a commitment by the coaches to challenge each athlete to go beyond their goals.”
He and his wife have been coming to Kauai on vacation for years and he has been waiting for an opportunity to open up to move here and coach. “The kids I have met on SKA are great and I can’t wait to work with all of them”
“Thank you to the coaches and parents for welcoming me so warmly.”
Coach Curt, an avid surfer and waterman, stated “I believe that communication, leadership by example, and working as a team are essential to a successful business and sports program. Anything I do I put my all into, and want to work with people who do the same.”
Coach Curt has an impressive resume as a swimmer himself. He was a state champion breaststroker and High School All-American, swam collegiately for Princeton, and held Masters Swimming national rankings for his age group in 2011.
Coach Curt will take the reins as Swim Kauai Aquatics head into their tenth year.
"My life has been enhanced in the most special way since coaching at SKA. I wake up knowing how much I'm going to smile and laugh because of being on the pool deck. Being on the pool deck with these kids turns any day into a great one and seeing all the hard work they put in and the dedication that they have serves as fuel for me whenever I need some motivation. I love the SKA Ohana and am forever grateful"
Bronze / Silver Coach
Coach Kathleen coaches our bronze and silver groups and introduces new swimmers to the program. She loves to swim walk her dogs and spend time with her kids Anya and Jackson.