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Coaches & Directors

The Coaches and Board of Directors at Paducah Swim Team are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to training, competition, 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

Kevin Blum

Head Coach


Joined PST November 2016

California State University, Northridge (2004)

Mission San Jose HS (1997)

Kevin was fortunate to swim Club for Debbie Potts at MSJA (Fremont, CA) as well as at a Division I University 


Previous positions:

2015-2016 Head Senior Elite Coach @ Marlins of Raleigh (North site)

2013-2015 Director of Coaching @ Surrey Park Swim Club (Melbourne, Australia)

2012-2013 Head Coach @ Coronado-Navy Swim Association (San Diego, CA)

2001-2012 Head Coach/Founder @ Rattler Swim Club (Los Angeles, CA)

Kevin has coached swimmers to 6 US International Squads, including:

2016 18&under "World Top-100" USA Junior Team program, 2013 USA World University Games [Silver medalist], 2012 USA Short Course World Championship Team & Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, 2011 USA World University Games Team [Silver medalist], 2010 USA Junior Pan Pacs [Gold medalist], 2008 USA National Junior Team

Kevin was an assistant coach for the USA National Team at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia, at the 2011 National select camp at the Olympic training center, and developed kids to compete at each of the 2008, 2012, and 2016 US Olympic Team Trials.

Mark T Curtis

Assistant Coach


Coach Mark was born and raised in Paducah, attended and swam at Cornell University.  An avid golfer and family man, and now retired from a career in business, Mark is once again back on the pool deck sharing his love for swimming with the Paducah Swim Team!

Buffey Fell

Assistant Coach


I am a swim parent turned assistant coach after helping Coach Paul Murphy when he was our head coach. He encouraged me to get my level 1 coaching certificate which lead me to be the assistant coach to him as well as Andy, Greg, Jason, and our current Coach Kevin. I love kids and love helping others learn to love swimming. I am married to Bob we have 3 kids. Oliver who will graduate from UK in special education this year. Tyler who is swimming on a scholarship at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida DII ranked 3rd school. Caleb a junior at Paducah Tilghman High School who hopes to swim in college like his sister. I have been involved with PST for 15 years. 

Board of Directors

Shiraz Patel



Bridget Canter



Michelle Vick



Kyli Koenigsmark

2 Year Member at Large


Kevin Stephens

1 Year Member at Large


Mike Abner

Vice President


Brian Krueger

2-year member at large