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

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Kevin enters his 16th coaching season and first year with Paducah Swim Team in 2016, and sees an exciting and bright future for the club. He created his first swim team and coaching job while finishing college with 1 swimmer, eventually reaching over 160 swimmers. He coached age 16 or younger athletes to the Olympic Trials in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

Previous positions:

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

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

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

Kevin has coached swimmers to:

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 named to the USA Swimming National Team Coaching Staff for the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia, after having 2 swimmers place 3rd and 6th at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials. Every swimmer can achieve her or his goals by believing in the process, giving themselves to the process, and most importantly believing in themselves.

Mark T Curtis

Assistant Coach

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Coach Mark is an "OG" Paducah swim guy - born and raised in Paducah, attended and swam at Cornell University, and after retiring from a full time career, Mark is once again back on the pool deck sharing his love for swimming with the Paducah Swim Team!

Buffey Fell

Assistant Coach

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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. 

 
Thanks,
 
Buffey
Board of Directors

Shiraz Patel

President

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Bridget Canter

Treasurer

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Michelle Vick

Secretary

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Kyli Koenigsmark

2 Year Member at Large

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Justin Beard

2 Year Member at Large

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Kevin Stephens

1 Year Member at Large

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Mike Abner

Vice President

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