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 one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Jay Friend

MAC Head Coach


Education: B.A. Communications, Fresno Pacific University 2012

Swimming experience:  Club swimming 5 to 18. College Swimming at Fresno Pacific University 2008 to 2012, NAIA National Champions 2010 and 2011.

Coaching Experience: MAC Head Coach 2016-present, MAC Senior/National/Silver Squad Asst. Coach from 2014-2016, Five Cities Swim Club 2012 to 2014, Palm Springs Aquatics 2005 to 2008. MAC Head Coach beginning August, 2016 - National/Senior/Silver Squad Coach

Coaching Philosophy: Focus on a commitment to consistency, develop skills to be applied inside and outside of swimming, and have fun!

Hobbies/Passions: Running, swimming, hiking, eating, sleeping, friends, family.

Michael J Turner

Age Group Head Coach


Swimming experience: I swam competitively for Helena Lions Swim Team for 10 years, beginning in 1998. During that time I specialized in backstroke and distance freestyle events. I attended several AG sectional and Zones meets in my career, highlighted by a second place finish in the 1650 free at AG sectionals (2006). I also represented Capital High School Bruins Swimming, earning a silver medal in the 200 freestyle relay at the MHSA state meet in 2007.

Coaching experience: 2006-2008 8&U and developmental squads for Helena Lions. 2010-2013 Helena Lions (Cubs, Developmental, Advanced, Jr/Sr). 2013-present MAC Coach

Coaching Philosophy: I believe that anyone who wants to should be able to enjoy the sport of competitive swimming to their fullest potential.  Every member of a team is very important, and should be treated as such. My goal is to impress all of my love and knowledge of this activity on young athletes so they may come to enjoy it for the entirety of their lives.  I particularly focus my energies on teaching safety skills, proper technique, strong work ethic, and mental preparedness to my students.

Hobbies/Passions: Being outdoors, hiking, disc golf, birdwatching, floating, and riding my bike.  I enjoy many types of music and try to get to a concert or so each year. I also enjoy bowling, but above all I love fast swimming and MAC does not disappoint!

Shayna Albright

Pre-Bronze/Bronze Lead Squad Coach


Swimming experience: I started swimming when I was eight years old for the Bozeman Barracudas. My family moved to Florence a few years later and I began swimming for MAC. I swam on silver squad for a year or two before taking a break. In 2012 I moved to Missoula and I started swimming full time for MAC my freshman year of high school. While at Hellgate, I swam for the high school team all four years and lettered every year as well. I swam year-round under Dave Berkoff on the senior squad as well. I now participate in some masters events and swim on my own time for fun and fitness.

Coaching experience: 2016-current Lead Bronze Coach for Missoula Aquatic Club

Coaching Philosophy: I believe the most important part of swimming is having fun. My goal is for all swimmers to enjoy the sport while also learning proper techniques and skills that set them up for future success, in and out of the water.

Hobbies/Passions: in my free time I enjoy: swimming, painting, knitting, reading, baking, walking/playing with my dog and playing my guitar.

Andrew Jarrett

Silver Group Lead Squad Coach


Swimming experience: Bozeman Barracudas age 10-14, Bozeman High School Swim Team 2014-2018, Bozeman Multisport Aquatics 2016-2018

Coaching experience: Bozeman Multisport Aquatics assistant coach: 2019, Mac Lead Silver Squad Coach October 2019-present

Coaching Philosophy: I believe that every kid who comes to practice should be there because they want to be. Developing proper skills for activities inside and outside the pool, and ensuring a fun, competitive environment makes for a place that every person should want to be at every day.

Hobbies/Passions: Hunting, swimming, hiking, driving, camping, auto work.

Madison Klundt

Assistant Coach


Morgan Zimmer

Assistant Coach