Richard W Taylor
Coach Taylor @ 573-382-2398 or email@example.com.
spent the better part of his life in and around the sport, Coach
Taylor brings to the Marlins nearly 30 years of combined
experience as a coach and a competitive swimmer. His resume
includes the 2006 New Mexico Age Group Coach of the Year and an
extensive background in ultra-distance swimming, including over 350
swims of 10 miles or further. Many of Coach Taylor's former
swimmers have competed at the highest levels: Olympic Trials, NCAA
All-Americans, Grand Prix & Sectional Finals, various State
High School Championships, dozens of USS Championship event
victories and High Point Awards.
Taylor attributes this
success to the fun-oriented and comprehensive nature of his
training program, with
variety, progression, recovery, attention to detail and
goal-setting underscored as key components.
coach of USA Swimming & the American Swim Coaches Association,
Coach Taylor welcomes any and all swimmers to the Marlins who
would like to work hard and move up in the sport.
Christopher R Clemons
Head Age Group Coach
Contact Coach Chris @ 316-993-3792
Christopher is from Wichita,
Kansas where he was previously head coach of the Rolling Hills
Piranhas. Being introduced to the sport at age 5, swimming has been
second nature for Coach Chris. As a swimmer, competing for 14
years, Chris had accomplishments such as: competing at national
level meets across the country, multiple state championships, a
state record, four 1st team All-state selections,
and an All-American selection in high school to name a few. Chris
then competed at the Division 1 level, but has now turned his focus
to earning a degree in Business Management from Kansas State
Chris intends to pass on his love
and passion for the sport to all swimmers that he meets. He
believes that his attention to detail, knowledge of technique,
dedication to structure, and ability to get the most out of his
swimmers are his strongest coaching attributes. Chris invites all
swimmers to join the Marlins!
Assistant Coach-Blue group
Justin Kuhlman is from Great Bend, Kansas and he began
competitive swimming when he was 5 years old. Justin swam for 13
years for the Golden Belt Swim Squad which is part of the Western
Kansas Swim Club. Justin was a 4 time letter winner in high school
along with medaling 6 times individually and 1 time on a relay at
the state meet. He was also named an all-state swimmer 3 years in
high school. He currently holds the second fastest times in GBHS
school history in the 100 backstroke and the 500 free. He began his
coaching career the summer of 2014 helping lead
GBSS to its 3 rd consecutive WKSC championship. Justin
is currently a Junior Pre-Health student at KSU and he wants
to be a physical therapist.
Assistant Coach-Red group
Jacob Evraets is from Wichita, Kansas, and has had 13+ years of
swimming experience on the Wichita Northwest YMCA Neptunes. His
best races were the 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle. In highschool,
Jacob swam a mixture of all the events, qualofying for state in
every event. As a sophomore Jacob swam in a state champion relay on
the butterfly leg of the relay. Also he beat coach Justin in the
100 butterfly during his junior season. After many years
of swimming, he decided to attend Kansas State to work toward a
Master's Degree in Architecture with a Leadership Studies minor.
He's excited to utilize his experience to coach the Marlins!
Alison M Renner
Assistant Coach - Red & White Groups
Alison Renner is from Lee's Summit, MO and started swimming when
she was eight years old. Alison started swimming with a local
neighborhood team and later joined the Empire Swim Club (formally
known as Kansas City Blazers). Alison was a member of the varsity
swim team four years in high school, and was a four time state
qualifier. She is now a member of the Swim Club at Kansas State,
and competes at other universities across the Midwest.
Alison has had four years of coaching experience, ages
5-21, and joined the Manhattan Marlins in 2017. She has worked
with professional coaches and Olympic athletes, like Maya Dirado
and Ryan Lochte, focusing on stroke technique and efficiency.
Alison is currently studying Biological Systems Engineering at
K-State and loves to sharing her passion for swimming with the
Assistant Coach - Red & White Groups
Calista is from Great Bend, KS and started
swimming competitively when she was 9 years old. Calista swam for
the Golden Belt Swim Squad, part of the Western Kansas Swim Club.
She was also a 4-time Letter achiever @ Great Bend High School
- medalling @ State Champs each of the 4 years she swam.
Calista also posted Top 10 Times there in the following events: 200
IM, 100 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke.
Calista began her coaching career in 2016
with the Golden Belt Swim Squad, where she swam as a child.
She became a member of the Manhattan Marlins Coaching Staff in the
Fall of 2018. A student @ KSU, Calista is excited to inspire young
Marlins swimmers to big improvements while in Manhattan.