Coach Walls just finished his Twelfth year of coaching. A native
of Indiana, Coach Walls has been involved with swimming for
nineteen years as an athlete and a coach. A state finalist in cross
country, swimming, and track & field Coach Walls went on to
compete in all three sports at the University of Indianapolis, a
division II institution. Coach Walls transferred to UND in the fall
of 1997. Currently an ASCA level Four age group coach, Coach Walls
has coached YMCA All Americans, multiple zone and age group state
champions as well as several high school state champions. North
Dakota coach of the year in the summer of 2002 and spring of 2003
and winter of 2009 Coach Walls has been the head coach of the
RRV Wahoos since the fall of 2002. Coach Walls also teaches
sixth grade art at Valley Middle School and South Middle School in
Grand Forks, ND.
He currently lives in Grand Forks with his wife Sara, son
Jackson, and twin daughters Madiline and Reese.
Head Age Group Coach
Chelsea is in her third year of coaching for the Wahoos.
She is a native to the UND Hyslop and swimming. She has been
swimming since she was 6 in her small town of Marshall, MN. She
grew up swimming for the Southwest Swim Club where her dad was the
head coach and eventually made her way to high school swimming as a
7th grader. Chelsea continued to swim throughout high school
earning Section MVP and All State Honors during her senior season.
She was recruited by the University of North Dakota and spent two
years swimming as a Fighting Sioux in mid-distance and distance
freestyle events. She earned All American honors in the 4 by 200
freestyle relay at the Division II NCAA finals. She graduated from
the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors degree in
Psychology and a minor in Leadership, as well as a Masters degree
in Higher Education. She loves spending time with her husband,
Taylor, daughter Josey and dog Molli.
Chelsea very much enjoys her time at the pool and learning from
her swimmers, and looks forward to many more seasons to
Senior Group Coach
Amanda Warzecha is in her third-year coaching for the Wahoos. Originally from Minnesota, Coach Amanda has been involved in aquatics for over ten years as an athlete and coach. She competed in the top sixteen at the MSHSL Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as being voted MVP by teammates her senior year. Amanda has also spent seven years as a water safety instructor and lifeguard, while leading others as a veteran WSI. Coach Amanda recently graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in education through the Kinesiology program, as well as obtaining minors in coaching and health to become a physical education teacher. Coach Amanda believes in the dedication and commitment of young swimmers to accomplish above and beyond what they ever thought possible.
“Never underestimate anyone, especially yourself.”
Age Group Coach
Andrew is in his first year of Coaching and is honored to do so
with the Wahoos. He has been involved with competitive swimming
since 2007. As a State Champion in 4 events during High School,
Andrew went on to swim for the University of North Dakota in the
Fall of 2016. During his freshman year he earned a Varsity Letter
Award, eventually scoring in the 200 Yard Butterfly at the Division
I WAC Conference Championships. When the sport was discontinued he
made the decision to stay and finish his degree in Commercial
Aviation. He currently assists teaching swim lessons and enjoys
every second he gets to spend at the pool.
Age Group Coach
meet coach RJ coming soon!