Head Coach & Owner
Coach Brian devotes his time educating and coaching athletes of all
abilities and ages, as well as leading sport camps and clinics
throughout Central Ohio. Brian combines years of experience,
humor and passion to help athletes achieve their
*Currently coaches with the
Cross-Country, Swimming and Track programs at Columbus School for
*Was an assitant coach with the
New Albany Country Club which won its third Country Club Leaugue
Championships in a row.
*Has coached at the Age-Group,
High School & College level since 1991.
*Has been awarded Coach of the
Year Award seven times in his career.
*Triathlon coach with Team In Training from 2004-2011, helping
hundreds of triathletes complete
their first endurance event. Currently is the Head Coach of the Tri
Columbus Program which began in 2012.
Coach Brian's Mission Statement for the Unified Aquatics Club is
to create a fun, safe and challenging environment where excellence
is expected both in and out of the pool.
Kimberley Joanne Kurtz
Kim graduated from Vandalia-Butler High School in 2010. While at Butler, she lettered in varsity swimming for 4 years. She currently holds the 1650 Freestyle (Mile) record and share the 400 (2x50) Freestyle Relay record for Butler. She continued her swimming career at the collegiate level at Youngstown State University. As a Penguin, she contributed to the team by competing in Distance Freestyle, Butterfly, and Individual Medley events. Her coaching experience begins with Fair Valley Swim Team in 2007. She led the Fins to numerous GDSA Championship first place victories. She coached Advanced Developmental swimmers for Penguin Swimming at the state and national level. Coaching young adolescents in swimming has sparked her passion for her career as a middle childhood math and science teacher. She is excited to work with the unified swimmers this season!
Challenge Group Coach
Danny grew up in Grayslake Il where he swam competitively for 10
years with his twin brother Sean and younger brother Matt.
Danny was a high school all American leading his team to an overall
third place finish at the state championships and individually
capped off by his 2nd and 3rd finishes.
Danny then attended Purdue University where he swam on the
varsity team for all 4 years of his eligibility. Danny was an
academic all Big Ten member his junior and senior year, team
captain, Big Ten sportsmanship award winner, and Red Mackey Award
recipient given to the one senior who most embodies the
characteristics of Mr. Mackey: leadership, sportsmanship and
integrity. In the pool, Danny has finished in the top 8 at
the Big Ten conference meet 4 times. His times in the 200
butterfly and 400 IM remain as the second fastest times in Purdue
school history. Danny graduated from Purdue in Decemeber 2016
with a mechanical engineering degree. He is now a prosthetic
research engineer at The Ohio WillowWood Company.
Danny has had many small time coaching positions including swim
and camp counselor at Purdue University technique and training
camps as well as volunteer coaching at Purdue University, his local
high school and former club team in Grayslake Il.
Sandy has been around the swimming world for a very long time.
She competitively swam from the age of seven to her senior year of
high school. Sandy was also a member on two high school state
She is currently the Assistant Middle School Swimming Coach
for the Columbus School for Girls, which won their conference meet
in 2013. Sandy aslo serves as an Assistant Coach for the New
Albanay Country Club which won the Country Club League
Championships for the third year in a row. She has been
teaching swim lessons for the past 9 years and has experience
running two lesson programs at New Albany HS and Plain Township
Morgan, a 2014 graduate from Florida Atlantic University, swam competitively, including for her University, from the age of 6 to 20, and has been coaching and teaching swim lessons since the age of 12. Morgan’s coaching experience is extensive as she has been part of the coaching team for the Chevington Woods Kingfish, New Albany Aquatics Club, and is currently involved with the New Albany Country Club and Columbus School for Girls programs.
In 2015 Morgan became the Head Coach of the Columbus School for Girls Middle School team where they won the Championship title in January of 2016. Also, she is the Assistant Head Coach at the New Albany Country Club where she and Coach Stephanie Donley brought in another Championship for the NACC Penguins in 2015. She was the Co-Head Coach for the Chevington Woods Kingfish from 2011-2014 and assistant in 2015 when they won their 11th consecutive Championship title. Morgan’s accolades include holding the 50 freestyle record at Pickerington North High School, receiving the spirit award, was elected team captain, and was part of an All-Ohio relay at States.
In her free time Morgan likes to travel to new places, experience different cultures, and try new activities. While in school she founded a sorority and was the Honors Program Vice President. She also participated in many community service projects to raise money for Alzheimer's research, St. Jude Children Research Hospital, and Relay for Life.
Morgan is excited to coach for Unified Aquatics Club this coming year. She’s ready to help improve our young swimmer’s confidence and technique in the water while teaching them safety in the pools.
Explorer Group Assistant Coach
Tana Loves Everything Related to Water! She swam
competitively since age 8 with the New Albany Swim team and then
with CSG. She was a WSI Swim Instructor and lifeguard for the
Bexley Pool. She is a licensed Scuba Diver, spent time
in California both Canyoneering (repelling down waterfalls) and
attempting to surf, and has competed internationally in White Water
She is currently working in Real Estate helping her mom to
expand her company, Ohio Broker Direct. She is also a
Substitute Teacher for the Columbus School for Girls and an
Assistant Coach for the New Albany Country Club Swim Team.
She graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a
major in Global Security and Intelligence Studies with a minor in
Asian Studies; and focus areas of Spanish language, psychology and
mathematics. She has her pilot’s license, spent several
summers working with the Safe and Sound Program (preschool for
homeless and disadvantaged children), spent a year in Beijing
teaching spoken English and doing pilot testing at an all male
military aviation college at Beihang University, and five years in
Los Angeles working in the Private Jet industry. Teaching has
been a theme throughout her life – she loves working with
people of all abilities and age groups, whether in the pool or in a
classroom. She is looking forward to a fun season with the
Unified Aquatics Club!
Discovery Group Assistant Coach
Karlyn Russell Botzman
Youth Triathlon Specialist