Co-Head Coach/15-18 Age Group Coach
Angelique grew up in Arlington, Texas, where she began swimming at
the age of 8 years old. She swam club with Mid-Cities-Arlington
Swim Team year-round as well as for her high school swim team
before going on to swim at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. While at MIT, Angelique was a coach for the MIT Masters
Swim Team, and in 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Biology. In 2004, Angelique moved to Houston, Texas, to
attend law school. She has continued to swim over the years and
moved to Colorado in 2016. In addition to being Co-Head Coach of
the MESA Swim Team, she is also Co-Head Coach of the Fairview High
School Boys’ Swim Team and a swim coach for Boulder Aquatic
Masters as well as a practicing attorney. She is very excited for
another fun filled summer coaching MESA!
Co-Head Coach/13-14 Age Group Coach
Born in Maryland and raised in Pennsylvania, Murphy started swimming in elementary school, and hasn’t looked back since! She competed in summer leagues and club teams through high school, and in college swam for a Division-I team at Mount St. Mary’s University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters of Business Administration. She has coached high school and college swimming, and now spends her time volunteering yoga instruction with the Give Back Yoga Foundation. An active member of the Boulder Aquatic Master’s (BAM) since moving to Colorado, she is an avid swimmer, runner, and reader.
Laurie has been swimming competitively since she was seven.
Unfortunately, her parents did not know about Mesa or BVSSL, so she
instead swam with CARA until going year-round with the then Boulder
Poseidon’s at the age of 12. She swam at Fairview
High School and then Cornell College.
Laurie began coaching as an assistant for Boulder Burst, when
the City of Boulder started a team that was a part of BVSSL. She
became the head coach after one season. After graduation
from Cornell, she continued to coach Burst in the summer, and began
coaching Boys’ and Girls’ swimming at Green Mountain
High School, while also working a full time position in
Healthcare. Laurie received a job opportunity in
Healthcare she could not pass up, so she moved with her husband,
Rob, to Lexington, Kentucky. While in Kentucky she also coached
with Wildcat Aquatics, a year round club team.
In May of 2001 they moved back to Colorado and Laurie started
coaching that summer with Mesa. After her second season with Mesa,
about 10 days after finals in 2002, Laurie had her son, Avery. She
stayed with Mesa through the summer of 2005, and then took the next
two summers off (2006-2007) from coaching after her daughter,
Lainey, was born.
Her love of swimming and Mesa brought her back to the team in
2008. Laurie loves being a part of the Mesa program. In her
day job, Laurie is the Director of Patient Financial Services at
Estes Park Medical Center. To maintain balance in her
family and work life, she does not manage an age group, instead
assisting the age group coaches with practices, line-ups, new
family orientation or wherever she is needed.
Jessie started swimming with Mesa when she was 13. She swam throughout high school on the Boulder High swim team, and now participates as a member of her college triathlon team at University of Dayton where she is a Pre-Physical Therapy major. Her favorite events to swim are long distance freestyle, and has grown to love open-water swimming. She is super excited to be back in Boulder for the summer to coach Mesa!
A Boulder native, Luke swims for the Fairview High School boys
team and the RACE club team. Throughout his swimming career his
coaches and captains have been valuable role models, inspiring him
to take on the role of captain of his high school team this year
(as a Junior).
When he’s not swimming, Luke loves basketball, drums and
hanging with friends.
Luke loves the physical and social aspects of swimming and is
looking forward to helping his swimmers enjoy both parts of MESA
8 & Under Group Coach
Lochlainn grew up in Pittsburg and started swimming when he was
7 years old. By the time he was 10 he was swimming competitively
for The Fox Chapel Killer Whales. As a freshman he
joined his high school team. After taking his sophomore and junior
years off, he swam as a senior and became an Automatic All American
in the 4X100 relay.
Lochlainn recently finished his freshman year at CU Boulder.
This will be his third year coaching summer swimming and he is
super excited to join the MESA team!
9 & 10 Age Group Coach
Taylor has loved being in the water ever since she can remember.
Taylor was born and raised in Boulder and began swimming
competitively at the age of 6 for the Boulder Country Club's summer
swim team. She also swam for Fairview High School. After
graduating from CU-Boulder with a degree in Physiology and
Psychology, Taylor began coaching for the Rock Creek Flyers in 2013
and soon after began teaching lessons and coaching at RallySport
for the 12 and unders. She still coaches part time at Rallysport
and loves working with kids to help them reach their swimming
goals! Taylor is very excited to coach for Mesa this summer and is
looking forward to a great season! Taylor is looking forward
to another awesome season coaching at Mesa!
11-12 Age Group Coach
Jenny joined Mesa when she was 5 years old and swam on the team for
13 years. She also swam for Fairview High School and the club team
at Northwestern University, where she graduated with a B.S. in
Journalism and a B.A. in Psychology. Jenny recently moved back to
Boulder after stints in Chicago and New York City, and can't wait
to meet and work with the awesome Mesa swimmers this