Coaches & Directors

We are here for you! Please feel free to reach out to any of our coaches wirth any questions or concerns! Coaches are also available for private lessons upon request. 

Coaching Staff

Mike Smith



Madelline Kalenius



Hello Barracuda families! My name is Madelline Kalenius and I am so excited to be coaching this year! I started swimming for Fairwood at age 7,swam through my senior year of high school, and recieved my Golden Barracuda award in 2019. I am currently a junior at the University of Washington studying speech and hearing sciences to pursue a career in pediatric speech therapy. My favorite stroke has always been breaststroke and my favorite memory from my years as a Barracuda is breaking the Fairwood 50 breaststroke record in 2018. I have made lasting friendships as well as learned the value of true teammates throughout my 14 years as a part of the Fairwood family and am so thankful for the opportunity to continue this journey as a coach. I hope to see lots of smiles, team spirit, and fast swims! Let’s go ‘Cudas!

Natalie Goldsmith



Hello Fairwood Barracuda Families! My name is Natalie Goldsmith. I am super excited to coach the Barracuda Swim Team this year along with Coach Mike and Coach Madelline. I swam on the Fairwood team for 12 years (including as a Bitty) and I was awarded my Golden Barracuda plaque 2 years ago. In addition, I began coaching for the team 3 years ago as Bitties Coach. I am currently studying at Washington State University with a major in Kinesiology to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. I am excited to coach the Barracudas because this pool and this team feel like home to me. I am close to so many of the team families, and I have an excitement for leadership positions. I am most excited to lead a swim team I grew up with and am hoping to lead each swimmer into the success they would like to achieve. I am also very excited to see so many swimmers I have known for years, and also some of my former Bitties, who will be in the 8 and unders this summer. I look forward to seeing you all at the pool very soon!