Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members or the Y front desk.

Coaching Staff

Lyman Burr



Coach Lyman Burr

I began coaching CatTracks in 2006 and it is the best, most fun part of my day! I have
been involved in swimming for most of my life. During high school and college, I was
a lifeguard and was twice certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI). During
that period, I taught hundreds of children Red Cross swim lessons. I’ve renewed my Red
Cross lifeguard certification for the benefit and safety of our swimmers as well as CPR and First Aid.  Last year I became the Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) for Fair Acres and now this year have again became WSI certified as we are giving water safety instruction to every 2nd grader in the Carthage School District.

As my own children (Addison 21 & Aurelia 19) began swimming, my family became
involved with CAT (Carthage Aquatic Team, a summer competitive team in the Tri-State
Swim Conference) in 2003. Summer swim team is a wonderful family activity, and it is
with great joy that we have watched our children develop not only swim skills, but self-management and independence.

As my team’s coach, I share my training and experience as a stroke and turn judge at
Tri-State Swim Conference meets and high school competitions. I am certified in swim
officiating by both Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and
YMCA.  I have also completed USA Swimming officiating training.  On the coaching side I have completed the Principals of YMCA competitive swimming as well as the USA swimming course for coaches. Member of ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association).

All of these training and certification efforts allow me to help the swimmers learn and
understand how to properly and legally swim all four competitive strokes.