Head Girls Diving Coach
Stephenie has been
competing in diving at the highest level for over eight years.
While earning her degree in education at the University of North
Dakota, in Grand Forks, Stephenie competed in 1-meter, 3-meter, and
tower diving. During her career as a collegiate diver, Stephanie
earned many accolades including All-American, Honorable Mention,
MVP, and most valuable senior, as well as the school’s
3-meter and platform record. Stephanie also served as the graduate
assistant coach for the UND diving team as well as the Grand Forks
boys high school diving team. Additionally, Stephenie built a youth
group from the ground up, teach beginning diving.
Stephenie began her
diving career in Fridley, Minnesota where she was a state
competitor throughout high school, placing fifth at her final
state meet. Today, Stephenie is a teacher in Minneapolis and is
thrilled to be coaching the Minnetonka Dive Club and Minnetonka
High School Girls’ Head Diving Coach.
Assistant Coach, Girls Swim & Dive
Delaney grew up in
Excelsior, Minnesota swimming for Minnetonka High School and
Minnetonka Swim Club and is now back as an assistant swim coach to
our high school. In the interim, she attended Keyon College
competing in backstroke and mid-distance freestyle, qualifying for
NCAA Championships all four years. Delaney is a 15-time Division
III All-American and National champion. She moved back to the area
last year and currently works as a Catastrophe Modeling
Assistant Coach, Girls Swim & Dive
Marlene grew up in Apple
Valley, Minnesota and swam for Apple Valley High School as a
sprinter. She competed for Minnesota State University, Mankato and
graduated with an art degree. Marlene coached several years as an
assistant swim coach at Apple Valley High School and joined the
Minnetonka Swim Club as an assistant coach in 2020.
Head Coach, Boys Swim & Dive
Kristen joined the Minnetonka Boys Swim & Dive coaching staff in 2014.
Kristen is originally from East Brunswick, New Jersey where she began her swimming career with Scarlet Aquatics and helped her team win the 2007 Eastern Sectional Team title. During high school Kristen was a Senior National qualifier and a finalist in the 400 IM at Junior Nationals.
Kristen continued her swimming career competing for the University of Minnesota. Her accomplishments include being a two time Olympic Trials Qualifier and helping the Gophers to the Big Ten Championship in 2012. She is also a two time NCAA qualifier, 9 time Big Ten finalist, and three time Academic All-Big Ten.
Kristen gained experience by coaching U of M camps, teaching swim lessons and volunteer coaching at the U of M.
Kristen also serves as head coach for the Hopkins High School Girls' Swim and Dive Team.
Assistant Coach, Boys Swim & Dive
Robby Kendall joined the
Minnetonka High School Boys Swim & Dive Team as an assistant
coach in 2013.
He began his own swimming
career in club and was a member of the Rosemount High School Swim
& Dive Team. At St. Cloud State Unviersity, he served as a
team captain and was an All American swimmer.
Robby brings several years'
experience coaching high school to the Skippers. He
began his coaching career with Chaska High School, and served
as an assistant coach for both the girls' and boys' Rosemount High
School swim and dive teams.
Head Boys Diving Coach
Sam began diving in her
home state of Connecticut and continued as a Division 1
student-athlete at Loyola University in Maryland. Sam stayed two
years beyond graduation to assist the Loyola diving team. Last
year, Sam started coaching the Minnetonka High School boys’
team and currently works in marketing for Colliers. Sam also
assists Stephenie with the Minnetonka Dive Club.