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, or volunteer information please contact JaLynn Rigby or Ursula Bindrup for policy issues and safe sport problems. 

Nothing has a greater influence on the quality of children’s sports than the excellence of the coach. The Marlins Swim Team staff consists of many professionally trained coaches. They, as member coaches in the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. Certified coaches in U.S. Swimming programs possess training and experience in the physiology and psychology of adolescent development. Our coaching staff provides the assurances that the time your children spend in swimming will be quality time.

Coaching Staff

Nikki Walsh

Head Coach/Owner/ Coach Gold A


Nikki has been involved with swimming for 25 years. Nikki attended Logan High School where she set numerous records, was a State Champion, and earned a swimming scholarship to BYU. She swam for 4 years and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in English. While at BYU, Nikki married Spencer Walsh and together they have 4 kids. Before moving back to Logan, she was the Head Coach of Clearfield City Aquatic Team for 1.5 years. She moved back to Logan in 2009. In 2012, Nikki took over as the owner and head coach of the Cache Valley Marlins. Since then, the team has has seen much success on the State, and National levels with swimmers competiting in Sectionals and Zones, as well as US Open and Junior Nationals. Nikki received the Senior Coach of the Year award for the state of Utah in September 2019. Nikki emphasizes in technique work, teaching leadership skills, watching kids grow as individuals and teaching the kids to have a “can do” attitude. She has high expectations and loves to watch swimmers achieve goals. She loves coaching and the relationships she has gained through the job. Kids are amazing and her favorite people!

Marcus Singleton

Coach Gold A


Marcus Singleton is currently the Gold B coach. He was raised in Utah and loves to do sports like cycling, tennis, and swimming. He swam in High School where he went to state and had a great time. He has been coaching and teaching lessons at Mountain Crest for over seven years, where he enjoys teaching technique that helps everyone improve their strokes and loves to see the kids having fun while they swim.

Oakley Whiting

Gold B/Silver Coach


Oakley has been a swim coach for 7 years, and this is her 5th year coaching for the Marlins. She started out as an assistant and head coach for the Lehi Flyers before moving to the Marlins. She swam for the Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team (HAST) and Lone Peak High School.  She is a recent graduate from Utah State University in Business Education and will be a business teacher at Box Elder Middle School. She loves working with her swimmers! She loves to help them progress in their swimming career through technique focus. Oakley currently lives in Logan.

Alexa Walters

Gold B Coach SV


Parker Ivers

Silver Coach SV


Hello! I'm Parker. I am originally from Park City, where I swam for 8 years, doing both club and High School and also started my time as a coach. When I graduated, I moved here to Cache Valley to go to USU where I continued to swim competitively. Now I am coaching CVM and High School swim in the valley and having a lot of fun with it! When I am not at the pool or in school, I am usually watching movies or being active outside.

Karson Christensen

MC Silver Coach


Hey everyone! I’m Karson and I love swimming! I swam with the marlins for 8 years and it was so fun for me and it’ll be so fun for you too. When I’m not coaching or swimming, you might find me at beaver mounting hitting the slopes. Or if the weather is a little bit warmer, I might be rock climbing. And if you see me wave running, you’ll know I’m having a good time. But something that I love doing daily is coaching. I love helping swimmers improve their stroke and develop in speed. Let’s go marlins!

Lexi Stimpson

Bronze/Pre Team Coach SV


Trevor Hoffman

Bronze Coach MC


My name is Trevor and I swam competitively for ten years. I love to be active, and I love doing just about everything there is to do in the woods.

Nick Erikson

Pre Team Coach MC