Mike grew up in Henefer, Utah and graduated from North Summit HS in 1993. He has a son, Ryan , born March 19, 2003. How he first got into competitive swimming in the fall of 1994 is an interesting story. A community recreation team was being started at the local pool where he taught swim lessons. One of his friends was asked to help coach the new team. Well, Mike decided that if she could coach and run a team, then so could he. After about three weeks of coaching the North Summit Community Recreation Swim Team (eventually NSST), coaching 3 practices per week for one hour a day, he discovered a passion for swimming that would lead him down the wet pool deck of life! In September of 1995, he took a position with the Layton Surfers (SURF), where he stayed until August of 1999. While at Layton, Mike had the opportunity to work with the Surfers as well as Layton, Northridge and Davis high schools. In August of 1999, he took a position with the Cottonwood Heights Aquatics Team (CHAT), working also with Brighton HS. In December of 2000, while at CHAT, Mike graduated from Weber State University, majoring in Geography, with a minor in Physical Education Coaching/Teaching. In May of 2001, Coach Mike was offered a position at the West Valley City Family Fitness Center, and the next month started the West Valley City Poseidons (WVCP). He coached the Poseidons until November of 2005. In November of 2005, Mike was offered the head coach position of the Park City Aquatic Team (PCAT). PCAT is now known as Park City Swimming (PCS) and has developed into one of the top teams in the state with big aspirations for it's swimmers to succeed at every level of the sport.
During Mike’s coaching career, he has served on the Utah Swimming Board of Directors in the capacities of Coaches Representative, Safety Chairman, Age Group Chairman, Technical Planning and most recently the General Chairman of Utah Swimming. He has been involved with the Utah Zone Team as the Team Manager in 1999, 2004 and 2005, Assistant Coach in 2006, and as the Head Coach in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007. 2010 and 2013. Also in May of 2006, Mike was the Assistant Manager for USA Swimming Western Regional Select Camp.
Mike's successes include the 2005 Utah Sportsmanship Award, 2007 Utah Swimming Coach of the Year, 2008 3A HS Female's Coach of the Year, 2008 Utah Swimming's Most Improved Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2012 3A HS Male Coach of the Year. Mike has worked with multiple swimmers that have achieved national age group top 10 rankings.
By now, everyone should know who I am. If not... Hi, my name is Serena.
I was born in Great Falls, Montana. I moved to West Valley in 1994 and have been here ever since. I started swimming for Granger HS my sophomore year. My favorite part of swimming was the meets. I loved being with my friends and getting to push my myself to do better. I graduated from Granger HS in 2002.
After taking a year off form school, I started at Salt Lake Community College. From there, I transfered to the University of Utah to pursue a degree in Biology. In May 0f 2009, I graduated with a BS of Science in the field of Biology.
I have been coaching with Mike for almost six years. My favorite part of coaching is the kids. I enjoy watching them grow into swimmers. Meets are also great because this is where we get to see all of your hard work in action.
I enjoy working with PCAT and feel it's a great program! It has been amazing to watch PCAT grow from the smallest program in the state to one that is one of the best in the state. I'm excited to see where PCAT goes and watch the athletes move up the ladder of competition.
I have been an Assistant Coach for the Utah Zone Team in 2006 and 2007. Also I have been an asst. coach with the Park City HS team since Sep of 2007.
Cathy A Coburn
When I was eight I began competitive swimming in Southern California. I swam two years for California State University at Long Beach. In 1982 I received a B.S. degree from the University of Utah in Psychology. I began coaching swimming in 1995 for Park City and then coached for Steiner Tsunami, Cottonwood Heights Aquatic Team, and Eagle Aquatic Team. We won several Utah State Championships while I was a member of the coaching staff at Cottonwood Heights Aquatic Team and the Eagle Aquatic Team. On several occasions, I was invited to coach at Utah Swim camps and was on the coaching staff for the Utah Zone Team.
As an assistant coach and head coach with Park City High School we won 3A state titles and as an assistant coach with Skyline High School we also won several High School state 5A titles.
I am married to George Coburn, a retired USA Swimming Referee. We have four children that have been swimmers and water polo players for various clubs in Utah.
I am excited to have the opportunity to coach with Park City Swimming. I enjoy helping swimmers of all ages to progress in their technique as well as their times.
Hello everyone, my name is Dusty Ragland and I was born in Salt Lake City and have lived most of my life in Park City (Preschool-High school). I enjoyed skiing, swimming, tennis, and anything outdoors. Competing in both tennis tournaments and swim meets; I had to make a decision moving forward with high school and sided with swimming. My Junior and Senior years, (after competing with an amazing team and amazing coaches), I received the 3A High school swimmer of the year. I swam the 50 and 100 free as my main events and currently hold the 3A 50 freestyle record (I tied the time, so I actually share it). I loved the team atmosphere that Park City Swimming created and wanted it to continue.
It was always a dream of mine to swim for a Pac-12 swim team and l made that dream come true. I was recruited to the University of Utah to swim in 2012. With the addition of weights, extra practice and the college mentality I dropped tremendous amounts of time. During goal setting in the beginning of the season my coaches and I set the goal of swimming in Pac 12 conference by my Junior or Senior year, with possibly making it back to finals my senior year. I shattered that goal and swam in Pac 12 conference my freshman year, achieving all best times, as well as finals swim’s in my two main events, the 50 and 100 free. Having accomplished my swimming goals, I started to shift my focus on other aspects of my life including school and hobbies, and ended up deciding not to continue with swimming for a bucket of reasons. The feeling of being a student-athlete as well as student was unparalleled and I wouldn’t have changed a thing in my college or swimming careers.
After a couple year break, I am excited to get back into the swimming world and PCS. I feel that I have a lot to offer the team because of my swimming past, despite being a fresh coach. Swimming is such a fundamental skill for everyone to have but it also teaches life skills. Time management as well as respect were just two of the many lessons I learned from my coaches over the years, and I hope to impart these lessons and others to all the swimmers of PCS.
I was born and raised in New Berlin, Wisconsin and have been living in Park City since 2014. I started competitive swimming when I was 12 years old, but had been swimming long before that. I decided to join club swimming because I wanted to compete and have more of a challenge than just lessons. I also joined because my dad was a member of a masters team and I grew up watching him swim.
Coming into high school I tried to be a sprinter but I soon realized I excelled at distance events. From then on I swam 200, 500, and 1650 events throughout my career at Ripon College. I also have done a few one and two mile open water swims.
I started teaching swim lessons at the local YMCA. From there, I started to coach when I was a senior in high school. My senior year of college I became the assistant coach to the Ripon Community Swim Club. After moving back home, I coached for another local team, Wauwatosa Aquatics, and helped with not only the young swimmers, but the high school kids as well.
I am looking forward to joining the Park City team and getting back into the swimming world! Swimming has always been a huge part of my life and I love to share that with young swimmers!