Brigitta Kempken swam in Germany for the S.V. Neptune Swim Team, competing in major cities throughout Europe. Brigitta also coached the S.V. Neptune Swim Team, making the decisions of who would compete on the traveling team. She was educated in Germany and earned a B.S. in Early Education with a minor in Educating/Serving Handicapped Children. In 1967, Brigitta came to the United States and married her husband. In 1978, her two oldest daughters, then ages 6 and 9, began to swim for the Pelicans. In 1983, her youngest daughter joined the ranks of the Pelicans. Brigitta began to serve on the Board of Directors. In 1981, she was asked to help coach the Novice group, and since has served the Pelicans in the capacity of Assistant Coach and also as the Head Coach (1986-1991, Summer 1999, and Fall 2007-Present). She has ASCA Level 3.