August 10, 2018
Missoula Aquatic Club Head Coach Jay Friend has been named an assistant coach for the USA Swimming Junior Pan Pacific Championship team. The Junior Pan Pac Championships will be held August 23-26 at the Damodar Aquatic Centre at Suva, Fiji. Jay was just recently named the Montana Swimming Head Coach of the Year.
Jay joins head women's coach Allison Beebe, Santa Clara Swim Club, and women's assistant coaches Kate Lundsten, Aquajets, and Norm Wright, Northern Kentrucky Clippers.
The head men's coach is Dan Flack, Baylor Swim Club and the assistant coaches as Billy Doughty, DART Swimming, Sarah Holan, SwimMAC Carolina, and Chris Plumb, Carmel Swim Club.
Jay will be coaching MAC standout backstroker Katharine Berkoff at the meet.
Montana Swimming is very proud of you Jay and Katharine! Good luck!