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MACS Coaching Staff

The MACS coaching staff features highly trained professionals who love the sport of swimming.  These certified and award-winning coaches are dedicated to ensuring that all MACS swimmers receive the instruction and coaching that will enable them to reach their potential as competitive swimmers. MACS coaches are certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), which places them among the top 15% of swim coaches in the United States. 

To speak with a member of the MACS coaching staff, please call 303-690-7100.

 

 

Coach Andy

Andy Niemann joined MACS in 1994 as head age group coach, and was named head coach in 1995.  He is responsible for the overall direction of the MACS program and coaches the MACS sectional and senior groups.  Andy is certified as a level 5 coach by the American Swimming Coaches Association, which places him among the top 2 to 5% of swim coaches in the United States.

He has coached Colorado Age Group State Champions, Western Zone Champions, Junior and Senior National finalists, 2 United States National Junior Team member, a United States National Team member and 7 Olympic Trial qualifiers. Andy has also coached many state record holders, two national champions, and one national record holder and several Sectional champions and record holders. Most recently, he coached 18-year-old Bonnie Brandon to her 4th and 5th place finishes at the U.S. Olympic Trials. He had two swimmers participate at the 2012 Trials swimming 7 events. He was named Coach of the Year by his peers in 2002, 2008, and most recently in 2011.

Andy graduated from the University of Missouri where he received his degree in secondary education and was a scholarship athlete. Niemann has been actively involved as a volunteer on the Colorado Swimming Board of Directors for the past 15 years and is currently the General Chair of Colorado Swimming.

Andy and Catherine have a 9 year old daughter Eve.

Coach Catherine


Catherine joined MACS as the head age group coach in 1998.  She coaches the group 3 and 4 swimmers.  She has been coaching in Colorado since 1994, and was with the North Jeffco Swim Team prior to joining MACS.  She is a certified level 3 coach by the American Swimming Coaches Association.

During her career, Catherine has coached and help to develop the potential of hundreds of age group swimmers.  She has coached many state champions and state record holders as well as Zone champions and finalists.  She has had over 50 of her athlete's swims make the USA Swimming National Top 16 and Top 10 lists.  She was chosen by her peers as Colorado Age Group Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2002.  In 2003, she was awarded the USA Swimming Outstanding Service Award. 

Catherine has volunteered extensively for Colorado Swimming including the Age Group Chair Position for one year and coaching over 10 All-Star trips and many zone trips for Colorado's swimmers.

Catherine graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and concentrations in English and philosophy.  She was a scholarship member of St. Bonaventure’s Division 1 team.

Andy and Catherine have a 9 year old daughter Eve.

 

Coach Gregory

Grzegorz (Gregory) Zgliczynski coaches MACS group 2 swimmers.  He was born in Elblag, Poland, and was a member of the Polish National Team for Pentathlon and Triathlon until the 1990's.  After coming to the U.S., he began racing as a professional triathlete. Grzegorz has had numerous high-end achievements throughout his career, including winning his age group at Ironman Hawaii. Grzegorz enjoys giving back to the sport through coaching, and has worked with age group world champions, as well as taking beginners to high-end achievement.  
 

Grzegorz has a degree in human sport performance and physical education.  He is an age group competitive swim coach with ASCA level 3 credentials, and is a certified USA cycling coach as well.  He has USAT coaching certification. He coached with the Greenwood Village Tigersharks (GTS) for seven years and has been coaching for MACS since 2006.

Gregorz's daughter and son both swam for MACS and swam on scholarship in college at Cornell and DU respectively.

 

 

Coach Terry

Terry joined MACS as the Seniors Group Coach in 2014.  He has been coaching and teaching swimming on and off since 1982, having coached year-round swimming at other clubs and for high schools, he is currently the diving coach for the boys and girls teams at Overland High School.  Terry has been a competitive athlete most of his life, participating in: football, soccer, age group skiing, cycling, and of course, swimming.  Terry started swimming when he was 5, but didn't compete in swimming until high school where he was also the team's diver.  He continued to swim and dive while in college, and while there started a collegiate cycling team. 

In the years after college, Terry was appointed to the Colorado Bicycle Advisory Board where he helped develop the Colorado Safe Bicycling Manual.  After the manual was completed, Terry was reassigned to the Colorado Governor's Council for Physical Fitness where he helped grow the Shape Up Across Colorado fitness program, geared toward keeping kids moving and physically active.

Terry is certified as a level 2 coach by the American Swimming Coaches Association, earned his Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, currently operates 2 companies, one of which performs swimming pool management and the other is a video production company under which he received an Emmy Award for animation he created for Disney.

 

Coach Laura

 Laura Kinney coaches the Mini MACS and Group 1 swimmers. Laura swam with MACS from age 11 through her high school graduation and is now in grad school studying statistics. Laura swam in College on scholarship for FAU and then went on to finish a degree at CO School of Mines on an academic scholarship.  She has been coaching with MACS since 2012 and has also coached with Swim America and Summer Club as well as taught younger swimmers at Safe Splash in Parker. Laura has extensive stroke knowledge and is a great fit for our youngest swimmers (and the kids just love her)!