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The Northwest YMCA Neptunes boasts one of the most qualified coaching staffs in the entire metropolitan area.

Nate Jensen, Head Coach, Swim Team Director, Senior and Junior Elite Squads Coach

Nate has been with the Northwest YMCA for two years. He has a B.G.S. in Psychology from Wichita State University, is a trained massage therapist and a certified nursing assistant. Previously, Nate has vast experience in the health and retail fields and prior to becoming head coach was the Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Coach for the Neptunes Swim Team. He was a     Scholarship Swimmer for the University of Wyoming and in High School was a N.I.S.C.A. High School All-American in the 100 Butterfly (1998) and a Kansas High School 6A State Champion in 100 Butterfly (1997). Nate has one son, Jack. 

 

 

Caysi Sykes, Head Age Group Coach, Assistant Coach, Junior Squad Coach

Caysi has been with the YMCA for nine years. She has a B.S. from Oklahoma Baptists University and is pursuing a M.B.A from Tabor College. Previously, Caysi was a Graduate Assistant for the Tabor College Swim Team and an employee at the Starting Block. In High School, she was 1st and 2nd Team All-State for Maize South High School Swimming and a 2nd time member of NAIA National Champion Women’s Swim Team during her time at OBU. She has one German Sherpard, Ava. 

 

 

Brenna Snyder, Assistant Coach, Future Champs Coach

Brenna has been with the YMCA for one year. She is a graduate of Clearwater High School and is attending Wichita State University in pursuance of her B.A. degree. Previously, Brenna was coach for the Clearwater Summer League. She is C.E.R.T. and S.A.R.K. (Search and Rescue of Kansas dog handler/cross trainer) certified. 

 

 

Maranda Wagner, Assistant Coach, Future Champs Coach

Maranda is in her first year of coaching at the YMCA. She recently graduated Maize South High School and is attending Wichita State University. Maranda is a certified nurse aid and a 4 Year State Swimming Qualifier for Maize South High School.