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Gator Coaches

Henry Kline: Co-Head Coach (8 and Unders)

How long have you been a Gator?

This will be my 12th year swimming as a gator.

What is your swimming history?

I have exclusively swam for Southglenn and while I haven't done any club swimming I still love the sport and the competitive atmosphere at the Gators. Over the years with Southglenn I have learned the fundamentals of swimming and have improved my own technique time and time again.

What is your coaching experience?

Last year was my first year on the coaching staff helping coach the 8 and Under age group. Previously I have been a junior coach for the Gators and have coached soccer at Colorado United.

What is your favorite thing about the Gators?

My favorite thing about Gators is the relationships I have built with little buddies, parents, and peers. This team is very supportive and has developed into a second family for me. Over the years, I have made and maintained meaningful lifelong friendships and I believe this community is paramount to the Gator way.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

I am really looking forward to seeing the amazing growth our swimmers make this summer. The kids really make this job one of a kind and it is amazing to watch them make such giant leaps and strides in the pool. i am also looking forward to the Gator staples in: game days, field day, and Donut Fridays (but also swimming!!).

What is on your bucket list?

- Travel to Antarctica

- Run the Boston Marathon

- Buy a farm

Email: henry.kline49@gmail.com or sgcc.gators.swim@gmail.com

 

Courtney Helseth​: Co-Head Coach (11-12s)

How long have you been a Gator?

I’ve been a Gator since I was 8 years old so this is my 12th year on the team!

What is your swimming history?

I started swimming when I was 6 years old so this is my 14th year as a swimmer. In my 14 years, I have swam for many teams including Willow Creek Barracudas, SGCC Gators, Aces Swim Club, DU Hilltoppers, Lifetime Swim Club, and Arapahoe High School. For Arapahoe, I swam on varsity all 4 years and I was a state alternate my senior year.

What is your coaching experience?

This is my second year as a Gator coach; however, I started junior coaching when I was 16. I have also coached for the Littleton Youth Swim Clinic in the winter months. 

What is your favorite thing about the Gators?

My favorite thing about the Gators is how close knit we are as a team. It is so cool to watch older kids hang out with and cheer on the younger ones and vise versa. As a coach, I also love the opportunity to know my swimmers and hear about the things they are passionate outside of swimming.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

This season I am super excited to be a head coach and to coach the 11-12s for the first time! I’m also really excited to get to know all the swimmers better and watch them all improve as the season progresses.

What are 3 interesting facts about you?

1. I go to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln so I am a huge Huskers fan! GBR!  2. My favorite food is honey and I could eat it on literally anything.  3. I have ran 2 half marathons. 

Email: clhelseth@gmail.com or sgcc.gators.swim@gmail.com

 

Evan Montgomery: Assistant Coach (15-18s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How long have you been a Gator?

This will be my 14th year on the Gators, and my first as a Coach. 

What is your swimming history?

I have swam every summer on the Gators since I was 5. As a Littleton Lion, I was a 4 time Varisty letter winner, 3 time state qualifier, 2 time team MVP, and captian my junior and senior seasons. 

What is your coaching experience?

I have spent the last 3 seasons as a junior coach on the Gators under Coach Jordan and Coach Chase. 

What is your favorite thing about the Gators?

My favorite things about the Gators swim team are game-day Fridays, the sense of family, and all the friends I've made over the years. 

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

The things I am most looking forward to this summer is helping swimmers improve on technique, break personal records, and most of all having a memorable experience at the pool (I'm also excited to not have to get in the water at 6:00am anymore).    

What would you do with 10 million dollars? Email:

If I had 10 million dollars I would vacation around the world, pay for my college tuition, and but a lot of Chipotle. 

Email: evan.monty20@gmail.com 

 

Jaden Lockard: Assistant Coach (13-14s) 

How long have you been a Gator? 

This season will mark my 12th season as a Gator!

What is your swimming history?

I have been swimming since I was 6 years old and I joined the Gators when I was 8. I swam club since I was 12 for both ACES and HRA. I also swam in high school all four years on Varsity. Recently, I decided to pick up open water swimming for triathlons while swimming for my college team! 

What is your coaching experience?

This will be my first season as a Gator coach! But I have been a junior coach for 4 years before this and have also coached young girls at softball camps. 

What is your favorite thing about the Gators?

There are so many things that I love about being a Gator but I would have to say that my absolute favorite thing is how passionate everyone is, not just about swimming but about the team and the atmosphere that surrounds it. 

What are you most looking forward to this summer? 

I am looking most forward to seeing everyone again! And be a coach that someone can look to for anything. 

If you could meet any famous person in the world, who would you meet? 

 If I could meet anyone famous I would want to meet Thomas Rhett (and his wife) because they're probably the cutest couple in the world of famous people. And I've been in love with Thomas Rhett since I was 15! 

Email: jaden.lockard1999@gmail.com

 

Abbey Doherty: Assistant Coach (9-10s)

How long have you been a Gator? 

I have been a Gator for 7 years now!  

What is your swimming history?

I have swam in the summer for 11 years, I have swam club swimming for 3 years, and I have swam for Heritage High School for 4 years now. 

What is your coaching experience?

The past 3 years I have been a junior coach at Southglenn and I have also coached girls soccer for Littleton Soccer.  

What is your favorite thing about the Gators?

My favorite thing about Gators is the second family we have created. I love practicing then getting to hang out with everyone after and on Saturdays. 

What are you most looking forward to this summer? 

I am most looking forward to seeing the swimmers working hard with their friends and beating their personal bests on Saturdays! 

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite all time movie is The Blind Side! 

Email: abbeydoherty13@gmail.com