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Alicia Bungum, Head Coach

From: Green Bay, WisconsinFavorite Stroke: Backstroke

Favorite Swimmer: Lenny Krayzelburg

Alicia (pronounced Ah-lish-ah) is entering her third year as Head Coach. She swam Division III varsity for the University of Chicago from 2006-2010, and was captain of the team for two years.  She NCAA Qualified in the 200 Backstroke.  She was an assistant coach for the Green Bay YMCA for four years and a girls high school head coach in St. Louis for three years.

Alicia's strengths are improving technique in all four strokes.  She loves helping swimmers be well-rounded in technique and achieving their goals.  She uses test sets to measure swimmers progress and show the swimmer how their hard work is paying off.

Alicia has four children, Josie (7), Mara (5), Peter (3) and Andrew (6 months).  

Office Hours: 15 minutes before and after practice

Best way to contact Coach Alicia Bungum outside "poolside" office hours is by email at [email protected] 

 

Grace Kuntz, Assistant Coach, Intermediate Group

From: Mandan, ND

Favorite Stroke: Backstroke

Favorite Swimmer: Missy Franklin

Grace has been coaching with the Mandan Marlins for three years as an assistant coach.  She also swam with the Mandan Marlins for 9 years.

Grace's strengths are mid-distance and backstroke.  Grace holds the Mandan Marlins record in the 200 Free, 100 Back, and 200 Back (all long course). 

Grace enjoys working with swimmers to improve their technique and watch as they become more competitive, drop time, and achieve new personal records.

Grace is currently attending BSC with a major in accounting.  Her hobbies are reading books and doing puzzles.

Office Hours: 15 minutes before and after practice

Best way to contact Grace outside office "poolside" hours is by texting her at 701-471-3402

 

Katie Morris, Assistant Coach, Senior Group

Hometown: Baxter, MN 

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle

Favorite Swimmer: Simone Manuel

Katie was a three sport athlete in high-school, swimming, golf, and ice hockey. She swam on a Division II team at Minnesota State University in Moorhead. During college, she received the "Dragon Spirit Award" twice for the Swimming and Diving team and was a multiple-time Female Dragon Athlete of the Week. 

She has coached a variety of ages including high school at Brainerd High School and 6 years of Division II coaching at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. She has also coached sled hockey for the Hope Inc. Hurricanes in Moorhead, MN, and won two National titles. 

Katie's coaching strength is positivity! She has been formed by the Positive Coaching Alliance whose goal is "Redefining 'Winning' as Mastery of Sport, Filling Emotional Tanks and Honoring the Game. 

Katie enjoys working with swimmers to improve their mental toughness through mental prep for competition and helping student-athletes become the best teammates they can be. 

Outside of the pool, Katie is currently volunteering at various places in the community while pondering a future in North Dakota in the mental health counseling realm. 

Office Hours: 15 minutes before and after practice. 

Best way to contact Katie outside office "poolside" hours is by cell phone at 970-560-2853. 

 

 

Caitlin Dukart, Assistant Coach, Developmental Group

Hometown: Dickinson, ND 

 

Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke

 

Favorite Swimmer: Adam Peaty or Katie Ledecky

 

Caitlin was born and raised in Dickinson and attended Dickinson High School until junior year, then attended Bismarck Century High School where she graduated in 2019. As a child, she was a runner, basketball, and hockey player before she decided to try something new. She swam for Dickinson High School and the Dickinson Dolphins for two years, then swam for Century and Aquastorm for a year and a half. 

 

She has taught all levels of swimming lessons for the last 3 years, and is WSI certified. 

 

Caitlin's coaching strengths are a positive attitude and eye for detail in strokes. 

 

Caitlin enjoys working with swimmers to help them improve their form to prevent injuries, create relationships with my swimmers, and help them enjoy the sport of swimming. 

Caitlin is currently working as a para at Fort Lincoln Elementary in Mandan, and subbing occasionally as a lifeguard at the BSC Aquatic Center. 

 

Office Hours: 15 minutes before and after practice

 

Best way to contact Caitlin outside office "poolside" hours is by cell phone at (701)300-1195.