Coaches

Katherine Schlimm - Head Coach 

Kathy grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1987 and was an All-American NCAA Division II Swimmer in 200 and 400 IM. Serving in the Army for 12 years, she lived all over the world before she and her husband, Paul, decided to raise their three girls in the Mid-West. She established and head coached the Platte County Otters for 8 years, coached the Platte County High School women for two years, and is currently the head coach for the Smithville High School swim teams.  

 

Building a good technical foundation is most important to her, as well as the character development of each swimmer. She fondly remembers her childhood summer teams igniting her passion for swimming.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Emma Bermond - Assistant Coach

Emma graduated from Park Hill High School last year and is attending Wartburg College in Iowa to study to become a language arts teacher. She has dedicated the past twelve years to swimming and is very excited to be a Coach for Walnut Creek.

This will be Emma's second year as a swim coach. She loves working with beginners and developing their skills. Her favorite part of coaching is getting to know all of the swimmers.