Coaching Staff  

Swim Coaches

Lisa Harkrader

Lead Coach 

Lisa was born in the Northern Kentucky area and began her swimming career at the Tri-City YMCA.  Lisa swam local in the NKSL league, Cincinnati Marlins, Villa Madonna High School and finished her career at the University of Cincinnati.  Lisa is a high school 4 time state champion and college All-American swimmer.  Lisa has been coaching for over 15 years in the area.  She is also the coach of the RC Durr YMCA Barracuda swim team and the head coach of Cooper High School's swim team. The Cooper women's team has been to the state meet every year and has placed as high as 10th out of 185 high schools.  Lisa is also a USA certified Level 1 coach.  She has been recognized by the SWOYSL as Coach of the Year in 2015 & 2019. Lisa's strengths are stroke techniques and corrections. With Lisa's coaching the Florence Hammerheads team has had 8 championship titles.

Bekah Ko

Lead Coach

Bekah has always had a passion for the water, and began swimming competitively at the age of five at a YMCA in Ottawa, Illinois.  In high school Bekah was named Captain and MVP of her swim team, and continued her athletic career into college at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.  At Lindenwood, Bekah was a member of the National Teams for both water polo and swimming, and was her water polo team’s leading scorer her senior year.  Bekah graduated with honors as an All-American Scholar Athlete, and went on to complete her Master’s Degree at Villanova University.  Bekah looks forward to instilling her passion for swimming in her swimmers, and watching them grow and develop both as athletes and individuals.

Whitney Russ



Mike McMahon

Lead Coach


Mike has always been in love with swimming and the water, but fell in love with the competition side in high school when he finished 10th in the 100 yard backstroke his first year.  He left Boone County High School with 7 top 12 finishes, 4 school records and the 2ndmost points scored. Since high school, he has been the assistant coach at Boone County for 5 years in addition to teaching lessons and lifeguarding at Silverlake in Erlanger for 5 years in addition to 2 years at Bear Paddle Swim School. He is now currently the Swim Lesson Coordinator at RC Durr YMCA.




Dive Coaches


Anne Kinross  Dive Coach - Anne grew up in Livonia, Michigan where she was a high school diver.  She (along with her husband and 4 kids) has made Florence home since 2001 and has been the Hammerhead Dive Coach since 2007. She loves the sport and is willing to invest in anyone willing to give it a try.


Darylan Adams