Coaching Staff
Bill Rose Head Coach, Program Director

Bill Rose has been the Head Coach of the Foothills Swim Team since September of 2009.  Prior to establishing his coaching career, Bill spent 13 years as a competitive swimmer achieving the levels of Texas High School State Finalist, High School Academic All American, NCAA National Champion, NCAA Academic All American, and Olympic Trials Qualifier. He holds a Masters in Exercise Physiology from Drury University in Springfield, MO.

 

After a successful career in swimming, Bill Rose now coaches other people to achieve the same success. Throughout his coaching career he has helped guide many swimmers to the levels of Sectional, Junior Nationals, USA Nationals, and Olympic Trials. Along the way, he has also helped individuals reach top 100 rankings in the world.

 

Coach Rose started his coaching career in 1995 as an Age Group Coach with the Alamo Area Aquatics Association in San Antonio, TX from 1995-1998. Coach Rose moved to Springfield, MO in 1998 where he became the Head Age Group Coach for the Springfield Aquatics program from 1998-2005. Coach Rose served as the Assistant Coach for Drury University Men’s and Women’s national championship teams from 2000-2005. In 2005 he moved on to become the Head Coach for the Topeka Swim Association where he had great success until 2009!

 

Coach Rose offers a wide range of coaching education and experience helping him to specialize in coaching young athletes to achieve their goals in the sport of swimming. By using cutting edge ideas from advanced strength training methods to creative, forward-thinking pool training, Coach Rose has developed an identity of success and hard work for his athletes.

Vinny Pryor Head Age Group Coach - Gold/Sr. Prep

I was first introduced to competitive swimming when I was 4 years old in Orlando, Florida.  When I was 10, my family moved to New Hampshire, and I grew up swimming with Greenwood Memorial Swim Club, now Greenwood Swimming, in Gardner, Massachusetts. 

 I swam for 4 years at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where I graduated with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications.  While at UNC, I held school records in the 100 yard breaststroke and the 200 and 400 yard medley relays and competed in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, as well as the 2009 U.S. World Championship Team Trials.

I gained my first professional experience immediately following graduation, as the Head Coach of a summer league team in Cary, North Carolina.  Following that, I coached with the Marlins of Raleigh Swim Team, where I worked primarily with 13 and Over swimmers.  While with MOR, I coached swimmers to multiple NC 14 & Under Championships, Junior National qualifying standards, and an NC Senior Championship Team title.   For the past 3 years, I have been the Director and Head Coach of the Hillsborough Aquatic Club in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  In my 3 years with HAC, I have coached coaches swimmers to the NC 14 & Under and Senior Championships, the 14 & Under Southeastern Sectional Championships and have placed swimmers on the top 10 times list for NC Swimming.

Taylor Hunt Lead Assistant Coach (Bronze 2/Silver)

 

My swimming career began at Clubs West Summer Club when I was five years old, when I turned 12 I decided that I wanted to make the commitment to being a competitive swimmer and joined Foothills Swim Team. Shortly after, my family decided to move to the great state of Arkansas! While in Arkansas, I was apart of the 200 FR State Record for the Bentonville Tigers. My family moved back to Colorado my senior year of High School and I rejoined FST. I went off to swim for William Jewell College, where I was a breaststroke and IM specialist, even after all my begging to be a sprinter. At my time at Jewell I set the 100 and 200 breaststroke team records. 

In my junior year of swimming, I was named medically ineligible after my 5th knee surgery and had to hang up my goggles. The bright side is that I still get to be involved with this sport by coaching! I work primarily along side Coach Annika with the Bronze and Silver groups.

Lane Bretschneider Lead Assistant Coach - (PT/CP/Bronze 1)

 

I grew up swimming in North Carolina before coming to Colorado to swim collegiately at the University of Denver in 2013. I started swimming in summer league when I was 5 years old, and the overzealous competitor in me came out immediately. Unsatisfied with being limited to 25’s, I bugged my coach over and over until he agreed to teach me flip turns so I could swim 50’s with the older kids. My favorite part of swimming is the perpetual opportunity to grow and learn as both an athlete and person, overcoming countless challenges along the way.

 

I began my coaching career after graduating from DU in 2017 and have been with FST since. Coaching gives me the opportunity to help others advance in the sport that has given me so much, and I feel very fortunate to work in a field that I love with athletes who want to learn and improve day in and day out.

Karen Sage Dryland/Strength Trainer

Karen Sage, PFT, has been working with Foothills Swim Team since the fall of 2013. As a mother of four, Adventure Racer and Strength and Conditioning Enthusiast, she is very familiar with what it takes to work with different personalities, learning styles and adapting to multiple fitness challenges. Karen is the Owner of ReSolve Fitness, where she is dedicated to understanding, analyzing and identifying an individual's fitness needs and goals. These are key tools she uses to provide a fitness program that combined with comprehensive instruction enables the individual to attain these goals. 

 

Education and Professional Specializations: 

Certifications obtained through National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association 

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer 

CCS- Core Conditioning Specialist 

BMS-Biomechanics Specialist

Board of Directors
Bill Rose Head Coach, Program Director
Nicole Linden President
Mark Tompkins Treasurer
Amber Storm VP
Scott Porter VP
Heather Eddy VP
Jeanette Reynolds Business Manager