Head Coach for LSC - Head Senior 2 & 3 Coach - Anne Shawhan


With more than two decades of experience as a coach, Shawhan, who is ASCA Level 5 certified, has instructed swimmers at every level and to a wide range of age groups. Her coaching path began at her alma mater, Florida State University, as an assistant coach at the college 2001-2004 and for Club Seminole Tallahassee for three seasons. She then moved on to Louisiana State University in the same roles from 2004-08.


Her time in Louisiana branched out to fitness centers and club teams, including master’s programs. In 2015, she moved to Colorado where she began a run of coaching success starting with the Greenwood Tiger Sharks as a lead-age group coach. She served as the Masters coach with Boulder Aquatics Masters while being the head coach of the University of Colorado’s club team; she was also an assistant coach for the Riptide Swim Team. She returned to Florida in 2022 to be the Director of Athlete Development for the Fast Falcons in Ocala, Fla.


A master clinician both in the pool and in open water.  Shawhan is sought after for her technical knowledge from swimmers, para swimmers, triathletes and para triathletes.  Shawhan credits her depth of knowledge from her time working in the SwimLabs with under water video analysis.  


Before she began coaching, she worked for Nike World Headquarters, starting as an intern for the Director of College Marketing before being hired as a Marketing Assets Coordinator.


Shawhan’s goals are to develop the club at all levels from the youngest age groups to the senior level, as well as to train and develop her coaching staff. Her range of experiences have helped her develop a philosophy of how to help swimmers enjoy reaching their goals.


“My personal values and vision blend perfectly with the core values of Loveland Swim Club.  It is my mission to provide a safe, positive and dynamic culture that promotes inclusivity and celebrates participation and excellence through sport,” she said. “By fostering growth through long term athlete development, it is my goal to continue to build programming for all levels from learn to swim to high performance competitive swimming.”


As a competitive swimmer, she was an All-American at Florida State and was the Seminoles’ MVP for the 1996-97 and 1998-99 seasons. She was named All-ACC each of her four seasons as she earned her degree in sport management. A native Canadian, she was a National medalist and swam in the Canadian Olympic Trials in both 1992 and 1996, reaching the finals. Away from the deck, Shawhan is a five-time Ironman finisher, including The Legend Challenge Roth in Germany. She and her daughter, Madeleine, look forward to exploring the state’s 14ers, camping and returning to the ski slopes.






Assistant Senior 2 & 3 Coach - Bobby Lewis


Bobby will give you a personalized nick-name by the end of your first week! Coach Bobby has a long history with Loveland Swim Club, as his family has gone through all the levels of it. He loves coaching the diatnce and open water group in Senior 1, 2, and 3. Not only does Bobby love being on deck, but he also loves being in the water! He loves swimming multiple mornings a week, as well as hiking, mountain biking, and being with his family! 


His oldest son, Brody, coaches at the University of Utah. His daughter, Kiley, recently got married and lives in Greeley, CO close to home. His youngest son, Baylor, swims for his brother at University of Utah. Bobby takes lots of trips to Utah! 


Bobby brings the joy and fun to practice at Loveland Swim Club! He believes in unity and "one-ness". The best cultures of the best teams, have a family like resemblance, and that is what Coach Bobby wants for Loveland Swim Club. 








Lead Senior 1 Coach - Kate Larson


Kate swam competitively for 11 years, starting at age 7. She swam for Loveland Swim Club for 3 years and competed with her high school swim team. She specialized in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 freestyle. After high school Kate went into the Air Force Reserves where she spent 2019-2020 in active-duty status completing her initial training. She now works part-time as a Space Systems Operator for the SBIRS Global Missile Warning constellation in Aurora, CO. Kate is a student at Front Range Community College completing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Anatomy and Physiology and is currently working through the application process for nursing school. In her free time, Kate still enjoys hopping back into the pool to swim some laps, as well as running fun 5ks with her family.

Before coming to coach for Loveland Swim Club in 2021, Kate lifeguarded and taught group and private swim lessons for 4.5 years. She taught every skill level from Baby & Me classes all the way to swim team preparatory levels. She loves working with children and is passionate about teaching them useful skills that allow them to achieve their goals and have independence in and out of the water. As a coach, Kate works to provide a comfortable environment where swimmers of any age and/or skill level can thrive. She believes that coaches are an integral part of an athlete’s success. If swimmers come ready to work, she will always put her all into helping them succeed.








Lead Junior 2 & 3 Coach - Ethan Hansbury


Ethan Hansbury is a Loveland Swim Club alumni, former school record holder, conference champion and part of the 2018 state champion winning team for Windsor High School, former Division II collegiate swimmer for Oklahoma Christian University and current swimmer for Loveland Masters. Ethan’s main events in swimming are the 200 breaststroke, 1650, 500, 1000 and 200 freestyle, and both the 200 and 400 IM.


Ethan is currently studying online at Southern New Hampshire University where he intends to complete his masters degree in Sports Administration. While attending OC for college, Ethan worked as a swim lesson instructor and the head coach of the Swim

Force team at Goldfish Swim School in Edmond Oklahoma.


As a coach, and former collegiate swimmer Ethan believes that proficiency in all four of the strokes is essential to becoming the best swimmer someone can be. Not everyone is going to be a 400 IM specialist, but the versatility that comes with knowing all four strokes well is extremely valuable from the age group level, all the way through the collegiate level.


Ethan’s coaching philosophy is “Together we will become better people, better swimmers, and have fun doing it.”









Lead Age Group Coach - Age Group 2 & 3 - Grace Payton


Grace swam for Loveland Swim Club from 2007 to 2021. Starting in Splash swimming all the way to the Senior group. She attended Colorado Mesa University for four years and graduated in spring of 2021. Grace has a bachelors in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. She was Magna Cum Laude and values the balance of education and sport. She just got her masters in Sport Administration over in Greeley, at UNC, and graduated in December of 2022.


Grace swam for all four years of her college career. Her events were IM, backstroke, and freestyle. She helped the team earn conference championships 3 out of her 4 years. Her senior year she was the the conference champion in the 400 IM and qualified for NCAA Nationals. She also qualified for NCAA Division II Nationals her sophomore year. Her primary events were the 200 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke, and 400 IM. She also earned Women’s Swimming and Diving Academic Athlete of the Year in 2021.


While at CMU Grace coached private lessons all four years, as well as swim lessons. She is passionate about working with children and loves seeing them become successful and achieve their goals after hard work and dedication! Grace believes well-rounded swimmers are always needed and appreciated at the higher levels; therefore, she strives to help LSC swimmers be experienced in all four strokes. “If the kids show up mentally and physically then we will have a great time while setting and achieving even better goals! Building great character as a person was always first when I was a swimmer and I hope to continue that as a coach.”


Grace is getting married to her Fiancé Zach in September. They love hiking and working out together. Grace loves spending time with her family and going to church. She also works at MI Sports part time. She loves getting people interested in the sport that she loves!









Lead Age Group Coach - Junior 1 - Devon Meeks


Devon got his swimming start at a young age, failing swimming lessons three times before the age of 6. Once he got over his fear of getting in cold water, he thrived and joined a competitive team in Aberdeen, South Dakota at the age of 8. Devon won numerous state titles, set many state records (most of which have since been beaten by Michael Andrew), and placed top 3 at the zone meet.

Devon then moved to Farmington, MN, and began swimming for the Farmington Tigersharks. He continued to place highly, and broke the state record in the 100 yard backstroke for 13-14 year olds. Devon was also a high school state champion (x4), All-American (x8), All-American Consideration (x1), and High School State record holder. This led Devon to the University of Iowa, where he was a varsity athlete for three years, specializing in back/fly/free.


As a coach, Devon has had success at each organization he’s been involved with. He began his coaching career with his hometown club/high school, in Minnesota. For the club, he coached multiple age group state champions, qualified numerous athletes for zones, and had state relays qualify in the top 8. For the high school program, the men broke over half of the school records, had three individual high school state qualifiers (after none the previous 5 years), and one All-State performer.


His next stops took him to the NCAA, where he coached two division three programs. The first team is in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The women won the conference for the sixth year in a row, and the men had 4 members earn All-American Consideration (for the first time in 4 years). After Wisconsin, he moved to Chicago and coached at Illinois Institute of Technology. The men won the conference meet, winning 12 events, and the women placed 2nd while only having 8 members on the team. The women had the first NCAA qualifier, for any sport, in school history.


In his spare time, Devon loves to stay active. He has been a part of softball, bowling, and volleyball leagues. He is also an avid gym goer, but still finds time to watch soccer games throughout the week. His favorite team is Chelsea. Devon also attended culinary school, and grew up in a musical family, even traveling to Italy to sing. Italy is one of eight countries Devon has been to.









Lead Age Group Coach - Age Group 1 - Hope Goughnour


Hope swam for a local C.A.R.A team in Thornton Colorado from 2008 to 2015. She is currently attending Colorado State University and working towards her bachelors degree in History, with a certificate in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, as well as a minor in Sociology. Hope is currently a second-year student and has been on the Deans list the last two semesters. She is set to graduate Winter of 2024. She has a passion for education, specifically, equity in public education, and has been working to bring at-risk students to college campuses to help get them engaged in higher education.


Hope has been coaching with Loveland Swim Club since November of 2021 and became the Head Coach for Age Group One in August of 2022. She is also the administrator for Loveland Swim School, where she wrote the curriculum and manages all of our lovely instructors. Hope thoroughly enjoys working with kids both in lessons and on the team. She has built a strong curriculum based on water safety and swim team prep. Hope believes that swimming is a crucial life skill, and hopes to continue building strong and safe swimmers.


Before joining the coaching staff at Loveland Swim Club, Hope taught swim lessons for two years in Broomfield Colorado at a private swim school. Hope found her passion for working with children by watching them grow and progress in their swimming. Hope believes that coaches play a crucial role in building strong athletes, but more importantly, building good character and creating a strong work ethic for all aspects of life. One of Hope’s main focuses for Age Group One is to build strong teammates who can further blossom as they move up; Age Group One is not only an introduction to competitive swimming, but for many, it’s also their first time being a part of a team.


“The things you learn from sports – setting goals, being part of a team, confidence – that’s invaluable. It’s not about trophies and ribbons. It’s about being on time for practice, accepting challenges and being fearful of the elements.” – Summer Sanders (USA gold medalist in swimming)









Assistant Age Group Coach - Sophia Milam


Sophia Milam Swam with Loveland swim Club for two years after transferring from another club. Even as a teen Sophia has had a love for teaching and taught swim lessons for 5 years before certifying to become a coach. This opportunity has allowed her so many amazing opportunities to learn just how to help athletes become their best selves.


Sophia has always had a love for swimming and teaching, so coaching has provided the most amazing experience. She believes that all children have the potential for greatness if they are willing to put in the work to improve and try their best. This comes from learning to be a supportive teammate and understanding our roles as a part of a team. Currently Sophia is attending CSU pursuing a Bachlers in Human Devlopment and Family Services(HDFS) looking to graduate in 2024. “ The one who decides if you fail or succeed is you, you decide the outcome, by the work you put in today.”