Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Silas Almgren Masters Coach

Silas has been coaching for the Marlins since the late 1980s. A high school swimmer himself, he has developed the Montrose Marlins Swim Team into a high quality swim team on the Western Slope and in Colorado. He coaches our older swimmers - 12 and overs and also our Masters group. Over the years, he has coached many national and junior national qualifiers. He has also seen much success coaching our Montrose High School Boys swim team. Many of his swimmer have continued their love of swimming on the collegiate level in all levels of competition. His former swimmers have broken NCAA records and finaled at NCAAs, both Div I and III. Silas is a math teacher at Montrose High School. The little time he spends away from the pool, he spends hiking, skiing, and surfing.

Elizabeth Heibel Head Coach, Gold & Silver

Beth's love for the water began on the beaches in Southern California.  A high school and junior college swimmer, she  lifeguarded and taught swim lessons before taking a hiatus to marry her Marine and become a mother of four.  Relocating to Northern Californa led to coaching and a life long passion for teaching others the joy of water.  Beth has coached all levels from the non-swimming beginner to Junior National competitors.  Her coaching follows three ideas: Solid basic skill, Learn to work outside the Comfort Zone, Team Unity and Spirit.

Board of Directors
Heni Horvath Board Member
Tena Nichols Board Member
Leah Otto Board Member
Linh Radovich Board Member