Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Adam O'Bryan Senior/Junior Coach

Adam hails from the Chicagoland area where he swam competitively for twelve years. While attending college at Indiana University, he got hooked on triathlons and distance running and has spent the last 10+ years training and competing in various multisport events up through the ironman/140.6 distance. After teaching at MHS for three years and a four-year stint at Aspen High School, he is currently teaching English at Vista Charter School. As the junior/senior coach for the Marlins, he is excited to be engaging his passion for swimming and helping young athletes push themselves and become life-long swimmers/competitors.

Sharra King Silver Group Coach
Jill Barton Gold Group Coach

Jill was a competitive swimmer in Texas for 12 years.  She has trained triathletes for the swimming portion of the race.  She also created swim clinics which one became Iroman sanctioned, has taught private lessons, and currently coaching for the Montrose Marlins.  She loves her family and has a wonderful husband and two hilarious kids.

Adam Wright Bronze Group Coach

Adam Wright comes from a family of swimmers and teachers.  He is currently an English teacher at Montrose High School.  Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he competed as a club swimmer and high school swimmer.  Adam also enjoys camping and hiking with his three boys and wife Catherine.

Ally Hammett Little Nemo and Zoomer Coach

Ally was a competitive swimmer for 17 years. She swam for the Parkview Penguins as well as on the Middle school team.  She swam for the MHS girls team while in high school and on the Western State Colorado University Swim Club.  She created and has been running the swim team through the Rec Center for the last two years. 

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.

Board of Directors
Peter Amundson Board Member
Heni Horvath Board Member
Pam Motley Board Member
Tena Nichols Board Member
Leah Otto Board Member
Linh Radovich Board Member