Coaching Staff

Andrew Farner Kraken Elite, C2K Group

Andy is the Head Coach and Owner of SlipStream Aquatics and is extremely proud to be part of a team that is inclusive to everyone.  

Andy has been coaching since 2003 at the club, high school, and summer league level.  He has coached many kids of all ages and abilities during his 19 years of coaching.  


  • Southglenn CC Gators
    • Asst. Coach, 2003-2004
    • Head Coach, 2005-2007
  • Forest Park BlueFins
    • Head Coach, 2010-2013
  • Cook Creek Wahoos
    • Head Coach, 2014-2017
  • Grant Ranch Barracudas
    • Head Coach, 2018-2019


  • Arapahoe HS Boy's and Girl's Swim & Dive
    • Assistant Coach, 2009-2013
  • Highlands Ranch HS Girl's Swim & Dive 
    • Head Coach, 2013-2020
  • Littleton HS 
    • Boy's Swim & Dive Head Coach, 2016-Current
    • Girl's Swim & Dive Head Coach, 2020-Current


  • ACES Swim Club
    • AG Coach, 2013-2014
  • SlipStream Aquatics
    • Head Coach/Owner 2017-Current

Andy has also achieved many certifications and awards throughout his coaching career:

  • 3x Continental League Coach of the Year (2016, 2017, 2019)
  • 5x Jefferson County League Coach of the Year (Boys: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022) (Girls: 2021)
  • 1x Jefferson county League ALL SPORTS Coach of the Year (2021)
  • Level 3 ASCA Certified Coach

In addition to coaching, Andy enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, playing golf, attempting to still play basketball, watching movies and eating ice cream!  He is thrilled to work with so many great coaches and swimmers!

Alejandro Barin Kraken, Colossal Squid

Coach Alex is the Head Coach for the Colossal Squid and the Kraken groups for the 2022-2023 season. 

Coach Alex started swimming year-round for the Jersey Storm at 11 years old.  After moving to South Carolina, he continued his swimming career with Ridge View High School and on Clemson's club team.  He started coaching in 2009 for his summer league team and eventually for the YMCA of Columbia Swim Club in 2013.  He also helped start a local Masters program for the YMCA, the Soda City Swarm.

Alex is a swim nerd in and out of the pool, enjoying learning, talking, and applying new techniques in the sport.  He is a big proponent of building a positive team culture through discussing the mental aspects of training, supporting friendly competition, and keeping the sport fun!  

Outside of swimming, Alex likes anything related to fitness and other sports.  He played lacrosse throughout middle school & high school and has participated in a variety of obstacle-course races for the past 8 years.  He is extremely excited to join SlipStream Aquatics and help the team grow into something even more special!  It is his passion to develop kids not just as athletes but as good people!

Bailey Williamson Vampire Squid

Coach Bailey is the Head Coach of the Vampire Squid group for the 2022-2023 season. Bailey Williamson is a new head coach of the Vampire Squid group and is very excited to continue coaching swimming and being involved in the sport she grew up with.
Bailey was a competitive swimmer from age 10 all the way through college where she swam at Colorado State University, Go rams!

She also just recently got her Masters degree in sports administration. Since graduating college she has been teaching at ThunderRidge high school as well as coaching girls swimming, just starting her 5th year there, really enjoying getting to know students outside of the classroom and helping them grow in the sport of swimming and as individuals.

In her free time Bailey loves to ski, hangout with friends and her dog, and loves watching sports. She can’t wait to help more young individuals fall in love with the sport of swimming and help them succeed and grow in all ways possible.


Devin Nash Humboldt Squid

Coach Devin is the Head Coach of the Humboldt Squid group for the 2022-2023 season.

My Name is Devin Nash, I am a Sophomore at Arapahoe Community College. 

I first started my swimming career at age five with the Ben Franklin summer team, where I swam for 13 years.  Additionally from ages 8 through 13 I swam for the Aqua Wolves year round team.

In 2015 I started working for South Suburban teaching stroke clinics for pre-swimteam kids and teaching swim lessons to non swimmers.  My junior year of high school I was lucky enough to have our Head Coach Andy Farner transition to LHS as my swim coach.  I qualified for State multiple times during my high school career and was captain my senior year.

I started coaching for Slipstream Aquatics in the 2017-2018 swim season and had a blast doing so.  I'm looking forward to another great year on the team and am excited to see the team grow!

Christina Kwon Giant Cuttlefish

Coach Christina joins SlipStream this year for her first season as the Head Coach for the Giant Cuttlefish group.

Christina comes to us with over 20 years of coaching experience. Her goal is to help each swimmer become the best versions of themselves, while developing a life long love of the sport. She has coached swimmers of all abilities from developmental to Junior National qualifiers, and many of her swimmers have gone on to compete at all levels of collegiate athletics.

She is currently the Head Coach for the Highlands Ranch High School Boys Swim & Dive Team (since 2013) and the Assistant Coach for the Highlands Ranch High School Girls Swim & Dive Team (since 2020).

Christina has won many accolades as a coach, including Continental League Coach of the Year (2015, 2019, 2021), and selection as a coach for the Colorado Age Group Camp, the Colorado All Star Team, the Colorado Zone Team, and the USA Swimming Western Zone Diversity Select Camp. From 2013-2022, she was an Age Group and Senior level coach for ACES Swim Club. She previously coached from 2011-2013 for the Colorado Athletic Club with their advanced age group, senior, and masters programs. From 2012-2017, Christina was the Head Coach for the Castle Pines Storm Swim Team (MHSL).

Originally from Virginia, Christina moved to Colorado in 2011. She coached for six years at Nation’s Capital Swim Club in Alexandria, VA, including three years as a head site coach. Christina also spent four years as the Head Coach, and two years as an Assistant Coach for the Boys and Girls Swim Teams at Falls Church High School, and four years as the Head Coach at Mount Vernon Country Club. She has other summer league and stroke development coaching experiences dating back to 1998.

When not on the pool deck, Christina volunteers as an alumni interviewer for the University of Chicago (A.B. History). Christina lives in Parker with her husband Tim, and sons Theodore and Gabriel.

Francesca Crispino Cuttlefish

Coach Frankie (Francesca) started swimming at age 9 for her summer club Forest Park Blue Fins. After just one season, it was clear that swimming was her passion.

She quickly joined ACES Swim Club at 9 and began her club swimming career. She continued to swim for STARS as they were first created. She was also a varsity swimmer at Arapahoe High School.

She is the head coach for Platte Canyon Swim Team, and has also served on the CSSCSA State Board.

When not on a pool deck, Frankie is a middle school Spanish and Leadership teacher at Englewood Middle School. And she loves her job a whole lot! She also loves her 2 dogs, Vida and Reina, and enjoys going hiking and being outside with them as much as possible.

Frankie is an alumni of CU Boulder where she attained her B.A. in Spanish and Psychology, and of CU Denver where she attained her M.A in Educational Psychology.

Her true passion is to help develop well-rounded, confident, and passionate students and athletes. She is very excited to join Slipstream and support their mission. She prioritizes relationship building and positive coaching experiences.


Dena Kret Beginner Cuttlefish

Coach Dena started swimming competitively at the age of 7 in Southern California for the Santa Maria Swim Club. She competed at the Junior and Senior National level and continued on to compete for Oregon State University. She has coached for several clubs teams in California and Portland, Oregon. 

Dena has a degree in speech communications and a background in group fitness training. When you don’t find her on the pool deck, you can catch her running around after her two kiddos. She moved to Colorado 5 years ago with her husband and two kids and they love living here! 

This is her second year coaching with Slipstream aquatics and she is very excited to teach our younger swimmers the joy in swimming! She believes strongly in well rounded athletes and a positive coaching environment.