Coaching Staff



Sam Clark

Acting Head Coach

Coach Sam brings 12 years of swim instruction experience and a lifetime of personal swimming experience to the team. In those 12 years, Sam has been a swim instructor for 10 years teaching basic stroke techniques and water safety skills to children, and then made the transition to coaching in 2016. As a coach, Sam has assisted in the redesign and growth of the Lifetime Lightning in Beachwood, OH, and assisted in the coaching of several state-level swimmers for MotorCity Aquatics in Detroit, MI.

As a swimmer, Sam began competing in high school and graduated as team captain before switching to diving in college. As a D3 collegiate diver, Sam placed in the top 8 each year at conference finals as a member of the scoring roster. Coach Sam is really looking forward to being Coach Sam again and can't wait to see what the team can accomplish. 

Roy Chaney

Founder/Head Coach(CEO) 2006 to 2019

City of Manitou Springs Deputy City Administrator

The Colorado Torpedoes Swim Team was founded in 2006 by Head Coach Roy Chaney. Coach Roy ran his team since 2006 until 2019. In late 2019, Coach Roy was promoted to the Deputy City Administrator position with the City of Manitou Springs. Roy still supports this team as the DCA and is grateful for the many years that the team was supported by the residents of Manitou Springs and neighboring communities.