David Dolphay

David has been coaching for CAST since 2008, and took over as head coach in 2016. David began as a club swimmer at age 11 with the Falls Aquatic Swim Team in Montana, later representing FAST at Zone and Sectional level meets. He was named the Athlete of the year for the state of Montana in 2004. David competed for and was captain of the Great Falls High School and Whitworth University swim teams. At Whitworth, he twice qualified for Division III Collegiate Nationals, was a two-time high point winner for the Northwest Conference, and held the Conference meet record in the 200 yard freestyle. He has had the privilege and honor of coaching over 1,000 Croc athletes, attending US Olympic Trials with CAST swimmers in 2012 and 2016, and being named Inland Empire coach of the year for 2016. Coach David works with swimmers at all levels, from our newest tryouts all the way up through our college bound seniors.

 

Jade Sobek

Jade has been coaching with CAST since the fall of 2017.  He looks forward to each season with great anticipation, and hopes to help more youth have great experiences through swimming to see how much a swimmer can accomplish with hard work and dedication. 
 

Jade began coaching a couple of months after graduating from Denison University.  His time at Carthage College was a time of huge personal growth. It was a priceless experience that he turns to often throughout his coaching career. He found himself back in Billings and stepped into a club coaching and an instructor at MSU-Billings. After nearly 3 years, he took up the opportunity in Bozeman, MT to be head coach of an entire program. In Bozeman, he coached many swimmers at all different levels, from tryouts of beginning swimmers to National level qualifiers. He served as Age Group Chair for 4 years and was the Montana Zones Coach in 2012 and 2016.  Then Jade began and served on the National Age Group Committee for 8 years. Now he has found a home with CAST for the past 5 years. Jade served as Inland Empire Swimming (IES) Age Group chair for 2 and was the Age Group Zones coach in 2021, currently serving as coaches chair for IES, and serves as the Volunteer Director of the Coeur d’ Alene Crossing.

 

Shelly Sobek

Shelly has been coaching competitive swimming since 2004.  The majority of her experience is in age group swimming with 14 and under swimmers. She has coached in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Billings and Bozeman, Montana and now in CDA Idaho.  Shelly grew up swimming, and started at the age of 7 on the local YMCA swim team in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  She swam for Star Swim team in St. Paul, MN from the age of 14-18, and also competed for her high school swim team.  Shelly continued swimming at Carthage College, in Kenosha Wisconsin, where she enjoyed a variety of events, but swam mostly Fly and Freestyle. Shelly and Jade created the Billings Masters Swim Team, and continues to swim on her own, as she believes swimming is the best lifelong sport.  She is a special education teacher for Lake City High School, and the head coach for the LCHS Swim team since 2019.

 

Shelly enjoys spending time with her family playing games and watching her 2 girls swim competitively.
 

Mason Watson

Coach Mason has been a CAST coach since 2021, working primarily with the A, B, and C squads. Mason is a CAST alum and still trains with the senior group. He is also a private swimming instructor.