McPherson Swim Club (Aquapups)

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Kyle Banman Head Coach

I have often said that I am a very unlikely coach, but that I feel like a very lucky one.  Growing up in McPherson, I always loved swimming, but I didn't grow up a competitive swimmer.  It wasn't until I got to college, and I knew I needed a form of exercise that agreed with me, that I started to "really" swim.  It turned my life around.  Thus started the cycle that brought me here...I started teaching swimming, and I swam more myself.  I taught more advanced swimming, and I swam even more myself.  I spent a year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where I joined a "masters" swim team (though we didn't compete, much to my chagrin), and it was at that time I realized that I really wanted to try my hand at coaching.  Shortly after returing to McPherson I got the opportunity, and started as an assistant with the Aqua Pups in the spring of 2011.  I took over as head coach for short course in the fall of 2012, and then year around in 2015.  It's been an absolute joy to see the kiddos progress and grow as young individuals and swimmers, and I look forward to continue helping grow the Aqua Pups and the sport of swimming in McPherson!

Board of Directors
Kyle Williams President \ Membership Chair
Jennifer Williams Board Secretary \ Official Chair