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Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors

2022 Coaching Staff
Victor Alfonso Head Coach

Victor is originally from Columbus, Ohio and began swimming at the age of 8. He swam throughout high school, where he competed and played club water polo. Victor attended (and swam for) DePauw University and graduated in 2020, with a B.B. in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Since last summer, Victor enrolled in a graduate program in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, Denver. After the summer swim season, he plans to go into the Biotechnology and Medical Technology field to continue his passion for biology and healthcare innovations. Victor is excited to see everyone, welcome new swimmers to the team, and have another amazing season! 

Parents can email him at [email protected] to schedule private lessons.

Trevor -Coach Trevor Assistant Coach

This will be Trevor's seventh year on the team, his second-year coaching, and his first year not swimming. He is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri where he is studying health science with a focus in rehabilitation science. This past year, Trevor joined Mizzou’s club swim team as a way to keep in shape and meet new people. Trevor’s main goal for this summer is to ensure every single swimmer is having fun (because that’s what it is all about!). He can’t wait to continue the Sharks’ legacy and (hopefully) bring back the Mountain Hi Swim League Championship title! 

Parents can email him at [email protected]  to schedule private lessons.

Lauren Linnbur Team Captain

Coach Lauren has been on Smoky Hill Sharks for 10 years and has been coaching for Smoky Hill for three. She swam for Grandview High School and swims on Aquawolves Swim Team. She recently graduated from Grandview and will be attending Texas Tech University this fall. She is very excited for this season and to get to know her new swimmers as well as continue working with her returning ones. 

Contact her for swim lessons or if you have other questions at [email protected] 

Julia Matney Team Captain
This is Julia’s 14th year with Smoky Hill and her third year coaching. Julia started swimming with the sharks when she was four and now swims Division I for the California State University, Fresno Bulldogs where she is studying environmental science. Julia is super excited to coach the sharks this year & she can’t wait for another great season! 

Parents can email her at [email protected] to schedule private lessons.

Malayne Perry Team Captain
Coach Malayne has been a Smoky Hill Shark for 12 years now and has coached for the past 3 seasons. Her hope for this summer is to create an inviting and safe environment for kids whether they have been swimming for years or are new to the sport. After the season, she will be attending CU Boulder as she recently graduated from Grandview High School. Malayne will be majoring in Physics and plans to continue swimming recreationally. 

Parents can email her at [email protected] to schedule private lessons.

Jenna Moss Team Captain
This will be Jenna’s second year coaching for the sharks. She swam on the team for 10 years and was a four year varsity swimmer at Grandview High School where she holds two records and was an All-American. Jenna currently attends the University of Colorado where she cheers and is studying Integrative Physiology. Jenna’s hope for the summer is for everyone to have fun and love swimming!


Parents can email her at [email protected] to schedule private lessons.

Maggie Spears Team Captain

Maggie has been a swimmer for Smoky Hill Sharks for 8 years and is looking forward to her second year as a Team Captain. She graduated from Grandview Highschool and is planning to attend UCCS this Fall. Maggie is looking forward to an exciting and fun season not only as a swimmer, but as a mentor to younger swimmers.

Parents can contact her at [email protected] for private lessons.
Kate Mullin Team Captain

Kate is excited to be joining the Smoky Hill Sharks staff for another year! This is Kate's sixth year swimming on the team, and her second year swimming for the Grandview swim team.  Kate is ready to make this summer the best one yet, and can't wait to see what this season brings!

Parents can email her at  [email protected] for private lessons.

Alayjah Yearby Team Captain

Alayjah has been swimming for eleven years. She has swam for Cherokee Trail high school varsity as well as Aces swim club. This is her tenth year on Smoky Hill Sharks. Smoky Hill has always made her happy because she gets the chance to have fun and make the fondest memories. She is very excited for this season to help swimmers grow their skills and their passion for swim.

Parents can email her at [email protected] for private lessons.
Catie Peterson Team Captain

Catie has been on swim team since sixth grade, along with doing swim team in high school her junior and senior year. This year will be her second year on sharks and her first year coaching. Catie is attending University of Northern Colorado in the fall to study Chinese and Communications.

Parents can email her at [email protected] for private lessons.

Ethan Otto Team Captain
This is Ethan's 11th year on the Sharks and first year coaching. He currently attends Colorado Mesa University, studing Physics. Ethan swam at Grandview High School on varsity all four years and is now swimming on the club swim team for CMU as a fun activity. He is looking forward to another great season and is excited to coach for the Sharks.
Parents can email him at [email protected] for private lessons.
Board of Directors
Darcy Schenden President
Monica Burgeson Treasurer
Karena Williams Secretary
Kathy Spears Volunteer Coordinator
Patti Robinson Team Coordinator
Natasha Vulikh Meet Manager
Melissa Houlne Coaches Rep
Stefanie Pacheco Parent Rep