Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Zak Trimble Head Coach

Zak is a recent arrival to the Bozeman area, working in Yellowstone Park as a naturalist and an educator, after receiving a second bachelor’s degree in environmental science.

Before returning to school, Zak was the head swim coach for the St. Paul Piranhas for 3 years where he built the team from 30 to over 100 participants. During this time, he was also named to be a Minnesota Zones coach for 2 seasons. Before moving to Minnesota, Zak coached high school swimming with the Springfield High School Blue Devils in Ohio for 2 years, and prior to that he coached with the Perrysburg YMCA Stingrays. Zak grew up swimming with the USA league team GTAC Hurricanes in Ohio where he was a member of the state team multiple times and went on to swim varsity in high school and was on the club team during his undergraduate years.

Molly Demarco Assistant Head Coach

Molly began her competitive swimming career at the age of 11 with Falls Aquatic Swim Team in Great Falls, MT. She quickly found a knack for the sport, especially in the 100 and 200 backstroke. She later enjoyed four incredible years of swimming for Charles M. Russell High School, a unique experience where, instead of rivaling the other high school, they swam as one collective team. Here, she gained valuable life lessons and several friendships that will last a lifetime. Having this experience also led her to continue her swimming career in the form of coaching, in hopes to inspire young swimmers in the way that her coaches once did. Molly found success swimming the 100 backstroke, breaststroke, and 200 IM for her high school team.

Molly is currently working on her undergrad at Montana State University studying Secondary Education with a strong focus in the areas of history and government and is ecstatic to be living in Bozeman soaking up all the fabulous outdoor activities the area has to offer. Molly loves working with young swimmers and is thrilled to be apart of the BMA Brookies!

Caitlyn Van Meter Age Group Coach
Hi everyone!
 
I’ve loved swimming since I was a little kid, and would spend my summers at pools, lakes, and rivers. I started swimming competitively in high school and fell in love with the sport and how much of a family my team was.
 
I grew up as an Air Force brat, and moved from place to place throughout my childhood. I moved to Montana in 2018 to start school at MSU. After moving majors a few times, I’ve settled on Music Tech. In my free time, I love to hike and explore the beauty of this state. I started coaching in February 2021 and couldn’t love it more! I’m so excited to help coach this season!
Kristine Hall Age Group Coach

Kris enjoys volunteering to serve Bozeman Brookies athletes as a back-up coach on deck. Kris has been a USA Swimming certified coach since 2007. She has been an ASCA certified level 2 coach since 2010 and obtained ASCA level 3 (education) certification in 2014. She has been coaching Special Olympics Aquatics (Bozeman Outreach Bobcats) since 2012, holding Special Olympics level I & II sport training coach certifications. Kris is a certified USA Swimming Official, officiating at club & high school meets since 2010. She served on the executive board of Montana Swimming LSC as the Age Group Chair/Zones Coordinator. Kris spearheads planning and coaching BMA Brookies'  Diversity Latino Splash Camps, helping kids learn to swim and progress in swimming skills to become members of our swim team.

Kris ran cross-country in high school & coached for Bozeman Track Club. She has competed in XTERRA and MSU triathlons. Kris enjoys enjoys mountain-biking, snow-boarding, skiing, and recently snorkeled 7 days with Humbpack whales! 

Kris holds a degree in Business Finance from the University of Colorado and has completed some International Business graduate coursework at Arizona State University, West. She worked for Shell Oil and Honeywell in accounting and finance. Kris and her husband founded and manage Hall Controls, Inc., an engineering consulting company serving clients worldwide for over 25 years.

Board of Directors
Joni Hardy President
Gary Jensen Board Member
Mary Kay Wooden Treasurer
Amber Docken Secretary
Jennifer Sargent Board Member