Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Caty Flikkema Head Coach Lead Senior/Advanced Coach

Caty, an ASCA level 4 coach (level 5 educated), started her swimming career in Montana beginning with the Bozeman synchronized swimming team then moving onto the Bozeman Hawks and Bozeman Barracudas after discovering her love of competitive swim team. At the age of 16 she became undefeated in Montana in the 50 and 100 free until she retired from swimming. Caty competed at Zones, Senior Regionals, Junior Nationals and the U.S Open. Caty swam for Southern Illinois University and swam in the finals in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in the 50, 100, and 200 free as well as being on multiple MVC winning relays, with her highest finish being second place in the 200 free. She graduated from SIU with a B.A. in psychology.

Caty began her coaching career as an assistant coach with the Bozeman Brookies and helped begin our 12&U program. She moved into the head coach position in April of 2016 and has overseen the growth of the team from 20 kids to over 90. Caty was selected to be assistant senior zones coach for Team Montana in 2017 and head senior zones coach for Team Montana in 2020.

Since Caty has become the head coach the Brookies have produced one 2020 Olympic Trials qualifier, (Catherine Russo), one futures qualifier (and winner of the 100 fly), two sectional qualifiers, six regionals qualifiers, six zones qualifiers, and grown our state qualifying team to over 30. The Brookies have broken Montana State records as well as setting new Brookies records in the majority of our events every season.

Katie Sobek Lead Intermediate Coach
Shane Smith Lead Introductory Coach
Kristine Hall Assistant 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
Christel Chvilicek President
Joni Hardy Vice President
Megan Nelson Treasurer
Gary Jensen Board Member
Scott Lilyquist Board Member