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Alana Cunningham

Chicago native, Alana Cunningham, has a wealth of experience in aquatics as she has been a lifelong competitive swimmer following her time on the Junior Olympic swim track.   Alana has been teaching/coaching swimming since her high school days and even beforehand when she volunteered to teach the junior swim team at her country club (Oak Brook Bath and Tennis) in Oak Brook, Illinois.  She has had quite a career in swimming from being trained by the best of the best at Northwestern University to Elmhurst High School, only being detailed by a shoulder injury. 

After she graduated from high school, Alana went to Carroll College and became one of Carroll College’s football team's student athletic trainers.  When it was off-season, you could find Alana in the pool teaching swimming to young kids at Carroll.  She is excited to share her passion for aquatics and knowledge with the Helena community and, at the same time, offer a program like this to the Helena community. 

E-mail: [email protected]
Cell: (406) 437-1744

Emily Booth

Emily is HDST’s Assistant Coach and will primarily be coaching the Jr. Dolphins and Penguins. 

Tell us about yourself...
My name is Emily Booth, originally from SIC, Utah, and have 5 kids who love to keep me busy. I have been swimming since I was 8 years old and coached many kids in my career and am looking forward to having fun and coaching the dolphins! 

What is your favorite stroke? Freestyle and Backstroke 

How long have you been swimming and teaching?
I have been swimming for 20 years and have been teaching for 12.

What are you excited about coaching for the Dolphins? 
I am excited to see progression and grow with the team and offer what I have learned over the years.

E-mail: [email protected]

Casey Sasek

Casey grew up swimming on the Helena Lions swim team and was in the top 5 of her age group throughout her swimming career. She has been teaching private lessons for the past 6 years and is excited to join the Dolphin family and share her passion for coaching. She and her Husband own High Plains Sheepskin in East Helena (go check them out) and has a one-year old son! Help us welcome Coach Casey!