Coaching Staff & Board of Directors

 

Coaching Staff:

Jose Zamora

Head Coach

coachzamora91@gmail.com | (785) 218-4752

Coach Zamora began his coaching career while obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Science from California State University Bakersfield, where he was recruited to swim on the team's first year as a Division I school. He served as Centennial High School's assistant coach during his last two years of his undergraduate education. There he developed the team’s dryland program using the knowledge acquired from his degree while at the same time assisting with stroke correction and directing practice. 

 

After graduating, Coach Zamora began coaching as an Age Group Coach for South Bay Aquatics in Chula Vista, CA where he helped develop a dryland program for the younger members of the team. Later that year he married the love of his life and they moved to Kansas to be closer to her friends and family. He started working for the City of Olathe Swim Team in February 2018 where he serves as Senior Head Coach. There he has developed a dryland program for the team and coaches the high school, lightning, high school advance and high school elite groups at the Prairie Trail Middle School location.

 

Coach Zamora started serving as the Girls Swimming and Diving Head Coach for Olathe North High School in their 2019 season. On his first season he qualified ten swimmers to the state championship; eight of them made it to finals and podium top 5.

 

Coach Z is a level two coach with the American Swimming Coaches Association and attended the ASCA 2018 World Clinic where he furthered his coaching education. He is also a registered member and coach of USA Swimming. He is currently working on his MBA with a double concentration in  Leadership and Organizational Health, and Marketing and Advertising Management at the University of Saint Mary where he expects to graduate in 2021.

 

As a swimmer, Coach Zamora competed in multiple state, regional and national swim meets both for the U.S. and for Mexico. He specialized in sprint freestyle and both the 100 and 200 butterfly. His goal is to one day train someone to make the U.S. Olympic team.

 

Jama Glenn

Lead Bronze Coach

jama.glenn@gmail.com

Jama started coaching for the Aquahawks in April of 2015. She was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She first started competitive swimming for the Crestview Country Club when she was 6; joining the Wichita Swim Club two years later, where she swam for the next six years. Jama was an asset to her high school team. She holds their 100 Breaststroke team record, swam on their record breaking 200 Medley Relay team, and was a four-time state qualifier. She started coaching and teaching swim lessons at the Crestview Country Club in 2009. During Jama’s five summers coaching for the Greater Wichita Swim League, she experienced coaching all age groups. She also works at Langston Hughes Elementary School teaching 3rd grade and is a sponsor of their 4th and 5th grade Student Council.

 

Kelsey Liu

Assistant

Kelsey started coaching with the Aquahawks in the spring of 2016. Kelsey was born in Santa Clara, CA and grew up in Dallas, TX and Montgomery, MD. Kelsey began her swimming career in 2000 and went on to become a NCSA Jr. National, Winter National, and Summer National level qualifier. Kelsey was a school record holder for her high school in multiple events and went on to swim for NC State from 2010-2014. During her time at NC State, she was a two time school record holder in the 200 Breastroke, an All ACC Academic team member, All ACC team member, as well as an Olympic Trial Qualifier. Kelsey has experience as a lifeguard and has worked many years as a coach for numerous summer league teams. Kelsey graduated from NC State with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design and a Bachelors degree in Architechture. She is currently working towards her Masters degree in Historic Preservation from Boston Architectural College. Kelsey is an assistant for the Bronze group.

 

Courtney Cruickshank

Assistant

 

 

Matthew Wilkus

Assistant


Board of Directors:

Lisa Jones

President

limajo72@yahoo.com | (219) 510-2753

 

Amber Bonnell

Treasurer

aquahawksamber@gmail.com | (785) 554-7737

 

Deena Khosh

Secretary

drbeneda@sunflower.com | (913) 485-3360

 

VP Fundraising- position open

In the interim Julie Smith

 

 

Jessica Rockhold

VP Operations

jessica_rockhold@hotmail.com | (785) 218-4565

 

Julie Smith

VP Membership-Liaison

julie@twofreckledfrogs.com | (785) 218-1522

 

 

VP Membership-Social- position open

 

 

Darin Fischer

At-Large Member

aquadad2015@gmail.com | (785) 766-2463