Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Shane Bennett Head Age Group Coach

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  • Bend Swim Club Head Age Group Coach since 2000
  • USA Swimming Coach for over Thirty Years
  • Level 3 ASCA Certified Coach
  • 2019 Oregon Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year
  • 2009 OSI ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year
  • 2009 Oregon Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Oregon Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Head Coach Oregon Swimming Western Zone Team
  • 2007 Head All Star Coach Oregon Swimming
  • 2018-2019 OSI Age Group Chair
  • Asst. Coach for Oregon All Star and Zone Team for five years
  • Asst. Coach with Salem Aquatic Club, McNary High, North High and TSC
  • Head Coach with the City of Salem and Northwood Swim Team
Stacey Kiefer Age Group 1 Coach

Stacey Kiefer started competing in swimming at the age of five and hasn't stopped. Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Stacey swam on club teams, in high school, and for Carthage College (Kenosha, WI) where she was MVP three out of her four years on the team. After college, Stacey added open water swimming, running, and triathlons to her vault of athletics. She has held Triathlon All American status numerous times and has raced in National and World class competitions. With bachelor degrees in Business and Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Stacey has worked for aquatics companies including Kiefer Swim Products (her family's former company), Speedo, and currently Bend start-up, Zealios, which specializes in body care products for swimmers and endurance athletes.   Stacey still swims at a national level for Central Oregon Masters Aquatics (COMA) in both pool and open water competitions and also enjoys racing in trail runs and addition to spending time exploring the mountains and lakes of the Pacific NW with her husband and two children. She is a certified Oregon Swimming Official as well as a swim coach. Stacey is excited to be sharing her knowledge and experience with the Bend Swim Club.

Elizabeth Meskill Assistant Coach

Elizabeth Meskill is a Washington State native who began her swimming career at the age of five. With success as a nationally ranked age-grouper to a U.S. Senior National finalist, Elizabeth attended Colorado State University as a college athlete. Elizabeth was a Division I NCAA qualifier from her sophomore through senior year and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in adolescence.

Elizabeth’s coaching career began in 2001 while training on Irvine Novaquatics National Championship team.  She spent two summers in Southern California instructing under USA Swimming National Team head coach, Mark Schubert.  She later became the senior development group head coach for North Coast Aquatics. After retiring from her own swimming career and moving to Bend, Elizabeth remained on the pool deck for another ten years as the head coach for Bend Senior High School’s swim team. Elizabeth appreciates being able to give back to the sport by coaching, and loves helping swimmers improve their strokes and achieve their goals. She and her husband James, love living in Bend with their daughters, Kamryn and Avery, and enjoy all the fun Bend has to offer.


Annie Warzecha Age Group 2 Coach
Jordan Opdycke Age Group 2 Coach