Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mike Austin Head Coach

Head Coach Mike Austin

Coach Mike graduated from Wilmington College in Ohio with a degree in Sports Management. He started his swimming career as an 8-year-old at the YMCA. His swimming portfolio includes competing at the Y, USA, high school, and collegiate levels.  He has 8 years of coaching experience with a variety of clubs including a USA team, summer league team, high school boys/girls and a college program.


Marie Bachman Assistant Coach

Coach Marie Bachman

Coach Marie Bachman is in her fifth year of coaching with Hurricanes. Coach Marie swam with the Hurricanes for many years and was the winner of the Eye of the Hurricane Award in 2014-15, Marie frequently assisted in coaching her younger Hurricane teammates. Along with being our lead Silver coaches, Marie helps with the other groups, is a personal trainer and coaches many in our dryland program. 

Sarah Zielinski Assistant Coach

Coach Sarah Zielinski

Sarah Zielinski graduated from Hannibal High School and was a member of the Hurricanes and high school teams growing up. She represented the Hurricanes multiple times at the area meets and also earned Eye of the Hurricane. Sarah is the lead coach for Bronze 2 and also assists with Bronze 

Kelly Colley Aquatic Director & Assistant Coach

Coach Kelly Colley

Kelly Colley is in her third year of being a part of the YMCA family. She is our Bronze 1 lead coach and the aquatics director.  She started coaching when an injury took her out of practice her senior year of high school.  Kelly brings great enthusiasm to the program and will always have a smile on her face

Heidi Hansen Assistant Coach

Coach Heidi Hansen

Coach Heidi Hansen joined the Hannibal Hurricanes as an 8-year old. Her swimming career continued through high school. She brings 10 years of coaching experience to the Hurricanes. Heidi is an elementary school teacher at Veteran’s school, she is married and has 2 young children. We are excited about her passion and love for swimming and kids. Heidi will be filling in one day each week.

Samantha Zielinski Assistant Coach

Coach Sam Zielinski

Samantha joins us this year as one of the Bronze 1 and 2 coaches.  Samantha swam for the Hurricanes for 8 years and for the Hannibal High School all 4 years.  She is a graduate of HLG and currently is working as a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor. We are excited to have her instruction our beginner Hurricane swimmers

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