Level 2
Tim Kearney Head Coach & CEO

Tim’s coaching background includes experience in many levels of the sport. He began his career in Clinton, NY, where he served as an assistant coach at Hamilton College while simultaneously working with developmental swimmers at the local USA Swimming club team, the Clinton Cudas. 

The next 10 years saw him head west and afforded him opportunities to work with Overlake Golf & Country Club (Athletics Director and Head Coach, 8 seasons), Bellevue High School (Head Coach of Boys Swimming, 1 season), Kalamazoo College (Assistant Coach of Men’s & Women’s Swimming, 2 years), and Issaquah Swim Team (Age Group Coach, Interim CEO/Head Coach, and Assistant Head Coach, 5 years). He was also selected as an Assistant Coach of the 2019 PNS Age Group Zones and 2020 PNS All Stars coaching staffs.

Athletes under Tim’s guidance have achieved successful performance outcomes in the sport. At the college level, he worked with multiple team and conference record holders, two NCAA Division III national champions, and one Division III national record holder. At the age group level, he has directly coached multiple IST team record holders, PNS and NWAG Regionals champions, All Star, Zone, Sectional, and Futures-levels qualifiers, and swimmers who have placed in the National Top 16.

Tim graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in Philosophy. He swam for the Continentals and served as a captain his senior season.

Teresa Winterstein Assistant Head Coach & Operations Admin
Matt Pelletier Head Senior Coach

Matt is excited to join the coaching staff at IST after 11 seasons in the DC/Northern Virginia area with The FISH. He started his career working as an age group coach and was selected to coach the Potomac Valley Zone Team in his first season. In 2014, his athletes set two National Age Group Records in the 10&Under Boys 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay. Matt was chosen by ASCA/Fitter & Faster Tour as a Top-10 Coach of the Year in both 2014 and 2017. As a senior coach, Matt has had multiple athletes participate in Zone Select Camps and coached Junior and Senior National qualifiers as well as two athletes who qualified for the 2021 US Olympic Trials. He graduated from American University with a BA in Public Communication.

Matt grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio, where he swam all 4 years of high-school. He chose to continue his swimming career in Washington, DC at American University. While swimming at AU under Coach Mark Liscinsky, Matt was an NCAA qualifier, Scholastic All-American, and Patriot League Champion. He was so in love with swimming that he knew he needed to stay in the sport and found a new passion for the coaching side.

Coach Matt believes that swimming is about fun, technique, and speed, but most importantly the life lessons and relationships you build along the way. Outside of the pool, Matt enjoys cycling, hiking, sports, movies, and exploring his new city.

Jim Glinn Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jim is a Physical Therapy graduate of the medical center at Loma Linda University, and completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy through the University of St. Augustine and the North American Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Glinn serves as faculty for Northeastern University and consults with teams and athletes from all over the world. He is a former All-American athlete and swimmer who serves as a coach to All-Americans, Olympians, and amateur and professional athletes and teams. With a passion for all things performance, Jim has coached and treated thousands of athletes by creating and delivering performance enhancement programming for individuals and teams of all skills, shapes and sizes. Dr. Glinn has a strong belief that nothing of any real value is done alone, and that a focus on culture and caring serves as the cornerstone of great programming.

Jim looks forward to working together toward IST's mission of developing accomplished athletes and well-rounded individuals through competitive swimming.

Nate McKay Senior Coach

Nate McKay joins the IST staff with 6 years of swim coaching experience and 10 years of work as a community organizer. Nate swam competitively for the McMinnville Swim Club in Oregon and primarily competed in middle distance events. Later on, he became a coach for MSC and cultivated a passion for serving his community while teaching the love of the sport.

In his time as a coach, Nate worked his way up from a part-time coaching intern position to serving as his team’s full time Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Senior Coach. Several of his swimmers over the years have represented Oregon on their Zones team and received Top 5 honors. Nate has also coached athletes who have set team records while competing and winning at State Championships, Regionals, Sectionals, and Junior Nationals. Nate has also worked at the collegiate level for two Division III schools as a volunteer coach.

Nate seeks to provide a safe, fun, and positively challenging environment on deck for every athlete. His drive to improve as a coach comes from a desire to serve the community surrounding him. He believes that all success comes from a culture that benefits every single athlete.

When not on a pool deck, Nate can be found on backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest or at a favorite local coffee shop.

Carter Ray Age Group Coach
Alex Jones Age Group Coach

Alex joins IST after coaching for 10 years in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He was the Head Coach and Aquatics Director of a small YMCA in Minnesota for 4 years. During that time he worked with every group and took many swimmers to Minnesota YMCA State and the YMCA Midwest Regional Meet. Before that, he was a part-time coach at a nearby Y in Wisconsin for 5 seasons and worked primarily with age group swimmers. Alex started his coaching career during his senior year in high school at his home swim club. He’s currently working remotely toward his BS in Applied Computing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Alex grew up in northern Wisconsin and hasn't lost his midwest accent yet. Don't be surprised to hear some long a's, ope, or "you betcha" on the pool deck. Outside of practice you may find him running, hiking, or camping.

Mandi Marquardt Strength & Conditioning Coach

Mandi Marquardt (NASM CPT, PES, YES) is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Youth Exercise Specialist. Mandi started her sports career as a competitive figure skater, then moved to indoor soccer as a midfielder and goalkeeper upon retirement from figure skating. Mandi founded Marq Up Training in 2019 and has worked with a variety of athletes individually and in groups for sports performance ranging in age from 6-81, and from sports as varied as tennis, running, soccer, and figure skating.

Mandi's training foundations build off the NASM model with an emphasis on functional strength and performance training aimed at long-term performance and injury reduction and prevention. As someone who has both played and competed in a variety of sports, Mandi likes to help bring fresh viewpoints and ideas to athletes who may have acclimated to one particular method of training.

Mandi has worked on the sidelines of the women's professional soccer team OL Reign in various volunteer positions. She enjoys learning languages and speaks fluent French and Lithuanian as well as basic German, Latvian, Russian, and Spanish. She once trained for nearly a year to compete in a sprint traithlon before deciding open water swimming was not for her. However, she enjoyed her college swimming, water aerobics, and intermural water polo team time immensely.

Mandi is here to help Issaquah Swim Team reach their in-water goals with excellent dryland training!

Jay Boivin Junior Coach

Jay joins the coaching staff after 6 seasons as an athlete with IST. He currently swims in the Senior 5 training group. Jay has represented IST at the LSC, Regional, Sectional, and Zone levels of competition. His previous aquatics experience includes teaching private and group lessons at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge as well as assisting with their summer league swim team. Jay is a rising Junior at Mount Si High School and has been a member of their Varsity Swim Team his previous two season.

Jackson Brooks Junior Coach

Jackson joins the coaching staff after 8 seasons as an athlete with IST. He is super excited to start coaching and experiencing a new side of swimming! Even though he will be on deck as a coach, you’ll still see him in the pool as an athlete in the Senior 5 training group. Jackson has represented IST at the LSC, Regional, Sectional, and Zone levels of competition. His previous aquatics experience includes teaching private and group lessons through the Klahanie Association. Jackson is a rising Junior at Skyline High School and has been a member of their Varsity Swim Team his previous two seasons.

In his free time, Jackson enjoys golfing, watching sports, having fun with his friends, and lifeguarding at Klahanie.

Amanda Tanner Social Media Admin & Substitute Coach

Amanda takes the reins of IST’s social media and marketing operations for the 2020-21 season after returning to the Seattle area from New York. She comes to our program with a proven record of success in brand development and leveraging the power of social media platforms and marketing to enhance organizational messages. Amanda also has a strong grounding in swimming, having previously served as the Aquatics Coordinator at Samena Club for six years. She graduated from Bellevue College with an Associate degree.

Justin Morin Performance Coach

Justin joins IST after 10 years of coaching experience as Head Age Group Coach of CAAT (now SMAC), Assistant Coach at Seattle University, Senior Development Coach at Hillsboro HEAT, and serving on multiple LSC Zone and All-Star staffs.

Justin started his competitive swimming career at age 11 with HEAT, and later moved to Salmon Bay Aquatics in Seattle (now Cascade), competing at many levels along the way including LSC, Northwest Age Group Regionals, Junior Nationals, Nationals, and US Open Championships. He went on to swim with a scholarship at Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Psychology. After college, Justin pursued his master’s degree in Clinical Metal Health. His work history includes experience in Pediatric Psychiatry, Behavioral Health, and serving as a Clinical Therapist.

Justin's coaching career reflects care and dedication to athletes and the sport, with swimmers under his tutelage accomplishing great things in and out of the pool: 

  • 2018: Athlete named to the USA Swimming Junior National Team 
  • 2017-18: Largest Fundraising and Volunteering by athletes in the country (for teams 200-299 members) 
  • 9 National Age Group Top 10 times 
  • 15 LSC Records 
  • Multiple Regional and LSC Qualifiers and Champions 
  • Athletes named to city Youth Advisory Committee 4 consecutive years 
  • 6 NCAA Scholarships awarded to athletes 

In addition to his personal success, programs Justin has been a part of have seen sustained growth and achievement at both local and national levels. 

Justin has a dedication towards Safe Sport, Diversity and Inclusion, and student-athlete leadership. His coaching philosophy closely aligns with IST's mission statement, and he sees himself as a partner in the coaching and training processes. He believes in focusing on the strengths of individuals to help bring out the most in them by using internal resources to motivate, lead, and accomplish great things in and out of the pool.

Joining Justin in the move to Issaquah will be his wife, Cassandra, and 2 children: Daphne (7) and Ira (3).
Personal Coaching Philosophy

Kris Daughters Substitute Coach

Kris grew up in Bellingham, Washington where she swam for the YMCA team and Sehome High School.  She attended Whitman College, earned a degree in literature, and swam on the team for four years.  She was team captain in her senior year and an All-American and an NAIA national championship competitor for four years.  Kris earned a Masters in Education from Seattle University in 1997 and has been teaching English at Liberty High School ever since.  Previous coaching experiences include being a developmental coach for Bellevue Club, and head coach for both Overlake Country Club and Liberty High School.  When not at the pool, Kris enjoys reading, gardening and traveling.

Angie Beaulac Bookkeeper