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 Lead 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.

Edward Quintos Lead Senior Coach

Edward swam for a local club team on the Eastside and earned a varsity letter all four years while swimming for Kentwood High School. His coaching background includes working in aquatics at the Washington Athletic Club as well as serving as Assistant Coach for Boys and Girls Swimming & Diving at Kentwood High School beginning in 2015. This past season, he took over as Head Coach of the Boys teams. Edward graduated from Highline College with an associate degree in Personal Training.

Darla Long Lead Age Group Coach
Darla returns to the Pacific Northwest after several years on the East Coast. Her coaching experience includes time spent as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Maryland Baltimore County Mens & Women's swimming and diving teams, as a graduate assistant with the Goucher College swimming and diving teams, and as the head coach of the Lakeridge Swim Club here in Renton, WA.
Darla grew up in West Seattle and swam for the West Seattle YMCA. She graduated from St. Lawrence University, where she also swam for four years and was a team captain, with a degree in Psychology/Philosophy. Darla went on to earn a Master's Degree in Athletic Administration from Goucher College and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Applied Sport Psychology from Adam's State University.
Darla is very exited to be a Lead Age Group Coach at IST. Her aim is to teach athletes the mental skills necessary to be tough competitors and high performers both in and out of the pool. She values strong communication, athlete autonomy, and building the basics. The sport of swimming has given her so much, and she looks forward to growing and supporting the next generation of athletes!
Kris Daughters Lead Age Group 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.

Carter Ray Lead Age Group Coach

Carter joined IST as a coach during the 2019-20 season, but he is no stranger to the program as he himself swam as a Sockeye for seven seasons. His younger brother, Cameron, also graduated through the IST program while his youngest brother, Warren, still swims for IST.

Carter’s roots in the greater Issaquah community run deep. In addition to his years with IST, Carter attended both Issaquah Middle School and Issaquah High School. He graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a degree in Health Studies and a minor in Education.

Carter believes that every swimmer should develop a mindset that welcomes greatness, but also balances that with the desire to learn as a team while having fun. He enjoys gaining insights from successful professional athletes and translating those lessons to his swimmers.

Off the pool deck, Carter is the Special Educations Coordinator for Voices of Tomorrow, a non-profit organization. He likes staying active in the gym and teaching swim lessons.

Alex Jones Lead 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!

Jackson Brooks Age Group 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.

Kavan Hunter Age Group Coach
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.

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.

Laura Halter Substitute Coach

Laura began her competitive swimming in Santa Barbara , CA . Her family moved to Willmar , MN and she joined the high school team. At 17, she taught lessons and was a lifeguard and discovered her passion to teach/coach others. Laura has experience coaching Jr. High and Sr. High girls, Jr. High boys and 2 different summer league teams. She also officiated for the boys’ high school team in MN. After a break to raise her two children, Kate and Benjamin, Laura re-entered coaching with the Edgebrook Club summer swim team, and Issaquah High School teams. Laura initially coached with IST from 2002-2014 and returned as a substitute coach during the 2021-2022 season. She loves the opportunity to work with the young swimmers on the team.

Angie Beaulac Bookkeeper