Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Kristen Luedtke Girls Team Head Coach

Kristen has long history in the swimming world and grew up on the pool deck following her dad around at St. Kates and counseling swim camps from 1996-2007. She swam at Blaine for 6 years and graduated in 2007 ending her high school career as a captain. Kristen then swam at the University of St. Thomas for 4 years and was again a captain her senior year. She was an assistant at Lakeville North for the 2012 girls’ season. In 2014, Kristen coached with Jamie Dayton at Blaine as an assistant. In 2015 she became the head coach of the Blaine Girls and assistant for the Blaine Boys. Kristen is enrolled in the MAOL program at St. Kates pursuing her master’s degree. She currently works at Infor as a Sales Director. Kristen is very excited to be the head coach of your girls again this season.

Nick Johnson Boys Co-Head Coach, Girls Diving Coach
James Wick Boys Team Co-Head Coach

James Wick

Dave Luedtke Girls Team Assistant Coach

Coach Luedtke has had an extensive history in swimming including Head Coach, Roseville Swim Club 1972-75, Assistant coach: University of Minnesota 1975-78 and Head Coach at College of St. Catherine 1979-1998. He was an assistant Coach at Blaine High School from 2000-2005 becoming the head coach in 2006 bringing them to a second place section finish, the highest in its history at the time. His other accomplishments include 34+ years of swim coaching experience, 30+ Division III All-Americans, one national champion, best St. Catherine team finish in Div. III nationals 7th, 30+ MIAC champions and all-conference athletes, best St. Catherine team finish in MIAC 2nd, and was a member of 1st Biomechanics Research Team for United States Swimming 1984-1988. Coach Luedtke brings knowledge and experience to the coaching staff.  He is excited to be with the team!



Alyssa Anderson Girls Team Assistant Coach,

We are so excited to have Alyssa back on our staff here at Blaine! Alyssa was a swimmer for over 10 years! She is a Blaine High School graduate spending 6 years on the team. Alyssa currently is teaching swimming lessons at Foss Swim School and soon to be coaching the Fastjets team. She is persuing her undergraduate degree in sonography at St. Catherines University and hopes to be come an Ultrasound Technician. 

Josh Gerick Boys Assistant Swim Coach
Erik Hunter Boys Volunteer Coach
Board of Directors