Head Coach Katie Hoefferle

Coach Katie has been involved in swimming her whole life. While growing up she swam for Indian Ridge Swim Team, Sahuaro High School, and other year round teams.  Since graduating high school she has taught swimming lessons almost every summer,  Katie has been an assistant coach for Indian Ridge since 2017.  2022 Katie will be on deck as the Head Coach for the Indian Ridge Swim Team. She is currently on a masters swim team and her favorite stroke to swim is back stroke.

Coach Katie lives in the Indian Ridge Neighborhood with her husband and four sons, three of whom swim for the Indian Ridge Swim Team. Her hobbies include home improvement projects and training for triathlons.


Assistant Coach Kitana Hagler

Coach Kitana has been swimming since she was 6 years old, and has been at Indian ridge since she was 9 years old. Kitana's favorite stroke is butterfly and her favorite event is either the 100IM or the 500 freestyle. Kitana has always loved working with kids, and became a unofficial Jr. coach at age 12 and an assistant coach at 18. Because of her passion of working and being around kids, Kitana is going to the university of Arizona to get her degree in early childhood education. While going to UA, she is also going to Pima to get an associates degree in psychology. When not at the pool she is a server at the Gaslight Theater. Some other hobbies include shopping, reading, working out, and cooking. Kitana loves all sports, and has had a chance to try many of them at a competitive level. Being around sports and children her whole childhood is a huge part of why she chose a degree in early childhood development, and why she is a coach today. 

 

 


Assistant Coach Belana Horsinka

Belana first learned to swim when she was about 12 months old, but only began swimming competitively when she was 12. After learning all the strokes, she always favored breaststroke. Belana is a senior at BASIS Tucson North, and this is her last year as a swimming on Indian Ridge. Once she joined Indian Ridge, she began as a junior coach and quickly loved coaching younger swimmer. Along with being a swimmer, Belana was a competitive soccer player for the majority of her life. Coaching at IRST allowed her to expand my coaching expertises into other sports. Eventually she stopped playing soccer and began coaching a 2009 refugee boys team with the club FC Spartans. With her coaching experiences, Belana have decided to go to the University of Arizona to majoring in Business Administration and Sports Management. Belana hopes of stay involved in sports and event planning.