KSTC Swim Coaches 2020

 

Head Coach:
Marley Prothero - marleyjprothero@gmail.com
                            253.335.0017

Assistant Coaches:
Owen Lempert - olempert20@my.whitworth.edu
                            253.740.4255

Jared Toschi -  jktoschi@gmail.com
                            253.486.7832

Gabby Lindblad - glindblad12@gmail.com
                            206.245.5983                        

 

Coach Bios:

 

Marley Prothero

Marley has been a part of the Kent Swim and Tennis Club since age 5. She swam on the team from 1995-2008, under her all-time favorite coach, her dad, Mark Prothero.  She also swam for Kentwood High School, King Aquatic Club, and at the collegiate level for the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She finished off her swimming career at the Olympic Trials in 2012. 

Post-swimming, Marley has experience coaching 1 year of collegiate swimming at her alma mater, 4 years of club coaching, 4 years of high school swimming, and this will be her 7th season coaching at KSTC.

Coaching has become one of her biggest passions and she feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to the sport that gave so much to her. KSTC holds a special place in her heart as one of her favorite summertime homes. In her free time, she enjoys a good balance of adventure and relaxation; hiking, backyard BBQs, baking, binge watching her favorite TV shows, and most importantly spending quality time with friends, family, and her wonderful fiancé, Tomas. 

 

Owen Lempert

Owen has been a member of KSTC since 2007 and started his swimming career here in the summer of 2012. He was also a part of the Auburn Mountainview High School swim team and KING Aquatic Club. Currently, Owen swims for Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. This will be his 2nd season coaching at KSTC.
 

Outside of swimming, he’s currently studying Business Management and keeping himself active by utilizing the school’s recreation center and partaking in intramurals. He enjoys relaxing, listening to music, reading ESPN articles and spending time with friends and family.
 

The atmosphere of KSTC is something that Owen values the most throughout his 13 years at the club. KSTC has created a culture of appreciating the sport, having a desire to improve and succeed, and supporting one another throughout the season, which are values that Owen cherishes deeply.

 

               

 

 

Jared Toschi

Jared has been a member of KSTC since he was 4 years old. He started his swimming career when he was 5 years old under Marley’s father Mark Prothero. He was also a part of the Auburn Mountainview Men’s Swim team and swam for Valley Aquatics and King Aquatics.

Jared currently swims for Pacific Lutheran University while study Political Science and is also involved with Special Olympics at the University. This will be his 2nd season coaching at KSTC.

His hobbies include, open water swimming, reading, and skiing. He also spends his time watching UFC, and is an avid fan of the Seahawks.

The environment and family that KSTC has created is something Jared treasures. KSTC has been a huge part of his life and loves getting the opportunity to coach for a team that has given him so many cherished memories.

                

 

 

 

       

Gabby Lindblad

 

Gabby started her days at KSTC one week after she was born. By the age of four, Gabby was swimming at her first KSTC meet as a speeder sixer. From 4-17, she was a member of the KSTC swim team, swimming the majority of those years under Mark Prothero. Gabby also swam for Kennedy High School and King Aquatic Club throughout while growing up in the PNW, competing at varius state and national championship swim meets. She went on to attend Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and swam for their D1 NCAA swim team during her time in college. From 2017-2018, Gabby was the Head Coach of the Mission Prep High School Swim Team on teh Central Coast in California. This last year, she made the move back to Washington and coached the girls and boys swim teams at Eastside Catholic High School. Gabby is overjoyed to be back at the place that started her love for the water and the sport of swimming. KSTC was a place that brought her so much joy and gave her friendships that still hold strong today. She can't wait to give back to the comminity that gave so much to her!