Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Lyndsay Ryan Head Coach

The Hills of Walden Swim Team is my second family. I have been a Hurricane for as long as I could remember. Growing up on the team and now coaching for six years has been such an amazing experience and I am excited for another year! In addition to growing up on the team since the age of 4, I also swam for a year round club team as well as Park Hill South where I received multiple all-state honors. In 2015 I completed my undergraduate in Elementary Education and in 2017 I earned my Masters in Reading in the Elementary at Northwest Missouri State University (GO CATS). I am currently a fourth grade teacher at Prairie Point in the Park Hill School District. I am also the assistant coach for both the girls and boys swim team at Park Hill South High School.

Summer swim is my favorite time of the year and I am excited to be back to my “happy place.” I look forward to working with every swimmer to improve their strokes and to drop time! Most importantly, this team is all about having fun and enjoying not only the nice summer weather, but also amazing friendships that are formed along the way. I look forward to meeting all the new faces as we embark on this fun journey! See you soon Hurricanes!!  

Ty Foxworthy Assistant Coach

I have been swimming competitively for 13 years and every year I’ve been a part of the Hills of Walden Hurricanes as a summer team. After graduating from high school (and swimming), I attended Missouri State University. I haven’t decided on a major yet, but I’d love to work with kids in some way. I love being with all of the swimmers on the team and being able to share my old passion with kids who are completely new to it. I hope to leave lasting impacts on each swimmer I come across this summer. I just finished up my first semester of college and am looking forward to the upcoming season with a new position on the team!

Connor Morris Assistant Coach
Allison Garrett Junior Coach

When I was 5 I joined the Hills of Walden swim team. I swam on it for the next 13 years until I was 18. I competed for Park Hill South High School on their varsity swim and dive team all four years of high school. I also swam club on Blue Wave and Club North. Currently I am on the Truman State University varsity swim team. I am studying Health Science with a concentration in Community, Worksite, and Public Health. Once I graduate I hope to become a worksite wellness coordinator.

Board of Directors
Kelly Hurst President
Lindsay Hatcher Secretary
Tricia Petersen Treasurer
Margo Zupan Board Member
Missy Nelson Board Member
Lara Golos Board Member
Heidi Gile Board Member