Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Phoebe Pahis Head Coach

Coach Phoebe started swimming at 7 years old and swam competitively for more than 10 years, competing at Western Zones, Idaho High School State, and on the Snake River All American Team.

Coach Phoebe began coaching in 2003 in Idaho Falls where she worked with all levels of swimmers including learn to swim, age group, and senior level swimmers. In 2009 coach Phoebe left Idaho Falls to coach in Blackfoot, Idaho where she continued to improve her coaching skills working with every level of swimmer. Phoebe has coached multiple swimmers to age group sectionals, age group/senior zones, senior sectionals, and multiple Idaho High School State top finishers. Phoebe has coached the Idaho Falls High School Swim Team for the past 7 years both as assistant coach and as the head coach. Coach Phoebe encourages her swimmers to go on and swim at the collegiate level, where many past swimmers have gone on to successful college careers.

Coach Phoebe has a BS in Physical Education and Health Education from ISU, where she focused on a variety of training concepts for athletes. She has taken multiple classes in sports physiology, biomechanics, sports injury and prevention, and sports physiology. Phoebe has also attended multiple different swimming clinics led by the nation’s top coaches, including ASCA’s Western States Clinic and ASCA’s World Clinic.  

Coach Phoebe believes that every swimmer is important and strives to create an environment where each and every swimmer can have fun, be challenged, and achieve their goals.

Casi Pahis Coach

Coach Casi came to our team in July 2014 she has been coaching competitive swimming since 2001 in Idaho Falls and in Blackfoot Idaho. She is a registered USA Swimming coach. She has 14 years of experience coaching at all levels including learn to swim, age group swimming, and senior level swimming. She has coached many athletes to age group and senior sectional levels and trained some to a junior national level. In the past years Casi has coached zones 4 times in Fresno CA, Farmington NM, Gresham OR, and Hawaii. She has coached Idaho Falls High School Swim Team for 13 years with 8 of them being head coach. Casi has her BS in Exercise Science from Idaho State University and is currently working on completing her DPT at Idaho State University with only 1 semester until she graduates with a doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  She has taken many extra courses to improve her knowledge and ability to train athletes that include,  8 and under development, 8 and under competitive swimming, age group psychology, dryland training, and  ASCA level I, II AND III physiology of training for swimmers. She has been to many clinics including the ASCA’s swimming world clinics, Milt Nelm’s total immersion clinics and many small clinics learning from the top coaches in the sport. Casi coaches with the best interest of the swimmer keeping in mind physical and mental development of the swimmer, injury prevention, as well as using her extensive training in exercise and sport training to give each athlete the tools they need to become successful.

tim Wayland Coach
Linda Keele Coach / Admin

Linda has been involved in USA Swimming since 1989 and has been with Voltage Aquatic Team since 1997. She has been a volunteer coach for VOLT since 2005.  She is a USA Swimming and ASCA Certified Coach and has coached several swimmers (including her own) to the Snake River Swimming Championships, YMCA Regional and YMCA National Championships, Junior and Senior Sectionals, and Junior and Senior Nationals. In addition, both of her children went on to swim scholarship at the Division I collegiate level: Lauren, University of Nevada-Reno (2005-2007) and Boise State (2008-2010) and Sam, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2008-2012).

Christine Dustin Coach / Admin

Christine grew up in northern Virginia and joined her first swim team at age 5. Christine spent every summer competing in the largest (15,000+ swimmers) summer league in the country, where she still holds every team breaststroke record in every age group, and several league records. Christine was league champion multiple times, and when not competing or training, she coached age-group swimmers and taught swim lessons.

Growing up Christine trained with several USA swim clubs and was a nationally ranked age-group swimmer. During high school and college she trained at one of the premier clubs in the nation, Curl-Burke Swim Club-now NCAP. Christine qualified for Junior Nationals in multiple events and went on to swim at Division I Brigham Young University for four years on an athletic scholarship. While at BYU Christine was a USA National Championships qualifier in the 100 breaststroke and was Academic All-Conference all four years. After earning a degree in Chemical Engineering, Christine went to work for Intel Corporation where she was a process engineer for 11 years in Portland, Oregon before moving to Idaho Falls.

Christine continues to enjoy swimming with the local Masters team. She has three children on the Voltage Aquatic Team. This is her fifth year coaching for VOLT.

Erica Ray Coach

Erica started swimming when she was 5 years old and took to the water like a fish. Unfortunately her parents did not have the means to put her in a year round swim team. Erica has always loved the water and enjoys sharing her love for the water with others. Erica's high school did have a swim team which she swam on for 3 out of 4 years. Erica became a lifeguard/swim instructor when she was 16 and continued thru college.  Her first group of kids were 3 year olds and they all seemed to hate the water, but after six weeks she had them jumping into the pool and loving the water.  Another lifeguard (with 5 years of experience at the time) told Erica she was a natural after seeing what she did with her first group of kids.

For Erica swimming is a part of life.  It is fun, but also an essential skill to have in life.

Erica graduated from Montana Tech with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health with a minor in Chemistry.  In 2004, Erica moved to Idaho Falls to work at the INL as an Industrial Hygienist.  She was laid off in January of 2012. Her husband told her to find a hobby, so in July of 2013 Erica started volunteering with the Voltage Aquatics Team.

Board of Directors
Cristy Taylor Board Member - Board President
Drew Pendlebury Board Member
Melinda Balsmeier Board Member
William Green Board Member
Layne McCord Board Member
Jennifer Ropp Board Member
Cheri Weimer Board Member