Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jacob Klassen Head Coach

Coach Klassen has been involved in competitive swimming since 2004, when he began swimming during the summers in Boise, Idaho at Fairmont pool. When he was 12 he won the city championship meet in the 100IM and decided to move to a year-round USA swimming certified team. He spent 3 years with Streamliner Aquatics in Eagle and was on their winningest team and first senior level team. Before his junior year of high school, he transferred to the YMCA team so he could travel and compete in national level competitions. He qualified for the YMCA National Championships both years as well as many other National level meets. After high school, Coach Klassen swam for the College of Idaho for one year before severing a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Upon returning from his mission, he again swam for the College of Idaho. Over his 4 years there, he became the highest points scorer in school history, held 6 different school records and earned NAIA all American status. The most impressive of Coach Klassen's accomplishments was his return to swimming during his senior year of high school after breaking his back during a training accident the summer before his senior year. He recovered in record time, according to doctors, and competed at YMCA National that same year after having to requalify. Coach Klassen graduated with his bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from the College of Idaho in May of 2021. His time there included research and study of metabolism, physiology, nutrition, strength and conditioning, psychology, coaching methods and strategy, adaptive sports and many other related areas. Coach Klassen began his coaching career in the Boise summer rec. league and coached there for 3 summers during his high school year and freshman year of college. In 2018 he started coaching the Caldwell swim club as well as several individual swimmers at the high school and college levels. During his last few years at the College of Idaho, coach Klassen assisted with recruiting for the men's team and served as team captain.

Brad Motyer Assistant Age Group Coach

Brad Motyer (MOH-teer) was born and raised in Boise and Meridian. His love for swimming met his fierce competitive spirit at the tender age of 7 when he started swimming Summer Rec for the Natatorium. He swam all 4 years of high school and after his Junior year decided he wanted to swim in college. That year was also his first experience with club swimming and he managed to qualify for meets in Seattle and California. His 2-a-day practice schedule in his senior swim season paid off with a 2nd place finish in the 100 yd breaststroke at state and setting MVHS records with his breaststroke time and his Medley Relay team. After a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he came home and swam for the College of Idaho qualifying for NAIA nationals his first year. Brad found his love for coaching while spending his summers with the Meridian Killer Whales. He has also coached for the Caldwell Swim Club and was an assistant coach for MVHS Swimming last season. When not on the pool deck, you might find him substitute teaching or acting. Fun Fact: Coach Brad is fluent in English, Spanish, dad jokes, and movie quotes.

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