Coaches

Coaches

Coaching Staff
Jacob Beach Head Coach

Jacob Beach comes to Park City Aquatics after a notable coaching career in collegiate swimming. He worked as the assistant coach at Colorado College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Olivet College while holding additional roles such as Recruiting Coordinator and Aquatic Director.

His experience extends beyond the collegiate level to coaching Masters Programs, working swim camps across the country, as well as coaching USA Swimming at the Delaware Ohio Racing Club. 

Coaching has always been a passion of his, starting in High School coaching summer rec, volunteering to help his alma mater after graduating, and continuing in the coaching realm full time thereafter. He particularly enjoys helping others find their passion and pursuing their goals. 

Beach is a 2014 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and completed his post-graduate work in 2020 obtaining his Masters of Recreation and Sports Science from Ohio University.

During his college career was a 4-year letterman for the Battling Bishop men's swimming team with multiple top all-time relay times - a favorite event of his. Prior to college, Beach was introduced to year-round swimming only in his junior year of High School. He quickly fell in love with the sport and learned all he could to improve. Demonstrating that one can start and pursue a passion at any point in their lives. 

Outside of swimming, he enjoys spending his time being active by playing disc golf, hiking, collecting bugs, identifying trees, reading poems, and camping. His favorite book is A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold and poem is Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant.

He was born and grew up on his family farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

 

 

 

Christine Kallay Asst. Coach

Christy Kallay joined Park City Swimming in January of 2021.  She coached for the Duneland Swim Club in Chesterton, Indiana as Lead Assistant Coach from 2011-2020 and was an Assistant Coach for Chesterton High School Boy’s and Girl’s Swimming and Diving for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.  She majored in Psychology and also studied Business at Indiana University, Bloomington.  She worked for the Duneland School Corporation for 12 years at Jackson Elementary as an Instructional Aide for K thru 2nd.  She loves helping children build their confidence through swimming and education.  

Christy started her swimming career at age 11 with the Sullair Pirahnas Swim Club and continued swimming through high school in Michigan City, IN.  “Swimming was one of the best choices I ever made.  I made friends that lasted a lifetime.  There is a special bond between swimmers; they become your family.  It also maintained discipline in my life when I needed it most.  I am so grateful to be involved, still, in a sport I love so much.”

While at Duneland Swim Club and Chesterton High School, she was named Indiana Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018.  She learned from two coaches who were named Indiana Swimming Senior Coach and Age Group Coach of the Year many times over as well as National Coach of the Year.  For the past 10 years Duneland Swim Club finished in the top 10 in the state every season with a runner up finish in 2019.

Coach Christy now lives in Cottonwood Heights, UT with her husband, Bob.  She has two children, Lauryn and Bobby, who swam in age group and high school and are now in college.  Her daughter now swims for West Virginia University. “I only hope to pass on to other children what my own children and myself have been so fortunate to experience. The most important thing I can do is make a child believe in themselves and laugh every day.”