Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mike Werner Head Coach

Mike grew up in Henefer, Utah and graduated from North Summit HS in 1993. He has a son, Ryan , born March 19, 2003. How he first got into competitive swimming in the fall of 1994 is an interesting story. A community recreation team was being started at the local pool where he taught swim lessons. One of his friends was asked to help coach the new team. Well, Mike decided that if she could coach and run a team, then so could he. After about three weeks of coaching the North Summit Community Recreation Swim Team (eventually NSST), coaching 3 practices per week for one hour a day, he discovered a passion for swimming that would lead him down the wet pool deck of life! In September of 1995, he took a position with the Layton Surfers (SURF), where he stayed until August of 1999. While at Layton, Mike had the opportunity to work with the Surfers as well as Layton, Northridge and Davis high schools. In August of 1999, he took a position with the Cottonwood Heights Aquatics Team (CHAT), working also with Brighton HS. In December of 2000, while at CHAT, Mike graduated from Weber State University, majoring in Geography, with a minor in Physical Education Coaching/Teaching. In May of 2001, Coach Mike was offered a position at the West Valley City Family Fitness Center, and the next month started the West Valley City Poseidons (WVCP). He coached the Poseidons until November of 2005. In November of 2005, Mike was offered the head coach position of the Park City Aquatic Team (PCAT).  PCAT is now known as Park City Swimming (PCS) and has developed into one of the top teams in the state with big aspirations for it's swimmers to succeed at every level of the sport.

During Mike’s coaching career, he has served on the Utah Swimming Board of Directors in the capacities of Coaches Representative, Safety Chairman, Age Group Chairman, Technical Planning, General Chairman, and now is currently the Senior Chairman. He has been involved with the Utah Zone Team as the Team Manager in 1999, 2004 and 2005, Assistant Coach in 2006, and as the Head Coach in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007. 2010 and 2013.  Also, Mike was the Assistant Manager for USA Swimming Western Regional Select Camp in 2006 and an Assistant Coach in 2015.

Mike's successes include the 2005 Utah Swimming Sportsmanship Award, 2007 Utah Swimming Coach of the Year, 2008 3A HS Female's Coach of the Year, 2008 Utah Swimming's Most Improved Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2012 3A HS Male Coach of the Year.  Mike has worked with multiple swimmers that have achieved national age group top 10 rankings.

Serena Werner Asst. Coach

By now, everyone should know who I am. If not... Hi, my name is Serena.
I was born in Great Falls, Montana. I moved to West Valley in 1994 and have been here ever since. I started swimming for Granger HS my sophomore year. My favorite part of swimming was the meets. I loved being with my friends and getting to push my myself to do better. I graduated from Granger HS in 2002.

After taking a year off form school, I started at Salt Lake Community College. From there, I transfered to the University of Utah to pursue a degree in Biology. In May 0f 2009, I graduated with a BS of Science in the field of Biology.

I have been coaching with Mike for almost six years. My favorite part of coaching is the kids. I enjoy watching them grow into swimmers. Meets are also great because this is where we get to see all of your hard work in action.

I enjoy working with PCAT and feel it's a great program! It has been amazing to watch PCAT grow from the smallest program in the state to one that is one of the best in the state. I'm excited to see where PCAT goes and watch the athletes move up the ladder of competition.

I have been an Assistant Coach for the Utah Zone Team in 2006 and 2007. Also I have been an asst. coach with the Park City HS team since Sep of 2007.

Maria Stephen Asst. Coach

I was born in Las Vegas, NV, but grew up on Mt. Charleston about an hour north of Vegas. I spent the summers hiking and the winters skiing at the small resort up by where we lived. I went to college at the University of Utah and Southern Utah University. My husband and I moved to Wyoming in 2004 and managed a guest ranch on the southeast side of the Flaming Gorge. My husband swam competitively from a very young age, but I did not get into competitive swimming until my son started swimming in middle school after we had moved to Evanston, WY. When he joined the Red Devil Aquatic Team(RDAT), the head coach suggested I start coaching since I was there every night watching from the bleachers. I took the necessary steps to become a coach-member and haven’t looked back since. I coached the Red Devil Aquatic Team and helped with the Evanston Boy’s Middle School team for 3 years. My son and youngest daughter started swimming with PCS this last summer so when the opportunity came I was very excited to join the Park City team. I love working with all the kids, watching them grow and learn new things, both in swimming and in life.

Ali Murphy Asst. Coach

Ali grew up in Park City, Utah. Growing up, she always had a passion for swimming. She started swimming at the Park City Aquatic Center at age five. She swam with the Park City club team (PCAT at the time) and all 4 years on the high school team. She was a team captain her senior year.

After college, Ali moved to Los Angeles where she grew a new passion on the other side of swimming, coaching! Ali was promoted to supervisor and has been coaching for the last 6 years at a top swim school in California. When a job opportunity came up for her boyfriend in Salt Lake City, they both jumped on it! Ali's extremely excited to be back and involved with Park City Swimming again!

Christine Kallay Asst. Coach
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