As a member of the University of Idaho Women's Swim & Dive team, Kelly spent four years developing an increasing appreciation for "how dedicated all the masters swimmers were every morning, getting their workout in before we (Vandal Swim & Dive) had even started practice for the day." She's now transforming that inspiration and her knowledge of swimming into working with the Chinooks to help our swimmers develop and accomplish their goals. Kelly graduated from UIdaho in 2017 with a major in Biochemistry and minors in Mathmatics and Pre-Health Professions Studies. She also coaches the age group swimmers on the Vandal Aquatics Club. Get your dose of Kelly's smiles at morning practices.
Coach Kathrine was born and raised in Chicago and swam through high school at a national level while attending The Peddie School in New Jersey. Her love for open water swimming led her to triathlons, which she competed in through college at UC Santa Barbara, and eventually represented Team USA as an Elite. Time spent in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center, surrounded by the best coaches in the nation, helped her discover a passion for coaching. Kathrine has a decade of coaching experience from Colorado, California, and Washington, loves talking "shop", and is passionate about building strong characters as well as athletes.