Shelly Ruspakka returns to coaching after a hiatus to grow her family by one.
Prior to moving to Moscow Coach Shelly spent the better part of a decade as a freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. She coached youth and masters teams during and after her successful swimming career at Northern Michigan University where she was a multiple NCAA Division II All-American, conference champion, scholar-athlete, and team captain. Shelly became a U.S. Masters Swimming Level I & II certified coach and is also a certified yoga instructor.
Shelly lives in Moscow with her husband, Dr. Peter Remien, Professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College and her young son, Viren, and daughter, Aila. She graduated from Northern Michigan University, summa cum laude, in 2004 with a degree in Technical Communications and a minor in Public Relations.