Kathy Coffin-Sheard-head coach
Formerly an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at her alma mater, the University of Georgia, she was also a Division 1 -12 time All-American and member of the United National Swimming team for 3 years, carrying a 9th place world ranking in the 50 meter freestyle. Named the Michigan Masters Coach of the year in 2017 is really an award for her team who inspires her daily.
Having coached the “Lunch Bunch” (professors and grad students) at the University of Georgia opened her eyes to the beauty of coaching masters( being thanked for workouts was and is still amazing!).
Embracing all aspects United States Masters Swimming, Kathy’s goals are to connect with as many adult swimmers as possible, to work with a diverse age ranges & abilities & to inspire adult swimmers to set and attain new goals.
A MI Masters state record holder in the 400 IM, Barb has mastered all 4 strokes, including one of the hardest events, the 200 butterfly. She swam in college at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. She is our Tuesday at noon coach and also covers all practices when Kathy is traveling with the Breakers swim team. She is very skilled in all aspects of swimming especially adding that special touch to the beginning adult swimmer, learning new skills. She also runs our beginning level of Adult Learn to Swim.