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I have been an athlete, coach, teacher, parent, and administrator in aquatics and swimming. I competed as a swimmer as a young child through college and swam for The University of Kansas. After graduating college, I combined my passion for teaching with swimming and began coaching. Since, I have coached with the YMCA, USA Swimming, high schools, and colleges.
My family is a “swimming family.” My wife, Andrea Kelley, works in radiology in mammography. Although she didn’t grow up a competitive swimmer, she has become very involved in the sport since our marriage. She is a swim official and has worked at some of the highest-level swim meets in the country, including the Women’s NCAA Division 1 Championships. She officiates club meets, high school meets, and NCAA meets. She has been an official and the starter at many girls and boys’ High School state meets.
I’ve been excited about the Waukee Community School District opportunity since I heard about the new facility. The Waukee Natatorium will be an amazing place for students to learn and enjoy the sport of swimming and diving.