Arvada Coaching Staff

Head Senior Coach Brett Stoyell    (15-18 year olds)

Brett has been coaching the North JeffCo Swim Team since 2000, and has been part of the success of the NJST swimmers at the local, state, and national level.  As the coach of the Blue and National groups, he has set high goals for all the athletes at the national level while maintaining a personal approach to the training of each swimmer.  He is certified as an ASCA Level 5 coach, and was the Zone 2 representative for Colorado Swimming 2005-2007 and senior chairman for Colorado Swimming from 2007 to 2010.

Brett was the Colorado Swimming Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2004.

Prior to joining the North JeffCo coaching staff, Brett was an assistant coach for a USA swimming club team, and head coach of a high school team in Maine. He holds a B.S. in exercise physiology from the University of Maine, where he was on the swim team.

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Head Age Group Coach Carmen Babcock    (11-14 year olds)

Coach Carmen emphasizes stroke and skill technique, swimmer motivation and build aerobic base along with a great work ethic in every swimmer. She has been coaching at North Jeffco since 2000, has an extensive coaching background prior to that including: Coach for Stanford National Swim Camp 1997, Head Coach for Chatfield Senior High School Girls Swim Team 1993-2003 and Head Coach for Clubs West Summer Club 1996-1999. Additionally, she  was Head Coach for the Colorado All Star Team and Zone Team 2003-2006, 2008, and 2009, as well as USA Swimming Western Zone Select Camp Coach in 2009. Carmen holds a  B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, has an Elementary Education Teaching License from Metropolitan State College of Denver, has her M.A. in Sports Administration,from the University of Northern Colorado and is a Certified Personal Trainer (CFT) & Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN).

Assistant Senior Coach Ashley Cully-Strickland  (13-18 year olds)

Coach Ashley has been coaching on North Jeffco since 2005. He has a  B.S. in Kinesiology and Physical Education from the University of Maine, where he swam Division I.  Including his vast coaching experience prior to Jeffco, Ashley has placed swimmers on the Eastern Zone Championships team, sent swimmers to YMCA Nationals, sent swimmers to sectional meets, trained Junior National qualifier in 2008 & 2009, has had two state champions and one Olympic Trials qualifier.

Assistant Coach Mike Simerman (10-Under year olds)

Coach Mike swam at Williams College from 1998-2002. While Coach Mike has experience coaching swimmers at all club program levels,He is most passionate about working with 10&under swimmers. He coaches with energy and passion every day. He uses song, video, bad jokes, and a variety of sea creatures to engage my swimmers. That effort often leaves him in a sweat-soaked T-Shirt, but also maximizes his ability to connect with his squad in a variety of ways throughout practice, both individually and as a unit.

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