Head Coach ,Senior, Pre-Senior
University of Pittsburgh (BA Communications)
Joined FAST in 2012
Chris is in his first year as head coach at FAST. He coaches
Senior and Pre-Senior. Chris brings over 20 years of coaching and
swimming experience to FAST.
Chris coached at SwimMAC Carolina for 3 years. He had
coached Senior I,II and Gold in the north region during his time at
the club. He was also the north region's senior division lead
coach. During his time at SwimMAC the team won the 2012 Long Course
Junior Nationals, he coached multiple U.S. Olympic trial
qualifiers, 2 Junior Pan Pacific Team members, and an Olympian from
Chris coached at the Carmel Swim Club in Indiana where he most
recently was the senior 2 head coach. Prior to becoming the senior
2 head coach Chris worked as an assistant to all senior athletes
for the four previous years coaching two Olympic team trial
qualifiers, two world championship trial qualifiers, and over 20
junior national qualifiers.
Chris worked with the CSC Age Group Program as a head coach of
two separate groups throughout his tenure. Chris was a Carmel High
School coach from August of 2004 until coming to SwimMAC Carolina.
The Carmel High School women’s team finished as the number
one public school in the country in 2009 and set two national high
Prior to 2004 Chris was a coach for Team Pittsburgh Aquatics
where he coached multiple top 16 qualifies and LSC champions as the
head age group coach and as a senior coach. The program produced
multiple 2000 Olympic trial qualifiers, junior national champions,
and high school state champions. During his time at Team Pittsburgh
Chris served as a volunteer coach at the University of Pittsburgh
Men’s team and helped lead the Panthers to five Big East
Chris is a Pittsburgh
MacKenzie B Lindstrom
Gold I, Blue, Senior II
MacKenzie swam for Colorado State University on
an athletic scholarships and graduated in 2008 with a degree
in Interior Design. She swam competitively for 16 years in
southern California and has been involved in the sport of
swimming ever since. Before joining FAST in 2010, she taught
years of private lessons, coached for Poudre High School,
Westfield Waves, and Vortex Swim Club.
She has recently receive the 2011 Doc Counsilman Award given by the American Swimming Coaches
Association for creative and innovative workouts. MacKenzie is
currently a level 2 ASCA member and has a certificate of
dry-land training through ASCA. MacKenzie coaches Gold
I, Blue, and Senior 2.
"Success is peace of mind which is a direct
result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do
the best of which you are capable." -John Wooden
Gold II, Silver
Glee began competitive swimming at age 9 in
Hawaii. She also swam for teams in Michigan, Kansas, Switzerland
and the Marshall Islands. Swam for The University of Kansas
1976-1980. Was a captain her senior year and a student assistant to
KU her 5th year.
Glee majored in Physical Education with an emphasis in Elementary
Glee began coaching at 19 years of age with the Lawrence
Aquahawks. She continued with them for three summers.
1981-1983 Glee Taught Elementary and High School Physical
Education classes, was the head coach of Hutchinson, Kansas YMCA
and the High School Boys and Girls teams.
Glee was an age group coach and head coach for the Kwajalein,
Marshall Islands swim team for seven years. An age group coach for
the Boise YMCA team for 3 years.
Coached Collindale summer swim team in Fort Collins for five
Head Coach for Fossil Ridge High School Girls team 2004-2005.
Coached with FAST January of 1998 to May 2011. Returned to FAST
June of 2012.
2007 Northern Colorado Coach of the year.
Amanda M Nerbovig
Amanda is originally from Seattle, Washington. She swam for the
University of Idaho, she was Team Captain her junior year and
graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in History. She started coaching
right after graduation in Boulder, Colorado with Meadows Swim &
Tennis Club, part of the BVSSL. With Meadows she coached the 9-10
age group for two seasons and the 13-14 group for one season. She
also coached with Boulder Aquatics Masters and Flatirons Athletic
Amanda is in her first season with FAST and is excited to be a
part of the program.
Maggie comes to Fort
Collins from the University of Pittsburgh. She grew up in
Manitou Springs but went to high school in Florida where she
lettered with her high school team all four years as well as swam
for the local USA Swimming Team, the Jupiter Dragons. She has
taught lessons for the past 4 years at the University of Pittsburgh
to all ages and spent the past year working with many of the
different groups of FAST .
Pre-Competitive/Assistant all group
Courtney graduated from University of Arizona, with BA Arts
Sciences Psychology and Vocal Studies degree. Courtney has been
coaching for 5 years, starting out with the Tucson DeMont Family Swim School learn to swim
program, and has since moved on to teaching lessons and
developmental age group stroke work. Courtney's coaching skills
best emphasize the excellence of competitive swim team, coming from
a highly efficient age group/national team Irvine Novaquatics.
Competing at the Olympic
Trials at the age of 14 in 2000, Courtney has been a part of the
elite swimming community and learned from the best coaches in the
world. While accepting a scholarship at the University of Arizona
after racing for Irvine High school, Courtney swam multiple events
at NCAA's and earned spots on relays, eventually
becoming a 14-time All-American. Courtney also competed for Team
USA in Spain, British Columbia, and Thailand.
married discus Olympic team runner-up Adam
Kuehl in the Fall of 2011. Adam recently
accepted a spot on CSU's Strength Staff to train Olympic sports
which brought the couple to Fort Collins.
Courtney is very happy to accept the Assistant Coach position to
work with Head Coach Chris Webb and the other FAST coaches to help
develop an elite racing environment within Colorado.
Reu G Smith
Reu swam competitively for FAST while
in junior high and high school. He also competed for
Rocky Mountain High School swim team and participated in club
water polo throughout high school. Reu now competes in
triathlons and is active in the adult athletic community.
His passion is to help take people to the next level in
their swim program, no matter where they are today. Reu
is the founder and president of rfi Marketing in Fort
Collins. He coaches the Masters program for