A synchronized swimmer for 9 years with the Bozeman StingRays, Annika competed at four Age Group National Championships swimming four team routines, three trios, and a duet in total. Swimming was a huge part of her childhood and shaped who she is today. It taught her teamwork, dedication and gave her strong and lasting friendships. Graduating from Bozeman High School in 2015 she is now attending Montana State University and is very excited to continue with the team in her second year of coaching and helping the swimmers grow and develop new skills in synchro throughout the year.
Zoë started swimming for the StingRays when I was in 7th grade when she soon realized that this was not the same water ballet that her grandmothers did in the 50s! While she was swimming, the team competed in two national championships. One memorable summer, she attended Week in the Creek, which is a tough synchro camp held in California. Working with coaches from one of the best teams in in the country, she observed how they worked with the the girls and how quickly they improved in just in a few days. After 5 years of swimming, she decided to come back to the club as a coach to implement some of these skills. She is enjoying the experience and hopes the girls will too!
Starting synchronized swimming in Auburn, CA at age 6 for a summer club called the Auburn Mermaids, Aubrey’s family moved to Bozeman, MT where she soon joined the Bozeman StingRays. Attending three Age Group National Championships with the club taught her some of the most important team-building and synchronized swimming skills.
Moving to Denver, CO in 2010 to live with a host family to swim for Rocky Mountain Splash during high school gained her great experience with a larger club. At the 2011 Age Group National Championships, both her team routine and duet took 4th place.
Attending Lindenwood University on a scholarship for synchronized swimming, her team took 3rd place at the 2012 Collegiate Nationals. Returning home to MSU in 2012- and to coach the StingRays- she led the team to the 2016 Junior Olympics, where the 16-17 team routine took 13th place, one of our greatest successes to date! Aubrey is now competing internationally in triathlons and recently competed in the Ironman and qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
"Synchro is one of those rare things that fosters a second home for girls that never knew they could be a family. It's such an amazing sport that few people in Bozeman know they can access" according to Tyler.
A distinguished alumna of the Bozeman StingRays,
Tyler brings her strong figures and team-building skills to the club. Competing from an early age, she is looking forward to sharing her love of synchro and the camaraderie she's found among teammates to the Intermediates this year.
Kaitlyn Cobb - 2017-18 Novice Coach
This is Kaitlyn's second year with the StingRays. She comes to the StingRays from Washington State loaded with lots of high level synchronized swimming experience. Her resumé includes time with Olympia YMCA Synchro, Seattle Synchro, 2012/13 Washington State Diving Championships, was a qualifier for the 2012 13-15 USA Synchro National Team, has been an aquatics instructor, life guard and . . . . enjoys water sports! Is there a theme with these coaches?