Kellie grew up swimming for the Walnut Creek Aquanuts (One of the top teams in the nation) in California before moving to Colorado to complete her schooling at CSU. This is her 9th season coaching NCO synchro. Kellie is going to continue to coach the age group swimmers as well as help in training technical skills to all of the swimmers.
Corinne Hall grew up swimming with the Boulder Aquateens in Colorado for 10 years learning and competing in artistic swimming. She also swam for her high school and summer league racing swim teams, where she started coaching. Competing and traveling with the team was so much fun, but the best part was the sister-like friendships she made during those years. Plus, this sport teaches teamwork, problem-solving, and perseverance that have carried through all future endeavors.
She has two favorite routines from her years competing. One was a team routine with Peter Pan music that was a huge challenge to learn new skills, but placed in the top 8 at Age Group Nationals! (now Junior Olympics) The other was from a year they had fewer swimmers and were on the younger side of their age group - this let her and her teammates contribute creatively to the choreography and skills they wanted to try.
After high school, she attended the University of Denver, where she tried out water polo, spent a semester in Spain, and graduated with a business degree in hospitality management. After graduation, she moved to Washington, DC for a year for a position at a hotel. Then, she came right home to Colorado and landed in Fort Collins.
Outside the pool world, she now works in marketing, enjoys coffee often, reads mystery novels, and tries lots of new recipes. Her brother and sister-in-law are ultra-marathon runners who she can rely on for great hiking tips. She also annually runs obstacle-course style races with a high school friend so they can keep competing together.
Anya Wiens swam for NCO Synchro for 12 years before heading off to college at Colorado School of Mines to study Mechanical Engineering. She is currently in her senior year at CSM and is excited to be coaching her home team this season. Anya will be working primarily with the novice and master teams.
Sophie swam for Fort Collins Summer Synchro for 5 seasons before transitioning to NCO Synchro's age group team. Spending her spare time at the gym or completing personal training and nutrition certification classes, Sophie aims to continue to teach and inspire athletes of all disciplines. She got her (pointed, of course) feet wet in the coaching world by serving as assistant coach to the summer league for 2 seasons and is very excited to be working with the NCO intermediates!