Due to COVID-19, the 2020 regular Swim Team has been cancelled. Instead, we are
offering a special 10-week series of practices where participants will receive instruction and be able to
improve their swimming skills.
There are two sessions available and they will run daily from June 8 through August 14. Session 1 is 8:00-9:00am.
Session 2 is 9:00-10:00am. Sessions are limited to 60 swimmers each due to social distancing guidelines. We are also
limiting the practices to swimmers aged 7 and older due to the restrictions on contact with swimmers. Speak with
Anne Sievers or Nikki Wilson for a possible exception for your swimmer.
The charge for this practice session is $80 per participant.
Sign up by entering the Members Area and clicking on the Summer Swim Team Practice icon.
The Summer Swim Team Practices are now at full capacity.
Anne Sievers has been involved in the sport of swimming for most of her life and has been a swim coach for over 20 years, 10 of which have been coaching summer league teams in Columbia. She has taught hundreds of kids to swim while helping others to advance their skills to the next level as competitive swimmers. During her 5 years coaching at Mizzou she helped the Tigers earn top-25 rankings for the first time in school history along with several individual swimmers qualifying for the NCAA championships. Sievers brings a passion for the sport and developing all athletes of all levels in the pool!
As a swimmer, Sievers began competing in Illinois at the age of 8 before moving onto swim at the University of Michigan. As a swimmer, Sievers was a 10-time All-American, 5-time Big Ten Champion being named “Female Athlete of the Year” her senior season. She is the only athlete in Illinois swimming history to be named “Illinois Swimmer of the Year” on four separate occasions. She held numerous state records with some still standing today. On the international level, Sievers represented the United States on multiple occasions on several national teams. She was a finalist at the US. Olympic Trials in 1992 and 1996, narrowly missing the Olympic Team in 1996.
Nikki Wilson began working in fitness in Columbia back in 2012 with FIT and Wilson’s Fitness. At this time, I began to develop their kickboxing program and train group and individual clients. She then took over the MAC Sharks swim team in 2016 when Anne started coaching at WBSC. Nikki has a passion for swimming and especially summer swim league. Nikki joined a summer swim league as a little kid and her experience with the summer swim league led to her to join Rockwood Swim Club in St. Louis.
Childhood athletics and especially swimming taught her numerous life lessons. Nikki says she coached summer league in hopes she can give the amazing experiences she received back to the next generation of kids. She strives for all my swimmers to improve their skills, learn sportsmanship, and have fun all summer!
Lena is a senior at Hickman High School. She has been around the sport of swimming since a young age. Lena swam for Anne back at the MAC as well as Columbia Swim Club. This will be Lena's second year coaching the Dolphins. She has a passion for the water and wants to help instill that in all swimmers who are interested in competing at whatever level in the pool that may be.
Katherine is a freshman at Rock Bridge High School. She swam summer league up until 2018 at the MAC and WBSC. Katherine spends her time in the water with the beginner swimmers. She loves teaching them their strokes, continuing to make them comfortable in the water and with competing. Katherine will be returning for her second year as a Dolphins coach.