Head coach, Debbie Stewart, grew up swimming in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the Hall of Fame pool under the coaching staff of Olympic coach Jack Nelson. She competed in three national championships from the age of 16. As a junior and senior in high school Stewart became an All American in the 100 butterfly and was the state champion in the 100 butterfly her senior year. With these accomplishments Stewart earned a full scholarship to Colorado State University where she continued to swim under the head coach of John Mattos. While at CSU, she competed in three NCAA national championships.
When Silver Creek opened its doors nine years ago, Stewart was offered the coaching position for both the men’s and women’s swim teams. The first year the women’s team started with 11 student-athletes. Stewart’s coaching experience and successes have brought in incredible numbers of athletes to where we have over 40 team members. In 2009, the women’s swim team earned their first Conference Championship and had their highest placing of fourth at State. The men’s team started nine years ago with 13 student-athletes. The team competed as an independent for three years until a district decision was made to delete the men’s swimming program from Niwot high school. At that time, Niwot’s athletes joined the Silver Creek men’s program, making our men’s program size upwards to over thirty athletes. During the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the men’s swim team earned Conference Championship titles. In 2008 the men’s swim team made Silver Creek history by bringing the first State Championship trophy to the school. The men’s team has had 3 individual State Champions and two relay team State Champions over the nine years of Silver Creek’s history.
Stewart has been married for almost twenty-five years and has two children – Kyle, who was a member of the 2008 men’s State Championship team, and Taryn, who graduated from Silver Creek in 2011.